Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Dec. 20

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• During their hourlong discussion Tuesday night about the sale of Steamboat Springs' downtown emergency services building, some City Council members simplified their complex conversation with a series of dueling analogies. During lengthy discussion, Steamboat City Council weighs sale of downtown emergency services building

• The Hayden Town Council meets Thursday and will consider approving 3 percent raises for town employees. Hayden Town Council to meet Thursday

• Property owners on Oak Street don't want to be left out of the ongoing effort to revitalize downtown by improving its infrastructure and making it more pedestrian friendly. Oak Street stakeholders to discuss potential improvements at Thursday meeting

• A positive snow message like the one resorts are sending out this week provides significant psychological value, not just to ski town locals, but to passion-based skiers anywhere in the country. Steamboat's snow message building resort momentum beyond the New Year

• In 2013, the USA Pro Challenge is coming back to Steamboat Springs, and organizers hope viewers come away with Bike Town USA on the mind. 2013 USA Pro Challenge presents opportunity for Bike Town USA

• Sam Jones, a financial adviser and founder of the Steamboat Springs Challenge Fund, submitted a letter of interest to the board Tuesday. Steamboat Springs School District receives first letter of interest for open board seat

• Although Tyler Johnson has worked for acts like Fun. and Pink, the country genre was a natural bend in the road. Country star on the rise with support from Steamboat locals

• Following a storm system that has dropped more than two feet of snow on Steamboat Springs, Thursday will bring clear skies into the weekend. Steamboat to see clear skies starting Thursday

• The pre-eminent pro cycling race in the U.S. will return to Steamboat next summer after skipping Northwest Colorado in 2012. Steamboat Springs to host stage finish and stage start in 2013 USA Pro Challenge

Routt County sports

• Anna Marno is tied for the lead with Canada’s Erin Mielzynski at the halfway point of the Alpine NorAm Cup. Steamboat Springs Alpine skier Anna Marno building on career year

• Lane Stoltzner was Steamboat’s top finisher in Copper Mountain on the first day of U.S. Selections events. Steamboat Springs freestyle moguls skiers compete at US Selections

• The Soroco girls basketball game against Vail Christian Wednesday has been postponed. Soroco girls basketball game postponed

• The surprise of the early season has been the play of the Steamboat Springs hockey team. No one was quite sure what to expect out of first-year coach Brent Tollar, but the Sailors have shown they can win in a multitude of ways. Steamboat Springs prep teams ready for final weekend before holidays

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