Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, May 9

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Good morning Steamboat Today readers.

• The smaller kayak waves upstream from downtown Steamboat Springs on the Yampa River are glassy and reaching their prime. Kayak play holes on the Yampa River in Steamboat will have a 'little bite' this weekend

• Aurum opens to everyone Friday, and the locals hanging around during mud season will recognize most of the bones of Sweetwater Grill, which previously occupied the space, but face an entirely new dining experience. New restaurant Aurum opens Friday along banks of Yampa River

• Some of the council's more significant priorities include having the city conduct a new employee wage study this fall based on the local labor market, use an employee satisfaction survey to guide 2015 personnel budget discussions, and gauge how well the city is performing in sustainability efforts and then set sustainability-related targets for the future. Steamboat City Council hashes out its priorities for the next 18 months

• Here in Steamboat, talk of possibly restricting the use of plastic bags either by a ban or with a fee was put on hold in 2011 as city officials waited to see how the restrictions were received in other cities. Elementary school students ask Steamboat Springs City Council to help reduce use of plastic bags

• If it’s springtime in the Rockies, an empty dumpster is a temptation to those who don’t want to bear the extra expense and inconvenience of taking unwanted items to the landfill. Tom Ross: Dumpster poaching is not a victimless crime in Steamboat Springs

• Opponents of Senate Bill 23 have warned that transfers to the Colorado Water Conservation Board could harm upstream users. Potential for harm: Opponents of Senate Bill 23 express concern about upstream water users

• Many Colorado sheriffs are re-evaluating their policy to hold inmates with questionable citizen status past their legal release date after the ACLU sent a letter in April highlighting the illegality of the practice. Colorado sheriffs change policy in holding undocumented immigrants after ACLU letter

• A Moffat County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested Wednesday for alleged domestic violence that took place while the deputy was off duty Tuesday. Moffat County deputy arrested for domestic violence

• Steamboat Springs High School lacrosse has a Final Four berth on the line Friday night at Valor Christian. Faceoff in the quarterfinals is at 6 p.m. Sailors lacrosse heads to Valor with Final Four berth on the line

• The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team didn't fare well on the first day of the state tennis tournament. All of the team's entries are out, though some have hope of getting back into the consolation bracket. Steamboat girls tennis team down and out at state

Dog's Eye View: Sibling rivalry: Part 4 in the adoption of Maxwell SMART

Community Agriculture Alliance: ReTree Steamboat is right around the corner

Steamboat briefs: Scott Tipton to speak at Lincoln Day luncheon

The Record for Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Explore Steamboat

• The second annual Steamboat Student Film Festival drew a large and diverse number of films. Steamboat Student Film Festival a hit

• The 2014 Steamboat Living Home & Garden Expo is Saturday. Steamboat Home and Garden Expo is Saturday

• The summer movie season is officially here, and with comic book films leading the charge, we start it off with “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which leaves us hanging as to whether we can accept the new version of the title hero. But that’s not always a bad thing. The Bock’s Office: ‘Spider-Man’ sequel swings with the best of them

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