Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Sept. 11 |

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Sept. 11

Weather: Steamboat could see rain and thunderstorms Tuesday and into early Wednesday. Overnight lows should drop as cloud cover moves on later in the week.

Local news

• The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night unanimously signed off on a $60,000 loan to retire a longstanding budget deficit at the North Routt Community Charter School. Steamboat School Board approves $60K loan for charter school

• A Craig man is in custody after a more than two-hour standoff Monday night with law enforcement officers from the Craig Police Department and the Moffat County Sheriff's Office. Police standoff in Craig ends with man’s arrest

• Two men from the Pittsburgh area who were spotted punching cars in Oak Creek on Saturday afternoon were later arrested by the Routt County Sheriff’s Office on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle. Routt County Sheriff’s Office arrest men in possession of stolen vehicle from Pennsylvania

• Last week, the Steamboat Springs City Council endorsed the medical marijuana dispensary's move from its tiny office space on South Lincoln Avenue to more than 2,000 square feet of space at 1755 Lincoln Ave. on the west side of the city between downtown and Elk River Road. Steamboat Springs medical marijuana dispensary plans move to larger building

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• In this summer of drought and water restrictions, Routt County Building and Plant Director Tim Winter found a way to reduce the demand the county makes on Steamboat Springs' municipal water supply. New water right saves Routt County on cost of irrigation

• Property rights were the underlying theme Monday night as a crowd of 66 people gathered at The Haven in Hayden to listen as candidates for state House District 26 and Senate District 8 fielded questions about energy exploration in Routt County. Candidates quizzed on energy exploration, property rights

• The Colorado Water Trust's lease of 4,000 acre-feet of water from Stagecoach Reservoir was the first-ever use of a 2003 state law that allows temporary leases of water to protect rivers threatened by low water years. Colorado Water Trust release serves purpose of protecting Yampa River

• “If you think the zebras stunk up the gridiron on Sunday, blame the stingy owners, but don't blame the temporary officials who are struggling to keep up with the game as it's played on Sundays.” Tom Ross: Confusing call in Broncos’ game underscores need to make referees full time

• The runners who’ve signed up for the 100-mile Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon certainly wouldn’t mind winning part of the $40,000 purse, but their accomplishments in the sport are a testament to their true motivations. Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon in Steamboat draws special type of athlete

• “I was going into the 11th grade when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on another world.” Jimmy Westlake: Thanks, Neil, for everything

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Steamboat briefs: Rotary Club Barbecue and Barn Dance is on Sept. 22

Local sports

• Hayden's Friday night loss to No. 1 Dayspring Christian didn't cost it a presence in the Denver Post prep football rankings released Monday afternoon. Hayden football falls to No. 7, Soroco just out of top 10

Get all the prep sports updates from the past week

Update on Routt County’s collegiate athletes

Concussion tests to take place at Steamboat Springs Middle School

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