Video: Morning News Update |

Video: Morning News Update

Topping the news this morning, a shift in the El Nino pattern could mean more snow for Steamboat Springs. The National Weather Service says a moderate El Nino pattern is expected for the remainder of the year and into 2007. What this means is we are likely to see above average snow early in the ski season as well as late in the ski season. Also, temperatures should be above normal, meaning the weather could set up for terrific ski conditions. Check out for more on this story.

The Steamboat Springs School District is suffering from a lack of substitutes teachers. Superintendent Donna Howell said the situation is nearly a crisis. The list of substitutes is a fourth of what it needs to be. Substitutes are paid $85 per day if they are certified and $80 per day of they are not. School Board member John DeVincentis suggested an increase in the pay scale, particularly for certified subs, might bring more onto the roles.

An Interfaith meeting will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The meeting is aimed at fostering better understanding among different faiths and promoting peace through unity. This is the third such forum organized by Marchele McEntee and Tim McCarthy. Religious leaders from throughout the community are expected to attend and participate.

Daniel Barrat of Hayden is today’s winner in our lift ticket giveaway. Click on the Hey Powder Hounds ad on the left rail of to enter the contest. On Monday, we’ll announce the winner of a season pass and two airline tickets. Keep watching your video news update to find out who wins.

In sports, the Hayden volleyball team got a win in the Western Slope League Tuesday night, defeating West Grand 25-21, 25-22, 26-28 and 25-20. Hayden plays Paonia on Friday at home.

Also on Tuesday, the Steamboat Springs tennis team notched two more wins beating Grand Junction and Montrose. The matches were a tune-up of sorts for the regional tournament, which is on Oct. 6.

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