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Jim Erickson and Mike Schmidt: In reference to EPA plan

We are writing in reference to several past letters concerning the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan and its focus on the burning of fossil fuels — especially coal, which results in the production of carbon dioxide as a byproduct. The EPA has defined carbon dioxide as a poison.

Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper to be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday

Steamboat Today’s next Coffee and a Newspaper will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. The USA Pro Challenge will be the topic of discussion, and members of the local organizing committee will be presenting about the event, which will start from Steamboat Springs on Aug. 17.

The Record for Saturday, July 4, 2015

9:55 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a hit and run accident in the 1300 block of Dream Island Plaza. A person was issued a DUI and arrested after crashing into a tree and running from police.

Steamboat Springs police report typical Fourth of July holiday

Officers with the Steamboat Springs Police Department reported a busy, but normal, Fourth of July holiday with no significant incidents.

Routt County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda for July 6 and 7

Agenda for Routt County Board of Commissioners' meetings on July 6 and 7.

Health briefs: Avoid mosquito bites and West Nile virus

Drain standing water where mosquitoes lay eggs. Empty old tires, cans, flower pots, clogged rain gutters, rain barrels and toys where puddles occur.

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National organizations release formal recommendations on marijuana use during pregnancy

The legalization of recreational marijuana in states including Colorado has led national medical organizations to release formal recommendations on the use of the drug, specifically as they may affect pregnant women and mothers.

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Strings Music Festval: Applause has many faces

A recent conversation with Jamey Lamar, Strings' recording engineer, got Ali Mignone thinking about what other methods of performance appreciation might be out there.

Thoughtful Parenting: Engaging kids, preventing learning loss this summer

For many families, summertime involves a delicate balance between allowing kids free time to rest while still engaging a more structured sense of creativity and play.

Focus on Fitness: Just add water and shake

With the temperatures hovering in the high 80s, the pool becomes a natural place to gravitate to.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Value your dinner

It's worth the effort to cook at home versus eating out.

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Retiring Steamboat exec Chris Diamond didn't set out to run ski resorts - it just happened that way

“The reality is that skiing – snow sliding – is a unique experience that keeps getting reinvented by participants – there’s always a constant freshness to it.” – retiring Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. President and COO Chris Diamond.

Real estate transactions for June 26 to July 2, 2015

Real estate transactions for June 26 to July 2, 2015

Steamboat briefs: Business plan workshop set for 6 to 8 p.m. July 17

As part of the 2015 Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs, Alpine Bank and Colorado Mountain College, a second workshop on writing a business plan will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. July 17 in conference room 127 at the college.

Mountain Madness 2015 results

Half marathon and 10K results

Melanie L. Sturm: Are Americans still in charge of our lives?

Amid unending political horserace punditry — who’s up, who’s down in the wake of Supreme Court rulings, Congress’ Trade Promotion votes,

Our View: Human dignity and civil rights

As we celebrate our nation’s independence this holiday weekend, we think it appropriate that we all reflect on our system of government that calls for the U.S. Supreme Court to balance the judicial and legislative branches in its role of interpreting the U.S. Constitution.

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Vargas steals ski jumping throne at Howelsen

Should Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Koby Vargas ever make the Olympics, it’ll likely become his most memorable competition. But for now, the teenager can’t argue with winning a summer ski jumping event in front of the hometown fans.

Healthy Eating: Caprese skewers

A delicious recipe for Caprese skewers with tomatoes and mozzarella.

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