Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, March 20

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• Committee members stressed that while the conversion of the Seventh Street parcel into a park is the most immediate priority in their eyes, they want to accomplish the entire parks and promenade project. Lodging tax committee recommends purchase of riverside lot on Yampa Street

• Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Ryan McConnell is recovering in a Grand Junction hospital this week after falling off of a rock "fin" at Arches National Park in Utah. Local recovering in Grand Junction hospital after falling at Arches National Park

• The case against a woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend last week in Steamboat Springs was resolved quickly in Routt County Court on Wednesday. Agreement quickly reached in Steamboat Springs stabbing case

• Chad Stewart replaces former Hahn's Peak/Bears Ears District Ranger Jamie Kingsbury who now is the deputy supervisor of the Coronado National Forest based in Tucson, Ariz. New ranger oversees forest district

• The newly revived board of the business improvement district in downtown Steamboat Springs continues to work toward getting a funding question on November’s ballot. Business improvement district board works to create survey

• The city, Routt County and Livewell Northwest Colorado this week have started their spring push to educate residents and visitors about sharing local roads and being responsible users of trails. Share the Road campaign gets makeover in Routt County with new print, digital presence

• Steamboat Dance Theatre returns for its 42nd year with 17 original pieces. Steamboat Dance Theatre returns for 42nd rendition

• One Hayden Town Council member thinks his fellow council members need to be reminded of the commitment they have made. Concerns expressed about attendance of Hayden Town Council members

• For the past 20 years, the Steamboat Springs Middle School has collaborated with Helenelundsskolan, a kindergarten through ninth grade school in Sollentuna, Sweden, for an annual short-term exchange. Steamboat Springs Middle School's Swedish exchange program will end this year

• I am a graduate of the 2010 Swedish Exchange program, and since the moment I was accepted, there hasn’t been a day that has gone by when the experience doesn’t cross my mind. Swedish exchange program sparked spirit of adventure in young student

• The challenge for Cody’s Challenge is to grow, yet retain both the local vibe and the memorial spirit that’s defined its first five years. Cody's Challenge set for 6th year

Steamboat briefs: Benefit hockey game with former NHL stars is Saturday

The Record for Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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