Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Aug. 30

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Weather: Steamboat has a chance of showers in the afternoon and a predicted high near 84. It should remain partly sunny.

Local news

• Emergency responders have to act quickly and sometimes can’t wait for help if they want to save lives. That was the scenario Tuesday and Wednesday night when Steamboat Springs Police Department officers took out active shooters during training exercises at Steamboat Springs High School. Steamboat Springs police train with school shooting scenario

• "The teaching has begun," Steamboat Springs School District Superintendent Brad Meeks said after he toured classes during the first day of school Wednesday. Steamboat schools anticipate record enrollment after 1st day of school

• The blonde-haired, honey-voiced, small-town Texas girl was only 16 when she signed a big time record deal and moved to Nashville. But Morgan Frazier’s new life wasn’t all country glitz and glam right off the bat. Rising country star makes Colorado debut in Steamboat on Thursday

• Camping areas will be busy this Labor Day weekend as families try to get in one more trip before the school year ramps up. Labor Day marks ‘last hurrah’ for some camping families

• The 100th anniversary of Oak Creek's fire and water services are reasons for celebration. So, for Labor Day, the town is honoring both by making the theme for the weekend's events fire and water. Oak Creek to celebrate fire department's 100th year

• The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted 2-0 Tuesday night, with Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak absent, to approve Shell Oil’s second drilling permit of the summer. Tuesday's vote was for a new oil well at Gnat Hill near Hayden. Routt County grants Shell Oil a second well permit in Hayden area

• Despite a burst of activity in July, the pace at which foreclosure notices are being filed in Routt County suggests the final 2012 total will be well below the 306 filed in 2011. Routt County's 2012 foreclosure filings trending lower than 2011

• Soroco High School Principal Dennis Alt said there's a lot he likes about the Colorado ACT scores released last week by the Colorado Department of Education. South Routt juniors excel on Colorado ACT

The Record for Aug. 28, 2012

Steamboat briefs: Registration for music performance education ensembles closes Friday

Local sports

• Steamboat hasn’t won a football game in two years, a string of 21 games. For a player like Ben Custer — who was forced into action his sophomore year — this isn’t just about his senior year. It’s about erasing the two previous ones. Steamboat Springs football team gears up for new season

• “Bulls are on my mind every day, all day long,” said Jory Markiss, who recently moved from Longmont to Texas. “I’ve been down here riding bulls three times a week. It’s all I think about.” Serious bulls, cowboys to battle it out during PBR Bull Bash in Steamboat

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