Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Oct. 15

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• A task force created this year to study the stormwater needs in Steamboat has concluded a new fee or utility shouldn't be created at this time to help cover the cost of maintenance and upgrades. Steamboat's stormwater task force concludes new fee not needed to pay for system upgrades

• Routt County Elections Supervisor Kim Bonner said voters here can expect a few significant changes this election cycle due to recent legislation. Routt County voters will start receiving ballots on Wednesday

• The snow that accumulated above 9,000 feet combined with mild daytime conditions on the valley floor over the weekend presented residents the option of playing 18 holes at Haymaker Golf Course or cross-country skiing on Rabbit Ears Pass. October precipitation in Steamboat Springs already exceeds the norm

• Town administrator Mary Alice Page-Allen said some tree branches that fell on a power line at Arthur Avenue and Nancy Crawford Boulevard were to blame for the town's second major power outage in recent weeks. Power returns to Oak Creek after 8-hour outage

• At Monday night's Steamboat Springs School Board meeting, members of the board agreed to pursue construction of a new indoor field house at the middle school but decided against supporting Amendment 66, the statewide school funding ballot initiative. School board approves field house, votes against Amendment 66

• Hayden School District is looking for parents and community members to serve on its school improvement teams. The SITs meet once a month and are designed to give interested patrons a voice in district operations. Hayden School District seeking school improvement teams

Jimmy Westlake: Here comes Comet ISON

Steamboat briefs: Prescription drug take-back program is set for Oct. 26

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