Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 18
Good morning Steamboat Today readers.
• If ever anyone embodied Steamboat’s claim to being a cowboy ski town, with ties to the days when ranch hands drove cattle to the rail heads, it is probably Ted Cordova, for whom the Ted’s Ridge trail is named. Tom Ross: Ted Cordova is one of the last of the drifting cowboys and a builder of ski trails
• The Yampa Valley Housing Authority continues to work toward a plan to replace the aging water and sewer infrastructure below Fish Creek Mobile Home Park, and on Thursday, executive director Jason Peasley updated the board on financing progress for the project. Yampa Valley Housing Authority works to finance Fish Creek Mobile Home Park infrastructure project
• The creation of the salary committee goes back to Oct. 30, when the last board of commissioners gave employees their first raise in years with a 2 percent cost-of-living increase. They previously had restored 5 percent pay cuts imposed during the recession. Routt County compensation group has a date with commissioners
• The Colorado House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, that seeks to streamline the process for small-scale hydroelectric operations. Small-scale hydro bill passes state House
• Hayden High School is sending four wrestlers to this weekend’s state tournament in Denver, the most of any Routt County school. Hayden wrestlers want to make noise at state tournament
Steamboat to Sochi
• The Americans again struggled on the jumping hill Tuesday, making a medal unlikely in the Individual Gundersen Large Hill event. U.S. Nordic combined athletes again struggle on jump
• The United States looks to get back on track Tuesday with the individual Gundersen large hill event. Americans look to large hill event
• Billy Demong’s life has changed a lot in four years. One thing that hasn’t, though, is his iron will to win. Demong readies to defend gold medal
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