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Editor Scott Stanford provides the video news update for Wednesday, November 29.

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Good morning. I'm Scott Stanford and this is your video news update for Tuesday, Nov. 28. This news update is brought to you by Coleman Cook and Sharon Pace Ward of Colorado Group Realty.

Our weather tops the news this morning. It was 5 degrees and sunny at 8 a.m. with clear skies. The Steamboat Ski Area reported yesterday's storm dumped two feet of new snow on the mountain. Check out the Big Blogski our ski area blog to get updated on the latest conditions.

Tuesday was an eventful day for Oak Creek's new mayor.

After spending the day shoveling snow, moving furniture and replacing ceiling tiles at the Colorado Bar & Grill, J. Elliott was sworn in as mayor during a special Oak Creek Town Board meeting.

Town Board members voted, 4-1, to have Elliott succeed former mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman, who didn't attend Tuesday's meeting because snowy weather forced her to remain in the small town of Bond. Elliott, who was mayor pro-tem, recused himself from the vote.

It may soon be a little easier for some people to sleep at night.

The Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel has been swapping out its mattresses, and the old ones are being sold starting today, with all the proceeds benefiting the Routt County United Way.

Hundreds of queen-size mattresses and box spring sets are being sold for $20, while the kings will sell for $30. Only checks or money orders will be accepted.

The sale will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and Thursday in the parking garage at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. It will also be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Steamboat Springs needs hundreds of new housing units.

In a public work session Tuesday night to address affordable housing issues, the Steamboat Springs City Council examined housing demographics from recent years, and saw plenty of numbers - some daunting and some encouraging. Presented by Crested Butte resident Melanie Rees of Rees Consulting, the encouraging numbers showed that Steamboat Springs has a higher percentage of residents who own homes than many other resort communities, which have higher percentages of renters than Steamboat.

That's your news for now. Check in with steamboatpilot.com throughout the day for more news updates.

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