Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Sept. 3

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Weather: Wednesday is set to be a breezy with a high of 72 degrees in Steamboat Springs. The low is forecast at 25 as a cold wave moves into the area.

Local news

• In the final hour of its six-hour budget retreat Tuesday, the Steamboat Springs City Council voted 6-1 to increase the city's revenue projection for next year to avoid $350,000 worth of cuts to the city's free bus service. Steamboat Springs City Council votes to save Yellow Line

• Friends of the Chief has closed on the historic Chief Plaza Theater in downtown Steamboat Springs for $1.45 million, according to a news release. Friends of the Chief closes on historic theater in downtown Steamboat

• The effects of TIC leaving Steamboat Springs likely will be gradual and manageable for the local economy, a local economic analyst says. Loss of TIC jobs to be gradual, manageable for Steamboat

• Friction between rural Routt County and Steamboat Springs has come from frustration over the approval process for permitting new oil and gas wells and some residents’ inability to collect royalties. Candidates for commissioner acknowledge strain between rural Routt and Steamboat Springs

• The Oak Creek Town Board member accused of committing a hate crime against a black teenager has retained an attorney and appeared briefly in court Tuesday. Oak Creek Town Board member appears in court

• With the voter registration deadline less than a week away, Routt County Clerk and Recorder Kay Weinland is encouraging voters to verify their information online. Voter registration deadline approaching

• Eagle County opened the 10-acre State Bridge access on the Colorado River at a cost of $1.4 million and the 17-acre Two Bridges access four miles downstream from State Bridge at a cost of $690,000. Eagle County open space funds boost river access for Routt County floaters

• Sales tax collections in Steamboat Springs saw a modest gain in August marking the fifth consecutive month of year-over-year increases and the seventh month this year. Steamboat sales tax collections see modest gain in August

• Some of the state’s leading water experts are coming to Steamboat Springs to share their knowledge during a forum Thursday at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus. Water education series wraps up Thursday in Steamboat Springs

• The Mustache Ride kicks off at 3 p.m. Saturday at McKnight’s Irish Pub & Loft and includes stops at nine other local establishments throughout the evening. Steamboat Springs Mustache Ride to benefit Routt County Humane Society

• Our View: A better measuring stick is needed for marketing

• The Record for Oct. 1, 2012

• First Friday Artwalk listings for Oct. 5

• Thoughtful Parenting: Ready to read, ready to learn

• Steamboat briefs: Applications for Register of Historic Properties due

Local sports

• The Battle Mountain High School volleyball team swept Steamboat Springs on Tuesday. Steamboat Springs volleyball team struggles in 3-game loss to Battle Mountain

• Athlete of the Week: Sydney Finkbohner

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