Reporter Alexis DeLaCruz gives the morning news update for Thursday, September 21. Colorado Group Realty in Steamboat Springs. <!-- 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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Topping the news this morning, water district officials from the Front Range are considering pumping water from the Yampa River to Northeastern Colorado. If adopted, the project could cost close to $5 billion to build, and the water could be sold for $10,000 to $15,000 per acre-foot once it reaches the Front Range. For more on this story, go to steamboatpilot.com.
No charges will be filed against two boys involved in a hunting accident last week. The boy who was shot was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries, but he's doing fine now.
Ski Corp. is looking for locals to fill more than 100 seasonal jobs at a job fair Friday. Managers will be at the fair with information about available positions, and applicants will get interviews on the spot. The fair is from noon to 6 p.m. at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. Go to steamboatpilot.com for more details.
Today's lift ticket winner is Carol Charubin of Steamboat Springs. Remember, you can enter the contest by clicking on the Hey Powderhounds ad on the left rail of steamboatpilot.com. There are just nine lift tickets left, so don't forget to enter today. At the end of the month, we're going to give away a season pass and a couple of airline tickets. You can enter once per day. Thanks to Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. for helping with this promotion.
In sports, the last race of the Steamboat Springs Running Series is Sunday. The Run for Literacy, sponsored by the Steamboat Pilot & Today, features a 7.25-mile run, a 5K run and race/walk, and the First Impressions Tot Trot. You can pre-register at Christy Sports until noon Friday. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.