Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, March 13

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Good morning Steamboat Today readers.

• The Steamboat Ski Area just emerged from a storm cycle that as of 5 a.m. Wednesday yielded 4 inches at mid-mountain and 8 inches at the summit in the preceding 24-hours. Steamboat tops 300 inches of season snowfall with 31 days remaining in ski season

• Routt County residents and visitors now have a choice when it comes to buying marijuana for recreational use. Recreational pot sales commence at Lincoln Avenue location

• Yampa Valley Regional Airport reported this week that the number of arriving passengers in February dipped by almost 800 from traffic reported in February 2013. Arriving airline passengers at Yampa Valley airport down 4 percent in February

• When Anthony D'Aquila recently stood on the front porch at a friend's house about 10 miles south of Steamboat, they lamented how the lights have changed the landscape. Steamboat Springs residents adapt to life next to the new lights at Steamboat Ski Area

• The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is starting initial discussions about starting a revolving loan fund for area businesses. Steamboat Chamber to pursue revolving loan fund for area businesses

• At its last meeting, the Steamboat Springs City Council paved the way for an easier process to lift deed restrictions from residential properties, but it remains to be seen how wide the application might be. Steamboat City Council clears way to lift deed restrictions at Sunray Meadows

• The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred Tuesday night at a residence at 3341 Après Ski Way. Steamboat police investigating stabbing

• No one was injured when a semi truck rolled Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 40 near the base of Rabbit Ears Pass. Semi rolls near base of Rabbit Ears

• Organizers of this year's Penguin Plunge are hoping to raise $75,000 for establishing a breast health center at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Penguin Plunge to raise funds for new breast health center

• The 2014 Relay For Life event will be similar to previous years but a change in leadership will shake up some of the structure. Participants have an opportunity to sign up and to learn about fundraising opportunities and incentives to participating in this year’s event at the Relay For Life Kick Cancer Kickoff Party. Mom-daughter tandem to lead this year's Relay For Life

• The Rocky/Central U16 Regional Championships skied into its second day Wednesday under a bright sun and beautiful blue skies, roaring down Vagabond at Steamboat Ski Area. Vagabond a perfect host for growing speedsters at U16 Regional Championships

Steamboat briefs: Lodging barometer predicts more than 12,000 visitors

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