Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Sept. 28

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Weather The weekend in Steamboat is forecast to be sunny with highs in the 70s and lows in the 30s. The absence of rain in the forecast means Steamboat likely will finish the month with below average precipitation.

Local news

• Lexi Miller recently asked Google Maps what her life would be like without the city's free Yellow Line bus. She didn't like Google's answer. City eyes major cuts to free bus service to balance 2013 budget

• New voters who registered from Sept. 14 to Monday at www.govotecolorado.com using a mobile device or tablet may not be registered, according to a news release. Some new Colorado voters may need to confirm registration

• As the nights get colder and residents begin turning on the heat, local fire chiefs are encouraging everyone to make sure their furnaces and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly. Residents urged to check carbon monoxide, smoke detectors

• A network of downhill mountain bike trails built by Steamboat Ski Area opened earlier this summer, and now, after one solid season of riding, there appears to be agreement that while there’s still plenty of work to be done, the first full year of operations went pretty smoothly. Steamboat Ski Area to celebrate end of bike park's 1st season

• The generosity of another donor could help Steamboat Sk8 Church pay its lease for the next year. Donor's generosity could help propel Steamboat Sk8 Church through 2013

• The announcement Monday that the purebred form of Colorado's state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout, remains only in a small segment of stream near Colorado Springs arrives with good news, bad news and a dash of indifference. Scott Willoughby: Some care whether Colorado cutthroat trout are 'pure'

• On July 27, 1897, Robert Leroy Parker, 31, more famously known as Butch Cassidy, traveled to the town of Baggs, Wyo. Butch Cassidy relative visits Craig for book-signing, discussion

• Local personal trainer Tony Rosso, co-owner of Forever Fit, expressed the key to preparing for an injury-free ski season by holding one hand just below his chest and the other just above his knee. “Butt and gut,” he said. Steamboat trainers offer ski, snowboard fitness classes

• Quicksilver Resources, Inc. announced Monday it has entered into an agreement with Shell Western Exploration and Production, LP — a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, plc. Shell enters into development agreement with Quicksilver

• Predicting a 50 percent drop in property tax revenue in 2014, Oak Creek Town Administrator Mary Alice Page-Allen said her goal was “to stabilize the general fund and not have this looming property tax hurt” the town. Oak Creek Town Board continues budget work

• Betsy Packer, the Routt County Council on Aging's counselor and coordinator for the Colorado State Health Insurance Assistance Program, gave an audio interview for the assistance program's 20th anniversary. Routt County Council on Aging coordinator for Medicare assistance program gives audio interview

• Rob Douglas: People before buildings

Community Agriculture Alliance: A resilient agriculture economy

• A Dog's Eye View: Puppy sibling rivalry

• The Record for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

• Steamboat briefs: Northwest Colorado VNA offer rabies information

Explore Steamboat

Routt County events calendar for Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

• It was a line drive that changed the course of a young baseball player named Jeremy Buck. Jeremy Buck to kick off Steamboat's 1st SummerEndo festival

• Paul Jean Jean’s “Arabesques” is a clarinet solo so difficult it has been used as an audition piece at the Paris Conservatory of Music, and there is a local man who can — and did — play it at a concert last month for the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra. Steamboat clarinetist Gary Foss revels in opportunities to perform

•  In Steamboat Springs, fall is the time between when biking season gets a bit chilly and when the Steamboat Ski Area's lifts start churning. 5 fashion trends for fall in Steamboat Springs

Local sports

• After a rough two-day patch earlier this season, the Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team seems to be playing its best soccer of the season. Steamboat boys soccer shuts out Rifle

• Hayden High School volleyball coach Christene Planansky knew her Tigers team was much better than their record. Hayden volleyball downs North Park, 3-0

• Big blocks and big swings made the difference for the Glenwood Springs High School volleyball team Thursday night. Steamboat volleyball falls in 4 games to Glenwood Springs

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