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Alexis DeLaCruz provides the video news update for March 13, 2007.

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Good morning. I'm Alexis DeLaCruz and these are your headlines for Tuesday March 13, 2007.

The Steamboat Springs City Council will again take up plans for a new community center when the council meets at 5 p.m. today in Centennial Hall. Last week, bids for the center came in more than $1 million over budget. Tonight, it appears the council is ready to revise the community center plans to reduce costs. You can read more about the plan at steamboatpilot.com

An open house in memory of Paul Maniaci will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the home of Nancy and Gary Gray at 48 Maple Street. Maniaci was skiing Saturday near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, when he was caught in an avalanche and killed. He was 25 years old and taught school in the Steamboat Springs School District. A memorial service will be held in Gunnison at a later date.

Opinions are strong on either side of a proposed ordinance to regulate formula stores in the city. Ty Lockhart, owner of F.M. Light and Sons downtown, said the city is at a critical juncture and now is the time to do something. Main Street Steamboat Springs is hosting a discussion on the topic at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Bank of the West, 555 Lincoln Ave.

The Education Fund Board is reviewing its policy for giving money to charter schools, a move that has caught the attention of North Routt Community Charter School head of school Colleen Poole. Since arriving at the charter school in 2004, Poole has gone before the Fund Board for three separate requests for a total of $47,000 - not a substantial amount of money considering the Fund Board annually spends more than $2 million in half-cent sales tax dollars. Poole wants to make sure the charter school will remain eligible for Fund Board dollars.

Ten local students will try to impress the judges at the Kiwanis Club's Stars of Tomorrow talent show tonight. The show is at 7 p.m. at Steamboat Springs High School and admission is $2 for students and $5 for adults. For more area events, check out Happenings at steamboatpilot.com

In Sports, the Steamboat Springs girls soccer team travels to Craig today for a game against Moffat County at 4 p.m. Steamboat is the defending league champion.

The Routt County Triangular wrestling match for teams from Steamboat, Hayden and Soroco also is today at 5 p.m. at Steamboat Springs High School. Admission is $3.

Here's your first look at weather. The temperature at 7 a.m. was 28 degrees under clear skies. We're on our way to a spring-like high of 53 today and 51 on Wednesday, before temperatures cool some later in the week.

That's a first look at headlines. Check in with steamboatpilot.com throughout the day for more news updates.

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