Video: A first look at Monday’s headlines |

Video: A first look at Monday’s headlines

The United Way is ready to kick off its 2006 campaign. The goal this year is to raise $550,000 up from the $530,000 raised last year. Individuals can give through payroll deduction or through private donations. If you have questions, call 879-5605.

Two years after the school district killed its proposed Knowledge and Skills based pay plan, the school district is still not sure which direction it wants to go on an alternative pay plan for teachers. Last week, the School Board postponed work an on alternative pay plan until next year. Knowledge and Skills was an incentive-based program that rewarded teachers for demonstrating specific performance; however the district ultimately ruled it could not afford the plan.

Local educators are opposing Amendment 39 on the November ballot. The amendment to the state constitution would require all public school districts in Colorado to spend at least 65 percent of all operational expenditures on classroom instruction. Local educators say the amendment would take away local control of spending and flexibility in how school district dollars are used.

Here are your weekend winners in our lift ticket give-away. Tom Carter of Steamboat Springs is Saturday’s winner, Matt Hentzen of Denver is Sunday’s winner and Julie Brusky of Steamboat Springs is today’s winner. Carter also wins a $50 gift certificate to ski area retailers as a Friday bonus winner. Remember, you can enter by clicking on the Hey Powderhounds ad on the left rail of We still have 12 lift tickets to give away so click on the ad. Remember at the end of the month, we’re going to give away a season pass and a couple of airline tickets. You can enter once per day.

In sports, the Steamboat Springs Sailors are in pretty good shape heading into Wednesday’s regional tournament. The Sailors have not finished worse than third in any tournament this year. For the team to advance, the Sailors will need to finish first or second. Coach Scott Berry said a score in the low 230s likely would get that done. The Sailors will play a practice round at Devils Thumb in Delta on Tuesday before the tournament Wednesday.

Here’s your weather forecast. The temperature at 8 a.m. was 32 degrees. High today is expected to be around 60 under mostly sunny skies. Tonight, temperatures are expected to fall into the mid-20s before getting back into the mid-60s on Tuesday.

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