Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Aug. 28 |

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Aug. 28

Weather: It will be slightly sunny with highs in the 80s again in Steamboat. A slight chance of thunderstorms persists through Friday.

Local news

• Family members think Peter Nicholas Landherr was flying from Glenwood Springs back to his hometown in Minnesota when his single-engine plane crashed north of Milner sometime between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Pilot in crash near Steamboat identified as Glenwood Springs man

• Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters on Monday morning quickly knocked down a half-acre wildfire in the Elk River Estates before it could spread to nearby homes. Steamboat firefighters knock down Elk River Estates wildfire

• The proposed Gnat Hill well pad would be built 7.8 miles southeast of Hayden and north of Routt County Road 65. Shell Oil seeks 2nd well permit this summer in Hayden area

• “Neil Armstrong's down-to-earth personality contrasted immensely with the loftiness of his perch in human history.” Tom Ross: Old issue of Life brings back moon memories

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Local sports

• Steamboat Springs snowboarder Mick Dierdorff has big plans for the coming winter. He's headed to New Zealand soon for a snowboard cross camp, and he then will return to Steamboat Springs and focus on what he expects to be a great winter season. But after the X games left snowboard cross and ski cross of the 2013 slate of events, that’s one less event he can plan for. X Games ouster of 2 events a blow to Steamboat racers

• The Steamboat Springs Stage Race road biking event is back this year, and organizers are encouraging volunteers to sign up. Steamboat Springs Stage Race road bike event seeks volunteers

• Steamboat Springs cyclist Tammy Jacques recorded another fast finish Saturday, winning the women's division of the Power of Four mountain bike race in Aspen. Steamboat’s Tammy Jacques wins Aspen mountain bike race

• Doug Lewis emerged with the bragging rights from Steamboat Golf Club’s Men's Club Championship on Saturday. Doug Lewis wins Steamboat Golf Club’s men’s tournament

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