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Topping the news, police used a Taser to subdue a man and remove him from his car early this morning. Police said the 51-year-old Steamboat Springs man refused to stop when police tried to pull him over downtown. Police eventually used nail strips to flatten the man’s tires and get the car stopped just west of town on U.S. Highway 40. Police said the Taser was needed because the man refused to get out of the vehicle. The man was arrested on multiple charges, including driving under the influence.
Residents are questioning a housing authority plan for a modular-home development on Twentymile Road. The plan calls for 40 to 50 homes. But residents are concerned about the lack of city water at the site and the proximity to a regional sewage treatment plant. City Council President Ken Brenner said the consensus at a meeting Wednesday was that a site should be found in the city limits for the proposal.
There is some good news for the Yampa Valley Housing Authority. An audit released this week showed the housing authority finished 2005 with $390,000 in assets.
Anthony Carlson pleaded not guilty to possession of child pornography on Wednesday. Carlson was arrested in July after police said they found child pornography on a computer seized from his home. Carlson previously was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender. His trial on the child pornography charges is tentatively scheduled to begin November 30.
We start accepting entries today in our lift ticket give away. Follow the link on steamboatpilot.com to enter. We will announce a lift ticket winner every day in September and we’ll give away a ski pass at the end of the month. The winners will be announced each morning on the video news update. You can only enter at steamboatpilot.com.
In sports, the Steamboat Springs golf team finished second behind Basalt for the third time this season. The Sailors shot a 237 Wednesday at the Devil’s Thumb Golf Course in Delta, one shot behind Basalt. Paul Berry shot a 77 for a second-place individual finish. Devil’s Thumb will be the site of the regional tournament next month.
Don’t forget about our online chat Friday a 2 p.m. This week’s guest is School Board member Jeff Troeger.
A couple things to look for in Sunday’s Steamboat Pilot & Today. Mike Lawrence will have a detailed look at the plans for a new Soda Creek Elementary School. In Business, Matt Stensland updates the status of construction on the terminal expansion at Yampa Valley Regional Airport. Luke Graham will have complete coverage of the Sailors’ first home soccer game of the season.
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