Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Dec. 12

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• U.S. Highway 40 was closed for part of the day Wednesday about 1 mile east of Hayden as officials investigated a fatal crash. Craig man dies in Wednesday crash on US 40 near Hayden

• Pamela Lane residents and three former members of the Steamboat Springs City Council on Wednesday night told their city's Parks and Recreation Commission it still isn't time to allow Triple Crown to play on the ballfields at Emerald Park. Troublesome access to Emerald Park in Steamboat Springs back in the spotlight

• Lisa Lesyshen is scheduled to enter a plea during her arraignment Dec. 20, but her attorney, public defender Scott Troxell, is asking that the arraignment be delayed. Insanity plea being considered by Lesyshen's attorney

• City Clerk Julie Franklin said Wednesday that two other existing medical marijuana dispensaries are in the process of applying for a retail permit. Should all three succeed, they would fill out the limit of three in Steamboat Springs under an ordinance approved by the Steamboat Springs City Council in September. Steamboat's 1st permit request for retail pot store on Thursday's city planning agenda

• After hearing from staff and members of the public, the Routt County Board of Commissioners directed staff to look into creating a process for minor amendments to the boundary and a way to define what is considered minor. Routt County Board of Commissioners looks to create minor process for urban growth boundary

• The Norwegian ski film "Supervention" will show on Friday at the Ghost Ranch, followed by hip-hop band Salem. Another ski film to hit Steamboat

• Steamboat begins running the Sundown Express, Sunshine and South Peak chairlifts Thursday, providing access to the sunniest trails on the upper ski area. Sundown Express lift opens Thursday at Steamboat Ski Area for 2,300 acres of skiing

• The Ghost Ranch will host a benefit for the Philippines on Thursday. Local band Acutonic and DJ Dra-La will perform. Steamboat benefit to help Philippines

• Chris Cole, currently the airport operations officer at the Albuquerque International Sunport in New Mexico, has been named the city of Steamboat Springs' next airport manager. City of Steamboat Springs hires new airport manager

• Some bills are higher because the city is working to get all of its customers on the same billing cycle, and the latest round of bills included 45 days of service for some customers instead of the usual 30. Some water bills temporarily higher than usual as city of Steamboat gets everyone on same billing cycle

• What Arielle Gold hopes is a journey to Russia kicked off with a great first step. Arielle Gold qualifies for Dew Tour finals in half-pipe

• It doesn’t come with quite as many teams as usual, but the annual Steamboat Springs Shoot-Out is back, with three high school basketball-filled days packing the gyms at Steamboat Springs High School. Steamboat Springs Shoot-Out returns Thursday

• The Soroco High School wrestling program will play host to nine teams Saturday, an important tournament for wrestling in the region, according to Rams coach Jay Whaley. High school sports preview for Dec. 12

• The Nordic skiers of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club couldn’t be off to a better start to the season after the weekend’s performance at Grand Mesa. Steamboat skiers fill up podium at Grand Mesa

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