Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Jan. 4

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• "The Summit," a film about a climbing expedition gone wrong on K2, features Steamboat's Eric Meyer and is screening at the Sundance Film Festival. Steamboat Springs' Meyer reflects on film about K2 disaster

• Jon Herod, 49, was killed Thursday morning in an explosion at an oil rig about seven miles north of Craig. Investigators think residual oil in a water tank ignited when a propane heater was used to thaw frozen valves. Craig resident killed Thursday morning in explosion at Moffat County oil rig

• U.S. Forest Service officials are asking recreationists, including snowmobilers, skiers and snowshoers, to provide written comments with ideas about improving parking facilities for winter recreation on Rabbit Ears Pass. Bigger rigs, more snowmobilers could lead to expanded parking lots on Rabbit Ears Pass

• The holiday season may be coming to an end, but thousands of visitors will continue to rock the 'Boat through the middle of next week. Another busy weekend in Steamboat as MusicFest arrives

• An investigation has been completed into why a Priest Creek lift chair with two people on it lost its grip on the cable and slid backward Monday at Steamboat Ski Area. Investigation completed on Steamboat lift incident

• The clock hardly had stopped ringing in the new year Tuesday morning when Ann Reese finally broke down and called her doctor. 1st-time Steamboat Springs parents welcome Routt County's 1st baby of 2013

• Local prep sports squads return to ice, slopes this weekend. Steamboat Springs high school teams back in action

• Lucy Newman, of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, finished 39th in the field of 151 for the sprint qualifier race, and teammate Madison Keefe was close behind in 41st. Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Lucy Newman top local finisher in cross-country sprints

• Collections fell by 1.7 percent compared with November 2011, though 2012 year-to-date revenue remains on track to exceed 2011 collections. Steamboat Springs sales tax collections dip in November

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Explore Steamboat

• Adam Strong, a 2000 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, will be hanging his first show in Routt County this month at Creekside Cafe & Grill, featuring his classical work in landscapes, portraits and still life. Steamboat Springs High School graduate returns to hometown to hang 1st art show

• Performing isn’t everything for Cody Canada; family means as much to him as music. This will be his 12th year coming to perform in Steamboat and his fourth year bringing his kids. Cody Canada set to play MusicFest, acoustic show

Edwards WinterWonderGrass festival to feature bluegrass and brews

Andy Bockelman: ‘Django Unchained’ shoots from the hip, no apologies

'Monday Docs' series ready to roll in Aspen

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