Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, March 25

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Good morning Steamboat Today readers.

• Lettuce growers, an experimental cheese maker and a poultry producer all engaged with the county in the past two years and found out that when it comes to producing food on a commercial basis, there are rules that must be followed. New plan could simplify the Routt County permit process for those seeking to grow and sell food locally

• Fire Marshal Jay Muhme said the National Fire Protection Association's recent testing on the sprinkler systems has shown that in some rare cases, the antifreeze can pose a significant safety issue as it did in 2009 when a woman in Truckee, Calif., was killed after such a system intensified a fire on a stove and caused an explosion. City of Steamboat Springs working to ban antifreeze sprinkler systems due to safety concerns

• Steamboat Springs native Christopher Finch was named a Churchill Scholar. He'll study ways to bring industrial agriculture and locally and organic grown food closer together. Steamboat's Finch off to Cambridge

• The quilt, "Awesome Blossom," was decorated with appliqued floral pieces Jackie Grimaldi made herself as well as three-dimensional flora blossoms she created on an embroidery machine. Winter-long exhibit of local quilts admired by travelers at Yampa Valley Regional Airport

• Steamboat Springs retailers filed into Centennial Hall on Monday morning for a workshop about reinventing or resurrecting their businesses. Mainstreet Steamboat Springs hosts retail workshop

• Hayden School District has narrowed down its list of superintendent candidates to four, and finalist interviews will be conducted next Friday and Saturday. Hayden School District announces superintendent finalists

• Musician Jed Clampit, of Fayetteville, Ark., will be playing in Steamboat Springs and Craig this week. Musician Jed Clampit returns to Steamboat, Craig venues

• The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado will work in conjunction with clubs across the country this week to create a new Guinness World Records entry. Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado to attempt new world record

• Executive director hopes that Mountain Challenge will spark support for vital life-changing programs in Steamboat Springs. STARS Mountain Challenge aims to pack slopes, provide support for life-changing programs

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