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Video: Morning News Update

Good morning. I’m Alexis DeLaCruz and this is your video news update for Tuesday, Dec. 12. This video news update is brought to you by Coleman Cook and Sharon Pace Ward of Colorado Group Realty.

Topping the news this morning, three men were injured Sunday in an accident at Twentymile Coal Co. The men, who worked for Frontier Kemper Constructors, were installing an airshaft in part of the mine that was not operational at the time of the accident. The men fell 30 feet or more. The West Routt Fire and Ambulance helped remove the men from the mine and get them to Yampa Valley Medical Center. Because of privacy laws, the men’s names have not been released.

There is plenty of the flu vaccine to go around and health officials are advising residents to get flu shots. Peak of the flu season normally is late January or February. Health officials said residents can continue to get flu shots into January. There have not been any reports of flu cases in Routt County so far this year. Flu shots cost $20 or less.

The Steamboat Springs City Council meets at 4 p.m. today. The council will talk about base area redevelopment and then affordable housing. The meeting is in Centennial Hall.

State Rep. Al White may be in the minority party but he thinks he can still wield influence during the upcoming legislative session. White is one of just two Republicans on the powerful Joint Budget Committee. At least one minority member must vote for policies for them to get out of committee, meaning White’s vote will be needed to push legislation. The 2007 session begins Jan. 11.

In Sports, the Over the Hill Gang has presented $6,500 in assistance to 10 Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Athletes. Recipients include Abe Maynard, Cory McConnell, Ryan McConnell, Scott Ptach, Taylor Fletcher, Charlie Stoddard, Sam Chovan, Jasper Gantick, Melissa Krause and Chloe Banning.

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Here is your first look at weather. The temperature at 8 a.m. was 15 degrees under partly cloudy skies. The high today should be around 34 and there is a chance for some afternoon snow showers. The chance for snow increases to 60 percent tonight. The rest of the week looks similar, with highs in the 30s and a chance for snow each day.