Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Dec. 4
• The funding for base area improvements from the city’s urban renewal authority is scarce again for 2014, but that won’t stop several smaller-scale projects from going forward. Creation of new iconic entryway to Steamboat Ski Area a possibility in 2014
• The automated forecast for Storm Peak at the top of the ski area expects between 15 and 23 inches to fall overnight and during the day Wednesday. Steamboat’s Storm Peak could see 2 feet of snow
• Steamboat residents 12 years ago voted to give the council annual pay raises based on the consumer price index in Denver and Boulder. But when the city cut the pay of its employees four years ago during the Great Recession, the council at the time didn’t feel comfortable receiving those raises and voted them down every year until Tuesday night. Citing will of the voters in 2001, Steamboat Springs City Council gives itself a raise
• Oak Creek staff is working toward disposing of a tire pile on town property that was once part of a shooting range. Town of Oak Creek to address tire pile on its property
• A 21-year-old Steamboat Springs man who police said approached several underage teenage girls and asked them for sex in exchange for money in July has been arrested for violating probation. Steamboat Springs man suspected of never registering as sex offender
• Two people have been extradited from Florida and charged with dealing heroin in Steamboat Springs. 2 charged with dealing heroin in Steamboat Springs
• Sensing a void for leaders of Steamboat Springs businesses, Jay O’Hare and Todd Musselman have created Radiate Forum to show it doesn’t have to be lonely at the top. Radiate Forum seeks to create collaborative space for business leaders
• Now, both city and county government are revisiting the criteria for expanding Steamboat’s city limits and asking, “Is it too hard for landowners to win an exception to the hard urban growth boundaries?” Steamboat’s hard urban growth boundary gets a fresh look
• The informational sessions should be especially helpful for people who are shopping for a new health insurance plan that they would like to take effect as soon as Jan. 1. Yampa Valley Medical Center to host informational sessions on Affordable Care Act
• According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife information-gathering, the large migrations of elk in far Northwest Colorado didn’t come early enough to make the big-game hunting easy on everyone. Area hunting improves in 2013, still difficult west of Craig
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