Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Nov. 8

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• The Yampa Valley Stream Improvement charitable trust is nearing the end of a major project that will see the Yampa River near Steamboat turned into a trout hot spot. Work nearing completion on Yampa River trout habitat improvements

• This week, Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools got two handcrafted guitar stands to hold the instruments donated in memory of 9-year-old Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan, who was killed less than six months ago. Handcrafted guitar stands donated to Steamboat schools in memory of Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan

• The latest analysis of real estate trends in seven Colorado mountain counties for the third quarter shows Routt County ranked in the top two with dollar volume up 14 percent compared with the same period in 2012. Routt County real estate volume up 14 percent in 3rd quarter

• Walk into the reincarnated Olivia’s Home Furnishings in Sundance at Fish Creek shopping center and it’s difficult to get beyond the rustic wooden spiral staircase that leads to nowhere, except perhaps interior decorator heaven. Interior design store resurfaces in Sundance at Fish Creek in Steamboat

• Effective July 1, The Lowell Whiteman School will have an official head of school, and it's a familiar face. The board of trustees announced Tuesday that current interim Head of School Meg Morse will be taking over. Lowell Whiteman trustees appoint Morse head of school

Steamboat briefs: Food safety basics training retail course is Wednesday

Rob Douglas: Udall’s Affordable Care Act security concerns

Dog’s Eye View: Reinforcing good behavior

Thoughtful Parenting: Building strong relationships with our kids

Community Agriculture Alliance: Subalpine fir declining in Routt County

The Record for Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

Explore Steamboat

• The Hometown Holiday Local Products Gala is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The event features all local products from varying businesses across the Yampa Valley. Holiday shopping gala set for this weekend in Steamboat

• Students in the Colorado Mountain College art and sustainability class transformed clothing into new pieces of wearable art. The collection will be on display through Dec. 2. Colorado Mountain College students in Steamboat take different approach to sustainability

• Describing something as a “turkey” in the movie business usually isn’t a compliment. In the case of “Free Birds,” that term has another connotation, though not a wholly different one. The Bock’s Office: ‘Free Birds’ a feather-brained fowl fable

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