Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Dec. 10 |

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Dec. 10

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• The bad news for powderhounds is there isn’t much snow expected to accompany the ongoing cold spell. Slight warm-up in forecast this week for Steamboat Springs

• The map shows the status of all the trails and when you click on a trail, more information such as grooming notes is displayed. City of Steamboat launches new interactive map for Nordic ski trails

• The trails committee alone attracted 28 applicants, many with diverse professional backgrounds ranging from a welder at Moots cycles to a nurse at Yampa Valley Medical Center. City of Steamboat Springs gets flooded with applications for new lodging tax steering committees

• At 6 p.m. Thursday, the Oak Creek Town Board will consider a supplemental budget for 2013, three items related to the town’s 2014 budget, an update in the salary schedule, adoption of a capital improvements plan and a snow removal plan, among other items. Oak Creek Town Board has full slate for December meeting

• Plenty of cross-country skiers Saturday will be enjoying the third year of the partnership between Rossi Ranches and Oak Creek that created a skate ski trail loop on the town’s southern edge. Oak Creek formalizes partnership with Rossi Ranches for skate ski trail loop

• The Steamboat Springs School District has battled for months to withdraw from the Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services. The district is now within two weeks of finding out if CDE granted its wish. NW BOCES withdrawal decision to be made by Dec. 20

• Extremely cold temperatures have arrived in Routt County, making it harder to start and warm up vehicles. But one local program is pushing a no-idling campaign in hopes of saving folks money and releasing fewer toxins into the air. Idling cars not the answer in cold weather

• The Steamboat Springs High School varsity girls basketball team didn’t exactly play the toughest teams on its schedule over the weekend, but after a pair of big wins, the Sailors are ready to line up against some better competition on Thursday. Sailors girls make quick work of Basalt

• Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball opened up a huge halftime lead and cruised to a big win Saturday against Basalt. The Sailors are now 3-0 on the season heading into their home tournament this weekend. Steamboat boys dominate Basalt, home tournament up next

Rep. Scott Tipton: Private water rights still at risk

Jimmy Westlake: Catch a falling star this week

Thoughtful Parenting: Perpetuating gratitude

Yule Log Clue No. 2 of 10

Steamboat briefs: Colorado Gives Day is today; donations are made online

The Record for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

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