Reporter Alexis DeLaCruz provides the video news update for Tuesday, Jan. 9.
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The Steamboat Springs School Board and school district administrators squared off Monday night over access to performance surveys conducted in the fall.
After meeting in secret session over the objection of every district administrator, the School Board ordered Superintendent Donna Howell to turn the performance surveys over to board members.
The dispute is over anonymous surveys filled out by teachers. The surveys are intended as a way to assess administrators and instructional support specialists and provide them feedback about their performance. Howell had assured district employees that they and their immediate supervisors would be the only ones to see the survey results.
But four of the district's five board members have since asked Howell to release the results of those surveys.
Routt County election results become a reality today when county officials are sworn in.
Routt County Court Judge James Garrecht will swear in Routt County Commissioner-elect Diane Mitsch Bush, Routt County Assessor-elect Mike Kerrigan and re-elected officials including Routt County Clerk and Recorder Kay Weinland, in a brief 8 a.m. ceremony on the second floor of the Routt County Courthouse Annex. Routt County Sheriff-elect Gary Wall requested a separate ceremony, and will be sworn in by District Judge Michael O'Hara at noon in the Routt County Courthouse.
Wall will be sworn in along with deputies from the Routt County Sheriff's Office, who must be sworn in under their new sheriff. Wall cited scheduling concerns when asking current county commissioners for the separate ceremony.
Seasoned and beginner backcountry adventurers have the chance to brush up on avalanche safety this weekend.
The annual Ski Haus Avalanche Clinic includes an indoor discussion on Friday night as well as field sessions on Rabbit Ears Pass all day Saturday and Sunday.
Colorado Avalanche Information Center, or CAIC, forecaster Brad Sawtell will present the free clinic from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.
Space is limited to 20 people for each of the field sessions Saturday and Sunday. People can sign up at Ski Haus. The cost is $30, with proceeds going to the CAIC and Routt County Search and Rescue.
In sports, five members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club traveled to Houghton, Mich., last week seeking competition experience and hoping for top results at the 2007 U.S Cross Country Championships.
The Steamboat skiers picked up the first top results of the week in the men's 10-kilometer classic race Jan. 3.
U.S. Ski Team racers dominated the race with Kris Freeman taking first, Andy Newell taking second and Chris Cook finishing third. Mark Iverson led the Winter Sports Club by racing to 45th in the event. Marty Smith was 81st and Paul Rose placed 119th. There were 248 skiers in the race.
Here is your first look at the weather. It was 12 degrees at 8 a.m. Expect sunny skies today with a high of 33.