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— Good morning. I am Alexis DeLaCruz and these are your headlines for Tuesday March 27, 2007.

Expulsion policy

Topping the news, the Steamboat Springs School Board wants to find a way for expelled students to earn their way back into school earlier. The board asked a committee of school staff and parents to review the district’s expulsion policy. The committee studied the issue and recommended leaving the current policy as is. But the board has again asked for the policy to be reviewed. Assistant Principal Kevin Taulman said students normally are expelled for a semester and the most common violation involves alcohol or drugs. Students continue to receive academic services while expelled.



Vacation home rentals

The Steamboat Springs City Council meets tonight to reviews it vacation home rental policy. The policy was adopted in 2001 and sets guidelines for using a residence for nightly rentals. But the city acknowledges that up to half of the nightly rental properties in the city do not have the proper permit. Permanent residents often complain about noise and parking issues because of nightly rentals in their neighborhood. The City Council meets at 5 p.m. in Centennial Hall. The vacation home rentals policy is the only thing on the council’s agenda.



CMC survey

Representatives from Colorado Mountain College-Alpine Campus will go door to door on April 4 to get feedback from residents about the local community college. Campus Dean Kerry Hart said the school wants to hear from community what services it can and should provide. The door-to-door surveys will be conducted from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

9 Health Fair

The annual 9 Health Fair is Saturday at Steamboat Springs Middle School. The event features about 100 health-care professionals volunteer their time at the event, which offers basic health tests and screenings to residents for free or at significantly reduced costs. Examples include blood-types tests, glucose screenings and cholesterol tests. Information also will be presented on Alzheimer’s disease, autism, stress management, health nutrition, emergency preparedness and quitting tobacco use. The event is from 8 to 11 a.m.

What’s Happening

Colorado Mountain College professor and filmmaker Michael Martin is the featured speaker this week for the Alpine Enrichment Program. Martin, who has done work for Warren Miller and started the Steamboat Mountain Film Festival, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Bogue Hall Room 300. For more area events, check out Happenings at steamboatpilot.com

BAP honored

A tent made by Steamboat’s Big Agnes Products or BAP has earned a top honor from a leading out doors magazine. BAP’s Emerald Mountain SL3 tent won the Editor’s Choice Award from Backpacker Magazine. The tent, which sleeps three people and weighs just five pounds, was given the award because of its space to weight ratio and special features. It was among 16 products recognized by the magazine.

Nordic nationals

In Sports, Park City’s Lindsay Van is the nation’s top ski jumper for the fourth year in a row. Van won the K90 national title Sunday at Steamboat’s Howelsen Hill a day after she won the national title on the K114 hill. Van is rankled third in the world.

Soccer today

The undefeated Steamboat Springs Sailors will host Rifle at 4 p.m. today in an important Western Slope League soccer match. The game will be played on the artificial turf at Gardner Field. The sun should be shining so go out and support the girls if you can.

Those are your headlines for now. Check in with steamboatpilot.com throughout the day for more news updates.


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