Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Sept. 25
Good morning Steamboat Today readers.
• When Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Director of Lift Maintenance Kurt Castor received a phone call last week from his stepbrother saying people in the northeastern Colorado city of Sterling were forbidden to flush their toilets because the flooding South Platte River had inundated pumps that served the city’s wastewater treatment plant, he thought he might be able to help. Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. lift maintenance director helps city of Sterling restore sanitation
• Leroy Fief, the 49-year-old Craig man currently on trial for the murder of Shane Arredondo, has broken down in tears several times during his ongoing trial. While he maintained a calm demeanor in the trial’s first days; he cried when his wife testified and while he watched his own confession tape. 911 call and confession tape played at Fief murder trial
• Alcohol and prescription drug use might have been contributing factors in a single-vehicle rollover crash that resulted in the death of a Phippsburg man early Monday morning, according to a news release issued by the Colorado State Patrol. Phippsburg man dies in rollover crash on Colo. 131
• It might not look like much right now, but a $25,000 grant is going to allow area students to learn what it takes to turn a beat-up 1953 Chevrolet farm truck into a hot rod. Grant expands educational opportunities in Hayden
• The city of Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Ski Area, Go Alpine and other major transportation providers are participating in a new, state-funded alternative fuel pilot program. High gas prices have fleet managers in Steamboat Springs turning to hybrids and alternative fuels
• The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the grant for the design phase of Yampa Valley Regional Airport’s runway project. Yampa Valley Regional Airport runway project is in design phase
• Eagle Valley soccer really should be getting time-and-a-half these days. Four of the Devils’ eight games have gone into overtime, including Tuesday’s 3-3 draw with Steamboat Springs at Hot Stuff Stadium. Steamboat soccer ties, 3-3, with Eagle Valley
• The Hayden High School volleyball team came from a nine-point deficit to stun Soroco in the first set of a Tuesday night showdown between the rivals, riding that momentum to a three-set victory. Hayden finishes sweep of Soroco in volleyball
• Steamboat was a little better, winning the fourth set and taking the match against Eagle Valley, 25-23, 25-19, 15-25 and 25-20. Steamboat volleyball spikes Eagle Valley for big league win
• The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team looked to pick up momentum for an end-of-season run as it raced past Vail Christian, 7-0, on Tuesday afternoon at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. Steamboat tennis sweeps past Vail Christian in mid-week match
• Gary and Kim Crawford plan to move to Cocoa Beach, Fla., because doctors said the warmer location at sea level could help improve her fibromyalgia. Longtime coach Gary Crawford leaving Steamboat Springs
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