Video: Morning News Update |

Video: Morning News Update

Good morning. I’m Alexis De La Cruz with the Steamboat Pilot & Today, and I’ve got your video news update for Tuesday, September 12. This video news update is brought to you by Coleman Cook and Sharon Pace Ward of Colorado Group Realty.

A power outage forced the closure of Steamboat Springs Middle School on Monday morning.

A lightning strike, either at the school or on the power grid, was the suspected cause of the outage. A strong electrical storm moved through the area Saturday night, causing power surges on the west end of town and downed electrical lines. The middle school’s power outage likely was caused by that storm. It’s suspected the middle school’s power went out Saturday night or Sunday morning because the school’s generator had run out of fuel, and the cafeteria’s ice cream supply had melted. Power was restored at 11 a.m. on Monday.

A 12-year-old boy was released Monday from Yampa Valley Medical Center after being treated for a gunshot wound suffered Sunday in a hunting accident. Routt County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Bond said Sunday that the incident is being investigated, but it appeared another juvenile accidentally shot the boy with a .50-caliber black powder rifle Sunday morning. The boys were hunting with an adult near Sand Mountain off Routt County Road 62. The adult called authorities about the accident at 9:33 a.m. Sunday. The boy was shot in the abdomen, and Bond characterized the injury as a “real bad flesh wound.” It appeared the bullet may have grazed the boy’s abdomen and it did not appear like any organs were damaged, he said. Bond said the boy remained conscious and alert after the accident.

Here is your winner in our lift ticket give-away. Kevin Mason of Steamboat Springs is today’s winner, Remember, you can enter by clicking on the Hey Powderhounds ad on the left rail of We still have 18 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. To enter, visit and click on the Powderhounds ad on the left rail.

In sports, the Women’s Interclub Golf League had a successful season with the Steamboat Golf Club coming out on top. This year, the team from the Steamboat Golf Club wrapped up the season with 44.5 points. The Haymaker was second with 36.5 points, Catamount was third with 34 points, and the Sheraton was fourth with 29 points. Steamboat Golf Club captain Beth Taylor said it’s nice to win, but the most important thing is that about 50 women took part in this year’s league, which has grown into one of the most popular women’s golfing leagues in the Steamboat area.

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