Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, July 8 |

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, July 8

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• It was just two years ago that voters here joined their peers statewide to overwhelmingly reject a proposal that would have raised income and sales taxes here for five years to generate $2.9 billion for public schools. Educators in Steamboat predict a tax increase for public schools faces another uphill battle in November

• Although West Nile virus has been detected in places like Boulder County, the disease is less likely to appear in Routt and hasn’t been detected here. Health officials remind residents that mosquito bites are 100 percent preventable

• Strong performances by Steamboat Springs riders at the Breckenridge Firecracker 50 have become as regular a July 4 holiday fixture as barbecues, and this year's version was no different, a flock of locals flying to top finishes at the 50-mile Summit County race. Steamboat cyclists strong in Breckenridge race

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