Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Sept. 24

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• As the dark gray clouds over Steamboat began to break up by 10:30 a.m. Monday, accumulated snow was visible just below the Four Point summit at 9,700 feet at Steamboat Ski Area. First snow arrives in Northwest Colorado

• The fact that many Little Free Library creators have chosen to customize their pint-sized repositories of knowledge makes them more appealing. The library built by Izzy Mumm’s father, Ed, is a brightly striped replica of a historic sheep wagon. Miniature libraries pop up in Steamboat Springs neighborhoods

• Leroy Fief, on trial for the murder of Shane Arredondo, wept while his wife gave an emotional testimony Monday morning at the Moffat County Courthouse. Mary Rose Fief was called to the stand to testify about the events that took place on Dec. 9, 2012, that resulted in the death of Arredondo, with whom she admitted she had an affair. Wife testifies in Fief murder case at Moffat County Courthouse

• The Colorado Board of Education responded to the Steamboat Springs School District's application to withdraw from the Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services by asking the district to provide more information on its special education program plans and to bring in a third-party financial consultant. Third-party consultant required in BOCES withdrawal

• In the coming weeks, candidates here will address a variety of issues ranging from the construction of a new police station to a proposed tax increase to support public education. First Impressions' candidates' forum marks start of busy campaign season in Routt County

• Saturday's Book Feast, with events planned at the Bud Werner Library and the Arts Depot, will give children a chance to work with Colorado authors and illustrators through a day full of presentations and hands-on storytelling, music and art workshops. Book Feast: A day of stories, art and music

• See what some local athletes are achieving in their collegiate careers. College update: Catching up with Routt County collegiate athletes

Jimmy Westlake: Chasing the Northern Lights

Steamboat briefs: Road, trail leading to Rabbit Ears temporarily is closed

The Record for Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013

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