Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, May 1

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• About 5,000 Steamboat Springs customers were affected by a Comcast outage that severely limited Internet connectivity and impacted some cable television services. Comcast outage affects 5,000 Steamboat Springs customers

• Events this weekend in honor of a former Steamboat Springs resident aim to spread awareness of the national bone marrow registry. Bone marrow registry drive, fundraiser this weekend in Steamboat Springs

• A group of Routt County property owners who’ve been affected by recent legislation changing the way agricultural land is defined for tax purposes is taking its fight to the state level. Storm Mountain Ranch owners take property tax appeal to state board

• A group of Steamboat Springs Middle School students spent an extra day in Costa Rica after a bird derailed the students' flight plans. Flight hiccup leads to Steamboat students spending an extra day in Costa Rica

• A bigger Four Points restaurant isn't the only new attraction in the works at Steamboat Ski Area. The resort also is looking into the possibility of illuminating some of its lower-mountain terrain to offer night skiing. Steamboat Ski Area testing lights for possible night skiing

• Started in fall 2004, the district's elementary school Montessori program at Strawberry Park Elementary School once was so popular parents had to hope their child's name was drawn from a lottery to earn a spot in the class. With low enrollment, Steamboat Springs School District's Montessori program might end

• Storm Mountain Express will have to wait until 2018 for its next chance to apply to Routt County for a license to solicit business from arriving passengers at Yampa Valley Regional Airport who don’t already have a shuttle reservation. The company's owner said the county isn't playing fair. Routt County to Storm Mountain Express: Wait until 2018

• A controversial bill that increases renewable energy mandates for rural electricity cooperatives was approved by the Colorado House of Representatives on Tuesday. Colorado House passes controversial renewable energy mandate bill

• High-speed broadband internet service could be on its way to the Moffat County and Steamboat Springs school districts after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced Tuesday it lifted its stop construction order against the maligned EAGLE-Net Alliance. EAGLE-Net suspension lifted, paving way for new broadband access in Moffat and Routt counties

• The Steamboat Springs girls soccer team lost to Palisade on Tuesday, falling, 3-1, in penalty kicks. Steamboat Springs girls soccer falls to Palisade

• The Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team picked up a win at Summit on Tuesday. Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse wins at Summit

Our View: Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board should keep merit in mind

Steamboat briefs: Prescribed burn slated for this week in west Routt

Thoughtful Parenting: In-the-moment parenting

The Record for Monday, April 29, 2013

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