Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Dec. 13 |

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Dec. 13

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• Judge Shelley Hill on Thursday sentenced Steven Torres to four years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. Torres will get credit for the 1 1/2 years he has been held at the Routt County Jail. Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for shooting gun into Steamboat bar

• On Wednesday night, Tennis Center Director Jim Swiggart stood before the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission to “talk about the cool things” that have happened at the facility this year. Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs celebrates year of progress as budget tension looms

• At a Steamboat Springs Planning Commission meeting where two permits for retail marijuana stores were recommended unanimously, the biggest issue seemed like it was parking. Retail marijuana applications pass planning hurdle

• Record September 2013 rainfall in Steamboat Springs and in other mountain valleys could help boost runoff in the rivers when the snow begins to melt in the spring of 2014. Abundant early snow in Yampa Valley contributes to storage in Lake Powell

• The 2013 Yule Log has been found and returned. This year’s winner needed just three clues to spot the prize, found near Howelsen Hill. Local jogger finds Yule Log at ‘community’s treasure’

• Holiday season cheer returns with the fourth annual Oak Creek Holly Festival beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The South Routt community will be treated to premium deals at local shops, holiday events such as visiting Santa and caroling, and even a chance to have coffee with the mayor. Holiday Festival returns to Oak Creek

• Steamboat’s Taylor Gold stuck a big run on his second attempt to finish ninth while fellow Steamboat rider Benji Farrow was 15th, both earning spots in Saturday’s men’s half-pipe finals. Steamboat lands 2 men’s snowboarders in Dew Tour finals

• This weekend’s annual Adele Dombrowski Memorial girls hockey tournament is drawing such a large crowd, teams were turned away. 14 teams to square off in annual girls hockey tournament

• Down by as much as 18 points in the second half, the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team mounted a furious fourth-quarter comeback. It wasn’t enough, though, as the Sailors lost their first game of the season Thursday night. 4th-quarter comeback not enough for Sailors girls basketball

• The Soroco boys lost in the first round of Meeker’s Cowboy Shoot-Out in overtime, 63-57. Soroco boys basketball falls in overtime

• A slow offensive start for Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball Thursday night quickly turned into a blowout win in the Sailors’ home tournament opener. Defense sets the tone as Steamboat boys basketball cruises to 4-0

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Colorado AgrAbility offers free workshop in Steamboat

Steamboat briefs: Free community Christmas Dinner will be held Dec. 25

The Record for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Explore Steamboat

• The Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series returns for its 15th year, opening Jan. 20 with Shooter Jennings. Bud Light Rocks series back in Steamboat for 15th year

• At 13 years old, Brooke Lynn Bracegirdle is dead set on what she wants to do and is putting all her time and energy into modeling. Aspiring model in Yampa planning trip to New York competition

• Steamboat Pilot & Today photographer Matt Stensland’s photo of a bear falling out of a tree was recently featured in a full page of Time magazine. Steamboat Today photographer lands in Time magazine

• The sixth annual Merry MainStreet returns to downtown on Saturday. Merry MainStreet returns to Steamboat

• If you’re upset by the approach of spring and seeing the snowman in your front yard evaporate into nothingness, fret not. The movie “Frozen” teaches us that the coldest creatures welcome the warmth as much as anyone. You can even kick their head off, and they’ll just giggle and ask for a hug. The Bock’s Office: ‘Frozen’ will melt your heart

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