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Our View: Oak Creek needs to stay the course

Marijuana businesses in Oak Creek made headlines this past week with the announcement that the town’s Planning Commission would be considering a land-use change that could pave the way for a fourth marijuana-growing operation to open in town followed by another news story about state inspections at two existing marijuana businesses there.

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Steamboat City Council questions downtown blight designation and delays urban renewal discussions

During one of its longest and liveliest meetings of the year, several council members questioned a recent designation of downtown as blighted along with the suggestion the area is in need of the tax tool to correct that.

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Steamboat boys soccer downs Glenwood Springs, 2-1

Plenty of scoring opportunities were available for the Glenwood Springs High School boys soccer team against Steamboat Springs on Tuesday. The Sailors made sure to take advantage of theirs.

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Customers' seizures at Walmart force store evacuation

Two customers at Walmart in Steamboat Springs were struck by seizures, and two more people at the store reported feeling ill, triggering an evacuation of the Central Park Plaza location at about noon Tuesday.

The Record for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

1:36 a.m. Steamboat Springs police officers were called by an employee to a report of a person passed out at the base of the stairs in a hotel on the 3100 block of Ingles Lane.

Montessori charter school looks at 2016 opening

Organizers with the envisioned Mountain Montessori Charter School are moving forward with their application to the Colorado Charter School Institute, but have pushed back a target opening until fall 2016.

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Newest easement brings total conservation acres at Smith Rancho to 11,807

Tuesday’s vote by Routt County commissioners to use $600,000 of property tax dollars to conserve 3,507 acres of Dry Fork Ranch marks a landmark 50th conserved property for the Purchase of Development Rights program.

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Jimmy Westlake: Take the Neptune challenge

If you know right where to look, catching a glimpse of Neptune is not all that tough. I hereby challenge you to do something that few people have accomplished: find the planet Neptune with your binoculars.

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Tales from the Tread: Black gold — ghost mine bus tour

History came to life on July 11 when the Tread of Pioneers Museum and local historian Jim Stanko took 27 participants on a three-hour Ghost Mine Bus Tour from Steamboat Springs to Oak Creek.

Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley Sustainability Council hosts Green Gardens Tour on Tuesday

The fifth annual Green Gardens Tour, sponsored by Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, beginning at the Community Garden on Oak Street between Sixth and Seventh streets. Gardens highlighted on the downtown walking tour are local, residential, sustainable food gardens.

2014 Captain of the Boat Gravity Fed Race Series downhill biking results: Race No. 5 and final overall results

2014 Captain of the Boat Gravity Fed Race Series downhill biking results: Race No. 5 and final overall results

Oak Creek Labor Day 5K No Fun Run results for Sept. 1, 2014

Oak Creek Labor Day 5K No Fun Run results for Sept. 1, 2014

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Charity grabs championship in Steamboat Stage Race

Having grabbed second place each of the past two years at the Steamboat Springs Stage Race, local pro cyclist Amy Charity was thrilled to be in a position of power Monday during the final stage of this year's race. She took advantage.

The Record for August 31, 2014

6:21 p.m. Officers were called when a person found bones he or she thought could be human remains. The bones included a metal surgical plate. Officers determined it was a large dog because they found dog hair with the remains.

Wilderness Act 50th anniversary events kick off Tuesday

A week of events kicks off Tuesday in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Routt County, Steamboat Springs School District oppose downtown URA

The objections to the proposal are detailed in a letter from the Routt County Board of Commissioners, the East Routt Library District Board of Trustees and the Steamboat Springs School District, which was hand-delivered to the Steamboat Springs City Council on Friday.

Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff and Don Mares: Suicide and the stigma against mental illness

When members of the Colorado General Assembly and Mental Health America of Colorado learned that Robin Williams had died by suicide, we were saddened. His kindness and passion for helping those in need moved us. His portrayals of teachers, healers, fathers and friends who used the experience of their own struggles to help others will be a source of inspiration always.

Ana F. Lash: Honoring readers

Every year since 2006, the friends and family of longtime Hayden resident and book lover Bern F. Giannini have supported the Hayden Public Library with a special program and award called the Bern F. Giannini Young Reader Award.

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James Garcia: Oak Creek mine tours enrich newcomer's understanding of area

I’d only been in Routt County for little more than a week, and with Labor Day weekend upon us, I decided it was time to get acquainted with my new home by taking advantage of one of the mine tours offered by the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg.

Spoke Talk: Cyclists reminded to follow rules of the road

With increased local traffic at certain times of day, coupled with construction seemingly every few miles, it’s a good time for bikers and motorists to review and practice Colorado Bicycle Laws in an effort to stay safe.