Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Aug. 23

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Weather: Steamboat should see scattered showers and thunderstorms. Thursday's high should be in the 70s with plenty of cloud cover.

Local news

• A heated argument that started because of pin replacement at a Steamboat Springs golf course has resulted in a 60-year-old Steamboat Springs woman being charged with harassment. Summons issued after assault Sunday at Steamboat golf course

• After two years of planning and 12 months of construction, Colorado Mountain College's new academic center in Steamboat Springs is alive and ready for its inaugural school year. POLL: Do you plan to take classes at CMC? Grand opening Thursday for CMC's new academic center

• On Wednesday, ESPN Radio stopped broadcasting on KBCR’s 1230 AM and now is being broadcast as Sports on FM on 98.9 FM and 97.7 FM. ESPN Radio moves to FM in Routt County

• The intended bank merger announced in early December 2011 is complete, and the former Steamboat branch of Millennium Bank now is part of the nine-branch Centennial Bank. Millennium Bank in Steamboat now Centennial Bank

• Several energy exploration companies that are new to Routt County are applying for permits to drill oil wells here. POLL: Do you support oil and gas exploration in Routt County? 4 new energy companies seek drilling permits in Routt County

• A new documentary film about the lengthy process of building Colorado’s state Capitol building will screen at the Tread if Pioneers Museum. Film about state Capitol screens Thursday at Steamboat museum

The Record for Aug. 21, 2012

Steamboat briefs: Biking the Boat charity ride registration still open

Local sports

• The finale of this year's Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series was called off as rain poured down Wednesday afternoon. Final Town Challenge bike race canceled because of rain

• "Cover enough sporting events in Steamboat Springs and the characters in each tend to sort themselves out. ... Triathletes: They're the intense ones." Joel Reichenberger: Triathletes long on intensity

Nation and world

Florida, the Caribbean brace for Tropical Storm Isaac CNN

Military hits town near Damascus, 60 killed in Syria Reuters

U.S. Stock Futures Buoyed By Fed Stimulus Hopes Wall Street Journal

Aurora officials survey city on future of Century Aurora 16 The Denver Post

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