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First Friday Artwalk listings for Aug. 1, 2014

First Friday Artwalk listings for August 1, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Steamboat briefs: Alzheimer’s Association sponsors support group

A new caregiver information and support group, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, will begin today. The group, which will meet from 3 to 4:15 p.m. at Rollingstone Respite House, will focus on the specific issues faced daily by spouses who care for their partners suffering from dementia. Concerns and ideas will be shared with others who experience similar situations. The group will be facilitated by Barbara Bronner, geriatric social worker. For more information, call 970-879-8942.

Jacquelyn Greenspan and family: Parrot, lost and found

My name is Jacquelyn Greenspan, and my family was the one that lost our African Grey Parrot, Kahli, in Steamboat a little over a week ago.

Michael Osterman: Imagine a safer Yampa

If the city were to make Yampa Street one way from Fifth Street to 12th Street, there would be numerous benefits.

Ken Collins: Mi casa e su casa

“The browning of America.” Wow. Of all you wrote, Omar, that line stood out (“Omar Campbell: Thoughts about Mexico,” Tuesday’s Steamboat Today).

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Rain can’t dampen Harris’ sprits upon his return with Broncos

The cold rain showers that drenched the Denver Broncos and 9,207 die-hard fans during a stadium practice Wednesday couldn’t dampen Chris Harris Jr.’s spirits.

Century Link phone service restored late Wednesday

Phone service was restored Wednesday evening after a Century Link outage that affected some customers, including Routt County Communications.

The Record for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

12:01 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of people taking pictures of a bear in a tree in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive.

Heavy rain subdues wildfire in Zirkel Wilderness Area

Trail closures in the area have now been lifted by the U.S. Forest Service.

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Outskirts of Steamboat see more than 1.5 inches of rain in less than 24 hours

Weather forecaster Chris Cuoco confirmed that the official rainfall total for the 24 hours preceding 7 a.m. Wednesday was 0.98 inches, well short of the record of 1.29 inches set in July 1996.

Tonight's Captain of the Boat race moved to Friday

Steamboat Ski Area announced today that the Captain of the Boat downhill mountain bike race that was to take place at 6 p.m. today has been moved to Friday.

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Local rider's journey to raise awareness begins with diagnosis

When James Lehmann was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago the news came as a shock. Since then the Steamboat Springs resident has been working to get his blood sugar under control, and raise awareness about the disease that changed his life.

Steamboat briefs: Entries wanted for Routt County Fair parade

Entries for the 100th annual Routt County Fair Parade are being accepted. The parade, sponsored by the Hayden Lions Club, will be held Aug. 16 beginning at 10 a.m. To register, call Jim Schoening at 970-276-1600 or email him at james.r.schoening@xcelenergy.com.

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Gardening with Deb Babcock: Dealing with plant damage from hail and hoppers

Between grasshoppers and the hail storm we experienced a couple weeks ago, gardens in parts of Routt County are in a shambles. Plants and trees have been stripped of their leaves and many plants were so beaten down or chewed up it appears they might not recover from the damage.

Ride helps local man make a difference

Tour de Cure gives local man a chance to improve his health, and raise money for a good cause.

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Hundreds of Northwest Colorado residents rally for coal in Denver

Miners and community members gathered in the Kmart parking lot early Tuesday morning to board a fleet of buses to Denver to rally in support of coal.

Our View: Turning a negative into a positive

Yampa Valley Electric Association’s purchase of 15 acres of TIC’s now-empty campus in West Steamboat as the site for its new headquarters made headlines all last week. Like many other business and community leaders, this editorial board views the real estate deal as a smart business decision and a win-win situation for the local electric cooperative and the community as a whole.

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Parking consultant says Steamboat Springs doesn't have a 'big' downtown parking problem, but challenges remain

The ideas community members offered up at a forum focused on downtown parking improvements ranged from the grandiose and futuristic to the plain and simple.

Bald Eagle Open Water Swim Series results for July 28

Bald Eagle Open Water Swim Series results for July 28

6 months in, marijuana sales are 'low impact,' a 'non-issue,' officials say

The roll out of recreational marijuana sales during the first six months in Steamboat Springs has gone smoothly, according to local officials.

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