Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Feb. 26
Good morning Steamboat Today readers.
• As long as United, Southwest and Frontier airlines are waging “hub wars” in Denver, it will be a challenge for Routt County’s Yampa Valley Regional Airport to win back the 80 percent of airline passengers generated locally who drive to Denver to take advantage of lower fares. All-out battle for air supremacy at DIA drives 80 percent of local passengers to jump in the car
• The Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board received $3.5 million in requests this funding cycle and will have to trim that down by nearly $700,000 to meet its budget of $2.8 million. Education Fund Board Grant Commission to vet requests Wednesday night
• The Routt County Regional Building Department saw the valuation of all new construction dip slightly from 2012 to 2013, from $78.8 million to $76.6 million, respectively. 2013 lacks strong trend for Routt County Building Department
• The City of Steamboat Springs’ mechanics face the challenge of prioritizing a number of work orders that get tricky when ambulances, police cars and plow trucks all start coming in at the same time. Team of skilled mechanics helps keep city of Steamboat Springs ticking
• Steamboat Springs High School’s production of “A Chorus Line” opens Thursday night. The 1975 Broadway hit will also be performed Feb. 28 and March 1 at the high school. Steamboat students bring ‘A Chorus Line’ to the local stage
• After losing three of it’s top girls jumpers after last season the Steamboat Springs Nordic programs look to reload with top finishes in Anchorage. Future looks bright as Steamboat girls step into jumping, Nordic combined spotlight
• The nation’s best juniors competed on the jump hills and cross-country tracks in Anchorage, Alaska, this week with national titles at stake. Steamboat skiers shine at 2014 Junior National Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships
• The Hayden boys basketball team — riding a remarkable run throughout the past four games, with just five players in uniform — dropped a nail-biter Tuesday against Rangely, 37-36. Hayden boys hoops season ends at Rangely
• On Tuesday, Paonia downed Soroco, 67-59, knocking them out of a shot to play district tournament games in their home gymnasium. Soroco boys basketball can’t overcome No. 2 Paonia
• The Soroco High School girls basketball team is still alive after a dominant home win against West Grand on Tuesday night. Soroco girls basketball blows out West Grand, advances to districts
• The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team lost its state playoff first-round game at Falcon on Tuesday night in wild fashion. Sailors girls hoops loses overtime heartbreaker at Falcon
• The Hayden High School girls basketball team’s season ended with a 55-28 loss at Paonia in Tuesday night’s district tournament pigtail game. Tough Paonia squad sinks Hayden girls basketball at districts
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