Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Dec. 12 |

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Dec. 12

Good morning Steamboat Today readers.

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• The Steamboat Springs Police Department is warning residents to be extra cautious this holiday season when it comes to scams and identity theft. Routt County residents urged to be aware of scams

• Friends and family of Donald Lufkin say Routt County lost an icon with his passing Saturday. Lufkin was a Steamboat Springs rancher who shared his financial success in real estate with a variety of worthy causes throughout the years. Routt County icon Donald Lufkin had ‘pay it forward’ mentality

• The recent blasts of winter in Steamboat Springs are boosting lodging reservations, encouraging snowplow drivers and lengthening lift lines at Steamboat Ski Area. Snow in Steamboat Springs boosts lodging reservations, attitudes downtown

• Thursday is the last meeting of 2012 for the Oak Creek Town Board, and the agenda reflects the culmination of many months of work. Oak Creek to vote on 2013 budget Thursday

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• On Thursday, city officials will open the fire bay doors of 840 Yampa St. and host an open house for community members who want to learn more about the city’s plan to sell the building, relocate the emergency services it houses and potentially boost a revitalization effort on Yampa Street. City to host open house Thursday to discuss sale of emergency services building

• Motorists seem to be taking their time, and no serious crashes have been reported during the snowstorm that began Monday and had only begun to let up late Tuesday morning. Troopers reporting no serious wrecks in Routt County

• Four lifts, 17 trails and 8 inches of powder were in store for those lucky enough to be at Steamboat Ski Area on Tuesday morning. The offerings get better as the week goes on. After reporting 8 new inches of snow Tuesday morning, Steamboat Ski Area to open additional terrain this week

• Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue Chief Mel Stewart said firefighters were on-site Tuesday monitoring the burn and will return Wednesday. Controlled burn being conducted on Emerald Mountain

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Routt County sports

• The Soroco boys team picked up its first win of the season Tuesday at North Park, knocking off the Wildcats, 63-51 to halt a four-game early season slide. Soroco boys pick up 1st win, knock off North Park

• The Soroco High School girls added another win to their hot start to the season, knocking off North Park on Tuesday night, 39-29, to improve to 4-1. Soroco girls basketball improves to 4-1 with North Park win

• The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-country team continued its hot start at two events in the Grand Mesa. Steamboat Springs cross-country ski team impresses at Grand Mesa

• The Steamboat Springs Chix With Stix women’s hockey team went 1-2 over the past week. Steamboat Springs Chix With Stix go 1-2 over week

• A look at Routt County athletes competing at the collegiate level. Routt County collegiate athletes roundup

Athlete of the Week: Dane Koepfer