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Alexis DeLaCruz provides the Steamboat TV18 news update for Thursday, March 22, 2007.
Steamboat Springs Good morning. I am Alexis DeLaCruz and these are your headlines for Thursday, March 23, 2007.
Hot Springs Renovations
Renovation costs at the Old Town Hot Springs have come in $1 million over budget. The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission will consider the renovations during a meeting at 6 p.m. today. The original cost of the renovations was $2.5 million but executive director Pat Carney said it now looks like it will cost closer to $3.5 million. Waterslides are being added and the hot pools are being expanded at the facility near Third Street and Lincoln Avenue. The Panning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Centennial Hall.
Chat with Pat Carney
Speaking of the Old Town Hot Springs, executive director Pat Carney will be available for an online chat at 2 p.m. Friday ion steamboatpilot.com. Carney will answer questions about the renovation plans. You can submit questions in advance by clicking on the chat icon at steamboatpilot.com
School calendar change
The South Routt School District wants to alter its calendar to allow teachers more time to work together on lessons and curriculum. Under the proposed schedule, school would start at 8:55 a.m. and end at 3:25 at elementary school and at 3:40 p.m. in the middle school and high school.
Come, Let's Dance
Shane Gilbert has a vision to create a community for some 80 orphans in Uganda, and she is hoping you will help her. Gilbert is the founder and executive director of Come, Let's Dance a nonprofit organization committed to Gilbert's vision. Come, Let's Dance will hold an art auction and music event Saturday featuring blues singer Hazel Miller at the Steamboat Grand. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. event are $100. Read more about Gilbert and the fundraiser in Friday's edition of 4 Points, Steamboat Today's arts and entertainment guide.
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 works in Steamboat Springs but does not live in the city limits. Wall would not release the man's name until Friday's meeting.
The annual spring meeting of the Routt County Cattlemen's Association is at 1 p.m. Friday at the Routt County Courthouse Annex. C.J. Mucklow, president of the association and director of the Routt County Cooperative Extension Office, said the meeting will give ranchers and cattle feeders a chance to voice concerns or express support for a proposed increase in the federally mandated "beef check-off" fee. The fee is assessed every time cattle are sold and the proceeds are used to promote the beef industry nationwide. The proposal would double the check off from $1 to $2 per sale.
The Steamboat Springs Orchestra will hold its spring concert at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Steamboat Christian Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. Also on Saturday is the Bones Solo Drum Ensemble from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Steamboat Mountain Theater. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more area events, check out Happening at steamboatpilot.com.
In Sports, some 1,500 amateur skiers are expected in town this weekend for the Nature Valley NASTAR national championships. NASTAR is a system that handicaps skiers according to age and ability level and allows for equalized competition. Competitors will range in age from 3-year-old Demitri Tanos of Polson, Montana to 91-year-old John Woodward of Walden, NY. Events kick off today with a free concert featuring Big Head Todd and the Monsters at 6 p.m. in Gondola Square. Other events include a rail jam and a Warren Miller film screening. Skiing competition starts Friday and runs through Sunday.
Dingle to Ducks
Former Steamboat Springs High School hockey star Ryan Dingle has agreed in principle to a contract with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks of the NHL. Dingle will forgo his senior year at the University of Denver and expects to be assigned to a minor league team in Portland, Oregon.
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