Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Oct. 22

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• Measurements taken by the U.S. Geological Survey at the Fifth Street Bridge over the Yampa River in downtown Steamboat show that the flows have nearly doubled the norm since Oct. 1. Clear skies ahead, but October moisture already exceeds monthly norm in Steamboat

• "Banana" George Blair began water skiing at the age of 38 in 1955 and took up snow skiing in Colorado in the 1960s. He continued barefoot skiing with the help of a boom extended from the ski boat until he was 92. Part-time Steamboat resident 'Banana' George Blair died Oct. 17 at 98

• Kathy Connell, a State Highway commissioner from Steamboat, was very upbeat and enthusiastic Monday when she could say the state soon will spend tens of millions of dollars to help make Colorado Highway 9 safer. State to spend millions to make highway safer between Silverthorne and Kremmling

• Indicators such as a favorable sell-through rate, increases in transactions and dollar volume and the falling number of foreclosures have been aligning behind an improving outlook. Steamboat Springs real estate market continues trend of positive statistics

• Public meetings about the draft resource management plan and environmental impact statement for greater sage grouse in Northwest Colorado have been rescheduled. Sage grouse public meetings for Craig, Walden rescheduled

• The Steamboat Springs Swim Team took on teams from across the state a few weekends ago in the 2013 Aspen Yellow Leaf Invitational. Steamboat Swim Team concludes summer season with strong showing

Jimmy Westlake: Two bright stars of autumn

Steamboat briefs: Howelsen Hill Ski Area passes go on sale Nov. 5

The Record for Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

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