Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Nov. 1

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• Steamboat Ski Area has received a little less than 40 inches of natural snow with Scholarship Day day less than a month away on Nov. 27, and snowmaking operations began Oct. 30. After almost 40 inches of natural snow fell in October, Steamboat snow guns kick in this week

• The October snow total in town was driven by the 10.5 inches reported Oct. 4 and followed up by another 3.5 inches the next day. All told, there were eight days in October when measurable snow fell. City of Steamboat saw 21 inches of snow in October

• The Routt County elections office has received and processed about 3,000 valid ballots out of the more than 15,000 that were mailed out. Voter turnout low in Routt County as Election Day nears

• Shell isn’t alone among energy companies looking for surer bets amid falling prices and a more difficult production climate. Energy companies operating in Routt County face tough earnings reports

• Speculation has run wild in the past two weeks, owner Fritz Aurin said, but the restaurant is undergoing some renovations and will be open by ski season. Steamboat Smokehouse owner: Rumors of closing not true

• As usual, the weather has dictated the success of this fall's hunting seasons. This early and heavy snow has provided unique challenges and opportunities for elk and deer hunters in the area. Weather is best and worst this hunting season

• The Girls on the Run program wraps up Saturday, with a massive 5-kilometer run that’s expected to draw nearly 1,000 participants. Girls on the Run returns Saturday with 5K

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Explore Steamboat

• Lawrence Block was named the new executive director of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. He starts Friday. Steamboat Springs Arts Council welcomes new director

• The Chief Players, a group of theater-loving people, is set to debut Friday its first play, Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.” The show opens at 7 p.m. at the Chief Theater. Community theater group Chief Players to perform Agatha Christie’s 'The Mousetrap'

• Al Reiner has spent the past couple years photographing trains for his newest exhibit, which is featured at the Steamboat Springs Center For Visual Arts during First Friday Artwalk from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Train photography exhibit featured during First Friday Artwalk

• Life can be at its funniest when you’re either very old or very young. But no matter what your age, a comedy like “Bad Grandpa” inspires laughter in everyone. The Bock’s Office: Mirth knows no age limit in ‘Bad Grandpa’

First Friday Artwalk listings for Nov. 1

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