Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 9

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Good morning Steamboat Today readers.

Read the eEdition here. View the daily photo gallery with staff and reader photos here. The best photos of the past week are collected in the audio-slideshow Focal Points.

• City Councilwoman Cari Hermacinski persuaded her colleagues Tuesday night that existing contract language in the sale of the city's 840 Yampa St. building might not be strong enough. Steamboat Springs City Council wants more protection built into the sale of police, fire building

• The oft-cited economic analyst who handled a fair amount of data work for the nonprofit organization decided to end the relationship after he felt he was pressured to not take public stances on controversial civic issues. Ford has publicly opposed the city of Steamboat's sale of its public safety campus to local companies Big Agnes, Honey Stinger and BAP. Steamboat economic analyst Scott Ford ends relationship with Yampa Valley Data Partners

• The first Steamboat Dancing with the Stars event last year sold out and raised $25,000 for Northwest Rocky Mountain Court-Appointed Special Advocates. Steamboat's 2nd annual Dancing with the Stars event to benefit CASA

• The Yampa Street proposal is just one of potentially 38 proposals due to be turned in to the city of Steamboat and its Lodging Tax Committee by Thursday. The proposals are competing for annual revenues from a city lodging tax. New Yampa River Park in downtown Steamboat pitched as tourism benefit

• Jim Kissane has joined Sam Jones in applying for the Steamboat Springs School Board seat vacated by former board member Wayne Lemley. District 2 seat on Steamboat Springs School Board sees 2nd letter of interest

• The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboard team competed in its first United States of America Snowboard Association slope-style contest of the year Saturday in Vail and garnered multiple top results. Steamboat Springs snowboarders do well in 1st slope-style event

Athlete of the Week: Miranda Salky

Our View: Rabbit Ears plan offers promise of improved safety, access

Steamboat briefs: Nissa Parker is November's Optimist Teen of the Month

Thoughtful Parenting: Am I a good parent?

Committee likely to shoot down extra money for gun checks

Colorado Democrats plan tax breaks

The Record for Monday, Jan. 7, 2012

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