Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Aug. 16 |

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Aug. 16

Weather: Thursday’s high is expected to be 85 with sunny skies. However, smoke from Western wildfires might persist into next week.

Local news

• Nicci Curd made it through the first round of auditions for “The Voice” in Los Angeles last weekend, getting called back from an arena of tens of thousands of singing hopefuls. Steamboat native confident heading into ‘The Voice’ callbacks

• Chief economist for Deloitte and Steamboat Springs resident Carl Steidtmann spoke Wednesday at the 2012 Summer Water and Energy Conference. He spoke about projected future struggles matching the supply of water with the growing demand. Economist in Steamboat: Funding water projects will be challenging

• Items were being checked into the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, and judging should begin Thursday morning. View a video of check-in Wednesday and vote in a poll of what fair activities you plan to participate in. Routt County Fair’s home arts entries a feast for the eyes

• Drinking water had to be trucked in for campers after a pump house caught fire Wednesday afternoon at Steamboat Lake State Park. ATV, pump house catch fire at Steamboat Lake State Park

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• The town of Oak Creek is addressing multiple issues on its agenda with an eye to a steep revenue dropoff in the near future. Oak Creek focuses on making it through the lean years

• All fire restrictions on Bureau of Land Management land in Routt County will be lifted at midnight Wednesday, allowing people to have recreational fires. Fire restrictions to be lifted on BLM land in Routt County

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Local sports

• The eighth annual Steamboat Triathlon is expecting a big crowd for its Sunday morning race at Lake Catamount. Registration is still open. Sunday’s Steamboat Triathlon expects full ranks

• Joy Rasmussen is gearing up for one of her toughest races, the 70.3 Ironman World Championships to be held next month in Las Vegas. Steamboat’s Joy Rasmussen set for triathlon world championships

• Regular regional runners know better than to expect a week off. Sunday’s Continental Divide Trail Run may have been surpassed in length by other local events, but it's still a gruel. Continental Divide looms large for Steamboat Running Series racers

• The Sailors were the best Class 4A team in Wednesday’s tournament at the Eagle Vail Golf Course. Steamboat Springs golf team’s string of early success continues

• Steamboat Springs swimmer Samantha Terranova recently competed for Team Colorado in a meet in Grand Junction. Steamboat Springs swimmer Samantha Terranova swims for Team Colorado

• “I'm not a Chicago Cubs fan, I swear, but maybe it says something about Steamboat Springs that so many people seem so quick to assume I am.” Joel Reichenberger: Sorry, I’m not from Chicago

Colorado news

New anthrax cases found in cattle, no human cases 9news

1 dead, 3 hurt in natural gas well explosion near Fort Lupton The Denver Post

Hickenlooper: Colorado drilling regulations need more work The Denver Post

Hickenlooper to Obama: Colorado faces gap in water supplies The Denver Post

Colorado’s Poor Forest Health May Fuel Additional Wildfires KUNC

Nation and world

Ecuador grants Wikileaks founder Julian Assange asylum BBC

Investigators examining motive in Family Research Council shooting CNN

Nevada moviegoer shoots himself in buttocks, apologizes, leaves theater

A Giant Hospital Chain Is Blazing a Profit Trail The New York Times

Syrians in besieged city face ‘horrific situation,’ few options CNN

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