Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Sept. 10
Good morning Steamboat Today readers.
• Yampa Valley Regional Airport Manager Dave Ruppel held a conference call Monday with the airlines that fly in and out of Hayden to discuss the runway resurfacing project that will shut down air service in the spring. Yampa Valley Regional Airport runway resurfacing project moves forward
• The crash occurred at 11:20 a.m. when the westbound truck entered a left-hand curve, rolled onto its right side and slid off the right side of the roadway into the embankment, according to a news release from the Colorado State Patrol. Driver receives minor injuries in truck rollover at Rabbit Ears Pass
• Although the current weather system is carrying relatively warm tropical air, a mix of rain and snow was forecast for Big Agnes peak Monday night with overnight lows expected to dip to 37 degrees. Despite tropical moisture, signs of seasons changing in Steamboat’s mountains
• The second community meeting held Thursday night to discuss the idea of building a new police station on a corner of Rita Valentine Park went very much like the first community meeting. City of Steamboat Springs working to finalize four possible building sites for new police station
• The Routt County Board of Commissioners will hear a permit application at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday from Petroleum Resources Management of Denver to drill an exploratory oil well in far northwestern Routt County, 25 miles north of Hayden. Oil well permit goes to Routt County commissioners
• The driver of a 2001 Freightliner received minor injuries Sunday in a rollover crash on U.S. Highway 40 while he was descending Rabbit Ears Pass about six miles east of Steamboat Springs. Cause of rollover on Rabbit Ears is under investigation
• The District 2 seat on the Steamboat Springs School Board was filled on an interim basis during Monday’s board meeting, but the November election will ultimately decide a permanent member. Steamboat School Board appoints interim member
• Steamboat Springs’ Mike Forney was named as the wing leader for the Colorado Wing of Angel Flight West, which arranges free, non-emergency travel for medical care or other essential services, according to a news release. Steamboat’s Mike Forney named wing leader of Colorado Wing of Angel Flight West
• Heather Gollnick and Mark Satkiewicz led the way for a pack of Steamboat Springs finishers at the Harvest Moon Triathlon in Aurora on Sunday. Steamboat triathletes finish high at long Front Range race
• The 5Points Film Festival returns at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Howelsen Hill for its second late-summer stop in Steamboat Springs. 5Points Film Festival event hits Steamboat Thursday
• A number of local riders placed well at a Saturday mountain bike race in Breckenridge. Routt County cyclists show well in Breck race
• “Of course,” Nikki Kimball admitted. Of course, it would be a big deal if she won the $10,000 first-place prize in the second annual Run Rabbit Run 100-mile Trail Ultramarathon, which begins Friday in Steamboat Springs. Challenge and a check await in weekend’s Run Rabbit Run Ultra
• Steamboat Springs has been a Telemark racing hotbed for years, and that won’t change for the 2013-2014 ski season. US Telemark Ski Team loaded with local talent
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