Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Jan. 17

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Good morning Steamboat Today readers.

• The research comes after many downtown stakeholders and some members of the City Council have said it's time to solve a parking problem they fear will only get worse when more and more visitors come to town. City of Steamboat Springs considering paid parking for downtown

• The former Christian school teacher accused of sexually assaulting a boy has been set free because of a mistake made by the Routt County District Attorney's Office. Trial rescheduled, defendant set free

• The solar garden is a collaboration between Yampa Valley Electric Association, the rural electric cooperative here, and the Boulder-based for-profit solar panel business, Clean Energy Collective (CEC). Energy-saving panels go on sale at community solar garden due to open in Craig this summer

• The sage grouse issue in Colorado took a turn this week after Gov. John Hickenlooper sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management stating that its proposed plan for the bird was not acceptable — a response that Moffat County officials applaud. Gov. John Hickenlooper questions BLM's sage grouse plan

• Collections on the mountain were up 22 percent, and citywide collections were up 6 percent compared to November 2012. Steamboat Springs' mountain district sees highest sales tax growth in November

• Steamboat Springs snowboarder Nik Baden posted another strong result Thursday in the first of three U.S. Grand Prix slope-style events at Mammoth, Calif. Steamboat snowboarder Nik Baden takes 7th in slope-style event

• Sophia Schwartz isn’t focused on the Olympics, in part because it wasn’t even a goal when she entered the season. Power of positive thinking paying off for Schwartz

• Four Steamboat boys basketball players combined for seven 3-pointers, including four in the second quarter, and with its airtight defense, that was plenty in a 59-39 win against Eagle Valley boys basketball on Thursday night. Steamboat boys basketball sails to win against Eagle Valley

• Eagle Valley girls basketball used a 24-7 lead against Steamboat Springs after one quarter Thursday night to down the Sailors, 49-34. Steamboat girls hoops can't overcome 1st-quarter deficit in loss to Eagle Valley

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Explore Steamboat

• Former Steamboat Springs resident Gillian Pierce has produced 56 short films exploring the nature of successful relationships. Former Steamboat resident gives look at relationships through film

• Nederland band Mountain Standard Time returns to Steamboat at 10 p.m. Saturday at Old Town Pub. Mountain Standard Time returns to Steamboat Springs

• If family issues were tangible, you could mix together decades of resentment, plentiful substance abuse, sprinkle it with adultery, add in a smidgen of incest, stick it in the blender and drink it. It certainly wouldn’t be palatable, but the lesson you’d learn would be akin to watching a movie like “August: Osage County.” The Bock’s Office: ‘Osage County’ a flawed, feverish family drama

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