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WATCH LIVE: Steamboat Springs astronaut Steve Swanson embarking on 5th spacewalk

Starting at 7:20 a.m., Swanson and fellow astronaut Rick Mastracchio are scheduled to start a spacewalk to replace a faulty computer on the International Space Station.

Our View: From dreaming to doing

We applaud the Steamboat Springs School District’s efforts to plan more effectively for the future, and we support the district’s hiring of an outside facilitator to help guide the long-range planning process and implement a detailed strategic plan, which can serve as a blueprint for where the district is headed and how to get there.

Steamboat briefs: Library hosts World Book Night on Wednesday in Steamboat

Bud Werner Memorial Library is hosting World Book Night in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday. Throughout the day, volunteers will be out in the community handing out free copies of highly recommended books.

The Record for Monday, April 21, 2014

9:54 a.m. Officers were called to a report of trash cans that were left out before trash day in the 3000 block of Après Ski Way. Police determined the homeowners had just moved away.

Routt County green lights new recycling facility at Milner Landfill

The County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a permit to allow Twin Enviro to build a new recycling facility at the landfill.

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South Routt Elementary kindergarten teacher Peggy Barnes says goodbye after 36 years

South Routt Elementary School teacher Peggy Barnes is retiring after 36 years of leading kindergarten classrooms.

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Patrick Mayle saved the day for office workers up and down the Yampa Valley

Patrick Mayle dies at 60; benefit is Sunday to help with medical costs

Mayle was known for his teasing sense of humor and his love of camping, hiking and fishing as well as his expertise in repairing photocopiers

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Wildlife officials in Steamboat Springs get new insight into size of local bear population

A survey that relied on collecting the hair of bears found about one bear for every four square miles in large survey area north of Steamboat.

African drum and dance classes coming to Steamboat

African drum and dance return to Steamboat with a trio of classes Wednesday and Thursday.

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Local wildlife officials hopeful of no big bear problems this year

With a few bears already starting to get into trash cans and others getting close enough to town to show up in photos, officials again are urging residents and visitors here to take some steps to keep the animals out of trouble.

Yampatika seeks community help to earn grant

Yampatika is looking to win a grant from Seeds of Change and needs the community’s votes to do so.

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Steamboat Planning Department launches new website features

The city of Steamboat Springs Planning Department has launched new features on the city’s website after making changes to its public notice requirements.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, April 22

Spring runoff is unlikely to match 2011 in volume, Hayden Station is getting upgrades to reduce emissions and the Steamboat City Council weighed in on a plan for fire and ambulance services.

Bill Wallace: Efficient design pays off

Regarding the article in Steamboat Today, “City of Steamboat reviews LEED certification requirements,” the efforts by the local development community to drop the LEED energy and environmental performance certification requirements on single-family and duplex construction in the mountain base area are at best ill-informed.

Sandy and France Muir: Thanks for a great stay

I was privileged to stay in your lovely holiday resort with my husband (staying with our son Graham and his family) for a month during December 2013 and January 2014.

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Former Sailors tennis star Swiggart assumes Idaho State's top role

Steamboat Springs High School tennis product Jamey Swiggart made a big jump from his freshman season at Idaho State to his sophomore campaign, assuming the role as the Bengals' No. 1 singles starter in 2014.

Steamboat runners complete historic Boston Marathon in less than 4 hours

All four Steamboat Springs runners in this year's Boston Marathon completed the 26.2-mile course in less than four hours on one of the most memorable days in the race's long and storied history.

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Spring runoff in Steamboat unlikely to match 2011 for sheer volume

Is spring runoff in 2014 destined to be like the epic year of 2011? It’s unlikely, according to a hydrologist who keeps close tabs on the Yampa River Basin.

Steamboat briefs: Sustainability group sells items in honor of Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council/Yampa Valley Recycles is selling “keep our mountains green” reusable shopping bags and 2014 ReTree trees from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Market in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat City Council weighs in on 7-year plan for fire and ambulance services

The plan proposes minimal staffing increases through 2020 and also includes the possibility of a new fire station west of Steamboat and the establishment of a new or expanded central fire station in downtown Steamboat.

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