Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Feb. 12
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• The escalating cost of the trail extension south to the Legacy Ranch and a lack of any matching funds in the budget to get it done led city staff to the decision last week. Some Steamboat City Council members disappointed city has to forgo chance to apply for $1 million Core Trail extension grant
• More problems have surfaced for a medical marijuana dispensary in Steamboat Springs wanting to begin selling marijuana for recreational use. Steamboat officials recommend denying Golden Leaf recreational marijuana license because of co-owner’s ‘moral character’
• A Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. employee remained in jail Tuesday after he reportedly punched a hole in a wall and skied drunk to work on the mountain Sunday morning. Ski area employee suspected of damaging wall, then skiing drunk to work
• Building Department official Carl Dunham told Terrill that there is a way for him to get his building permits after the fact, but that he would have to retain engineers to study his buildings and determine if they are up to county specs and then, even if they met building code, Terrill would be charged double fees. Routt County gives owner of remote compound in the Dunckley Flat Tops more time to get permits
• Flight delays in and out of Yampa Valley Regional Airport this month are not attributable to local snowstorms. Availability of flight crews is a bigger problem. Majority of flight delays at YVRA due to flight crew availability
• Steamboat Springs might be one of the top ski resorts in Colorado, but for the purpose of the Affordable Care Act, Routt County is not a resort region. Routt County health insurance costs tempered by regional grouping
• During its 6 p.m. Thursday meeting, the Oak Creek Town Board will hold an executive session to consider purchasing land at 24120 County Road 25 for the public works department. Oak Creek to consider land purchase for public works department
• Looking for something special to do this Valentine’s Day? On Friday, Yampatika is inviting locals and tourists ages 12 and older to participate in the group’s second-to-last moonlight snowshoe tour of the year. Moonlight snowshoe planned for Valentine’s Day
• At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 11, the body of a missing skier was located approximately 24 hours after an avalanche in the backcountry area south of Keystone Ski Resort. Body of missing skier found after backcountry slide near Keystone Resort
• During a joint meeting of the Steamboat Springs City Council and Routt County Commission on Tuesday night, officials resolved to have their staffs look further into the possibility of purchasing panels at the garden that is being built in Craig this summer as a collaboration between Yampa Valley Electric Association and the Clean Energy Collective. New solar garden planned for Craig captures buying interest of elected officials in Routt County
• The Steamboat Springs high school boys basketball team rolled past Summit County on Tuesday night to extend the Sailors’ winning streak to four games. Steamboat boys basketball team extends winning streak to 4 games
• The Steamboat Springs girls basketball team celebrated senior night Tuesday with a big-time home win against Summit County. Steamboat girls celebrate senior night with big win against Summit County
• The telemark World Cup returned to the slopes of the Steamboat Ski Area Tuesday morning with Switzerland’s Amelie Reymond and Germany’s Tobias Mueller taking the top spots in the first of four events. Telemark World Cup brings best skiers to slopes of Steamboat Ski Area
Steamboat to Sochi
• Arielle Gold’s Olympics came to an end in devastating fashion Wednesday as the Steamboat Springs snowboarder was forced to withdraw from the afternoon’s women’s half-pipe competition after sustaining a shoulder injury in training before the qualification round. Arielle Gold injured, out of Olympic half-pipe event
• Billy Demong is 1:33 back after the jumping portion of the Individual Gundersen Normal Hill event on Wednesday. Americans behind after first morning jump
• Five weeks to the day Todd Lodwick injured his shoulder, he was out jumping again and feeling much better on Wednesday in Russia. Lodwick jumps again
• The American halfpipe snowboarders couldn’t handle the pipe on Tuesday, each coming up empty. Americans come up empty in half-pipe
• American medal favorite Kikkan Randall couldn’t get through the quarterfinals in the cross country sprints, dashing her hopes of a medal. Randall can’t advance
• Women ski jumpers competed in the Olympics for the first time ever Tuesday night. Women’s ski jumping takes flight
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