News for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Economic indicator report shows diversity in Routt and Moffat counties

Yampa Valley Data Partners recently released its Community Indicators Report, highlighting a variety of economic trends in Moffat and Routt counties. Each indicator gives government officials, businesses and community members an idea of Northwest Colorado’s economic health. The report comes out every two years.

Gardening with Estella Heitman: Growing asparagus

Asparagus is one of only a few perennial vegetable crops. It is a cold weather plant that, once established, can live for 15 years. Asparagus, however, is not a plant for the impatient gardener.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, April 23

Wildlife officials get new insight into bear populations, Routt County OKs a new recycling facility at the Milner Landfill and a South Routt kindergarten teacher says goodbye after 36 years.

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Steamboat Springs astronaut Steve Swanson completes 5th spacewalk

Starting at 7:20 a.m., Swanson and fellow astronaut Rick Mastracchio are scheduled to start a spacewalk to replace a faulty computer on the International Space Station.