Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, July 3

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• A crash involving two motorcycles and an SUV on Tuesday afternoon reportedly has resulted in a fatality. The accident shut down Lincoln Avenue between 13th Street and Elk River Road. 1 dead after crash on Lincoln Avenue

• The council voted to start planning a ballot initiative that will ask voters here to approve spending millions of dollars worth of the tax on both hiking and biking trails and a new promenade on Yampa Street. Steamboat City Council plans to ask voters to approve spending lodging tax on both trails, Yampa River Promenade

• The first call for help came in at about 4:45 p.m. Monday. Incident Commander Kristia Check-Hill said a father and his daughter visiting Steamboat Springs got lost while trying to bike the Rotary Trail on the backside of Emerald Mountain. Routt County Search and Rescue has 3 missions in 24 hours

• Professor Stephen Klineberg said that the best way to attack the income divide is by boosting education across the board, with particular focus on access to quality preschools. Professor expected to tell Steamboat audience that income gap is America's biggest challenge

• During a two-day swing through Northwest Colorado, Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is touching on the manufacture of forest products, land management and an all-of-the-above approach to the nation’s energy portfolio. Colorado Sen. Mark Udall attends alternative energy roundtable in Steamboat

• When an Arizona wildfire overwhelmed a Prescott, Ariz., hotshot crew, killing 19 members Sunday afternoon, it was one more indicator that the business of fighting wildfires is undergoing radical changes. Fighting wildfires in Colorado changes as temperatures climb

• On Independence Day, the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series will combine the iconic motif of cowboys with traditions like barbecues and fireworks to create an experience that is purely American. 3-days of rodeo shows to kick off 4th of July weekend

• The Steamboat Springs Rugby Club easily beat Glenwood Springs on Saturday. Steamboat Springs rugby team picks up win

• Tuesday evening’s World ski jumping Calcutta fundraiser for the National Nordic Foundation began at Howelsen Hill by celebrating what had already happened, but became about what the athletes hope will happen. Jumping week in Steamboat kicks off with focus on future

Steamboat Briefs: Road closures planned for Independence Day festivities

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