Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Aug. 22 |

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Aug. 22

Weather: Steamboat could get some scattered showers or thunderstorms after 4 p.m. Wednesday. A chance at rain is forecast through Friday with the weekend to see clear skies and highs in the mid 80s.

Local news

• When employees from Steamboat Moxie Home Consignments and Design fished an old cabinet out of a Routt County barn, its owners thought it might be worth $200. Wrong. After research and an appraisal, the cabinet was determined to be the work of Stephen Huneck and has a price tag of almost $20,000. $20,000 cabinet discovered in Routt County barn

• Even though Nicci Curd didn’t make it past the callback round of NBC’s “The Voice,” she said it was a learning experience and that she is ready for the next step. Steamboat singer misses out on ‘The Voice’

• Even though Sunpie’s Bistro has new owners, don’t expect many changes. John and Jarett Duty said they plan to leaves things much the same. Steamboat Springs’ Sunpie’s Bistro has new owners

• A 21-year-old Clark man suffered severe hand injuries Tuesday after the shotgun shell he was taking apart exploded, according to the Routt County Sheriff's Office. Shotgun shell explodes in Clark man’s hands

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• The younger of two brothers accused of selling heroin was sentenced to eight years in a correctional program in Craig. Steamboat heroin dealer sentenced to 8 years in CAPS program

• Steamboat Springs High School graduate Jack Verploeg, 20, has completed an 80-day wilderness expedition in the Patagonia region of South America with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Steamboat resident Jack Verploeg completes famed outdoor leadership course

• Work is progressing at Twentymile Coal Co.’s Sage Creek reserve and full production is expected to start in 2015. Twentymile enters Phase 2 of Sage Creek coal reserve expansion

• With a Monday filing deadline quickly approaching, the race for the Hayden Town Council is starting to take shape. Hayden Town Council race comes into focus before Monday filing deadline

• Firefighters on Tuesday were tending to hot spots at a 7-acre wildfire near the northern edge of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area north of Steamboat Springs. Containment close for Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area wildfire north of Steamboat

• Sixteen-year-old girls and 20-year-old women were more likely than their male counterparts to be injured in a traffic accident. In every other agre group, the opposite was true. The Colorado Department of Transportation gave a presentation to the Routt County Board of Commissioners about which groups are most at risk for injury in a traffic accident. Routt County teens most at risk for injury accidents in 2011

• A community forum about the proposed casino near Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden is planned for Craig. Proposed Hayden casino conversation coming to Craig

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Nation and world

US Forest Service OKs Breckenridge Ski Area expansion

Garfield County to fund study of air emissions from natural gas wells

Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger to tie the knot CBS

Mars rover Curiosity set for first ride on Red Planet’s surface The Los Angeles Times

Decline In Circumcisions Could Prove Costly NPR

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