Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Editor Scott Stanford provides the video news update for Tuesday, November 21.
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Topping the news this morning, Steamboat Springs was awarded the Amistad Award on Monday night by the Mexican Consulate in Denver. In Spanish, "amistad" means friendship.
Consul General of Mexico Juan Marcos Gonzalez-Gutierrez said it was an honor to present the first ever award to Steamboat, which Steamboat city council Member Paul Strong accepted during an awards banquet.
The awards were a way for the Mexican government to honor the cultural and social accomplishments in Steamboat.
Pick up a copy of the Today or visit steamboatpilot.com to read more about the awards.
The Steamboat Springs City Council could adopt the city's 2007 budget tonight, but not before reviewing several funding requests that are still on the table.
Tonight's council meeting at Centennial Hall could be the final chance for public comment on the massive budget, as the council is scheduled to act on the second, or final, reading of the ordinance that would formally adopt the allocation of city expenditures and revenues in 2007.
The Routt County United Way continues to seek donations of prepared, ready-to-eat food for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday. The dinner is from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Community Center. Turkey donations are still needed. Other food items needed include stuffing and desserts. Food can be dropped off beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 879-5605.
A $100,000 bond was set Monday for a 20-year-old Steamboat Springs man accused of stabbing three other young men last week.
Routt County Assistant District Attorney Kerry St. James requested Nicholas Mangione's bond be set at $20,000, but Routt County Judge Jim Garrecht chose to increase the bond to $100,000 because of the severity of the accusations and because Mangione is on probation.
In sports, the wins were great, but youth hockey coach Herald Stout was even more impressed with the growth he saw in his players last weekend in Aspen.
The improvements on the ice also came with a few perks. The Steamboat Springs 12-and-under team picked up four wins en route to winning the Fall Faceoff tournament title last weekend. It was the first tournament of the season for the Steamboat team that has 10 new players on the squad's 17-player roster.
The Steamboat team will have a few weeks to sharpen its skills before opening the league season Dec. 16 to 17 in Denver. The team is scheduled to play 12 league games this season and has set its goal on making the Mountain State's Girls Hockey League Championships in March.
Here is your first look at weather. The temperature at 8 a.m. was 30 degrees under sunny skies. The high today should be around 48 degrees. The lows tonight should be in the 20s.
That's your news for now. Check in with steamboatpilot.com throughout the day for more news updates.