Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Dec. 17

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• The new lights on the mountain are ready to go and will allow skiers to ride down 1,000 vertical feet of terrain from the top of the Christie Express lift to the base area. Steamboat Ski Area to usher in night skiing era Friday with fireworks, torchlight parade

• Colorado was the scene of yet another school shooting on Friday, and the librarian targeted used to teach in Craig. A student gunmen, Karl Pierson, came into Arapahoe High School in Littleton with a shotgun, demanding one teacher present himself: Tracy Murphy. Pierson shot a 17-year-old student, Claire Esther Davis before turning the gun on himself, taking his own life. Davis is in a coma, according to The Denver Post. Former Craig teacher was target in Arapahoe High School shooting

• In recent months, some parents and new school board members who were passionate about Laurel School Preschool were trying to raise enough money to get the doors back open. Efforts to reopen Laurel Street Preschool in Steamboat Springs unsuccessful

• Colorado experienced another school shooting incident last Friday at Arapahoe High School. Routt County schools have measures in place to help avoid such situations, but improvements are still in the process. Arapahoe shooting another reminder of Routt County school safety measures

• Storm Mountain Ranch owners failed in their appeal to keep agricultural tax status for the building envelopes of their luxury homes but succeeded in reducing the valuation of that land. Storm Mountain Ranch property tax appeal yields mixed results

• The Steamboat Springs City Council will hear about the idea Tuesday night as Routt County Riders asks the city about the potential of it guaranteeing a loan from Alpine Bank to purchase the equipment. Routt County Riders seeks new trail building equipment to speed up projects

• World University Games is giving local freestyle skier Katie Hitchcock a chance to get back on the snow and make an impact on the international field. Local freestyle skier hoping to make her mark at World University Games

Jimmy Westlake: Sun bottoms out this week

Steamboat briefs: Prudential is collecting toys for Mickey’s Fund

The Record for Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

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