Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, June 14

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• Local officials urge people who are tempted to purchase their own tubes and float the Yampa while the river remains above 1,000 cfs this weekend should take safety precautions: life vests are a must. Yampa River flow double commercial tubing level, but Tuesday could be the day

• Assistant Police Chief Bob DelValle said it is suspected the explosion happened while the teens were making a marijuana concentrate called ear wax. 4 transported to hospital after explosion at The Pines condominiums

• A July trial has been canceled for a 20-year-old Steamboat Springs man accused of being involved in an incident where police said a man was threatened with a knife, kidnapped and taken to a bank to withdraw money in November. Felony charges dismissed against Steamboat Springs 20-year-old

• The school is hoping that starting in the fall, all of the fourth-graders at Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools in Steamboat Springs will be able to strum on new nylon-string guitars and find joy in music — just like Asher did this school year. Soda Creek Elementary School hoping to purchase new guitars to honor Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan

• A logging operation targeting roadside hazard trees will also cause the closure of the last mile of Forest Road 315 on Rabbit Ears Pass beginning this week and continuing for two weeks. Elk River Road to see up to eight log trucks daily

• The town has been awarded a $62,340 Great Outdoors Colorado grant to complete some repairs and improvements at the park that hosts multiple area events. Oak Creek receives GOCo grant for Decker Park work

• On Thursday night, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend denial of Emerald Heights’ community housing plan to City Council with an added note to look at the meeting’s minutes. Steamboat developer prefers denial of community housing plan to other options

• After 19 years in business, Wing-Time Buffalo Wing Sauces owner Terry Brown recently sold the company. From small-time startup to international success story, Steamboat's Wing-Time sold to another company

• With eight months to go before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the U.S. Nordic team has added Marc Nolke as its jumping coach. US Nordic ski team adds Nolke as jumping coach

• Stand-up paddleboarding is catching fire in Steamboat Springs, and two guiding services have taken to local waters this season. Stand-up paddleboarding Steamboat's wettest new craze

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Explore Steamboat

• The Ghost Ranch will reopen to the public Saturday night. The bar is now having live music and hosting private events. Ghost Ranch to reopen with another new concept

• Denver author Dianne Maroney will sign copies of her book "The Imagine Project" from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Off the Beaten Path. Visiting author finds inspiration through imagination

• The reason a movie like “The Internship” works is because its appeal is broad enough for technophobes and those who go through withdrawal when wi-fi is down. Andy Bockelman: ‘The Internship’: What’s your Googliness?

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