Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Sept. 24
September 24, 2012
Weather: There is a 30 percent chance for rain in Steamboat on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The high temperature should be about 74 degrees with lows in the 40s. Southwestern winds cut off the northwestern flow to clear the haze around Steamboat and usher in precipitation.
• Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association CEO Tom Kern told the Steamboat Springs City Council earlier this month that Steamboat spends about $400,000 less on its annual summer marketing campaign than many of its high-profile mountain resort competitors. And the organization is looking to find ways to grow its war chest. Steamboat Chamber Resort Association aims to grow summer marketing efforts
• When Joe Ramey goes in front of the Colorado Snow and Avalanche Workshop next month with an early winter forecast, his predictions will be based on the temperature changes in the Pacific Ocean, specifically off the coast of Peru. And his report isn’t good for Steamboat. National Weather Service predicting below average snowfall for Steamboat
• “One of the prettiest shrubs you see in the autumn forest across Routt County is the Mountain Ash (Sorbus scopulina) with its scarlet foliage and brilliant orange-red berries. It's a favorite of many local gardeners.” Deb Babcock: Mountain Ash a local favorite
• In spring 2011, Gil Fifield needed to see a doctor. Hip surgery, lack of exercise and poor eating habits acquired during shuttle driving shifts had set off a health decline. Monday Medical: Center to provide safety net
• The Hayden High School volleyball team lost Saturday, falling at home to Vail Christian, 3-2. Hayden volleyball falls to Vail Christian