Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Oct. 8

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• Money collected from the inaugural Steamboat Springs Challenge Fund soon will equip students at Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools with new iPads, robotic Lego kits and a traveling planetarium. Steamboat Springs Challenge Fund set to distribute 1st set of grants

• The two authors and their anecdotes, some of which were more serious than others, were well-received by the large crowd that attended the library's event billed as a bonus to Steamboat's 20th annual Literary Sojourn. Award-winning authors delight Steamboat Springs crowd

• A large contingent from Craig and the surrounding area also came to meet and speak with Bill Betenson, a great-grand-nephew to Butch Cassidy and author of the new book, “Butch Cassidy, My Uncle: a Family Portrait.” Butch Cassidy relative entertains at museum

• Deb Babcock: Mulch helps plants make it through the winter

• Monday Medical: Introducing Yampa Valley Medical Park

• The Record for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

• Steamboat briefs: Deadline to register to vote in 2012 election is Tuesday

• County Agenda for Oct. 8 and 9

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