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Steamboat Springs Middle School Principal Tim Bishop did something unheard of Tuesday – he canceled homework.

Bishop said students deserved a reward for helping the middle school receive an “excellent” rating from the Colorado Department of Education. It was the second straight year the middle school has received the state’s highest rating.

Add another building to the list of projects that will reshape downtown Steamboat Springs.

On Tuesday night, in a meeting that also included adoption of an expanded 2007 city budget, the Steamboat Springs City Council unanimously and resoundingly approved The Olympian, a 41,100-square-foot commercial and residential building to be constructed on the northwest corner of Fifth and Yampa streets. The Olympian, currently three vacant lots, joins Lincoln Avenue projects Howelsen Place and Alpenglow as approved, large-scale future mixed-use buildings in downtown Steamboat.

The Hayden High School girls basketball team still had some early season kinks to work out during its home opener Tuesday.

But the Tigers overcame their early turnovers to beat the Little Snake River Rattlers (of Baggs, Wyo.), 47-30.