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Alexis DeLaCruz provides the Steamboat TV18 news update for Wednesday, March 28, 2007.

Alexis DeLaCruz provides the Steamboat TV18 news update for Wednesday, March 28, 2007.

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— Good morning. I'm Alexis DeLaCruz and these are your headlines for Wednesday March 28, 2007.

Vacation rentals addressed

Topping the news this morning, residents filled Centennial Hal Tuesday night for the Steamboat Springs City Council meeting. The council cleared its agenda to work solely on its vacation home rentals policy. More than 20 people addressed the council during public comment but there was not a clear consensus about what steps the city should take. The city is looking to revise a 2001 ordinance that addresses the issue. About 100 single-family homes in the city are rented by the night or week. For those homeowners, the issue is a matter of private property rights. But neighbors complain that many homes are rented without a permit and that vacation rentals create noise and parking issues. The council listened Tuesday bit took no action, referring to revise the ordinance at a later meeting.

Roesink responds to recall

14th Judicial District Attorney Bonnie Roesink came out swinging Sunday in response to efforts to recall her. "I'm going to try and let people know I do want my job, I do want to finish my term. : I am proud of my record. I think I've done a very good job," Roesink told the Craig Daily Press. She said crime rates are down and that she has had an impact on meth-related offenses during her tenure. Kathy Oberwitte of Craig has organized a petition drive to recall Roesink. Oberwitte needs some 3,800 signatures to force a recall.

Step for Stepping Stones

Bite of the Boat, the annual fundraiser for Horizons' Stepping Stones program is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Strawberry Park Elementary School. Stepping Stones is a transition program for people ages 18 to 21 who need additional help preparing for adult life. The program works with students to build social, emotional, occupational and independent living skills. Some 20 Steamboat restaurants will participate in Bite of the Boat.

Controlled burn source of smoke

Plumes of thick black smoke were visible Tuesday near Stagecoach Reservoir as the Bureau of Land Management conducted a controlled burn. Seventy-five piles of spruce, fir and lodgepole pine trees were burned. The piles were the remains from a thinning project completed last year. The burn was expected to last several days, but weather conditions allowed the BLM to complete the burn Tuesday.

CHS fundraiser Saturday

Tuition at Christian Heritage School runs about $4,800 per year for high school students, an amount that is within reach of many families. Keeping tuition low is one of the goals of the school's major annual auction. Hundreds of items are available for bidding online through Thursday and the auction will continue at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. There also will be a live auction and dinner Saturday night. Swen Nater, who played basketball at UCLA with Bill Walton and in the NBA with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, will be the featured speaker. Tickets are $35 per person.

Democrats Dinner

The Routt County Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson potluck dinner and fundraiser is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Olympian Hall. Gust speakers are Mark Udall, Andrew Romanoff and Pat Waak. Tickets are $25 for adults. Also on Saturday, a team of former Broncos will take on a team of Steamboat all-stars in a basketball game at 6 p.m. at Kelly Meek Gymnasium. Tickets are $20 each. For more area events, check out happenings at steamboatpilot.com

Soccer team rolls

In Sports, the Steamboat Sailors soccer team blanked the Rifle Bears 3 to 0 Tuesday at Gardner Field. Mandi DeVos scored two goals to lead the Sailors, while Lauren Letson had the other goal. The Sailors are 4-1 overall and play again Friday at Eagle Valley and Saturday at Delta.

J4 results

Julia Cooper earned a podium finish to lead the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club at the 2007 Chevrolet Rocky and Central J4 Junior Olympics. Cooper finished third in the Super G competing in a field of 160 11- and 12-year-old racers at Winter Park. For a full listing of how other Winter Sports Club racers performed, check out Steamboatpilot.com

Those are your headlines. Check in with steamboatpilot.com for more news updates.

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