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Jail cooks, inmates make Thanksgiving dinner for 77 people

For anyone who thinks cooking Thanksgiving dinner is hard, try making turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce for 77 people. That was the task set in front of Mary Buchanan, Patti Disch and their staff, who made a traditional feast Wednesday and Thursday for the guards and inmates at the Moffat County Jail.

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Steamboat Springs man takes first steps toward recovery

After stroke, paralysis, brain surgery, Clayton Huyser is walking

At first, it was one step. Leaving the Craig Hospital rehabilitation center near Denver, Clayton Huyser began to walk on his own for the first time since he suffered a major stroke nearly eight months before.

Holiday Bake-Off is Thursday

Pilot & Today event offers prizes for best recipes

Registration for the inaugural Steamboat Pilot & Today Holiday Dessert Bake-Off closes Wednesday. The event seeks recipes for the sweetest desserts in Routt County in six categories: pie, cake, cookies, miscellaneous dessert, presentation and community choice.

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Teams share little in common but championship aspirations

Steamboat Springs High School and Pueblo Central, two undefeated teams, will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pueblo’s Dutch Clark Stadium in the state semifinals. Both said they’re eager to earn the right to play one more week of football, next weekend at the state championship.

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What to do this week for Nov. 27 to Dec. 3

Southern-fried trio CunninLynguists is among the tops acts of the underground scene, using a much-heralded eight-year discography of creatively produced beats and cleverly written rhymes to propel its reputation.

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String Board plays Saturday at OTP

Local jam and rock band reunites

After almost six months away from Steamboat Springs bar stages, jam rock band String Board Theory is set to play a free reunion show Saturday at Old Town Pub.

'Suspicious death' under investigation in Winter Park

The death in downtown Winter Park of a 44-year-old local man early Wednesday is being investigated as a “suspicious death,” said Fraser-Winter Park Police Chief Glenn Trainor.

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Thanksgiving feast breaks record

United Way’s community dinner has largest turnout

Routt County United Way Executive Director Kelly Stanford estimated that 550 people were served this year.

Brent Rowan brings holiday music to Steamboat on Dec. 19

If Brent Rowan’s acoustic family Christmas concert comes off the way he’d like it to, the Priest Creek Ballroom at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel will feel more like a living room than a concert venue.

Vail local scoffs at parking fees

Unwilling to pay $200 a month, man rigs bike with a ski rack

Forget paying $200 a month for parking in Vail; Peter Theune plans to pedal to the slopes this year. Fed up with shelling out money to park his Subaru Baja in the parking garage, the Vail resident has rigged his bike with a ski rack.

Aspen ski club to study concussions

Group to look at head injuries in young skiers, riders

The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club is tackling concussion research head-on.

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Chamber, Ski Corp. predict lodging occupancy

Forecast calls for rate similar to last year’s

The Chamber and Ski Corp. released their first effective occupancy forecast Wednesday, and it shows tourism trends similar to last year’s. The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. built the new tool to give businesses a better idea of what to expect long range in terms of tourist numbers.

Steamboat briefs: Free Kindermusik demo classes start next month

Free Kindermusik demo classes will be given in December.

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Skiers, riders take pre-turkey turns

Gondola, Burgess Creek lift, 7 more trails to be available today

Skiers and riders dusted off the cobwebs and got their leg muscles burning Thursday, the first regular day for season-pass holders at Steamboat Ski Area. Brightly colored snow gear speckled the 12 open trails as people made their way down from the Christie Peak Express and Preview lifts.

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Large field trots in Thanksgiving race

Steamboat Running Series morning event draws families, dogs, unicycles

Nearly 80 people showed up for Steamboat’s first turkey trot, organized by the Steamboat Springs Running Series. Organizers — and the LIFT-UP of Routt County Food Bank, to which all proceeds were donated — can thank the active imagination of Steamboaters for the surge of runners.

Real estate transactions for Nov. 20 to 25, 2009

Real estate transactions for Nov. 20 to 25, 2009

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Urbane celebrates 1 year

Local hip-hop group nwest8 opens anniversary party today

Nwest8 will be the opening act for Urbane clothing store’s one-year anniversary celebration today at Ghost Ranch Saloon. The group will take the stage at about 9 p.m.

The Record for Nov. 25

The Record for Nov. 25