Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Feb. 7

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• Former state Sen. Jack Taylor had a series of ministrokes Sunday and was taken to Swedish Medical Center in Denver, according to his wife, Geneva. Former state Sen. Jack Taylor suffers series of strokes

• The light snow that was falling across Steamboat Springs on Wednesday afternoon really was just a warning shot. The real event is forecast to hit Saturday. Approaching storm means likely snow for Winter Carnival weekend in Steamboat

• Steamboat Springs on Tuesday night joined a growing list of municipalities in Colorado that have adopted emergency ordinances temporarily banning the establishment of private marijuana clubs. Steamboat Springs City Council passes temporary emergency ordinance banning private marijuana clubs

• Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers were safely able to rescue three skiers who got stuck in the Fish Creek drainage Wednesday afternoon. 3 skiers rescued Wednesday from Fish Creek drainage near Steamboat Springs

• Airport Manager Dave Ruppel brought up the growing problems with the on-time record as long ago as October and said the difficulties persisted into ski season. United Express official tells Steamboat Springs leaders the company is working to address late flights

• An annual forest health survey released Wednesday shows the mountain pine beetle is on the retreat in Colorado, but the spruce beetle is gaining ground in parts of the state. Pine beetle epidemic slows in Colorado

• Typically a painter working in watercolor and acrylic, California–based minimal abstract artist Patsy Krebs has collaborated twice with Steamboat-based printmaker Sue Oehme. California minimalist artist displays Oehme Graphics prints at Steamboat's Depot Art Center

• The Hayden Town Council on Thursday is expected to welcome and swear in the town's newest police officer. Hayden Town Council to welcome new police officer at meeting Thursday

• The cheerleading team departs Thursday for Orlando, Fla., where the team will compete in the coed, Division II competition. Steamboat Springs High School cheerleaders headed to Florida for nationals

• It's an action-packed weekend in Routt County prep sports with all three high schools' wrestling teams kicking off the competition Thursday, Alpine and Nordic skiing, hockey, and county schools' basketball teams prepping for Friday and Saturday games. Routt County sports teams get ready for busy weekend

• Three Steamboat Springs snowboarders qualified for the finals of the Burton European Open in Switzerland on Wednesday. Steamboat Springs snowboarders qualify at Burton event

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