Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, April 25

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Good morning Steamboat Today readers.

• A landowner on Lynx Pass and the U.S. Forest Service are working together to clear a stretch of road that might prove vital in case of fire. Property owners, firefighters take steps to battle blazes before they start

• The late state Sen. Dave Wattenberg engaged in a long-running contest with state Rep. Don Ament to see who could top each other by pulling harmless practical jokes. Tom Ross: State Legislature memorializes Dave Wattenberg, who represented Moffat, Routt counties

• House Bill 1045 will reauthorize and expand the state's Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program through 2019. Bill will help motivate low-income women in Northwest Colorado to continue getting cancer screenings

• The last time Steamboat participated in the in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, police collected about 85 pounds of drugs. Nationwide, 647,211 pounds of drugs were safely disposed of. Local police on Saturday will help you safely dispose of the medicine you don't need anymore

• The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission meeting Thursday evening lasted only a few minutes. Steamboat Planning Commission OKs retail marijuana plan for Natural Choice

• At Wednesday's regular meeting, the Soroco School Board approved the addition of implementing a high school boys and girls cross-country team to be its eighth and ninth Colorado High School Activities Association-sanctioned sport. Soroco athletics to add cross-country in the fall

Rob Douglas: A drop of justice for an unjust system

Community Agriculture Alliance: Cyclists can be aware of their surroundings and ranch activity

Dog's Eye View: Relevancy — What makes training work for you and your dog

Steamboat briefs: Bobby Jo Valentine to sing at Hayden church May 1

The Record for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Explore Steamboat

• Local urologist Stacy Childs is publishing a medical thriller called "Block 10." Steamboat author publishing medical thriller

• Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts and Camp has introduced new theatre and dance directors. Steamboat's Perry-Mansfield introduces new directors

• Everyone has a favorite ornithological cliché, whether it’s about birds of a feather flocking together or a bird in the hand being worth two in the bush. In the case of “Rio 2,” the appropriate saying seems to be “kill two birds with one stone” because having a second movie doesn’t make the first one any better. The Bock’s Office: ‘Rio 2’ has its wings clipped

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