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Gardening with Deb: Plants that handle foot traffic

Of the many beautiful gardens in Routt County, my favorites feature meandering pathways that lead you through the beds of plants. For plants that are intended to be trodden upon, gardeners should look for a ground cover plant that is low growing, spreads easily and is dense enough to inhibit weeds.

Jeff Peters: Republicans call shots

After reading Gary Kalow’s response, “Rob is right but wrong,” to Rob Douglas’ letter to the editor in Steamboat Today Aug. 25, I must agree that he is right. However, he is also wrong. 

Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper event set for Wednesday

Steamboat Today’s next Coffee and a Newspaper will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will be the topic of discussion, and SSWSC Executive Director Jim Boyne will present information about the club, including an update on its new Alpine ski racing venue on Mount Werner.

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Less travel, more experience could spell big payoff for Soroco football

When Soroco High School quarterback Isaac Jonas broke his ankle in a 62-0 loss to Dayspring Christian Academy last September, it was the first major injury of his life. Initially, it was difficult for him to accept missing the rest of the 8-man football season, but he did his best to make what he could of the situation.

Walton leads Sailors in two tourneys

Britt Walton led the Steamboat Springs High School golf team in a pair of tournaments this week — the senior standing out as a bright spot for the team in what coach Andrew Donner said were somewhat lackluster performances.

Tigers open with loss

The Hayden High School girls volleyball started its season with a loss Thursday, traveling to Rangely, 25-18, 25-21 and 25-5.

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Soccer squad expecting tough league battle

The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team endured plenty of turnover in the offseason, but there’s no shortage of experience coming back for what coach Rob Bohlmann said will be one of the most competitive seasons in memory for the always tight Western Slope League.

The Record for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

8:11 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help with an accident at 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue. A man had a medical emergency and crashed his truck into four cars, a light pole and a street pole. The man had minor injuries.

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As Steamboat Springs City Council weighs Iron Horse sale, tight-knit community of tenants hopes to stay

For the second time in three years, residents at the city-owned Iron Horse Inn are worried they may soon lose their homes and have to scramble to find another piece of workforce housing they can afford.

Haze moves out, drier weather moving in

After a soggy Thursday, mostly clear skies were expected to return to the Yampa Valley Friday.

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Steamboat firefighters helping at Montana fire

With forest fire firefighting resources stretched thin across the country, three Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called up Wednesday to help with a fire in Montana.

Colowyo and Trapper continue to sift through legal woes

As OSMRE approaches its Sept. 6 deadline, Craig and Moffat County are faced with a pivotal moment in the future of the area’s economy. Although the situation at Colowyo may be approaching resolution, Trapper Mine, which was originally spared from a remedial assessment in Jackson’s ruling, has been thrown back into the ring and will likely be subject to an OSMRE redo.

Community Ag Alliance: Soil Health 101

Have you ever thought of soil as a living ecosystem, composed of billions of tiny organisms working to support plants, animals and humans? Healthy soil is the foundation that sustains plentiful croplands and healthy forests, filters pollutants from air and water, maintains productive grazing lands for livestock and wildlife and helps control surface water flows.

ZEST: Ristretto crafts extraordinary coffee brews

With a downtown location familiar to many, The Ristretto Coffee Lounge in Old Town Square delivers more than just your ordinary brew.

Dog's Eye View: On demand companionship and the dog

Your dog needs you. The most important ingredient in any relationship is being present and doing right by the dog living in your household.

Steamboat briefs: 6.1K visitors expected Saturday, 3.6K on Wednesday

About 6,100 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday.

Janet Zacher: Traffic directors: Thanks

The community service officers who had the task of directing traffic during the four days of the USA Pro Challenge would like to thank the community and visitors for their patience and cooperation with the street closures and detours.

Eric S. Morris: Let's not pass debt on

As I help my eldest color a picture, watch my middle child on the monitor during nap time and watch my baby master pre-crawling, I can’t help but think about the kids.

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Ready or not, the Sailors prep for Zero Week contest

The Steamboat Springs High School football team will kick off its 2015 season against Moffat County on Friday night in Craig.

Six weeks after records request, councilman sees 'pattern of avoidance'

It has been more than six weeks after a records request and interim Steamboat Springs police chief Jerry DeLong still has not decided whether to release three reports related to an independent police department investigation that led to the resignations of the department's two leaders.

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