Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Sept. 21

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Weather: Sunny skies are forecast for Steamboat Spring through the weekend, but a haze might also be lingering over the valley. The high temperature should be about 78 degrees with the low in the 30s.

Local news

• With the message now clear that Gov. John Hickenlooper does not support off-reservation casinos in Colorado, Sleeping Giant Group partners plan to meet next week to decide how to proceed with their vision for a casino near Yampa Valley Regional Airport. Casino group anticipates moving forward with Hayden project

• A group calling itself Citizens for Less Intrusive Government is distributing flyers in Hayden that advocate annexing western Routt County into Moffat County. Group wants to annex western Routt County into Moffat County

• Routt County sixth-graders spend a week at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp immersed in a program that is tailored to enhance and, in some ways, replace science curriculum in area schools. 6th-graders take part in revamped Yampa Valley Science Camp

• While it’s essential to have a good product, SmartWool President Mark Satkiewicz told his audience of local business, government and nonprofit leaders that it can take a company only so far. SmartWool president tells Steamboat audience how plan helped company grow through recession

• Former Steamboat Springs resident Alan Panebaker was killed Wednesday in a kayaking accident in New Hampshire, according to police reports. Former Steamboat Springs resident killed in kayaking accident

• Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, last week endorsed a discharge petition that would bring the Farm Bill before the U.S. House of Representatives for a floor vote. The next day, Tipton removed his name from the petition. Tipton wavers on discharge petition to bring Farm Bill to vote

• The Sal Pace campaign on Monday launched its second television advertisement of the election cycle. Sal Pace ad targeting seniors comes under fire

Rob Douglas: ‘Dealin’s done’

A Dog's Eye View: Puppy Diaries: Puppy training 101

• The Record for Sept. 19, 2012

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day

Explore Steamboat

• It’s the small wins that mean the most to Austin, Texas-based band the Wheeler Brothers. Like when guitarist and pianist Nolan Wheeler looks out into the bars and clubs, which are getting fuller by the tour, and sees someone mouthing the words to one of the band's songs. Wheeler Brothers to headline OktoberWest on Saturday in Steamboat

• For those not so fortunate as to have skied in mid-September, there’s a chance to catch a glimpse of winter as ski movie premiere season starts up. Ski and snowboard films to premiere in Steamboat

Routt County events calendar for Sept. 21 to 27

Outdoors and local sports

• It’s the time of year for rumors, mostly about snowfall, that tend to sweep through Steamboat Springs like hookup gossip through a class of high schoolers. But there are still some stashes left for Routt County hikers. There's still time left in Routt County's hiking season

• We're not sure the best man is going to win, but sports reporters Joel Reichenberger and Luke Graham will be "Duking it Out" about what team will win the Hayden v. Soroco 8-man football matchup. Duking it Out: Steamboat Today's sports guys predict outcome of Hayden vs. Soroco 8-man showdown

• Soroco and Hayden football teams renew Routt County rivalry

• Kelly Boniface was fifth at the cross-country marathon national championships Saturday in Bend, Ore. Steamboat's Boniface makes national podium in Oregon

• Bill Meyers won his age division at the U.S. Masters Road National Championships in Bend, Ore. Routt County’s Meyers again tops at cycling nationals

• Saturday's Emerald Mountain Trail Run wraps up the Steamboat Springs Running Series on Saturday. Running Series to wrap up Saturday

• Steamboat soccer goes into overtime to beat Glenwood

• Roundup of Routt County prep sports games this weekend

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