News for Friday, May 3, 2019

Steamboat Radio News - Shannon Lukens

Warm weather is headed our way. That means the snow will melt and the river will rise. Faster flows, bigger rapids, and colder water can be a potential hazard for boaters. The temperature of the water is about 40 degrees in Steamboat Springs right now, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There are also man-made obstacles such as low bridges, when the water is high. Parts of the Core Trail are starting to flood. The rain will be back next Tuesday.

Many Steamboat streets are getting paved, and new stripes put down, starting next week. Work starts Monday, and the project should be finished around June 19. It will include about 10,000 tons of asphalt, 90,000 yards of milling on 20 roadways and five parking lots. The city asks that you please be patient with delays and detours during the project.

A committee has formed to campaign in favor of the West Steamboat Neighborhood annexation. It’s called “Yes to Local’s Housing.” The group is campaigning for a “yes” vote on the June 25 annexation question. The “Let’s Vote Steamboat” committee is opposed to the same measure.

Colorado leads the nation right now, with high school students who use vaping products. A group of students from Soroco High School wants to educate their classmates that vaping is dangerous, and there is nothing beneficial about it. Here’s freshman Erika Sjoblom.

Colorado’s rate of 27 percent is twice the national average of high school students who vape, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The students from Oak Creek add that vaping is very toxic, and that the amount of nicotine in one Juul pod is equivalent to that of an entire pack of cigarettes.

The School Board in Moffat County has a new dress code for the upcoming school year. One of the biggest changes is that hats will not be allowed in the schools.

A Steamboat couple has recently finished hiking the Appalachian Trail.  Angie and JD Robinson started in Maine last summer and ended in Georgia. It took four months and 29 days to cover more than 2,000 miles. JD works for Honey Stinger here in Steamboat.

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