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• Under Hans Geier's leadership, Steamboat established its airline flight program and built the world’s first eight-passenger gondola when some said it wasn’t practical. Former Steamboat Ski Area president Hans Geier elected to US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
• The tension between the Steamboat Springs School Board and the teachers union could spur the School Board to adopt a new policy giving it more control over how the district spends large surpluses in the future. Steamboat Springs' teachers union at odds with district over surplus spending
• The Steamboat Springs City Council meets Tuesday with a light agenda highlighted by its consideration of an emergency ordinance that would place a moratorium on facilities that could sell marijuana to any adult 21 and older for recreational use. Steamboat Springs City Council to weigh marijuana ordinance
• The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboard team kicked off its season Sunday with a race at Copper Mountain. It took only that one event for local riders to start hauling in top results. Steamboat snowboarders start season with wins
• The Steamboat Ski Area announced its 2012-13 lineup for the Bud Light Rocks the Boat winter concert series on Monday. The series kicks off with a Dirty Dozen Brass Band performance Nov. 24 in Gondola Square. Leftover Salmon, Robert Randolph highlight Steamboat's free winter concert series
• The Steamboat Ski Area has launched an airfare program designed to encourage travelers in specific cities to book ski vacations before the end of November. Steamboat's discounted airfares are incentive for November bookings
• Cassett Yeager and Libby Lukens, playing for a U14 ice hockey squad, earned their way to a February international tournament in Ontario, Canada. Steamboat hockey pair part of tournament-winning team
• A petition has been started on the White House’s We the People website asking the Obama administration to grant Colorado the ability to secede from the union and start its own government. Online petition seeks Colorado's secession from the union
Tom Ross: 19th century Routt County pioneers relied on neighbors to survive the winter
Joel Reichenberger: BCS tends to sort itself out
Local collegiate athletes update
The Record for Nov. 11, 2012