Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Dec. 5
Good morning Steamboat Today readers.
• Casey Earp, an economic development Intern for the city of Steamboat Springs, acknowledges the idea is “pie in the sky,” but he’s hopeful community groups can come together and boost the local food market regardless. Empty TIC campus eyed as potential hub for local food producers
• Business leader says company considering selling large office park at the city’s western edge as two parcels. Community members buzzing about future of vacant TIC campus in Steamboat Springs
• Routt County residents have until Friday to apply for their chance to help oversee the spending of Steamboat Springs’ lodging tax dollars on trails and the Yampa River Promenade. Deadline to apply for seat on new lodging tax committees is Friday
• Overnight lows on Wednesday and Thursday nights were expected to reach 15 degrees below zero with highs of just 13 degrees on Thursday and 11 on Friday, but temperatures should bounce back to daily highs of 18 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. Dry snow in the forecast for Steamboat as cold lingers in the Yampa Valley
• Wednesday marked the first powder day of the year at Steamboat Ski Area. While opening day was last week, Wednesday is the true skiers rite of passage. First powder day at Steamboat Springs
• The man involved in a standoff with police at a Steamboat Springs hotel has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of unsupervised probation. Man involved in standoff receives 30-day sentence
• City Manager Deb Hinsvark was speaking at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Business Outlook Breakfast Tuesday about the recent change in the City Council’s composition. New Steamboat Springs City Council members acclimate to position
• The holiday season is ramping up this weekend in Hayden with a series of events. Weekend holiday activities planned in Hayden
• Winter Sports Club skiers got off to a strong start last weekend at a season-opening meet in Montana. Skiers start strong at West Yellowstone
• The early returns are good for the Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team. The Sailors opened their season Tuesday night with a win against Summit. Steamboat downs Summit to open season
• Routt County high school sports kick into gear this weekend as teams head for tournaments and other action. High school sports round-up for Dec. 5
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