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Steamboat briefs:Coffee and a Newspaper will be held Wednesday

This month’s Coffee and a Newspaper will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Routt Council on Aging menus for week of Nov. 3

Lunch menus for Steamboat Springs Community Center, Hayden American Legion Hall and South Routt Community Center.

Laura, Kyle and Ian Case: Relentless givers

Have you ever met someone who makes you a better person?

Business briefs: Crunch time for BID election

Time is running out for downtown commercial property owners and tenants to vote in the election that will decide whether a new property tax downtown will support things like marketing and maintenance.

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Glenwood downs Steamboat, 42-28, to end Sailors' season

The Steamboat Springs High School football team couldn't dash league foe Glenwood Springs' playoff hopes Friday night, but despite the 42-28 season-ending loss, Sailors coach Lonn Clementson was looking ahead, not backward.

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Iconic Ski Time Square property sells for $2.9 million

Blue Sage Ventures recently closed on its $2.9 million purchase of Clock Tower Square and some adjacent property. Over the next few years, the developers have plans to spruce up the building and add new residences and commercial spaces around it.

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Perfecting the pass: Steamboat's Maddie Labor embraces defensive role

Steamboat Springs volleyball junior Maddie Labor switched from a hitter to libero. Both she and the team have reaped the benefits and hope to capitalize today at the regional tournament.

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Coberly Creek Ranch in South Routt conserved by 2nd easement

Merrilee Ellis told the county commissioners this week the conservation easement factors into estate planning that will allow the ranch to stay in the family indefinitely. The ranch has been in the ownership of the Neelis/Ellis Family for more than 20 years.

The Record for Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

11:23 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a people using drugs in Dream Island Plaza. Police started doing extra patrols in the area. After midnight, police found two people under the age of 21 smoking marijuana in a parking lot by West Lincoln Park. The people were issued tickets for underage possession and consumption of marijuana.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Christian Center is hosting pumpkin patch

The Steamboat Christian Center is hosting a Community Pumpkin Patch, which is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

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Steamboat Living: Love of literacy: BookTrails program gets local kids reading

There’s no reading between the lines: Emily Krall’s new BookTrails program is opening the doors for local children to open pages. Krall, the daughter of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore owners Ronald and Susan Krall, started the nonprofit BookTrails — a literacy learning program for children — in 2012, and its quick rise is a testament to her model of mixing outdoor education and activity with reading.

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Steamboat Living: Lights, Go-Pros, action

More night skiing, other improvements on tap

Building upon last winter’s resort improvements — including the new 13,000-square-foot Four Points Lodge and night skiing debut — Steamboat Ski Area continues the momentum, with upgrades to Thunderhead Lodge, snowmaking, grooming and night skiing operations.

Steamboat Living: Things Steamboaters should know

No matter how long you’ve been here, there are certain things you ought to know how to do living in Steamboat. We’re not talking the obvious how to ski or bike, but the more intrinsic things to have in your seasonal arsenal here in Ski Town USA. No masters ourselves, we combed the valley floor for tips from experts to help ease the learning curve.

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Steamboat Living: Filthy fun: North Routt locals riding homemade skis

Ski in North Routt County this winter and you might see locals schussing on a new ski underfoot, complete with gray-and-brown beetle-kill topsheets. Far from their Filthy Ski brand name, they’re works of art that are as fun to arc turns on as they are aesthetic.

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Steamboat Living: A look inside Bridgestone Winter Driving School

A tire education via celebs and snow laps

We’re here burning rink rubber to test Bridgestone’s new WS80 Blizzak snow tires. The company has flown in media wonks from across the country — including writers from Road & Track, Car & Driver and more — to the home of its heralded Bridgestone Winter Driving School, to let them test firsthand the grippiness of the company’s new tire technology.

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Steamboat Living: Ski training tips from personal trainer Brady Worster

Brady Worster’s personal story serves as an inspiration to many. “It was a harsh reality to gain 70 pounds during pregnancy, and then gain more after your child was born,” says Worster, who weighed in at 220 pounds in 2008. “I bought a belt that was an XXL, and I didn’t want to be an XXL mom.”

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Steamboat Living: TALON gaining traction

While Steamboat’s entrepreneurial spirit is exploding, one local company is setting its sights on products built for such combustion. TALON Grips, a company based in Copper Ridge Business Park, targets law enforcement officers and other gun users desiring enhanced grip for their firearms. And sales are quickly gaining the traction of its products.

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Steamboat Living: From the Editor: Rain or Shine

Rain, rain go away, come again some other day. Our farmers need to cut their hay, and we in Steamboat want to play.

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Steamboat Living: SmartWool turns 20

Thanks to SmartWool, which is celebrating 20 years in the ’Boat, Steamboat Springs has become synonymous with socks. Since 1994, SmartWool has brought more than 80 million pairs of merino wool socks and apparel products to market around the globe, and it credits its success largely to its Steamboat roots.

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Steamboat Living: 5 minutes with Chhiring Dorje Sherpa

Last April, an avalanche struck the Khumbu Icefall above base camp on Mount Everest, killing 16 Sherpas and marking the deadliest avalanche in the mountain’s history. One of their own, Chhiring (pronounced “sear-ring,” meaning “long life”) Dorje Sherpa, 39, who has summited Everest 12 times and seven other 8,000-meter peaks, now calls Steamboat — where he bases his guide company, Rolwaling Excursion — home.

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