Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Nov. 9

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• Perhaps more important than the natural snow will be frigid overnight temperatures that could allow snowmaking crews at Steamboat to kick into full gear Saturday and Sunday nights. Timely winter storm forecast for Steamboat inside 2 weeks to start of ski season

• Three of the four candidates from Northwest Colorado whose views most closely matched up with the goals of Citizens Supporting Property Rights were defeated in the election. Northwest Colorado property rights advocates vow to carry on

• Lemley's resignation Thursday came amid an effort by the School Board to declare his seat vacant because of three consecutive missed meetings. Steamboat Springs School Board member Wayne Lemley resigns

• A Steamboat Springs man was sentenced this week to 90 days in jail for his involvement in a Dec. 11 fight in downtown Steamboat that led to another man being airlifted to Denver with a skull fracture. Steamboat man gets 90 days in jail for role in downtown fight

• The decorated trees will be on display from Nov. 10 to 19, after which the sponsor for each tree will collect them to either display in their business or to donate to a needy family this holiday season. Steamboat's annual Festival of Trees lights up Saturday

• The collection effort will be centered around Untied Way partner City Market, capturing the lunch crowd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. United Way hopes for big donations in small window Friday

• The results for Routt County in the 2012 general election were somewhat predictable, but some interesting information can be gleaned from individual races. 5 things Routt County voters can take away from 2012's general election

• On Thursday, the town of Oak Creek held a public hearing on its 2013 proposed budget as part of a budgeting process that has lasted for months. Oak Creek holds public hearing on budget, awards trash contract

Rob Douglas: Mary Jane and the Republican Party

Community Agriculture Alliance: Drought effects on grazing permits

Energy Diet: Advanced actions to save energy

A Dog's Eye View: Head halters and harnesses — times have changed

Thoughtful Parenting: It takes just 1 (hour)

The Record for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Steamboat briefs: LIFT-UP's Pasta 4 the People fundraiser is Wednesday

Sports and outdoors

• Don’t be surprised if you notice a little less skid in my turns this year. I had a little help on Halloween. While the rest of the country was carving pumpkins, I was carving turns with members of the U.S. Ski Team at the new U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain. Skiing with the US Ski Team at Copper Mountain’s new Speed Center

• Steamboat's longtime rival on the soccer pitch is on the cusp of something rare in the state of Colorado. Soccer on the Western Slope has been defined by the two mountain schools. Steamboat and Battle Mountain have waged classic battles for years. Luke Graham: Battle Mountain's run to state title a win for Western Slope

• Pine Grove Dental Arts will offer fitting for custom sports mouthguards from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday for a $20 donation to the Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association. Mouthguard fitting fundraiser supports local youth hockey

• A group of Steamboat riders logged top finishes at a 25-hour race in Utah, squeezing one last big race in before winter. Steamboat cyclists show well in time-stretched event

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