News for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019

Today's headlines - Vladan Chase

Steamboat News

A regional broadband improvement project is in its final stages in rural communities across Northwest Colorado, including in Routt County. Project THOR, set to go online by mid-December, will increase network reliability and bandwidth for local residents and businesses, protecting the area from broadband outages. A 178-mile fiber optic loop will connect the participating communities, creating a web of broadband connectivity all under contract with the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments.

The Soroco chapter of the FFA is getting some representation in Indianapolis for the National FFA Convention. Twelve kids will join the 65,000 students from across the US, and Soroco will represent two Degree Recipients. For full details visit the steamboat today website.

The city of Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council are pursuing a project that aims to partner with area restaurants to compost some of the food waste that would normally be sent to the dumps. Roughly a third of the material routt county sends to the dumps is organic waste, and of that, about a fifth is discarded food.

In Sports, it will be a heavy weekend of action with many teams winding up to their regional competitions. For the Sailors on KTYV, football plays Palisade on Friday, and Soccer plays at Evergreen on Saturday. Both those games can be heard on KTYV one oh five seven, and streamed online at steamboat radio dot com. Or you

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