Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, May 10

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• Former Steamboat Springs resident Elizabeth Emilie Bateman, 34, is accused of faking cancer, hosting a fundraiser for a phony cancer charity and spending the $7,000 in proceeds on herself, for which she faces a felony theft charge. Police say former Steamboat Springs woman faked cancer, held fundraiser

• It’s unclear how much additional financing EAGLE-Net will need and whether the rural communities that were supposed to be the targets of expanded broadband access ever reap the promised benefits. Northwest Colorado waits for expansion of EAGLE-Net broadband project

• Routt County Finance Director Dan Strnad said this week that the valuation of residential and commercial properties in the county are down but not by as great a margin as they were in the 2010 valuation. Routt County taxpayers have until June 1 to question property valuation

• The National Weather Service in Grand Junction is forecasting a high temperature of 72 degrees under mostly sunny skies Sunday followed by even higher temperatures to begin the workweek Monday. Summer-like weather in forecast for Steamboat in time for Mother's Day

• Lots in Barn Village are as small as 0.14 acres and as large 1.07 acres, where higher priced lots are grouped around two cul de sacs, some of them bordering Fish Creek. 47 Barn Village at Steamboat lots poised to re-enter real estate market

• Meg Morse last month was named the interim head of school immediately after former campus head Chris Taylor retired earlier than expected. The Lowell Whiteman School's new leader has long history with campus

• The Steamboat Springs Running Series opens on Saturday with the 34th annual Hayden Cog Run. Steamboat Springs Running Series opens Saturday

• The Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team to meet Cheyenne Mountain in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A state playoffs. Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team preps for quarterfinals

• Parts of the vast state harbor a fanatical skiing culture. Other parts of the state lack skiing, and it was into those rural corners of Alaska that Josh Smullin recently traveled with the NANANordic program. Steamboat ski coach visits Alaska to spread love of skiing

• No. 1 singles player Rachel Grubbs and No. 3 singles player Kira Lorenzen each advanced. The No. 2 doubles team of Brooke Metzler and Maddie Labor and the No. 4 doubles team of Sydney Boyd and Sabina Berend also advanced. Steamboat Springs girls tennis team sees varied results Thursday

Recent study examines effects of climate change on cutthroat trout

Community Agriculture Alliance: Stagecoach tree-planting is May 22

A Dog's Eye View: Change: 1 thing we can count on

Steamboat briefs: Seth Schurman awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts

Rob Douglas: How not to build a police station

The Record for Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Explore Steamboat

• The next generation of directors will present their work Saturday as part of the inaugural Steamboat Springs Student Film Festival. The event will showcase 25 shorts submitted by budding talent from the local, state and national levels. Steamboat to host high school film festival

• Looking at a violin, an average music listener might not think it could sound like Jimi Hendrix’s electric guitar, much less the trumpet of Louis Armstrong. But as Daniel Bernard Roumain informs his students, anything is possible within the music world. Strings School Days to conclude with Friday concert

• For a comic book film series, the third movie is the moment of truth, determining whether any imminent projects will soar high or go down in flames. Although it threatens to self-destruct at times, “Iron Man 3” inevitably blasts its way to greatness. Andy Bockelman: ‘Iron Man 3’: Same suit, different day

• You’d better be prepared to enjoy more than your share of dope jokes to really get the benefit of this year’s version, titled “Cabaret 2013: Barely Legal.” Handloff: ‘Cabaret’: High on Yampa Valley life

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