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Video: Morning News Update

Northwest Colorado’s booming energy industries and rapid population growth in Routt County could stress electricity infrastructure in the Yampa Valley, an official said Thursday.

The weekend opening will bring the total number of skiable trails to 106 and the number of operating lifts to 11. The remodeled Thunderhead and Rendezvous food courts also will open Saturday.

A social host ordinance that would hold adults accountable for allowing teens to drink illegally at their homes most likely will not become law.

The ordinance, which has been implemented successfully in San Diego, Calif., would give the Steamboat Springs Police Department a tool to cite adults, parents or property owners for providing a space, either a private residence or rented property, for minors to drink illegally. The ordinance only addresses the issue of adults hosting a party, not providing alcohol to minors.

A tubing hill equipped with a tow rope is opening this weekend at the Saddleback Ranch west of Steamboat Springs.

The Iacovetto family will open the Yee-Haw Tubing Hill Sunday as part of the third annual Cowboy Christmas and Sledding Party.