Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, June 26
Good morning Steamboat Today readers.
• As the fire restrictions are considered, the fate of Steamboat’s annual July Fourth fireworks show also hangs in the balance. Officials in Northwest Colorado recommending fire restrictions as wildfire danger persists
• Lisa Schlichtman, publisher of the Monett Times and Cassville Democrat in Southwest Missouri, has been named the new editor of the Steamboat Pilot & Today. Lisa Schlichtman to join newspaper as editor after extensive career in Missouri
• Residents of the Yampa Valley likely are already accustomed to recycling e-waste, but a statewide ban on disposing of certain electronics in landfills goes into effect July 1 to drive home the point. Electronics recycling available in Yampa Valley to comply with landfill ban
• The Mesa Schoolhouse is an original one-room school owned by the city of Steamboat Springs and at one time was among about 96 schools that dotted the river valleys from Steamboat to the Utah border. Touring grandparents and their grandchildren learn new lesson at Steamboat’s Mesa Schoolhouse
• As recently as 2011, parents had to wait patiently on a waitlist to see if their children’s names would be drawn from a lottery to join the two Montessori classrooms at Strawberry Park Elementary School. With Montessori now gone from Steamboat’s public schools, talk of new charter school is renewed
• Drivers slowed and pedestrians pulled out cameras as Steve Wescott and LeeRoy Brown strolled down the street. It might not sound that odd, but bear in mind — LeeRoy Brown is a goat. Have goat, will walk across the country for charity
• Emergencies in Dinosaur could become more drastic after August, potentially leaving those in need of medical care stranded for an hour and a half until an ambulance from Craig comes to their aid. Confusion swirls around ambulance service in Dinosaur
• The Steamboat Springs Rugby Club opened the season with a, 28-14, win against Grand Junction. The team next plays at 1 p.m. Saturday at Glenwood Springs. Steamboat Springs rugby team opens with win
• The Give it a Tri triathlon is Saturday and the Open Water Swim Series begins Monday. Sprint triathlon, open water swim series on horizon
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