Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, July 18

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• Steamboat Ski Area is moving forward with its plan to launch night skiing at the base of Mount Werner during the upcoming winter season, city officials said Tuesday night. City officials say public meetings on night skiing at Steamboat Ski Area coming soon

• The first recreational pot shops that open up here should not be allowed in the business districts downtown or at the base of the ski area, the Steamboat Springs City Council decided Tuesday night. Steamboat Springs City Council weighs in on pot shop rules

• Michael Thompson will tell a Steamboat audience next week at Elkstone Farm in Strawberry Park how he uses kitchen scraps and $40 worth of horse manure every year to help him produce enough salad greens from a small garden plot in Glenwood Springs to serve a dinner party every night of the week. Seminars next week address extending the growing season and brewing batch beer

• The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday when food vendors and the beer garden will open. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come to the events, many of which are free. Annual Hayden Daze celebration this weekend

• Whether to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use will be debated by Hayden officials Thursday night. Hayden officials to dive into recreational marijuana rules

• With the arrival of monsoonal rains, the Routt County Board of Commissioners will consider Tuesday rescinding Stage 1 fire restrictions. Routt County commissioners expected to lift fire restrictions Tuesday

• Twentymile Coal Co.'s existing special-use permit with the county is set to expire at the end of this year. In addition to trucking more coal, the mine is asking for a five-year extension to the permit. Twentymile proposes hauling more coal by truck on Routt County road

• Solar panel manufacturer Clean Energy Collective is in discussions with Yampa Valley Electric Association and the Craig City Council about where it can build a 5-acre solar panel garden. Solar panel garden could come to Craig, Yampa Valley Electric Association customers

• On Tuesday, golfers from across Steamboat Springs, and a few from Denver, were focused on a single cause. They came out to support the Rally for the Cure golf tournament and to help raise money to support those in our community dealing with breast cancer. Rally for the Cure golf tournament raises money for battle against breast cancer

• After a summer in the pool, the Steamboat Swim Team will send its top performers to Grand Junction this weekend to see how they measure up in the Western Slope Championships. Steamboat swimmers head to Grand Junction, Western Slope Championships

• Acclaimed triathlete Scott Tinley will speak in Steamboat Springs at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Triathlon royalty to speak at Steamboat event

• About 350 people will participate in the third running of the Steamboat Lake Sprint Triathlon. The course features a one-half mile swim, a 12.4-mile bike ride and a 3.5-mile run. Steamboat Lake Sprint Triathlon returns to North Routt on Sunday

Steamboat Briefs: County to consider lifting Stage 1 fire restrictions

The Record for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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