Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, April 3

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Good morning Steamboat Today readers.

• The woman accused of neglecting her 3-year-old boy who ultimately died tried to plead guilty Wednesday, but the charges were dismissed with plans to file a more serious charge. Charges dismissed after mother tries to plead guilty in Steamboat Springs

• The Hayden Town Council will swear in a new town clerk during its meeting Thursday night. New town clerk to be sworn in at Hayden Town Council meeting

• Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins and six local organizations were recognized Wednesday for their support of employees who also commit time as a guard or reserve member. Recognition given for support of military service

• Board of County Commissioners Chairman Tim Corrigan said it is his determination that the county and city both would be best served by continuing to operate the Regional Building Department, and that is the county’s intention. Routt County rejects city of Steamboat’s interest in privatizing building department

• The slate of major party candidates for Routt County office is set, with three contested general election races in November. Contests set for Routt County offices in November general election

• At the end of a extensive vetting process on Wednesday, members of the city's trails lodging tax committee identified their top priority projects for the summer of 2014. New trails on Emerald Mountain and Howelsen Hill could be 1st to be funded by lodging tax

• The council instead directed staff to investigate another riverside lot on Yampa that currently houses the ambulance barn and Routt County Search and Rescue. Steamboat City Council not ready to move forward with recommended purchase of riverside lot on Yampa Street

• The preliminary February sales tax report released by the city of Steamboat Springs shows the continuing trend of gains, even if just a slight increase. February sees slight increase in sales tax collections

• The submission deadline has been announced for the 2014 Steamboat Springs Business Plan Competition, according to a news release. Submission deadline announced for 2014 Steamboat Business Plan Competition

• The town of Yampa held its first April municipal election in some years Tuesday. Yampa voters decide 3 questions at Tuesday election

• Stacy Swiggart came away as one of the big winners in the Steamboat Springs Pickleball Association’s weekend tournament. Champs emerge at Steamboat pickleball tourney

• It’ll be another big weekend of ice hockey action this weekend at the Howelsen Ice Arena in Steamboat Springs as the rink will be flooded with a women’s tournament. Hockey tournament headed to Howelsen for weekend

Steamboat briefs: Local sustainable business group’s meeting is Thursday

The Record for Tuesday, April 2, 2014

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