Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, July 19

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• The Yampa River will get another significant boost this summer when 4,000 acre-feet of water leased by the Colorado Water Trust once again starts to flow out of Stagecoach Reservoir. Colorado Water Trust once again leases water to boost Yampa River flows

• Steamboat 700, the 536-acre development parcel rejected for annexation by city voters in March 2010, is back on the market with an asking price of $30 million. Steamboat 700 back on market for $30 million

• After a failed vote Thursday night to draft a law to ban future pot shops in Hayden, town officials said they want to hear more input from residents before making any decisions. Hayden officials seek input from residents about marijuana

• Even with recent monsoon rains, drought conditions persist and caution is urged. Forest Service to lift fire restrictions Friday in Routt County

• According to a news release, YVMC earned a 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, a national organization that helps patients evaluate and compare hospitals. Yampa Valley Medical Center earns award for patient safety

• Steamboat cowboy Travis Darling was a local champion, and he will be remembered in a special memorial saddle bronc ride at this weekend's rodeo performances. Weekend rodeo in Steamboat Springs to memorialize cowboy Travis Darling

• The Spring Creek Memorial always has been a staple of the Steamboat Springs Running Series, and the popular race returns Saturday to the Spring Creek Trail. Steamboat Springs Running Series continues Saturday with Spring Creek Memorial

• After high school graduation, a trio of young, local hockey players will continue to play the sport in junior hockey leagues. Area hockey players driven to next level by love for the sport

Tom Ross: New Seattle jet flight to Steamboat scores with former ski patroller

Rob Douglas: Sen. Graham’s proposed boycott

Community Agriculture Alliance: Routt National Forest pursuing aerial treatment of invasive plant species

A Dog’s Eye View: Adopted by Martians

Steamboat briefs: 11,600 visitors expected to be in town Saturday

The Record for Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Explore Steamboat

• The Hayden Heritage Center has a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Smithsonian Institution exhibit, Journey Stories, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday with a reception at the Hayden Chamber of Commerce. Hayden museum to host Smithsonian exhibit

• Helen Highwater — a new group out of Nashville, Tenn. — plays at 9 p.m. Saturday at Carl’s Tavern. The cost is $5. Bluegrass band Helen Highwater to rock Steamboat on Saturday night

• Celebrating its 100th year, Perry-Mansfield has a week chock-full of events. Steamboat's Perry-Mansfield prepares for a busy week

• Most people have childhood issues of some sort that affect them well into their adult lives. Few have a traumatic past that involves being pursued through the streets of an Asian metropolis by a ginormous crab, but that’s what makes the heroes of “Pacific Rim” unique. Andy Bockelman: ‘Pacific Rim’ a hard-hitting, sci-fi creature feature

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