Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Oct. 18
October 18, 2012
Good morning Steamboat Today readers
Meet the candidates at an election forum Thursday in Steamboat. The event begins at 5 p.m. in the new auditorium at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus. It kicks off with a meet and greet with food and beverages courtesy of the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors. The forum will begin at 6 p.m. and is scheduled to go until 8 p.m.
Overnight rain boosts Steamboat’s October total to nearly an inch. For the second time in a week, there was visible evidence of fresh snow on Mount Werner as the sun rose Wednesday morning, and Steamboat is unofficially close to reaching the 1-inch threshold for October precipitation
Mike Yurich gets Leckenby Pioneer Award. Oak Creek's Peter "Mike" Yurich, who translated a voracious appetite for collecting items of historic significance into a new museum, was recognized for his passion Wednesday night, when he was given the annual Leckenby Pioneer Award.
Steamboat cross-country doesn’t qualify for state. The Steamboat Springs High School cross-country team set personal bests Wednesday at the regional meet but failed to qualify for state.
City Council members say Roberts’ severance pay was warranted. Jon Roberts’ employment contract didn’t require a severance payment if he resigned as city manager, but City Council members said Wednesday that giving him six months of pay was the best outcome for both sides.
A petition could force a public vote on an Oak Creek budget item. Oak Creek property owner Scott Wedel and former mayor Kathy “Cargo” Rodeman have submitted a petition to the town asking for fees going into the general fund from utilities to be limited to actual costs or go before the voters.
Campaign finance reports detail fundraising. The most recent campaign finance reports show some disparities in fundraising efforts by Routt County residents running for elected office.
Steamboat’s Honey Stinger and 4 Yellow Foundation respond to Armstrong scandal. In the wake of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s scathing report on Lance Armstrong, local company Honey Stinger says it will remove the famous cyclist’s image from its products.
Yampa Valley School students revel in artistic opportunities. Yampa Valley School, the alternative high school for Steamboat students, didn't have an art program until three years ago. It was then that Susan de Wardt initiated a semester-long elective with the support of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council.
Steamboat students thrilled by local’s tale of Everest summit. When Bowden Tumminello looks at photos of his dad summiting Mount Everest, the 9-year-old says he gets a better sense of what his own climb of the world’s tallest mountain will look like.