Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Oct. 12

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Local news

Helicopter logging: Helicopters are working to remove felled beetle-killed lodgepole pine trees from Steamboat Ski Area. Crews on the ground were felling trees last week, and the helicopter operations that started Tuesday are supposed to take about a week.

Coming storm: Steamboat Ski Area could see some snow Friday as low temperatures and a storm move in. The two-phase storm coming out of the Four Corners area will first bring warm temperatures and moisture then give way to colder temperatures Saturday, increasing the chance for continued snow.

Travel analytics: In a session titled Paralysis by Analysis at the Colorado Tourism Conference, Nikki Burmaster and R.A. Burrell used the work they have done for the Colorado Tourism Office as an outline for other tourism-related businesses looking to parse the vast universe of analytics data into bite-sized, readily understandable bits of information.

Candidates speak to Oak Creek: The four Routt County Board of Commissioners hopefuls spoke at Oak Creek's Town Board meeting Thursday. Town Board member Josh Voorhis asked all the candidates about their positions on oil and gas exploration in a town's watershed.

The Record for Oct. 10, 2012

Community Agriculture Alliance: What expiration of 2008 Food and Farm Bill means

Energy Diet: Nice and easy 1st steps

A Dog's Eye View: My dog is friendly

Steamboat briefs: VNA issues reminder about World Arthritis Day on Friday

Explore Steamboat

Guitar prodigy: Eleven-year-old guitar prodigy Jaden Carlson performed at the preliminary Steamboat Springs round of the Aspen Songwriters Competition at the Tugboat Grill & Pub in January, but she was too young to be sent to the finals in Aspen. On Friday, she's back in Steamboat, performing at Old Town Pub.

"Frankenweenie" a tale from the heart: Andy Bockelman reviews "Frankenweenie": the expanded version of a short film that got Tim Burton axed from Disney back in 1984.

Explore Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Dance Theatre auditions are Sunday

Local sports and outdoors

Finding solace: Tori Allen found celebrity at an early age in rock climbing. In Steamboat, she's been able to find a measure of anonymity. Allen talks with Luke Graham about climbing, the limelight and finding solace in Steamboat.

Steamboat soccer wins: What started as a tight game with some close calls finished with Steamboat Springs High School soccer beating Moffat County High School, 4-1.

Game canceled: Hayden's football game against South Park on Saturday was canceled. South Park was unable to field a team.

Hoping for playback: A rough second round at the state tournament in Pueblo has the Steamboat Springs High School tennis team looking for a chance to get some players into the consolation round through playback opportunities.

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