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Steamboat briefs: Trails to be temporarily closed for July 4 activities

Due to the July 4 fireworks set-up and show, all trails on the Howelsen Hill Ski Area will be closed from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. Friday. This includes all access points and the area from Bluffs Loop to Mile Run.

Pro Rodeo Series prepares for big three-day weekend

Only fools and children make guarantees, says Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series chairman Brent Romick. And while the local legend is neither, it hasn’t stopped him from dreaming big for this weekend’s 112th annual Cowboys’ Roundup Days.

Decisions, Decisions: Choose your own adventure on a wild sports Saturday

Decisions, Decisions. There’s so many sports events Saturday, no one can hit them all. Let us help decide what’s the best choice for you.

The Record for Tuesday, June 30, 2015

11:47 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to a report of a possible structure fire on Loggers Lane. There was a lot of smoke in the area. The smoke was coming from a chimney. A coffee company was roasting beans.

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Flying Diamond Ranch completes its conservation goals

Flying Diamond Ranch is a year-round cattle operation occupying the northern ridges of Thorpe Mountain where conserved land is visible to motorists traveling a two-mile stretch of the highway.

Storm hope for safe harbor at home

The Steamboat Storm collegiate baseball team hopes to get back on the right track playing at home Thursday and Saturday for a pair of doubleheaders.

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Pollard being held on suspicion of murder

Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins on Wednesday described a troubled young man who possibly made a series of decisions that ultimately led to the death of 22-year-old Patricia Richmond.

Steamboat makes another appearance on a Top 10 list, this time for business-friendliness

In 2013, Steamboat Springs became Dog Town USA. In 2014, it was one of MarketWatch's 10 greatest mountain towns for retirees.

Mountain Madness gives runners one more go on the pavement

For fans of the Steamboat Springs Running Series who enjoy the pavement, Saturday’s Mountain Madness half marathon and 10-kilometer races are something of a last hoorah for the summer schedule.

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Rural hospital bill that would benefit YVMC moves through Senate

A bill introduced by democratic Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and others earlier this year to extend a program helping rural hospitals including Yampa Valley Medical Center has passed through the Senate Finance Committee.

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Cole Pollard located, arrested, will likely face homicide charges

Cole Pollard has been taken into custody, and Sheriff Wiggins said Pollard will likely face charges related to the death of Patricia Richmond.

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Search on for 'person of interest' in Flat Tops Wilderness Area

Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins says they have located Cole Pollard's vehicle above Trappers Lake in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area.

Gardening with Deb: Poisonous plants of Routt County

Many plants are as poisonous as they are beautiful.

Dog's Eye View: I can hear you!

In training animals, raising one's voice can do more harm than good.

Tri the Boat results for June 27

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Steamboat briefs: Routt County OEM lists fireworks precautions

Routt County Office of Emergency Management has released a list of fireworks safety tips in advance of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The wildland fire partners of Routt County remind residents and visitors that fireworks are not toys. They can cause severe injuries and pose a fire hazard.

Our View: Rodeo: Part of Steamboat’s authentic brand

More than a century ago, Steamboat Springs was the place where cowboys from area ranches would gather to show off their roping and riding skills. Those early rodeo events, which date all the way back to 1897, often took place right on Steamboat’s Main Street.

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New book collects the best 'Shenanigans' from Steamboat police blotter

"Ski Town Shenanigans" illustrates why its difficult to take life seriously living in a town where bears can open the doors of Subarus, and people come home from vacation to find strangers sleeping in their beds.

The Record for Monday, June 29, 2015

7:20 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a low-flying plane that flew over a house five times in the 1300 block of Manitou Avenue. It was believed the plane was spraying meadows.

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Hayden baseball team dominates tourney

It simply all came together at just the right time for the Hayden 8-10 year olds baseball team last weekend as it competed in a season ending tournament in Rangely.

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