Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Nov. 8

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Good morning Steamboat Today readers.

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After the election

• Colorado voters, especially those in Steamboat Springs, made it clear Tuesday they wanted marijuana legalized, and the passage of Amendment 64 has ignited a complicated process. Passage of Amendment 64 gives way to questions about implementation, federal intervention

• Democrats in Routt County as well as across Colorado celebrated Tuesday night after taking control of the state House and Senate and seeing the passage of two amendments with widespread liberal support. Early voting results key to Democratic wins in Routt County

• When they woke up Wednesday morning, Routt County Republicans didn’t wait long to start planning a comeback. Routt County GOP seeks comeback after losses in general election

• When Dick Soash was elected state senator in 1976, it was the first time a local Democrat held the seat since Republican rancher Charlie Murphy wrestled the seat away from Steamboat’s "Preachin’" Bob Norvell in 1928. Democratic state legislators rare in Northwest Colorado

Local news

• Routt County Road 52 will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday one mile north of its intersection with U.S. Highway 40. Part of CR 52 north of US 40 will be closed Thursday

• Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit officials warn that two wildfires in Routt County this week highlight the persistent dry conditions that have kept the area’s fire risk unusually high for this time of year. Officials: Routt County wildfires highlight persistent dryness

• Tables currently are available for the second annual Stars at Night fundraiser. Individual tickets go on sale Nov. 21. Sponsorships on sale for Steamboat Winter Sports Club Foundation fundraiser

The Record for Nov. 6, 2012

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