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After 20 years and no new housing, Routt County questions details in West of Steamboat Plan

Routt County is asking Steamboat Springs City Council if it's time to revisit the West of Steamboat Springs Area Plan to allow rural subdivisions within the Urban Growth Boundary without requiring immediate annexation into the city

Steamboat Movement Fest features diverse lineup, local and not

In two and a half weeks, Steamboat will host the inaugural Steamboat Movement Fest for a weekend of yoga, dance, music and everything movement. Leading the festival are 39 distinguished yogis and related fitness specialists from around the country and here in Steamboat, who organizers predict will propel the festival to success during this and future years.

The Record for Monday, July 6, 2015

1:27 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a large bear that knocked over a dumpster and spilled trash in the 2400 block of Ski Trail Lane. Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officers handled the incident.

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Hospital timeline: YVMC celebrates 100

My, what a difference 100 years makes. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the award-winning Yampa Valley Medical Center started its humble beginnings as the Steamboat Springs Sanitarium at the former Albany Hotel and current-day Old Town Pub building on Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue. Three years later, it was purchased by Dr. Frederick E. Willett, who ran it for 56 years.

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Behind the airport’s “We B Smokin’ BBQ” signs

F.M. Light & Sons isn’t the only Routt County business with a corner on the roadside billboard market. Drive to Yampa Valley Regional Airport, and you’ll notice a series of curious yellow signs on your final approach. Each is printed with a poem verse warning against traffic offenses, with the stanza ending with the signature “We B Smokin’ BBQ.”

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Locals bag first Elk SUP descent

While the Elk River has been kayaked and rafted for decades, this spring a group of local adventurers etched themselves into the history books (fame, fortune!) by stand-up paddleboarding it for the first time ever.

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Historical marker roundup

OK, we know road trips can get a tad boring. So spice yours up by stopping at historical markers surrounding Steamboat. One of the oldest such programs in the nation, Colorado’s commemorations date back to the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1907. Produced by the Colorado Historical Society and government transportation departments, these signs herald Colorado’s people, events and issues, helping you journey through the past while providing an excuse to stretch your legs. Following are a handful to to look for within a few hours of town.

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Hunting Hemingway: Local author Nancy Sindelar on her new book “Influencing Hemingway”

For the last 20 years, part-time local Nancy Sindelar has spent her winters guiding skiing in Steamboat Springs. But she’s had good reason to leave, as evidenced by her new book, “Influencing Hemingway: The People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work,” released by Roman & Littlefield Publishers last June.

CenturyLink restores services after eight-hour-plus outage

A severed fiber optic line caused telephone and Internet outages in Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek, Yampa, Fraser and Granby Monday afternoon. All services were restored Tuesday morning at 4 a.m. after an eight-hour and 33-minute outage.

Spoke Talk: Steamboat’s local tour takes stage next weekend

Tour de France has nothing on us. Steamboat has its own Tour, and while it may not be an internationally acclaimed competitive race, it’s a fantastic ride that yields positive results in our community.

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Medical Matrimony: Jim and Wendy McCreight

One of the things Jim and Wendy McCreight, both Doctorates of Dental Surgery (DDS), love about living and practicing dentistry in Steamboat Springs is the people. After 17 years of operating McCreight Progressive Dentistry in the Yampa Valley, the two local dentists have begun to truly understand what is means to be Steamboat locals...

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Medical Matrimony: Scott and Jennifer Kempers

Shop talk is a healthy thing. And medical doctors Jennifer and Scott Kempers don’t hesitate to come home from work and engage in it. In fact, it’s a common way for Jen, who practices internal medicine, and Scott, an anesthesiologist, to unwind...

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Medical Matrimony: James and Sarah Hopfenbeck

While doctors James and Sarah Hopfenbeck have only lived in Steamboat Springs since August 2013, when Jim, 57, took over as pathologist and lab director at Yampa Valley Medical Center, they’ve quickly settled into their new home.

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Medical matrimony: Brian and Lori Harrington

With both having a connection to the U.S. Army, Dr. Brian Harrington thought he and his future wife, Lori Harrington, would have an immediate connection at Dartmouth Medical School. He was wrong. It was not until a snowshoe outing in February of their first year of med school that the two started dating. Then, after finishing their careers in the Army, Brian and Lori moved to Steamboat, where they’ve lived for the past 10 years.

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Medical Matrimony: Scott and Kristen Fahrner

Scott and Kristen Fahrner were looking at a map on their dining room table in Portland, Maine, several years ago when Colorado stood out. It didn’t take a stethoscope to hear its call.

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Medical Matrimony: Sandi and Scott Eivins

Sandi Eivans, Md., and Scott Eivins, DDS, were young medical students at the University of Iowa when they met during a histology class. Deep into a late night study session, the two made plans to attend the Rose Bowl together in California over Christmas break, and as Sandi says, “we’ve been together ever since.”

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Letter from the Editor: It Takes a Village

I got the news checking in with my wife when flying back from a backcountry skiing trip in British Columbia. “You hear about Chris?” she asked. “Broke his neck skiing. Got flight-for-lifed to Denver.” It hit me like a bombshell...

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Tabouleh bouleh! Cooking With...Eureka Mediterranean Grill’s Craig Sutherland

Eureka Mediterranean Grill, sister restaurant to Carl’s Tavern next door, is led by executive chef Craig Sutherland of England. Its meals and ambiance are from “across the pond” as well.

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5 Minutes With... Head: Pacific Crest Trail hiker and cancer survivor Greg Sagan

Three years ago, undergoing treatment for testicular cancer at age 23, local Greg Sagan couldn’t fathom hiking, let alone spending five months trekking the Pacific Crest Trail . But after recovering and emerging with a fresh perspective on life, in April, he began doing just that to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s children’s cancer research. He plans to complete the 2,663-mile journey in September...

Steamboat briefs: 7-week art class taught by visitng artist starts Tuesday

The Routt County Council on Aging will be offering a seven-week art class from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons at the Steamboat Springs Community Center beginning Tuesday. The last class will be held Aug. 18.  

The Record for Sunday, July 5, 2015

1:21 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a drunken man who was trying to crash a private party at a Mexican restaurant in the 1700 block of Central Park Drive. The drunken man was given a courtesy ride home.

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