Dan Divens provides the Steamboat TV18 news update for Tuesday, March 20, 2007.
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Steamboat Springs Good morning, I'm Dan Divens and these are your headlines for Tuesday, March 20, 2007.
The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday approved a calendar for the 2007-08 school year that is similar to the current calendar. A district committee had recommended a longer calendar with extended breaks at Thanksgiving and Christmas and district staff supported that calendar. But the board cited parent surveys in keeping the calendar as it is. Also on Monday, the board voted to renew the contracts of all administrators and principals for one more year.
BOARD, HOWELL MEDIATION
The School Board and Superintendent Donna Howell will try to hash out their differences in a unique mediated session that starts at 8:30 a.m. today. Board members indicated it would be open to the public. The session will be facilitated by Ken Delay, the executive director of the Colorado Association of School Boards. The meeting is in the conference room of the First National Bank of the Rockies. will serve as the facilitator.
Longtime Howelsen Hill Ski Patrol Director Ralph Whittum is hanging up his skis for a tour of duty with the Peace Corps. The former Navy Seal will travel to West Africa in June for a tour of service. A crowd gathered Sunday at Howelsen Hill, to wish Whittum well. He has been the ski patrol director since 1994.
FOUNDATION SEEKS DIRECTOR
The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is looking for a new executive director. Linda Haltom is stepping down from the director's seat to serve as finance director for the nonprofit foundation. Haltom, a CPA, will work to increase charitable planned giving to the foundation.
NEW BAGEL SHOP
A new bagel shop has opened on the west end of Lincoln Avenue. Bagel Works is owned by Matt and Hope Hannon. It opened last week in the former Steamboat Cleaners location at 1117 Lincoln. The only other bagel shop in the city is Colorado Bagel Co. in Central Park Plaza.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
The Steamboat Springs City Council will consider giving final approval tonight to several major building projects including the sixth phase of Trappeur's Crossing, the Trailhead Lodge Hotel and Steamboat Village Commercial Center. All of the projects are in the mountain area. The Council meets at 5 p.m. in Centennial Hall.
LOVELY LOCAL LADIES
The third annual Lovely Local Ladies is at noon and 5:30 p.m. today at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. The program focuses on women who have helped make history I the Yampa Valley. For more area events, check out Happenings at Steamboatpilot.com.
TRACK AND FIELD
In Sports, The Steamboat Springs Sailors got the track and field season off to a good start over the weekend in Delta. The Sailors earned two first places at the meet - Lizzie Stoll won the girls discuss while Wes Cofer won the boys discus. Overall, the girls were 11th at the meet while the boys finished sixth.
The Steamboat Springs tennis team pushed its record to 4-0 over the weekend with wins at home against Delta and Cedaredge. The Sailors did not lose a match during the doubleheader at the Tennis Center.
NASTAR THIS WEEK
Hundreds of amateur skiers are expected in town this week for the NASTAR National Championships. NASTAR is a system that handicaps skiers according to age and ability level and allows for equalized competition. The nationals run Thursday through Sunday at Mount Werner.
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