Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Oct. 24

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• After hearing three days of testimony, a Routt County jury acquitted Steven Torres of three counts of attempted first-degree murder and illegally discharging a firearm. Instead, the jury found Torres guilty of felony menacing and three counts of misdemeanor reckless endangerment. Man acquitted of attempted murder charges in Steamboat Springs

• The closest rival to Buffalo Pass for leader of the Colorado snowpack was west of Granby at the Never Summer measuring site, where the snow at 10,280 feet was 16 inches deep Wednesday. Despite temperatures in the 60s, snow on Buffalo Pass near Steamboat hangs in at 20 inches

• The city of Steamboat Springs is advising residents to take measures to protect their water meters from freezing or bear the cost of replacing a broken one. City of Steamboat Springs warns water customers about costs of frozen meters

• Anne Small, the city's director of general services, said Wednesday that the city received about 140 applications for its Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department director position and about 65 applications for the airport manager position. City of Steamboat Springs working to fill 2 management positions

• Last week, a group of New York City journalists and editors got to taste wild sarvisberries sourced from the Elk River Valley. The Home Ranch brings taste of Elk River Valley to New York City

• At its 7 p.m. Thursday meeting, the Oak Creek Town Board will have a meeting with University of Colorado Denver students from the Colorado Center for Community Development about a recreation master plan. Oak Creek Town Board to discuss recreation master plan at meeting

• The Steamboat Springs composite high school mountain bike team wrapped up its season in fast fashion on Sunday, grabbing a third-place finish in the state championship race in the team’s first year of competing. Steamboat cycling team finishes 3rd at state

• The Tour de Steamboat board officially handed out the funds raised during its annual summer event, and this year, it was a bit different as the board broke from tradition and doled out the money to local groups. Tour de Steamboat divvies up nearly $50K in local grants

• The Sailors lost, 3-0, against Denver North in the first round of the state soccer tournament. Steamboat soccer falls out of playoffs

• The season is ending quickly for area fall sports teams. The Hayden football and volleyball squads, the Soroco volleyball team and the Steamboat soccer, cross-country and tennis teams have wrapped up competition. Now, the teams still battling face a weekend of tall tasks. Routt County prep sports weekend preview for Oct. 24

Steamboat briefs: Workforce Center to host job fair at Olympian Hall

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