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Steamboat briefs: USA Pro Challenge sets up community impact meeting

The USA Pro Challenge will return to Steamboat Springs in mid-August, and the local organizing committee has scheduled a community impact meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at Centennial Hall.

Storm Peak Hill Climb

July 29, 2015 Novice Women 35+Place Name Age Time Bib No. 1 Lane Malone 51 36:13 718

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Bingham, Williams first to Storm Peak finish

The general consensus among local mountain bikers is Wednesday’s Storm Peak Hill Climb is the sort of beast you don’t pick a battle with unless everyone else is doing the same. Basically, it’s about peer pressure.

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Veterans Charity Ride coming through Northwest Colorado Friday

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 invites the community to join them as they welcome a unique group coming through Craig this week. Roaring into town at about 3:30 p.m. Friday will be the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, a cross-country motorcycle journey for men and women who have served their nation in the Armed Forces, an effort which raises awareness about vets who have been injured in the line of duty.

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Report details city manager's response to complaints about police department

As she listened to the city's only female police officer describe a lack of transparency, possible gender discrimination and overly-aggressive police officers at the Steamboat Springs Police Department, City Manager Deb Hinsvark sounded conflicted.

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Baumgartner steps down in Hayden

After 13 years teaching and coaching in the Hayden district, Shawn Baumgartner has resigned from his position with the school and as the head football coach, taking a job at Steamboat Springs High School to be closer to his family.

The Record for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

4:42 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident at a hotel in the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue. The front desk clerk got a call from a guest’s room, but the clerk could only hear breathing. Police checked on the guest. He was fine and had fallen asleep while on the phone.

Passerby helps UPS driver with medical issue

A passerby helped free a UPS driver who suffered a medical condition and went off the road Tuesday afternoon.

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Whistleblower under investigation for perjury by DA's Office

Dave Kleiber, the former detective and whistleblower whose letter led to the resignations of Steamboat’s top two cops, is or was being investigated by the District Attorney's Office for perjury, according to court documents.

Just in case, county seeks to buffer building department with plan review backup

The city of Steamboat and Routt County processed building permits valued at $86,497 — 785 in 2014 — far below the peak years of 2007 ($250.7 million) and 2008 ($333.7 million).

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Gardening with Deb: Daylilies: A good choice for Routt County gardens

Although they are not true lilies, daylilies are a wonderful garden plant for borders, patio containers and ground cover that crowds out weeds and offers long-lasting color. Many daylily varieties flourish in our mountain climate.

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for Pro Challenge; sign up online

The USA Pro Challenge is coming to Steamboat and volunteers are needed. To volunteer, visit prochallenge.com/volunteer, fill out the online registration form and select the Steamboat stages.

Our view: Grassroots initiative shows vision

Now that recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado, social norms are shifting, young people’s exposure to the drug is greater and our youth are being raised in a new reality where smoking pot, from a legal perspective, is not much different than consuming alcohol.

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Yampa Valley Sustainability Council tours backyard chicken coops in town

With chicken coops sprouting up in backyards throughout the city to provide families with fresh eggs, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council latched onto the trend during its annual Green Gardens Tour on Tuesday night by leading a group of 40 on a tour of four urban chicken coops in Steamboat Springs.

The Record for Monday, July 27, 2015

7:24 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a possible drunken driver on U.S. Highway 40 near Dream Island. Officers were unable to locate the driver.

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Up, up and away, Storm Peak Climb awaits

The Storm Peak Hill Climb is one of the toughest challenges in the Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series, leaving some riders struggling with their feelings about the impending grind.

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Trapper Mine continues to update court

Attorneys for Trapper Mining, Inc. provided an update to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado July 24, stating the mine would provide the court with a map of pending mining activities sometimes this week.

Community meetings on Colowyo planned

Craig community leaders will host a community meeting about Colowyo Coal Mine’s environmental assessment from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moffat County High School’s auditorium.

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Mandala sand painting by the visiting Drepung Loseling monks begins Wednesday

Today, six visiting monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will begin the five-day process to create an awe-inspiring mandala sand painting at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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All heck breaks loose on the road To-Hell-u-Ride

As I sprinted down the barrow ditch at the side of the highway to retrieve our gear, I had a minute to consider what carnage the log truck would have wreaked on our camping equipment had the truck been following us instead of the opposite.

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