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• City officials this summer will weigh implementing ideas that range from new parking management systems to a new Buy Local educational campaign. Momentum continues for downtown Steamboat Springs revitalization efforts
• “Be ready to laugh,” emcee Rodney McGowen said. “And if you want to do some mud surfing, don't wear your Sunday clothes.” Organizers of Routt County Redneck Olympics promise plenty of laughs in Hayden this weekend
• Western Colorado’s monsoon season typically begins in the second week of July, according to the National Weather Service. That’s when an area of high pressure along the main Pacific ridge breaks loose and allows subtropical moisture to flow north from Mexico. Steamboat weather runs hot and cold with 40-degee temperature swings
• Barn Village at Steamboat might have taken a while to work its way through the foreclosure process, but it wasted no time closing sales after the lots came back on the market. Steamboat Barn Village sees early sales after lots hit market
• Yampa Valley Data Partners has released its report on the top 10 employers in Routt and Moffat counties. The data represents employment information as of December 2012. Yampa Valley Data Partners report lists top employers for region
• The Steamboat Bike Park added Tenderfoot, a beginner downhill trail, and Rawhide, an expert trail this summer. Steamboat Ski Corp. donates $5K to cycling group after weather foils fundraiser
• Two local Little League teams captured district titles in Winter Park last week and are ready to step to the plate for the state tournament, which will begin later this month in Aurora. Steamboat Little League teams snag district titles, look to state tournament
• Steamboat's Rally for the Cure has changed leadership but remains committed to its goal of supporting woman battling breast cancer. Steamboat's Rally for the Cure continues to grow, keeps focus
Steamboat briefs: Routt County Search and Rescue accepts applications for volunteers
Jimmy Westlake: Spot the Summer Triangle
Thoughtful Parenting: Seeds of happiness
Mary Walker: Aid as commodity
Our View: State mostly right on pot industry rules
The Record for Monday, July 8, 2013