Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, June 19 |

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, June 19

• Although the 7-acre fire was relatively small, there was a lot of fuel for the fire to burn, and putting it out meant manual labor and handwork for firefighters. Firefighters get a handle on small fire burning at Carpenter Ranch near Hayden

• The Steamboat Springs City Council authorized Tuesday night the expenditure of $5,000 dollars to help compile a market review in preparation for a larger look at the community housing plan and will hear back on progress during the first meeting in September. Steamboat City Council considers review process for community housing regulations

• In a letter to the Yampa Valley Housing Authority dated May 31, First National Bank of the Rockies President and CEO Pete Waller said the bank will not take a writedown on its loan to the housing authority. Loan negotiations for Yampa Valley Housing Authority to continue

• The global economy is on the slow track to growth, and with it, Steamboat Springs' sales tax revenue continues to grow, as well. Steamboat Springs City Council hears increased revenue projections

• As part of a deal, Daveth A. Young, 40, last week pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual contact, a Class 1 misdemeanor. He will have to register as a sex offender for at least 10 years and will be on sex offender registration for five years. Stagecoach man accused of sexually assaulting child takes plea deal

• Crews are battling the Disappointment Fire near Elk Springs. New fire ignites in northwest Moffat County

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• The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is lobbying actively for decriminalization of industrial hemp at the federal level, and bills were introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate late this winter. Industrial hemp’s future as a crop in Colorado awaits federal action

• Cris Crotz taps into her detective roots for an appearance on ABC’s “Whodunnit.” Steamboat Springs grad and former Miss Nevada to appear on reality TV show

• The Yampa River is expected to dip to 500 cfs Friday, within commercial tubing range, as 86 youth baseball teams settle in to Northwest Colorado. Before the tournament is over, teams will have played in Hayden and Oak Creek as well as in Steamboat and Craig. Triple Crown, tubing season to descend on Steamboat this week

• Yampa’s Fourth of July Marching Band will be practicing at 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Yampa Valley Elementary School music room. Yampa’s Fourth of July Marching Band seeks members

• The change was intended to attract more candidates and make the races more competitive. It takes effect this fall when three of five seats are up for election. Hayden School District voters overwhelmingly approve redistricting for at-large school board seats

• Cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to a free dinner Friday during the Relay For Life event supporting the American Cancer Society. Cancer survivors invited to free dinner Friday evening

• Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe is headed to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to testify on behalf of the county's oil and gas industry and job creation. Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe to testify about benefits of oil and gas exploration

• There are several new obstacles, a new distance and a new weekend. Oh, yeah, there will be more mud, too when the Steamboat Mad Mud Run returns Saturday. Mad Mun Run returns, this time with additional running and more mud

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By the Numbers: Value of comparability

Our View: Hayden airport analysis welcome

The Record for June 17, 2013