Thursday, October 26, 2006
Reporter Alexis DeLaCruz gives the morning news update for Thursday, October 26. <!-- Brought to you by Coleman Cook and Sharon Pace-Ward of <a href="http://www.mybrokers.com">Colorado Group Realty</a> in Steamboat Springs. -->
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Attendance at Steamboat Springs High School was down a little Wednesday, the day that a bomb was threatened at the school.
But there was no bomb. In fact, the building was perhaps never safer, according to Principal Mike Knezevich. Knezevich said all students with parents who work at the high school came to classes Wednesday, which spoke to the safety of the building. A note threatening a Wednesday bomb was found at 7 a.m. Friday in a high school bathroom. Another statement reiterating the Wednesday threat was found Monday. School has been in session since the original statement was found Friday, but precautions were put in place. Bomb dogs have gone through the high school on several occasions and went through again Wednesday morning before school. Knezevich said nothing suspicious has been found.
Another large plane will provide nonstop service from the Big Apple this ski season. Andy Wirth, vice president of sales and marketing for Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., announced Wednesday that Delta has added a Saturday flight from New York City's LaGuardia Airport into Yampa Valley Regional Airport on a 183-passenger Boeing 757. The eight scheduled flights will begin Dec. 23 and 30. Then six consecutive Saturday flights are scheduled to begin Feb. 17. The addition of the LaGuardia flight means there are more than 156,000 plane seats available for the winter season, a record for Steamboat.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. President Chris Diamond was named Business Person of the Year by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association on Wednesday. Diamond was presented the Navigator Award during the Chamber's 99th annual meeting. Off the Beaten Path Bookstore was named the Business of the Year.
We've got a chat with Paul Strong the Republican candidate for Routt County commissioner at 2 p.m. Friday. You can submit your questions for Strong at steamboatpilot.com.
In sports, the 23rd-seed Sailors soccer team ended its playoff run with a 5-0 loss to 10th-seed Longmont on Wednesday. Although the Sailors left quickly, they did it knowing they were the team that had brought Steamboat back to the state playoffs after the school's only two years not reaching the state tournament.
The Steamboat volleyball team will be the No. 3 seed heading into Saturday's District 7 playoff tournament at Battle Mountain High School. The Sailors will play Delta in the opening 9 a.m. match.