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Yampa Valley Sustainability Council tours backyard chicken coops in town

With chicken coops sprouting up in backyards throughout the city to provide families with fresh eggs, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council latched onto the trend during its annual Green Gardens Tour on Tuesday night by leading a group of 40 on a tour of four urban chicken coops in Steamboat Springs.

The Record for Monday, July 27, 2015

7:24 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a possible drunken driver on U.S. Highway 40 near Dream Island. Officers were unable to locate the driver.

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Up, up and away, Storm Peak Climb awaits

The Storm Peak Hill Climb is one of the toughest challenges in the Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series, leaving some riders struggling with their feelings about the impending grind.

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Trapper Mine continues to update court

Attorneys for Trapper Mining, Inc. provided an update to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado July 24, stating the mine would provide the court with a map of pending mining activities sometimes this week.

Community meetings on Colowyo planned

Craig community leaders will host a community meeting about Colowyo Coal Mine’s environmental assessment from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moffat County High School’s auditorium.

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Mandala sand painting by the visiting Drepung Loseling monks begins Wednesday

Today, six visiting monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will begin the five-day process to create an awe-inspiring mandala sand painting at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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All heck breaks loose on the road To-Hell-u-Ride

As I sprinted down the barrow ditch at the side of the highway to retrieve our gear, I had a minute to consider what carnage the log truck would have wreaked on our camping equipment had the truck been following us instead of the opposite.

Spoke Talk: What's with Enduro?

If you are a mountain biker, you have most likely noticed a new and growing term in the industry, “Enduro.” What exactly is Enduro? Is it a bike? Is it a trail? Is it a new flavor of Stinger waffles? Enduro is one of the fastest-growing forms of mountain bike racing; it is very popular in Europe and is rapidly gaining steam in the U.S. Enduro is not cross country and it is not downhill racing; it is a mix of the two.

Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series, Rodeo No. 6 results, July 25, 2015

Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series, Rodeo No. 6 results, July 25, 2015

City may hire public information officer instead of deputy city manager

City Manager Deb Hinsvark said Tuesday she has decided not to offer the deputy city manager job to the lone finalist who was brought to Steamboat last week from Florida to meet community members.

Interim police chief releases a report from police investigation

Interim Police Chief Jerry DeLong is reviewing other reports from the investigation to determine if they will be released.

Steamboat briefs: Vacant lot at 400 Anglers Drive approved for parking

City of Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark has approved the use of the vacant lot at 400 Anglers Drive for temporary parking in connection with the Fish Creek Mobile Home Park utility replacement and sanitary sewer upgrade project.

Military offered free parks entrance

Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27.

Ed Miklus: City must hire smart

Regarding the police investigation, the present presents us with, in my opinion, bogus legal advice that has enhanced stonewalling, obviated transparency, is coupled with a continuum of poor decision making by the city manager enhanced by inane public pronouncements and the release of “Pablum Report 6.”

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Longtime Routt County Attorney John Merrill retires this week

The side of Routt County Attorney John Merrill the public didn’t see was the man who liked to go on walkabouts, popping in on employees in other departments just to chat and form relationships.

Jimmy Westlake: Friday’s full moon — blue or not?

You’ll have an opportunity to witness an unusual “blue moon” this month but don’t expect to go outside and literally see a blue-colored moon staring back at you. The term “blue moon” has an unusual and uncertain history, but it certainly does not refer to the actual spectrum of the moon.

The Record for Sunday, July 26, 2015

12:05 p.m. Officers were called to a report of two roommates who were arguing about leaving each other's property alone in the 500 block of Harms Court. Police mediated the argument.

Driving to the Front Range? Construction projects make planning ahead important

Delays on Colorado Highway 9 could reach up to 45 minutes because of the major highway improvement project there. Meanwhile, road work is also expected to create significant delays on U.S. Highway 40 on Berthoud Pass, which some drivers have been using as a detour.

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Police station committee finalizes recommendation

The Steamboat Springs City Council will weigh the committee's recommendation Aug. 4 and decide what to do next.

Camping hookups at Routt County Fairgrounds viewed as economic benefit in all seasons

The plan to create modern RV hookup camp sites at the Routt County Fairground is viewed as a piece of economic development for both the Fair Board and the town of Hayden.

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