Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Jan. 31

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Good morning Steamboat Today readers.

• Snow surveyors play an important roles as they head into the Colorado backcountry to collect information about how much water we will have when the snow melts. Soil conservationist treks into the backcountry to count flakes and help predicting water content

• Intrawest, the Denver-based parent company of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., raised about $188 million in its initial public offering Thursday, which is significantly less than it had previously projected. Intrawest IPO raises less than projected

• A flight information report released at 1:50 p.m. indicated an American Airlines flight from Chicago had been diverted to Denver and a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta was pre-canceled because of weather. Air travel here disrupted but not by snowstorm in the Yampa Valley

• The Routt County Commissioners agreed this week to sign a $12,500 professional services contract with Julia Novak of The Novak consulting Group in Cincinnati, Ohio, to facilitate their strategic planing retreat. Routt County Commissioners retain strategic budget consultant

• Part-time Steamboat Springs resident Scott Owens couldn’t help but think “I told you so” after four of his family members were hit by an out-of-control car Dec. 26 on Hilltop Parkway. Part-time Steamboat Springs resident to continue advocating for Hilltop safety improvements

• Several people have already declared their intentions to run for Routt County political offices in the Nov. 4 election. Routt County candidates eying November election

• The parties in the case of Cooper Larsh’s 2011 death at Howelsen Hill made their oral arguments in from of the Colorado Court of Appeal on Jan. 22. Howelsen Hill skier death case has oral arguments before Colorado Court of Appeals

• When it turns cold and 60.25 inches of snow falls in December at Steamboat Ski Area, it’s cause for celebration here. Routt County’s real estate market, however, was not as enthused. Routt County real estate market suffers at end of 2013

• The Yampa Street group will weigh a land purchase and other items in the promenade while the trails committee is taking a close look at a large inventory of possible projects. Lodging tax committees start meeting to recommend biggest bang for the buck

• Local photographer Jim Steinberg will receive The Fine Arts Foundation’s 2014 Citizen of the Arts award Friday. Steamboat photographer to be honored Friday

• The FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships kicked off for Nordic combined athletes Thursday, putting a handful of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes to the test. Berend leads U.S. skiers at junior worlds

Rob Douglas: Cedar’s hard work pays off again

Dog's Eye View: Reaching critical mass

Community Agriculture Alliance: Union supports continued PILT funding

The Bock’s Office: ‘Jack Ryan’ a shadow of his former self

The Record for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

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