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• The formation of the steering committees is a big step forward following the approval of Referendum 2A, which will dedicate an estimated $5.1 million to trail projects and $900,000 to the Yampa River promenade in the coming years. City of Steamboat to invite 14 people to help oversee spending of lodging tax
• As a member of the house committee that oversees natural resource issues, state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush said, she’s interested in what the legislature can do to facilitate the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s task of developing a new long-term state water plan. State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush seeks to reduce red tape for small businesses in Colorado
• Chuck McConnell, who ran for House District 26 in 2012, has stated he will vie to be the GOP’s candidate in the 2014 race. Fellow Routt County Republican Dave Moloney also has declared his candidacy for H.D. 26. Colorado House District 26 could see Republican primary contest between Routt County residents
• The Jimmy John's sandwich shop that has been planned for Central Park Plaza since late summer opened its doors Tuesday. Jimmy John's sandwich shop opens in Central Park Plaza
• The depth of the standing snow at the Tower measuring site currently stands at 34 inches, according to a remote snow measuring device operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Avalanche forecasters watching recent wind slabs in Colorado mountains, including Buffalo Pass
Ellen Golombek: November: Time to remember and time to act
Our View: Shop locally this holiday season
Steamboat briefs: Howelsen Ice Arena to be closed Thursday morning
The Record for Monday, Nov. 18, 2013