Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Feb. 28
Good morning Steamboat Today readers.
• Colorado Parks and Wildlife terrestrial biologist Jeff Yost said that some winters his office receives a number of calls reporting elk calves that are struggling in late winter, but those have been rare this season. More than 16,000 elk wintering north of U.S. Highway 40 between Steamboat and Craig
• Investigators believe Pina was trying to harm his wife with a kitchen knife when the stepson intervened just before 2 a.m. Charges filed against man accused of cutting his stepson during fight in Dream Island
• The Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education approved in Wednesday’s special meeting the motion to refinance two separate bonds worth around $12.7 million total. Steamboat School Board approves bond refinance; bids expected within the month
• The Routt County Democratic and Republican parties are holding their caucuses Tuesday. Republican and Democratic county caucuses scheduled for Tuesday
• Members of the Rocky Mountain Karate Academy traveled to Eagle earlier this month and earned a number of top finishes at the Colorado State Karate Championships. Students from local karate academy post top results at state championships
• Soroco High School girls and Steamboat Springs High School boys are the remaining two Routt County hoops squads left in the playoffs, and both have big challenges on Friday. Soroco girls and Steamboat boys to face Colorado’s best Friday
• Saturday marks the Yampa Valley Autism Program’s signature fundraising event – the sixth annual Mardi Gras Ball. At 6 p.m. the dining hall at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus will transform into a New Orleans masquerade – complete with a live funk and blues band and a Cajun menu. Mardi Gras Ball benefits autism program
• Through the lens of the saloons and brothels, Laurel Watson tells the story of the settling of Northwest Colorado through her new book, “The Yampa Valley Sin Circuit: Historic Red-Light Districts of Routt and Moffat Counties.” Steamboat author releases 1st book
• The time is nigh for the red carpet crowd as the 86th annual Academy Awards approaches, promising a night of glitz and glamour for folks in love with a little golden man named Oscar. The Bock’s Office: Oscar Sunday is a fun day
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