Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, April 18

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• It was 1963 when Wendell Hicks first lifted steel out of the back of a truck at Steamboat Lumber. It would be the first task of his job, which would become his life, his livelihood and now his retirement. Steamboat resident Wendell Hicks a lumberyard icon for 50 years

• The lodging tax committee agreed Wednesday to recommend that the Steamboat Springs Trails Alliance's sweeping trails projects receive 90 percent, or an estimated $600,000, of the tax revenue annually for the next decade. Trails projects poised to earn backing of lucrative lodging tax revenue

• Hayden Clean-Up Day is May 4, and town officials will discuss Thursday options for allowing residents to drop off lumber. Hayden Town Council to discuss Clean-Up Day

• Sales tax collections in the city of Steamboat Springs were up 7.6 percent in February compared with February 2012, according to a final report released Monday. Steamboat sales tax collection figures show improvement from preliminary February report

• On its first trip to Colorado, the jam rock quintet seems to be fitting right in, prepared with chains for the van's tires and a rollicking, mellow-yet-funky Americana rock sound. Chicago jam band Old Shoe to play Thursday in Steamboat

• The snow that continued throughout the day Wednesday served to further bolster the snowpack in the Yampa/White River Basin. Yampa River basin bolstered by recent snowfall; Tower site lags behind

• Eight Steamboat Springs High School seniors signed their national letters of intent Wednesday to play collegiate sports. Steamboat Springs High School athletes celebrate Signing Day

• On Tuesday night, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club handed out 31 awards memorializing noteworthy alumni and recognizing those Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes who are setting the standards for today. Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club honors best at annual awards night

• When Loretta Conway and her husband, Bill, started at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs, one of Loretta’s first calls was to local schools to see whether she could reinvigorate the Junior Tennis Expansion Initiative. Steamboat Springs tennis pros teaching at area schools

• Routt County prep sports action this weekend is highlighted by the Steamboat girls soccer team playing a pair Thursday. Steamboat Springs girls soccer team prepares for double dip

Steamboat briefs: Area water districts agree to limited residential car washing

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