Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Aug. 28

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• The consensus came when a community member in the audience asked who would welcome the new police headquarters in the neighborhood near the park, and only one person raised his hand. Plan to build police station at Rita Valentine Park faces barrage of criticism at 1st community meeting

• With it now clearly illegal for pedestrians to cross Lincoln Avenue at Sixth Street, organizers of the Mainstreet Farmers Market might consider finding a new home for the summertime event. New street-crossing rule impacting farmers market in Steamboat Springs

• Police said a 31-year-old man who crashed his bike into a car on South Lincoln Avenue early Tuesday evening was drunk. Man who crashed bike into car suspected of DUI

• The publishers of Colorado Hunter, a hunting guide for Northwest Colorado, are warning advertisers that someone is attempting to fraudulently sell advertising for the magazine. Colorado Hunter advertisers cautioned about scam

• Short-terms rentals are prohibited in most of Routt County, and Dave Barnes went in front of the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday to ask for a zoning regulation change that would allow him to continue renting his Hahn's Peak house. North Routt landowner asks Routt County commissioners to allow short-term rentals

• Construction on the new $3.1 million U.S. Highway 40 bridge over the Elk River west of Steamboat Springs has been halted temporarily in order to correct a bridge support that wasn’t properly placed. Despite the delay, there still is a possibility of completing the bridge on schedule by the end of November. Elk River Bridge construction on hold while issue with caisson is resolved

• As gravel pits and asphalt plants fare in Routt County, a proposal this month by Connell Resources to shift its gravel mining operations east of Hayden onto 40 new acres is about as uncontroversial as it gets. Connell Resources proposes Routt County rarity: a gravel pit that fails to ignite controversy

• Mark Lynch told the Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night that he's resolved to help raise millions of dollars to build a new field house on top of the practice field at Steamboat Middle School and give athletes a place to train indoors. Community members raising money to build new field house at Steamboat Springs Middle School

• The Oak Creek water plant was struck by lightning Friday, and the town remains under water restrictions as repairs are made. Oak Creek under water restrictions after lightning strikes plant

• Moffat County residents who want to secede from Colorado now have a chance to vote on the issue in November. On Tuesday, Moffat County Commissioners approved a resolution that will stamp the ballot with the pressing question that many feel is a great idea. Moffat County Commissioners approve secession for November's ballot

• This weekend, the 4-H Routt County state championship shooting team will be focused on good scores and a top finish at the Pikes Peak Gun Club in Colorado Springs. State championships offer Routt County shooters a place to shine

• Britt Walton carded the second best round of the day, but it wasn’t enough to bump the Steamboat Springs High School golf team to first place Monday in a Grand Junction area tournament. Steamboat boys finish 2nd at Grand Junction golf course

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