News for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Heavy rain subdues wildfire in Zirkel Wilderness Area

Trail closures in the area have now been lifted by the U.S. Forest Service.

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Outskirts of Steamboat see more than 1.5 inches of rain in less than 24 hours

Weather forecaster Chris Cuoco confirmed that the official rainfall total for the 24 hours preceding 7 a.m. Wednesday was 0.98 inches, well short of the record of 1.29 inches set in July 1996.

Tonight's Captain of the Boat race moved to Friday

Steamboat Ski Area announced today that the Captain of the Boat downhill mountain bike race that was to take place at 6 p.m. today has been moved to Friday.

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Local rider's journey to raise awareness begins with diagnosis

When James Lehmann was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago the news came as a shock. Since then the Steamboat Springs resident has been working to get his blood sugar under control, and raise awareness about the disease that changed his life.

Steamboat briefs: Entries wanted for Routt County Fair parade

Entries for the 100th annual Routt County Fair Parade are being accepted. The parade, sponsored by the Hayden Lions Club, will be held Aug. 16 beginning at 10 a.m. To register, call Jim Schoening at 970-276-1600 or email him at james.r.schoening@xcelenergy.com.

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Gardening with Deb Babcock: Dealing with plant damage from hail and hoppers

Between grasshoppers and the hail storm we experienced a couple weeks ago, gardens in parts of Routt County are in a shambles. Plants and trees have been stripped of their leaves and many plants were so beaten down or chewed up it appears they might not recover from the damage.