Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Dec. 21

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• A grass-roots committee of business owners is moving forward with its plan to secure new streams of revenue to improve the downtown area. Committee members want business owners on all three of the major downtown streets to be part of the effort. Plans to revitalize downtown Steamboat rely on support from business owners

• Many customers began to notice improved service and higher-speed data transmission this week. AT&T said there are no immediate plans for LTE service in Steamboat. Steamboat Verizon Wireless customers see upgrade to LTE service

• University of New Mexico skier Joonas Rasanen won the first men's Surefoot Holiday Classic slalom event Thursday at the Steamboat Ski Area. The competition continues through Saturday. Steamboat Springs Holiday Classic men's ski race starts with a bang Thursday

• Steamboat Springs brothers Billy and Cody Winters are among the top snowboarders at their respective ages, and they're having a devil of a time choosing in which of the sport's disciplines to specialize. Steamboat's standout snowboarding brothers would rather ride than decide

• There was something special about the night. Breath froze in midair, but ski racers and their friends, families and fans warmed the night with their cheers. Women's Holiday Classic slalom racing heats up cold night at Howelsen

Our View: Board seat deserves more interest

The Record for Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

Steamboat briefs: Morningside opens Friday; First Tracks starts Saturday

Community Agriculture Alliance: A white Christmas is just the start

Dog's Eye View: Puppies are for life, not just for Christmas

Eugene Buchanan: Feeding the frenzy

Explore Steamboat

• Artwork from Jean Perry and Curtis Zabel goes on display for the public Friday at Steamboat Art Museum. Steamboat artists' work to be on display at Art Museum

• The energetic piano runs and riffs of Michael Kaeshammer will warm the Yampa Valley on Friday night. Strings Music Festival holiday concert to feature Michael Kaeshammer

‘This Is 40’ a smart look at middle-age headaches

‘The Hobbit’: On the road again

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