Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 15

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Good morning Steamboat Today readers.

• Starting at the same time, five Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers took treacherous trips around Routt County to perform the annual winter count of the bald eagle population here. Despite treacherous weather conditions, Colorado Parks and Wildlife counts local bald eagle population

• Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers worked in harsh conditions to evacuate a woman who had been injured after crashing her snowmobile Monday afternoon. Woman rescued after crashing snowmobile on Rabbit Ears Pass

• With marijuana now legally sold for recreational use in Steamboat Springs, police are receiving more training to identify drivers who might be under the influence of drugs. Steamboat police receive additional training to spot impaired drivers

• U.S. Highway 40 between Steamboat Springs and Kremmling reopened late Tuesday afternoon following an 18-hour closure. Rabbit Ears Pass reopens following 18-hour closure

• It isn’t slated to open until at least March — demolition hasn’t even started yet — but Kim Haggarty and Pat Waters have plans to make Schmiggity’s into a true late-night, live music destination for downtown Steamboat Springs. New music venue with catchy name planned for downtown Steamboat

• The recounting of his brush with death is made more poignant by Andy Wirth’s description of how the lyrics to a song by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, “Just Breathe,” helped him while struggling to maintain his composure in the minutes after he was injured. Andy Wirth describes how music of Pearl Jam pulled him through near-fatal skydiving accident

• The Colorado Board of Assessment Appeals determined late Friday the property tax question at issue in its recent Storm Mountain Ranch decision is a matter of statewide interest. Storm Mountain Ranch property tax issue declared matter of statewide interest

• Last week, a majority of the Steamboat Springs City Council signed off on the city spending $21,000 to help get the program up and running. Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association begins efforts to attract more group conferences to town

• Twentymile Mine in Routt County recently cut 47 contract positions, according to Peabody Energy communications manager Charlene Murdock. Contract positions cut at Twentymile Mine in Routt County

• A meeting that was set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Colorado Association of School Boards at Hayden Middle School has been canceled. Superintendent search meeting at Hayden canceled Tuesday

• Partners in Routt County seeks to create sustainable mentor relationships with local youths between ages 7 and 17 on a volunteer basis. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Partners will host a Celebration Open House at its new office location in Sundance Plaza in honor of National Mentor Month. Partners in Routt County looking for more mentors

• Todd Lodwick wasn’t downplaying the shoulder injury he suffered at a World Cup competition in Chaux Neuve, France, on Friday, but he still is planning on making the trip to Sochi, Russia, next month as part of the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team. Lodwick: 'I have every intention of competing in the team event in Sochi'

• Ski jumping events and cross-country races highlight a busy week of Nordic events in Steamboat Springs. Long-running Nordic events highlight Steamboat Springs winter calendar

• It took nearly four hours of wrestling to arrive at the decisive moment for the Steamboat Springs and Rifle high school wrestling teams, and it was over in a heartbeat. Rifle, Palisade drop Steamboat wrestling in home tri

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