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Despite low turnout, Hayden approves Charter Commission

Group will draft town governance charter

Only 8 percent of registered town voters turned out for election. Nine-member Charter Commission will now draft document that could move Hayden from statutory to home-rule status.

Yampa residents told to drink bottled water

Water line break will close elementary school Wednesday and Thursday

Yampa residents should use bottled water for drinking, food preparation and other uses after the town's main water line broke Monday night.

Ski area unveils 2009-10 season pass rates

Adult pass costs $879 with reduced price through June 1

A 2009-10 adult season pass to Steamboat Ski Area costs $879 through June 1, as part of a new pre-season rates package that includes adding unlimited Copper Mountain and Winter Park access for $40.

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Proposal worries cyclists

Baumgardner: 2-abreast amendment protects all road users

State Rep. Randy Baumgardner has angered some cycling groups with an effort to curtail riders' ability to ride two abreast on state highways, but the Hot Sulphur Springs Republican said his amendment is for the safety of all road users, including cyclists.

Steamboat Briefs: Driver falls asleep, crashes into 3 cars in Hayden

A 27-year-old Craig man fell asleep at the wheel Sunday morning as he drove through Hayden, crashing into three cars parked outside Hayden Congregational Church.

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Jimmy Westlake: April's sky highlights

Now that spring is here, stargazers are heading outdoors to enjoy Northwest Colorado's clear, dark skies. Here are some of the celestial highlights you can look forward to during April:

More full-day kindergarten options available this year

Kindergarten enrollment should be a less stressful affair this year in Steamboat Springs. The Steamboat Springs School District plans to offer 25 percent more spaces in full-day kindergarten classes for the 2009-10 school year.

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Ski area set to crack down

Authorities won't tolerate abusive behavior on April Fools' Day

Ugly incidents on past April Fools' Days have prompted Steamboat Ski Area to launch a campaign to promote appropriate behavior this year. Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. and the Ski Patrol are working with businesses and young people to encourage respectful behavior Wednesday.

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DA: Bring trial back to Moffat County

Prosecutors ask judge to reconsider venue in murder case

The legal wrangling in a Moffat County murder case continued Monday morning with a prosecution filing asking the presiding judge to reconsider trial venue.

CSAPs wind down

Testing is nearly complete across Routt County

Weeks of filling in bubbles with No. 2 pencils are coming to an end for Routt County students as Colorado Student Assessment Program tests draw to a close.

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Sailors girls soccer starts fast

Sailors' 6 1st-half goals propel them past Bulldogs

The wind cutting across the surface of Gardner Field on Monday afternoon was frigid, but not even the cold seemed to slow Steamboat Springs High School's red-hot offense. The Sailors girls soccer team rolled to a 7-0 victory against the winless Moffat County Bulldogs.

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Tom Ross: Born to be mild

Harley Davidson rejects the recession, why can't we?

Have you ever stopped to wonder how our approach to coping with the recession in Steamboat Springs might change if all our elected public officials rode Harleys?

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