Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, May 1

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Good morning Steamboat Today readers.

• Routt County Search and Rescue is asking that with more people thinking about floating the town stretch of the Yampa River, unnecessary searches can be avoided if people who lose their watercraft place a call to emergency officials. Save Search and Rescue, police from unnecessary searches

• A father was arrested Tuesday in Steamboat Springs on suspicion of child abuse after a day care received a “disturbing” 4 1/2-minute long, pocket-dialed voice mail. Pocket-dialed message leads to child abuse arrest in Steamboat Springs

• Current program leader Paige Boucher helped to create one of the most popular days of the school year in Steamboat Springs. It's the day hundreds of children get to bring their bikes to school and have free rein on the fields and parking lots. Bike Town USA seeking new cycling advocate to lead Safe Routes to School program

• Former Steamboat Springs City Councilwoman Kathy Connell, who represents Northwest Colorado on the state highway commission said, the Telephone Town Halls on highway issues have proven wildly successful. Dialing up Northwest Colorado's transportation future

• The Soroco High School Student Council is organizing a potluck benefit dinner May 14 to help Dave Cabell pursue his best chance at relief from lyme disease. Benefit dinner planned for South Routt resident with lyme disease

• The 11th annual Steamboat Wine Festival returns to Steamboat in August. Steamboat Wine Festival returns for 11th year

• The Hayden Town Council will discuss consolidating the town's Hayden Economic Development Commission with the Hayden Chamber of Commerce at its meeting Thursday night. Hayden to discuss consolidating 2 groups

• The town of Oak Creek is one of 35 rural communities in Colorado eligible for $1.7 million in grant funding from the Rural Economic Development Initiative program. Oak Creek businesses eligible for grant funding

• Steamboat's Mick Dierdorff was selected to be on the U.S. snowboard cross team, and "excited" barely sums up his emotions. Steamboat's Dierdorff on US snowboard team

• The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team lost its final home game of the season Wednesday, falling against Battle Mountain, 18-2. Home loss doesn't leave Steamboat girls lacrosse down

• Swimmers will have a chance to work out with one of Steamboat’s best next week. Blake Worsley, who competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics with the Canadian team, will put on a pair of fundraising clinics at the Old Town Hot Springs. Swimming classes with Olympian Blake Worsley set for next week

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