News for Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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Steamboat briefs: Motorists reminded to prepare vehicles for inclement weather

As part of Colorado Winter Weather Awareness Week, which ends Saturday, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado Office of Emergency Management are offering tips on getting vehicles prepared for inclement weather.

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Work on Steamboat theater progresses for Friends of the Chief

Friends of the Chief is working on a temporary setup for the Chief Plaza Theater and searching for a facilities manager.

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Steamboat couples return from Livestrong event in Texas

After returning from Austin, Texas, and the Ride for the Roses, a Steamboat group says Livestrong is as strong as ever.

The Record for Oct. 23, 2012

12:08 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear on Weiss Circle.

Routt County sports teams prep for weekend

The fall sports season winds down this weekend with most teams competing in their last contests.

Randy Baumgardner: Proud to be the conservative choice

For the economy to recover, we need to support sensible legislation in the Senate that limits burdensome regulations and encourages private industry to invest in Colorado.

Emily Tracy: Strong, independent voice is needed

There is a lot at stake in the election this year, and the need for our elected officials to work together across the Continental Divide as well as across party lines is more important than ever.

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Steamboat's Kyrill Kretzschmar to join DU Hall of Fame

Steamboat's Kyrill Kretzschmar and his 2000 DU skiing teammates will enter the school's Hall of Fame on Thursday.

Hunters seeing success in Routt County woods

Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife Area Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins has been seeing a lot of happy hunters and dead animals emerging from the woods this season.

Wolford Mountain Reservoir at lowest level since 2002

Engineers are trying to determine why the dam at the reservoir between Steamboat Springs and Kremmling is settling faster than expected. Denver Water controls 40 percent of the water in Wolford Mountain Reservoir.

Steamboat in process of bidding for 2013 Pro Cycling Challenge

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge announced the dates of the 2013 tour Wednesday. An expected route should be announced in December.

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Snowmaking at Steamboat Ski Area could begin Friday morning

Snowmaking could begin in the early hours of Friday morning as temperatures plummet into the teens.

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Steamboat Springs Middle School PE teacher receives state honor

Instead of “squad lines,” dodgeball battles and synchronized calisthenics, Chris Adams more commonly coaches his students while they use digital pedometers, spring off of Bosu balls and break sweats playing motion capture video games on the Xbox 360 and Wii.

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Winter weather advisory in effect for Steamboat until midnight

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a winter weather advisory for Rangely, Dinosaur, Craig, Hayden, Meeker, Steamboat Springs and the surrounding areas.

Cow manure being used to power Vermont resort's gondola

Killington Resort is partnering with Green Mountain Power and Vermont dairy farmers to convert the methane gas from cow manure to electricity to power its K-1 Express Gondola for the 2012-13 season.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Oct. 24

Outside money lands in local races, residents have a chance to comment on the Yellow Line bus route and U.S. winter sports teams prepare for snow.