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Robert Carl, left, and Mario Profeta finish their lunch Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, which is located next to the Bud Werner Memorial Library. Pending final approval by the Steamboat Springs City Council, library officials could begin construction of the expansion in June, potentially leaving Steamboat Springs without a community center for months.

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Sans Community Center?

Current building likely to be demolished before new one is finished

The Steamboat Springs Community Center could come down months before a new one is finished, despite promises to the contrary. A 2005 agreement between the city and the East Routt Library District was intended to ensure continuous operation of the center. And seniors, who frequently use the center, took that agreement as a promise that the city would build a new facility before the current one is destroyed to make room for an $11.4 million expansion of the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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