Video: Morning News Update |

Video: Morning News Update

Topping the headlines, Steamboat police arrested a Colorado Mountain College student Wednesday night on drug charges. The 18-year-old man was arrested in his dorm room after the dorm R.A. called police saying she smelled marijuana. Police said they found marijuana, hashish and psilocybin mushrooms in the dorm room.

A man was taken to the hospital with broken bones early this morning after he and another bicyclist crashed on the Yampa River Core Trail near the Depot Art Center. The accident happened at about 2:30 a.m. Assistant Fire Chief Bob Struble said alcohol played a role in the accident.

In other news, two Steamboat Springs soccer players are O.K. after a night in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness in North Routt County. The players were involved in a team-building exercise Monday when they got separated from the rest of the team, took a wrong trail and became lost. Bjorn Lickteig and Nick Jenny spent the night in T-shirts and shorts along one of the trails. Temperatures were in the 30s overnight. At daylight, the boys found their way to Seedhouse Road and the Seedhouse Campground. Eventually, they were reunited with their coach and teammates who spent the night looking for them.

Steamboat Barn Village a 64-unit housing complex planned for 40 acres near the historic More Barn – comes before the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission tonight. The More Barn is in a meadow off of Central Park Drive with the Steamboat Ski Area in the background. The Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. at Centennial Hall.

First Impressions of Routt County is getting a new director. Stephanie Howle will replace Rene Donahue on September 1. First Impressions provides resources and programs for early childhood education in the county. Howle previously worked as an early childhood specialist for First Impressions.

In sports, Steamboat athletes are loving the new artificial turf at Gardner Field. The $500,000 turf field was installed this summer and the boys soccer team tested it on Wednesday. Soccer Coach Rob Bohlmann said it’s like Coors Field Quote: “perfect with no irregularities.” The first game on the new field is Saturday when the Sailors open their football season against Kent Denver. Kickoff is at 11 a.m.

The temperature at 8 a.m. was 57 degrees. The forecast calls for a high of 80 with partly sunny skies. Low tonight should be in the 50s. We’re expecting a high of 78 on Friday.

There’s big stuff happening on We’re launching a major promotion with the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. next month in which we will be giving away daily ski passes and other prizes on the Web site. Scott Stanford will have the details on that program later today. Also, don’t forget about the online chat with Councilman Towny Anderson at 2 p.m. Friday. Use the link on the web site to send Towny your questions.

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