Scott Stanford provides the Steamboat TV18 news update for Tuesday, March 20, 2007.
Watch this news segment and more each morning on Steamboat Today, which airs from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Steamboat TV18.
Steamboat Springs Brown property deal closes
Topping the news, A group of developers has purchased 540 acres west of Steamboat Springs from Steve and Mary Brown for $24.6 million. The Brown family's property has long been seen as the linchpin for increasing the supply of affordable housing in our resort community. Danny Mulcahy, one of the lead developers, said the group has experience building planned communities in Las Vegas and is committed to developing neighborhoods on the Brown property.
Howell, Board still at odds
A mediated session between the Steamboat Springs School Board and Superintendent Donna Howell came to an abrupt end after a couple hours Tuesday morning when the two sides decided they could not continue in public session. Mediator Ken Delay advised the board that it would not be proper to convene a closed session when the board did not post notice of such a session in advance. The board rescheduled the session - which is meant to hash out differences between the board and the superintendent - for next week.
Hayden live-work units
The developers of the Valley View Industrial Park in Hayden want to build 12 live-work units at the site. The units would be built in two buildings. Each unit would include office or workshop space on the lower level and a two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit on the upper level. The live unit also would include a small kitchen, dining area and a living area. The Hayden Planning Commission will review the proposal at 7 p.m. tonight at Hayden Town Hall. Staff is recommending the commissioners approve the site plan.
Sex offender meeting
The Routt County Sheriff's Office will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Friday to inform the public that a man classified as a sexually violent predator has moved to the county. The meeting is at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. The meeting is part of a public notification process required by law, said Sheriff Gary Wall. At the meeting, the man's name, photo and address will be distributed. The man does not live in the city limits of Steamboat Springs, Wall said.
Principal Contracts approved
The Steamboat Springs School Board has renewed the contracts for all principals in the school district but not before several questions were raised. John DeVincentis and Jeff Troeger voted against the renewals, saying they disagreed with contract language and some benefits principals receive. The contract renewals were approved without salary increases. The board said it wanted more information before making a decision on salaries.
DA recall effort
A group organized to oust District Attorney Bonnie Roesink said it has more than 2,000 of the 3,802 signatures necessary to force a recall election. Craig resident Kathy Oberwitte, who began the recall process after a disagreement arose with Roesink in January regarding a criminal case, said 80 people circulating the petition began going door to door Monday in Moffat and Routt counties. Oberwitte said she hopes to secure 6,000 signatures.
Big Head Todd concert
Don't forget, Big Head Todd and The Monsters will play a benefit concert at 8 p.m. today at the Steamboat Grand for Dave Genchi, the Steamboat Powdercats photographer and videographer who was seriously injured in a snowboarding accident earlier this year. Tickets are $30. On Thursday the band takes to the stage for a free concert at 6 p.m. in Gondola Square and you can catch an interview with the band Thursday morning on Steamboat TV 18. For more area events, check out Happenings at Steamboatpilot.com.
In Sports, the Steamboat Springs Running Series will feature more events than ever before, said series organizer John Chapman. Among the top races this ear are the Steamboat Marathon in May, the Spring Creek Memorial in July and the USA Track & Field 10K Trail Championships. Chapman hopes The national championship trail race will be the springboard to hosting the world championships in 2009. Chapman hopes that 4,500 people compete in the 10-event running series this year.
Girls soccer update
The Steamboat Springs girls soccer team will be back in action Thursday as the Sailors travel to Battle Mountain. The Sailors are 3-0 on the season.
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