Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, March 12

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• Just three weeks after her 19-year-old son’s death on the slopes of Howelsen Hill, Maureen Ryan pleaded by phone and by email for the Steamboat Springs Police Department’s lead detective on the investigation to call another skier who had found himself in the area near the Alpine Slide on that same snowy March 17, 2011, evening. But Ryan’s pleas went unanswered. Investigation into 2011 skier death at Howelsen Hill failed to contact key witness

• The discussion about the future uses of Steamboat Springs' half-cent sales tax for education attracted a large audience to the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Discussion about future spending of half-cent sales tax for education draws a big crowd

• All of the public school districts in Northwest Colorado stand to gain financially from State Sen. Mike Johnston's push to change how schools in the state are funded. But without help from local taxpayers, Steamboat Springs' gains will be temporary. School finance bill projected to have varying impacts on school districts in Northwest Colorado

• Projects could include continuing road improvements through July 1 on Buffalo Pass. Forest rangers discuss summer projects with Routt County commissioners

• The new plantings in the road medians on Mount Werner Circle would be chosen with water conservation and cost of upkeep in mind. Steamboat Springs urban renewal group plans $240,000 in landscaping at Mount Werner Circle

• Deb Armstrong, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's alpine ski director, said the strength of her program can’t be defined by a skier or even a race, but that all the parts are coming together nicely. Winter Sports Club's alpine ski team looks to end season on strong note

• A look at how Routt County high school graduates are doing at the collegiate level. Routt County collegiate athletes roundup for March 11

• All high school spring sports teams won't get going yet, but the season is definitely kicking into gear — weather permitting, of course. Routt County preps sports preview for the week of March 11

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