Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Feb. 13

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• Steamboat Springs attorney Tom Sharp, who just completed his tenure on the Colorado River District board of directors in 2013, said Colorado’s snowpack is acutely important as the levels of Lake Powell and Lake Mead (below the Grand Canyon) are in steep decline. Above-average snowpack surrounding Steamboat needed by dwindling reservoirs in Utah, Nevada

• A two-day trial has been scheduled for the man accused of careless driving resulting in the death of a 60-year-old German man riding a motorcycle July 2 on Lincoln Avenue. Trial scheduled for case involving motorcyclist death

• City planning staff received a “substantial” amount of public feedback on the Chadwick Estate Villas project near the base of Steamboat Ski Area. Multifamily development earns approval from Steamboat City Council despite neighbors' objections

• The Steamboat City Council and Routt County Commissioners are interested in creating a new process for minor changes to the hard urban growth boundary. Plan to make urban growth boundary amendment process easier is moving forward

• This will be the fourth year that Off the Beaten Path Bookstore has hosted the V-Day Steamboat Springs production of “The Vagina Monologues” during the Valentine’s Day weekend. 'The Vagina Monologues' performances to benefit Advocates

• When Hayden restaurateur Charlie Epp tells people he is dishing up Charlie’s Chocolate Chili, the response is usually a laugh with a tone of disbelief. Chocolate Extravaganza, turkey bowling planned for Hayden

• Angie Robinson wants a 5-pound bag of her high-altitude roasted, Rocky Mountain coffee in every independent coffee shop in the nation. Steamboat Coffee Roasters moves operation, opens shop

• Steamboat Springs hockey recorded a shutout against Summit County in its final regular-season home game. Steamboat Springs High School hockey players shine in final regular season home game

• Organizers tweaked the course a bit on the second day of the telemark World Cup in Steamboat Springs, but that didn't stop the day one winners from repeating. Day 2 of Steamboat Springs Telemark World Cup brings changes, same winners

Camino a la Copa: Crossing the border

Steamboat briefs: Rocky Mountain Youth Corps to host Moonshine Ski & Dine

The Record for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Steamboat to Sochi

• It was one of those Olympic-style pauses. Two minutes. Three minutes. To the four women sitting on the bench at the bottom of the halfpipe, it felt even longer. In the end, the cowgirl won the gold. Idahoan Farrington edges Bright for women's half-pipe gold

• Julia Mancuso wound up eighth in the women's Olympic downhill Wednesday, finishing nearly a second behind co-winners Dominique Gisin of Switzerland and Tina Maze of Slovenia. Mancuso finishes 8th in Olympic downhill

Joel Reichenberger: Bad results, not bad days, at Olympics

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