Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Sept. 26

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• In the first forum of the season, Steamboat Springs City Council and school board candidates were asked to address issues affecting education, young families and poverty during the event hosted by First Impressions of Routt County. Steamboat City Council, school board candidates address issues at First Impressions forum

• "You know how amazing life can be. They look for the passion and the personality to match it.” — Steamboat collector and artist Donny Woodsmith talking about his experience with the producers of "American Pickers." 'American Pickers' cast combs Steamboat Springs for fine, old junk

• Leroy Fief, on trial for the murder of Shane Arredondo, told the Moffat County Court on Wednesday that he would not testify on his own behalf. Fief’s announcement came as a surprise, since even his lawyer, Jeremy Snow, said he had not anticipated Fief's change of heart. Fief had been expected to testify since the beginning of the trial. Snow said his client made the decision based on Judge Michael O’Hara’s final choice on jury instruction. Fief will not testify in murder trial

• The last time Rick Henderson searched a 400-foot stretch of Armstrong Creek deep in California Park for the Colorado River cutthroat trout, he found only two. He was hoping to find 50. Volunteers working to make Armstrong Creek more livable for a dwindling species of trout

• Responding to complaints from earlier in the year, the city of Steamboat Springs Planning Department is considering updates to the public notice process used to alert residents to when there’s a project proposed in their neighborhood. City of Steamboat Springs Planning Department proposes public notice changes

• Routt County Riders will host a trail workday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Sunshine Trail at Steamboat Ski Area. Tools, lunch from Haymaker Patio Grill and beverages from New Belgium Brewing Co. will be provided. Routt County Riders to host trail workday Saturday at ski area

• The Oak Creek Town Board will consider at its 7 p.m. Thursday meeting a request from Leonard Herzog, of Select Super, to waive all the costs associated with a voltage upgrade for the Main Street grocer. Oak Creek Town Board to consider waiver of electric upgrade costs

• The store opened its doors in 1929 and will close Oct. 12. Business hours have been shortened to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until the closure. Craig Safeway to close its doors Oct. 12

• Coach Wendy Hall said hard work and strong focus have helped the team take advantage of opportunities early this season, and now that work has paid off and deposited the Sailors near the top of the Western Slope League standings. Sailors volleyball hopes to carry on early success

• The Steamboat Springs and Hayden high school football teams looks to get back to winning while Soroco hopes to maintain its momentum this weekend in high school sports. Routt County prep sports weekend preview for Sept. 26

• The Steamboat Springs High School mountain bike team picked up a win in the sophomore boys race when Koby Vargas, second throughout the Leadville race, made a dash for the finish line. Steamboat mountain bike team rides well in Leadville

The Record for Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

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