TV 18 Video: Steamboat Today News |

TV 18 Video: Steamboat Today News

— Reporter Alexis DeLaCruz provides the morning news for Monday, March 19, 2007. The news airs on Steamboat Today from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. each morning on Steamboat TV 18 and also on

Topping the news, Steamboat police arrested two men who were “caught in the act” of stealing more than $3,000 worth of snowboards from RideSports. Just after 2 a.m. Saturday, security staff caught the men trying to take at least six snowboards with a total estimated value of $3,100 from the store in Gondola Square. The men entered the store by breaking a large window next to the store’s main entrance. 27-year-old Cameron Todd Smith and 23-year-old Eric Paul Zarrella are in custody at the Routt County Jail. Both men live in Steamboat.

Tired of renting and interested in getting in on the housing market in Steamboat Springs? The first-time homebuyer seminar offered by the Yampa Valley Housing Authority might be for you. The next seminar is from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Colorado Mountain College. The program recently was certified by the state, making it eligible for more funding. Classes are offered monthly. If you are interested, call 870-0167. Read more about the program in today’s Steamboat Today or online at

Sales tax revenues for Steamboat Springs started off 2007 a lot better than they ended 2006. The city reported a double-digit percentage increase in revenues for January 2007 compared to January 2006. The 12.4 percent increase includes a total of more than 2 million dollars in sales tax receipts. It was only the second time in the past eight years that January revenues had a double-digit increase compared to the previous year – and it’s a sign that Steamboat’s economy is continuing to grow. Sales tax revenues rose more than 11 percent in 2006 as compared to 2005 and the city has budgeted for a 5-percent jump this year.

Clifford Bernstein bought a lot at the new Marabou development for $3.8 million, the top real estate transaction reported last week by the Routt County Clerk’s office. For a list of all real estate transactions for the week, visit

Big Head Todd and The Monsters will play a benefit concert Wednesday 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 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

In Sports, course records were broken Saturday at the Coureur des Bois in North Routt County. Scott Oberbrecklin of Boulder shattered the 90-kilometer course record by nearly an hour, finishing in four hours and 16 minutes. Many of the 147 racers banded together to complete the lengthy course that started near the Steamboat Lake Visitor Center at 7:30 a.m., circled the lake, climbed past Columbine to the Wyoming border, turned back along the Continental Divide to Little Red Park and back around the east side of Hahn’s Peak to the finish. For complete results, check out

The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team got its first win of the season Saturday as the Sailors routed the Roaring Fork Rams 21-6 in the Paonia baseball tournament. The Sailors are 1-4

The Sailors girls lacrosse team also got its first win of the season, beating Rangeview at Gardner Field in the second game of a doubleheader. The girls lost their opener to Lewis Palmer.

The boys lacrosse team ran out of St. Patrick’s Day luck in its game Saturday against Green Mountain. The Sailors lost 6-5 in double overtime.

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