Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Nov. 16

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• Despite imminent changes to the state’s marijuana laws, 14th Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey said Thursday he has no plans to dismiss petty pot cases currently being prosecuted in the courts. Routt County's district attorney won't drop petty pot cases

• Yampa Valley Regional Airport's Three Wire Bar & Grill has two distinct seasons: ski season and the rest of the year. In January, February and March, it did more than $100,000 in business each month. Routt County's Three Wire Bar & Grill on pace to lose at least $100,000

• Organizers do not want to contend with a turkey shortage again this year during the Routt County United Way Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Food donations needed for Thanksgiving dinner in Steamboat

• The new HS45 jump at Howelsen Hill is finished, and it will provide a year-round jump for all abilities. HS45 jump finished at Steamboat Springs' Howelsen Hill

• A new wave of boots, bindings and other equipment could be the perfect answer for the occasional backcountry skier. Ski and snowboard touring gear finding its way to Steamboat shelves

• It wasn’t just weak snow that pinched resort communities last winter. Rising fuel prices, airline woes and reticent vacationers forced resort towns like Steamboat, Telluride, Crested Butte and Vail to pay more to airlines for consistent flights into regional mountain airports. Ski resorts dig deep for revenue

• Colorado ranchers and sportsmen have hatched a novel plan to protect 220,000 acres of high-country public land from oil and gas drilling: Buy back the leases from energy companies. Ranchers, sportsmen have plan to protect land from oil, gas drilling

Steamboat briefs: Large part of Spring Creek Trail closed until April 15

Rob Douglas: Barkey, Wiggins, Rae and 64

Thoughtful Parenting: Cutting back on sugary drinks

Community Agriculture Alliance: Adopting a Colorado Environmental Education Plan

A Dog's Eye View: Teaching your dog 2nd gear

The Record for Nov. 14, 2012

Explore Steamboat

• “Legend of Aahhh’s” will screen at the annual Steamboat Mountain Film Festival, which kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with Standard Films’ “2112." Steamboat Mountain Film Festival brings legends to life at Chief Theater

• The Big Snow Dance Backcountry Ball begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Olympian Hall at the base of Howelsen Hill. Steamboat's annual Big Snow Dance and Backcountry Ball team up

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