Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Dec. 27 |

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Dec. 27

Good morning Steamboat Today readers.

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• A Christmas tree went up in flames and caused minor damage at a Steamboat Springs townhome Tuesday night. Sparkler ignites Christmas tree in Steamboat Springs home

• Among the large destination ski areas, Steamboat claims the lead with the 39-inch snow base it tallied Wednesday morning. Wolf Creek ski area leads Colorado snow derby, but Steamboat is close behind

• Despite some high-profile bear incidents in the past 12 months, it was a typical year in Routt County in terms of the number of issues involving nuisance bears and bears that had to be put down. 2012 was average year for nuisance bear incidents in Steamboat

• Lodging executive Larry Mashaw said that Mountain Resorts has more than 400 rental condos and that they already are 98 percent full for Saturday night. Unrelenting powder attracts large holiday crowd to slopes of Steamboat Ski Area

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• A wrong turn on a sunny day last April led New York City photographer Jordan Matter to a Yampa Valley ranch and, more importantly, a mailbox. Steamboat Springs landscapes featured in best-selling photo book

• Former ATP Tour player Trent Tucker recently visited the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs, forming a partnership in the process. Steamboat Springs Tennis Center visited by former pro

• The Steamboat Springs Old Town Hot Springs Trident year-round swim team braves the weather nearly every day. Steamboat Springs year-round swim team braves the elements

• Past, present and future Olympians will join the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Foundation fundraiser for a night of entertainment, drinks, dinner, dancing and a live auction. Stars at Night fundraiser returns Saturday in Steamboat Springs

The Record for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012

Steamboat briefs: Friends of the Chief hosts volunteer meeting is Jan. 5