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Steamboat police are investigating a string of burglaries that occurred late Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Police Capt. Joel Rae said six businesses were broken into including BAP, the Merchant of Sandwich, an office building and a tattoo parlor. The vandals apparently took cash from some businesses, a box of granola bars from the office building and other specific items. I’ll have more this morning on steamboatpilot.com
The Oak Creek Town Board held a special meeting Thursday night to respond to discuss the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s challenge of a meeting held on September 25. That meeting, held in executive session, was in response to employee complaints about Mayor Cargo Rodeman. But Rodeman was not informed of the meeting and was not allowed to participate in the executive session. The Pilot & Today contends that the meeting therefore was an illegal executive session. We have asked for tapes of the executive session. On Thursday, the Town Board voted to have attorney Bob Weiss research whether Colorado open meeting laws were violated. The board has thus far refused to release the tapes. Rodeman has hired an attorney and also taken the position that the Sept. 25 meeting was illegal.
State Treasurer Mike Coffman, the Republican candidate for secretary of state, will meet with residents from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today at the Old Town Pub in downtown Steamboat.
The town of Yampa will purchase Crossan’s Market with plans to restore the building and get it added to the county’s list of historic buildings. The purchase prices is expected to be less than $50,000, but the town will have to seek grant funding to pay for stabilization and restoration of the building, which is vacant.
In Sports, the Steamboat Springs volleyball team stopped a four-game slide, beating Glenwood Springs Thursday in Steamboat. The Sailors won in four games, 25-22, 18-25, 25-20 and 25-18.
The Sailors will host Delta in their homecoming football game tonight at Gardner Field. A win will solidify 4-1 Steamboat’s playoff hopes. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Also tonight, the undefeated Hayden Tigers take on the 1-4 Soroco Rams in a renewal of the Routt County rivalry. That game is at 7 p.m. in Oak Creek.
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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.