Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, March 1

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• Gold put down a frontside 900, backside 540, frontside 720, cab 720 and a frontside 540 for her highest score of the day at 80.3. Steamboat's Gold 2nd in half-pipe semifinal at Burton U.S. Open in Vail

• Feathers were ruffled in August when eight irrigation ditches in the Elk River Valley were shut down because they didn’t have flow-measuring devices. This year, the Routt County CSU Extension is working to get ahead of the drought. Routt County agencies, agriculture groups refocus on irrigation water measuring devices

• Colorado’s two United States senators are hopeful the return of pat-downs and metal detectors at Yampa Valley Regional Airport is only temporary. No timetable for when Yampa Valley Regional Airport might get replacement security equipment

• The phone and Internet service is back online at the Steamboat Springs School District's central office after an outage earlier in the day. Steamboat Springs School District central office phones, Internet back online

• Marsh Gooding soared to the top spot at the Snowbowl Cup last weekend near Missoula, Mont., marking the first time a Steamboat Springs Gelande jumper has won the event. Steamboat jumper Marsh Gooding soars to top spot in Montana Gelande championships

• The race is expected to sell out quickly, and race directors encouraged people to be ready to register a noon Friday. Steamboat Stinger registration opens Friday

• The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team pulled the biggest upset of the first round of the Class 4A tournament Tuesday and no doubt earn that distinction again if they find a way around Windsor in a 7 p.m. game Friday. Steamboat girls basketball hopes for another upset Friday

• The Hayden High School boys basketball team plays Friday in the district tournament against Paonia. Tigers boys basketball set for district tournament

• Billy Demong led the way for the U.S. Nordic combined team Thursday in the large hill competition at the World Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy, skiing to a 15th-place finish. Demong leads US team at World Championships large hill competition

Athlete of the Week: Jorge Valdez

Steamboat briefs: 2012 graduate Blake Kelly completes 1st semester

Nicole Inglis: Why ski screen-free?

Rob Douglas: Politics trumped airport security

Community Agriculture Alliance: Education key to successful agriculture

The Record for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Explore Steamboat

• The collection of graphite portraits, detailed pen and ink drawings and mixed-media pieces is on display for the month of March and opens during First Friday Artwalk from 5 to 8 p.m. Steamboat grad Rashelle Stetman grows up through her art

• It was a completely new experience walking into a fully equipped recording studio last summer, armed with several songs they’d honed on stages around the west. Steamboat band String Board Theory releases first album

• This year’s concert is slated for 7 p.m. March 14, 15 and 16 in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium. Steamboat Dance Theatre tickets on sale Friday

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