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Our View: Say ‘no’ to Buffalo Pass partying

U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer Nick Walters said he hoped the community was “appalled” by recent partying at Buffalo Pass that caused damage to the popular outdoor destination, and on behalf of local residents, we are. Forest Service officials report that partying on the pass is an ongoing problem, especially during holidays, and we are disturbed by this trend for a number of reasons.

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Steamboat City Council approves operating plan for winter air service program

The flight plan for Steamboat Springs' upcoming winter air service program will grow the program's number of round trip seats by 8 percent, expand flights to and from some west coast destinations and dedicate $250,000 to spend on the marketing of winter flights.

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Hayden wins again, blasts Vail Mountain

Hayden beat Vail Mountain Tuesday, 25-15, 25-22, 25-18, winning for the third time in four matches, and the Tigers did it without their best player.

Sailors qualify all 4 golfers to state

It took a whole golf tournament and then some, but the end result is exactly what the Steamboat Springs High School golf team wanted: all four of the Sailors golfers advanced from the regional tournament and will play at state.

Steamboat briefs: Bank will match donations to United Way on $20K Day

Routt County United Way’s 2014 $20K Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Yampa Valley Bank in Steamboat Springs. Anyone who donates on this day will have their donation matched by Yampa Valley Bank with as much as $10,000 in matching funds available.

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Taking church to the streets

The new minister in town, Rev. Catie Greene, is on a mission to bring her teachings and ministry outside the walls of a church building. As the head of a local initiative outreach program, The Episcopal Service Corps, she does just that.

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EPA extends comment period on Clean Power Plan

Announcement comes less than a week after EPA visits Craig

After receiving nearly 750,000 comments, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to extend its deadline by 45 days for public comments on the Clean Power Plan concerning carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Routt County college athlete update, Sept. 17

Former Routt County high school athletes are competing at colleges around the country, and those in fall sports are already well into their seasons. Check in on how they're doing.

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Soroco High School debuts healthy vending machine

Students at Soroco High School said goodbye to candy bars and junk food-filled vending machines over the summer and now make their snack selections from an interactive, healthy snack dispenser.

Steamboat Springs School District moves forward with strategic plan

Nearly 30 Steamboat Springs School District staff, district parents and community members turned out for a three-day strategic planning retreat last week, the district's first comprehensive planning effort in several years.

The Record for Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

2:23 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a report of a rollover crash near mile marker 141 on U.S. Highway 40.

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Grant will allow programming to expand at Hayden vocational center

Hayden High School vocational education teacher Kevin Kleckler is finding ways to keep up with the demand for his classes.

Former club skier red hot down south

Hig Roberts, a former member of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, won a race in the Australia New Zealand Cup last week, leading the way for a podium sweep in the down-under event by U.S. skiers.

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Spoke Talk: Take a hike or bike to school

The Steamboat Hike and Bike to School program kicked off two weeks ago and encourages students to walk or ride to their schools on Fridays, weather permitting. The program is sponsored by the Safe Routes to School Initiative and Bike Town USA.

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Tales from the Tread: Partnership for preservation

To save the lookout, local and national partners have teamed up to rehabilitate the Hahn's Peak Fire Lookout to a safe condition to serve as a destination for the hundreds of visitors who hike to the peak each year.

Steamboat briefs: Night work continues this week on U.S. Highway 40

Night work will continue during the week of Sept. 15 on U.S. Highway 40 east and west of downtown Steamboat Springs, according to a highway project notice issued by Connell Resources and the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Year of public meetings culminates in changes to urban growth boundary amendment process

After 14 public meetings, some significant compromises and 18 "yes" votes from the members of four government bodies in Routt County, Steamboat Springs' hard urban growth boundary could be easier to move.

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Steamboat Springs Chamber names new CEO

Jim Clark, a tourism development professional with more than 30 years of hospitality experience, has been named as the new CEO of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, according to a news release.

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Routt County commissioners hesitate to invest public monies in community solar garden

Commissioners Steve Ivancie and Doug Monger were uncomfortable investing public dollars given CEC’s unwillingness to share with them financial details involved in building the solar garden.

Respiratory virus hits Steamboat Springs children

Local pediatric offices have been overrun by patients with respiratory symptoms throughout the past few weeks, and doctors suspect the cases could be enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness quickly sweeping across the country.

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