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Reporter Alexis DeLaCruz provides the video news update for Thursday, Jan. 25.

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Topping the news this morning, Molly Look is a gymnast who likes to tease her grandfathers and knows the most challenging parts of life can be cured with a cookie.

Molly, 3, set out last Wednesday from her home on Routt County Road 52E in North Routt County to her grandparents' house. Molly has made the trip many times by snowmobile or car.

But this time, Molly decided she would walk the mile to her grandparents' home. It was around 8 a.m. and the temperature was well below zero.

The girl ended up spending about 30 minutes outdoors. She apparently lost her pants and boots when she became tangled in a fence. She was found sitting alongside the road wearing only a shirt by passing motorist Kathleen Fitzsimmons. Fitzsimmons took Molly to Yampa Valley Medical Center, and she was later flown to Denver Children's Hospital, where she is recovering from frostbite and hypothermia.

Doctors do not know whether Molly will lose any of her fingers or toes, although she has been getting better every day.

The proposed expansion of Bud Werner Memorial Library faces perhaps its largest step in the city's approval process tonight.

During a 6 p.m. meeting at Centennial Hall, the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission is scheduled to review final plans for the 20,000-square-foot, $11.4 million library expansion. If approved, the project would more than triple the size of the current building at Lincoln Avenue and 13th Street.

The commission also is scheduled to review preliminary plans for Bear Claw III, a 10-building resort complex adjacent to the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area.

Tonight's meeting essentially could result in final approval for the library expansion.

Oak Creek's depleted administrative staff is requesting $8,800 in salary raises to compensate for increased duties and workload.

The raises - which would total about $8,800 - for town clerk Karen Halterman and billing clerk Vivian Johnson will be addressed by the Town Board during its meeting at 7 p.m. today.

Halterman suggested the raises because she and Johnson now handle all of the town's matters, including administering grants, a duty formerly undertaken by ex-mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman.

Halterman presented the Town Board with letters requesting the raise during a budget work session Friday.

During that meeting, Halterman urged the board to consider the proposal by taking into consideration staff's heavy workload.

In sports, it's not often that you can surprise a coach who's won a state championship, six league titles, seven Coach of the Year honors and led his teams to 14 state playoff appearances.

But former Steamboat Springs High School football coach Mark Drake admits he was taken aback when he received the letter informing him of his pending induction into the Colorado High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

The ceremony takes place March 24 in Denver.

Here is your first look at weather. It was 14 degrees at 8 a.m. under clear skies. We're on our way to a high of 30 degrees.

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