Video: A first look at Thursday’s headlines
A 23-year-old Steamboat Springs woman was arrested early this morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after she crashed her car in North Routt County. State patrol said the woman was driving north on County Road 129 when she hit a slope near County Road 550 and launched her car into the air. The car crashed on its nose. I’ll have more on this story on steamboatpilot.com
In an accident Wednesday, a Highlands Ranch woman was seriously injured while driving down Rabbit Ears Pass. The Colorado State Patrol said Luann C. Bomberger was driving too fast and lost control in a curve. Her minivan struck a bolder and rolled. Bomberger was not wearing a seat belt. She was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center and then life flighted to Denver Health. I’ll have more on this story this morning on steamboatpilot.com
In other news, the Steamboat Springs City Council is interested in creating more parking downtown, perhaps with a parking garage. The subject came up during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. The problem is there are 2,500 people who work downtown but fewer than 2,300 spaces. Transportation Director George Krawzoff will work on a study into how much it would cost to create a multi-level parking garage.
A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the Steamboat Springs Community Center to give the public a chance to offer feedback on the Steamboat Springs Airport. Armstrong Consultants will be present at the meeting. Armstrong Consultants is charged with updating the airport master plan.
Also tonight, the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission will review plans for Fulton Ridge, a 28-unit subdivision on Hilltop Parkway. The meeting is at 6 p.m. in Centennial Hall.
Lance Spafford of Hayden is today’s winner of a lift ticket to the Steamboat Ski Area. Remember, you can enter by clicking on the Hey Powderhounds ad on the left rail of steamboatpilot.com. We still have 16 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. Also, some of you have been asking where the list of winners is. We’ll post a list of all winners to date on steamboatpilot.com this morning and publish it in the newspaper Friday.
In sports, a group of tennis players from Steamboat Springs captured a state championship last weekend. The Steamboat Red competed in a regional senior league, won the mountain division and captured the Colorado Tennis Association District Championship on Sunday. Members of the team include Barbara Ross, Janet Liefer, Sandy Jenny, Kathi Ayers, Faith Detwiler, Lola Schlapkohl, Donna Randolph, Bonnie Baggenstoss, Libby Robbins and Ann Bradley.
The temperature at 8 a.m. was 55 degrees. We had a little rain this morning and there is a chance for an afternoon thunderstorm. The high is expected to be around 73. The low tonight should be in the 40s and the high on Friday will be in the 60s.
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In an effort to make Steamboat Springs Transit buses safer and more accessible, solar-powered lighting in bus shelters and a GPS-triggered automatic voice system that will announce stops in English and Spanish are being implemented.