Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Oct. 18

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• The Lowell Whiteman School near Steamboat Springs was evacuated Wednesday evening because of a threat, and classes were canceled Thursday and Friday. Lowell Whiteman School near Steamboat Springs evacuated after threat

• Thursday night’s election forum at The Steamboat Grand brought out differences among the three candidates in the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 race on the issue of pay raises for city employees. Steamboat city council, school board candidates face off at election forum

• Government employees are heading back to work in Moffat and Routt counties after a 16-day long government shutdown that put 800,000 federal employees into furlough nationwide. “BLM employees are back to work,” said Celia Boddington, assistant director of communications for BLM. Government employees get back to work in Moffat and Routt counties

• After a full day of questioning Thursday, Judge Shelley Hill was able to scrape together a 12-member jury. Jury seated for attempted murder trial in Steamboat Springs

• Karen Massey still hears from some community members who wonder why they don't grow all those strawberries in Strawberry Park anymore. But a lot has changed since then. Ranchers, business owners brainstorm ways to grow Routt County's local food market

• The Steamboat Springs High School chapter of National Honor Society is hosting its third annual Green Halloween costume exchange from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Green Halloween costume recycling event Saturday

• The signs do not require a permit to place them on private property, but they cannot be placed in the public right-of-way. City reminding residents of campaign sign rules

• Six years ago, Andrew Seed regularly traveled the 150-miles to the VA hospital in Grand Junction to manage his high blood pressure. Today, Seed travels just down the road to the Major William Adams Veterans Telehealth Clinic in Craig. Veterans Telehealth Clinic in Craig continues to expand services for vets in Northwest Colorado

• Steamboat’s Color Run is set to take off at 4 p.m. Saturday from the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena in downtown Steamboat Springs. Color Run set for Saturday

• There’s no grand strategy the Steamboat Springs high school-level mountain bike team plans to take into its final performance Sunday at the state championship in Eagle. Steamboat high school cycling team ready for championships

• The Tour de Steamboat board of directors will present a total of nearly $50,000 to four charities next week, the proceeds of this year’s summer cycling ride in Steamboat Springs. Tour de Steamboat to divvy out funds

• Steamboat closed out the season with a 1-0 win against Summit on Thursday night. The Sailors now must wait until Sunday afternoon to find out if they made the playoffs or not. Steamboat soccer closes season with shutout, awaits playoff announcement

• Glenwood Springs ran past Steamboat on Thursday night for a three-set victory. Glenwood overpowers Steamboat volleyball, again

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Steamboat briefs: Social Security planning seminar set for Tuesday

The Record for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

Explore Steamboat

• On Saturday, residents will have an opportunity to travel back in time when the Steamboat Swings Big Band returns to the Depot Art Center. The band will perform traditional big band music typical of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. Steamboat Swings Big Band to perform Saturday

• Douglas Kenyon long has been a master of reproducing iconic Western images, but in the past year, through advances in technology and innovation, Kenyon has furthered his trade. Douglas Kenyon Collection on the upswing in Steamboat

• You don’t hear much about buccaneers, raiders or pirates being involved in nautical pursuits since most of these rascals live in Tampa Bay, Oakland and Pittsburgh these days. But as “Captain Phillips” shows us, you can’t assume the industry of ship-jacking died out in the 1800s just because their modern equivalents don’t wear eye patches and carry parrots on their shoulders. The Bock’s Office: ‘Phillips’ offers no view from the Captain’s Table

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