Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Oct. 10

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Weather: The forecast for Wednesday is mostly sunny with a high of 70 degrees and a low of 36.

Local news

• Each year, students at Emerald Mountain School await their campus's annual fundraising auction like it's a major holiday. Emerald Mountain School to celebrate 20th anniversary at fundraising auction

• Brita Horn, the South Routt County Republican who lost her bid for the Routt County Board of Commissioners in the primary election, has been appointed Routt County treasurer. Brita Horn appointed Routt County treasurer

• Relief could come Friday night into Saturday when the National Weather Service is predicting a 50 percent chance of showers and an overnight low of 35 degrees. Yampa River flows drop below 10th percentile for early October

• The sudden change in weather and the hard freeze Monday might have caught by surprise some homeowners with automated lawn irrigation systems. Cold snap increases urgency for winterizing lawn irrigation systems

• A local economic report shows retail sales are up slightly compared with 2011, and holiday shoppers are expected to boost sales by 4 percent in December. Routt County holiday shoppers expected to boost December sales

• Soul and real sisters will use Steamboat as their playground for shopping, spas, enrichment workshops and parties during the fourth annual Sisters in Steamboat weekend. Sisters in Steamboat enters 4th year

• The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife and the Miller Creek Ranch in Meeker are offering big-game hunters an opportunity to apply for a limited number of private-property elk and mule deer hunts beginning Nov. 3, according to a news release. Permits for private-property elk, mule deer hunts available

• The restaurant has put together a dinner menu featuring dishes made from animals purchased at the Routt County Fair, including the Reserve Grand Champion steer, “Big Red,” as well as a second steer and a pig named “Porky Pie.” Carl's Tavern in Steamboat to host 4-H night Thursday

• The Governor’s 2012 Colorado Tourism Conference starts Wednesday in Steamboat Springs. Colorado Tourism Conference held in Steamboat Springs

• Colorado did not receive shipments of steroid medication linked to an outbreak of meningitis, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Medication linked to meningitis outbreak not used in Steamboat

• Residents dropped off 1 1/2 tons of hazardous waste during Saturday's community recycling day at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs. Routt County residents recycle 90 yards of electronics Saturday

• Our View: Vote ‘no’ on Amendment 65

• The Record for Oct. 8, 2012

• Thoughtful Parenting: The importance of the family dinner

• Joanne Palmer: Choosing our next leader

• Steamboat briefs: Hayden resident graduates from US Marine boot camp

Local sports

• The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team leaves for the state tournament Wednesday. Steamboat Springs tennis team readies for state tournament in Pueblo

• Three Steamboat Springs tennis pros agreed to new contracts Tuesday, less than two weeks after their non-renewals caused an uproar among many supporters of the Tennis Center. Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs bringing back pros

• Catching up with local collegiate athletes for Oct. 9

• Athletes of the Week: Corbin Diehl and Ben Wharton

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