Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Aug. 24

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• Nearly 50 years after Lucile Bogue planted the seeds of the Alpine Campus, Colorado Mountain College on Thursday night celebrated the grand opening of its 60,000-square-foot academic hub in Steamboat. CMC starts new chapter in Steamboat with opening of building

• Sue Birch may have left her job in Steamboat Springs for a position in the Gov. John Hickenlooper’s cabinet, but her tenure as chief executive officer of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and her work with other health-related groups has ensured her presence still is felt. Sue Birch to be honored at Doc Willett Health Care Heritage Awards

• Dr. Mark McCaulley, a doctor of internal medicine, will be honored for his ability to take on medical challenges with an energetic and positive demeanor in Friday’s Doc Willett Health Care Heritage Awards. Steamboat's Dr. Mark McCaulley honored for 30-year career in internal medicine

• Mainstreet Steamboat Springs' executive committee is working with the Urban Land Institute to tackle some immediate changes on Yampa Street. Mainstreet Steamboat vows to tackle some Yampa Street improvements by 2013

• Electronic artist Michael Menert will play a show Friday at The Tap House Sports Grill. Pretty Lights Music's Michal Menert plays Steamboat on Friday

• The rain Steamboat has seen this week hasn't been enough to boost the months rainfall total to its historic average. August rainfall total for Steamboat still below average

• The Colorado River District, which owns and operates Wolford Mountain Reservoir, plans to take advantage of low water levels to determine why the earthen Ritschard Dam, which forms the reservoir, is settling faster than expected. Engineers study dam settling at Wolford Mountain Reservoir between Steamboat and Kremmling

• Dr. Joel Miller, who operates an office in Craig, had his medical license suspended by the state board. Craig doctor has license suspended by Colorado Medical Board

Steamboat briefs: Horizons receives $15,000 from El Pomar Foundation

The Record for Aug. 22, 2012

Rob Douglas: A serious debate for serious times

A Dog's Eye View: Puppy Diaries: Some assembly required

Community Agriculture Alliance: Title II funds help local natural resource projects

Routt County events calendar for Aug. 24 to 30

Explore Steamboat briefs: REPS Barbecue is Saturday

Local sports and outdoors

• Deals can be had on last year's demos and unused snow gear before the new models hit the floor. Bargain season is here: Find great deals on ski and snowboard gear

• The members of the Steamboat Springs High School golf team took an educational journey this week, placing third in a tournament at the Conquistador Golf Club on Wednesday and then playing a practice round at Cobble Creek on Thursday. Steamboat high school golf team 3rd in Cortez tournament

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