Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 11
Good morning Steamboat Today readers.
• The $105,000 worth of GOCO funding would help to replace the rodeo’s primary arena, alley and timed event pens. Steamboat Springs City Council to consider backing hefty grant for rodeo ground improvements
• Yampatika’s Environmental Literacy Program is being recognized by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education with its Pre-K Elementary Education Award at a banquet next month in Denver. Yampatika’s Environmental Literacy Program wins statewide award
• Routt County Commissioners could decide Tuesday to file a lawsuit against Dunckley Peak Outfitters, also commonly referred to as Bill’s Cabin or Terrill’s Cabin, for allegedly operating a hunting guest ranch on the edge of the Flat Tops without the necessary permits. Routt County commissioners could sue Flat Tops outfitter
• The Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued an avalanche warning Monday morning for the Steamboat and Flat Tops Zone because of heavy snowfall and wind. Recent snowfall increases avalanche risk in Steamboat zone
• Kate Warnke, director of Steamboat’s Community Youth Corps, says Grant Janka is an inspiring. Steamboat Springs Community Youth Corps member earns state Corpsmember of the Year award
• Some of the best junior cross-country skiers in Steamboat Springs traveled to Soldier Hollow last weekend to compete in a meet they have been working for all season. The Soldier Hollow Junior National Qualifier drew 651 athletes who competed in a two-day event Feb. 7 and 8. Steamboat cross-country skiers compete in big race at Soldier Hollow
• A handful of Steamboat residents had premier finishes in the Feb. 1 Alley Loop Nordic Marathon at Crested Butte. Steamboat contingent represents well at Alley Loop Nordic Marathon
• The Denver Post’s annual Ride the Rockies summer cycling event is making a two-day stop in Steamboat Springs on June 9 and 10. Ride the Rockies summer cycling event to make a round in Steamboat
• The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine and Nordic ski teams have wrapped up their final regular-season competitions of the season and now turn their attention to this week’s state finals. Regular season over, state finals ahead for SSHS ski teams
• See what some local athletes are achieving in their collegiate careers. Routt County collegiate athlete roundup for Feb. 11
Steamboat to Sochi
• After Monday’s training session, snowboard riders questioned the viability of the half-pipe. Russian half-pipe comes into question
• The Canadians took the top two spots again in moguls on Monday in Russia. Canadians dominate moguls again
• America’s Julia Mancuso was clutch again Monday, winning bronze in the women’s super combined. Mancuso clutch again
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