Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, May 8

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• “I think it’s really bad business that it needs to be done at the cost of driving sage grouse into extinction,” commissioner Tim Corrigan said just before approving Entek’s special-use permit to drill a new well in North Routt County. Routt County Commissioners approve new oil well permit despite concerns that grouse are reaching tipping point

• Shell Oil officials said the past year has been characterized by experimentation, a trend that will continue when the energy company turns to hydraulic fracturing of at least two of its Moffat County wells. Shell to begin fracturing wells this month in Moffat County

• Although the Steamboat Springs City Council agreed Tuesday night that a new, more efficient facility is needed, the project still must clear more hurdles and votes in the weeks to come. Revived plan to build police station in Steamboat Springs clears important hurdle

• More than 400 eighth-grade boys and girls from public and private schools throughout Northwest Colorado descended on the Colorado Mountain College campus in Steamboat Springs for a day of workshops, food and fun. 8th-graders take over college campus in Steamboat Springs for career day

• Weather observer Art Judson reported Tuesday morning that 0.26 inches of rain had fallen in Steamboat in the preceding 24 hours. A chance of showers is forecast for Steamboat and Craig through Friday. Cold moisture continues to buoy snowpack in mountains near Steamboat

• A CenturyLink high-speed Internet outage Tuesday morning left some in Colorado without Internet access for more than eight hours, according to Western Slope Public Relations Manager Randy Krause. Nationwide CenturyLink Internet outage affects parts of Colorado

• Steamboat's Billy Kidd will be honored by the Denver Athletic Club with a career achievement award at the end of the month, according to 9News. Steamboat's Billy Kidd given career achievement award from Denver Athletic Club

• Steamboat residents brought in 66.5 pounds of unused drugs during the event April 27. Drug Take Back Day in Steamboat a success

• A man was in fair condition Tuesday at Swedish Medical Center in Denver after police said he was beaten severely Sunday night by a man in the City Market parking lot in Steamboat Springs. Man in fair condition after assault outside Steamboat Springs grocery store

• Wharton helped key the Sailors to a 2-0 weekend and a No. 6 seed in the Class 4A playoffs. Athlete of the Week: Ben Wharton

• Catch up on how local athletes are doing for their college teams. Routt County collegiate athletes roundup for May 8

• The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team fell in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs on Tuesday, losing, 3-1, to Windsor. Steamboat girls soccer falls to Windsor in 1st round of playoffs

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