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700 proceeds during signature petition drive

Development's project manager says signature drive was not a surprise

Don't expect to see any major campaign efforts promoting Steamboat 700 while a group of citizens tries to collect enough signatures to challenge the Steamboat Springs City Council's annexation of the development. "We've always known a petition was an option of the electorate, and we respect that," Danny Mulcahy said.

Joel Reichenberger: It's all in the surprise

The best football game I ever attended was the 2003 Big 12 Championship. I had written a cocky column before the game professing confidence in the Cats, but realistically, neither I nor anyone else thought they had a snowball's chance in this October.

School lunches for the week of Oct. 26 to 30

School lunches for the week of Oct. 26 to 30

Looking back: Pension fund decreased

75 years ago - From the Friday, Oct. 26, 1934, edition of The Steamboat Pilot

Class Notes: SSHS senior Lorin Paley named teen of the month

Steamboat Springs High School senior Lorin Paley was named the Optimist Club's Teen of the Month for October.

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Whiteman students on kayaking trip assist stranded woman

The last thing several Lowell Whiteman School students expected to see as they kayaked the Gates of Lodore on the Green River through Dinosaur National Monument was an upturned raft. The Whiteman group was on a kayaking trip as part of the school's Desert Week from Oct. 5 to 9. Desert Week provides outdoor education trips for the students.

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'Screamboat' volunteers work hard to haunt their house

When a group walks into Ariel Marchand's vampire room in the "Screamboat Chamber of Horror," her job is to put them ill at ease. Setting the stage is a big part of the 11th annual "Screamboat," said Jimmy Westlake, event organizer and CMC astronomy and physics professor.

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Steamboat boys cross-country qualifies for state

The Steamboat Springs High School boys cross-country team finished third at the regional meet Saturday in Aspen, punching its ticket for the state meet next weekend.

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Chamber releases summer tourism analysis for Steamboat, plans lean budget for year ahead

The Wine Festival at Steamboat, combined with the Triple Crown World Series, was once again the top weekend draw for visitors to Steamboat Springs this summer. The weekend of Aug. 1 garnered the highest percentage of full lodging units this summer, at 79 percent.

The Record for Oct. 23

2:20 a.m. West Routt Fire Protection District emergency responders were called to a fire smoke report near Routt County Road 65.

Business File: Storm Mountain coffee hits college campuses

Routt County-based Storm Mountain Roasters has hit a couple of college campuses. Julie Spitzley's roasts won a taste contest at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Her products appeared in four of the school's coffee shops two weeks ago for free.

On the Market: Moving Mountains Chalets expanding

Steamboat Springs lodging company Moving Mountains Chalets is experiencing significant growth in advance of the coming winter season, spokeswoman Riley Polumbus said last week in a news release.

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Rodeo grounds offers full-body workout

To many, the concrete grandstands at the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena at Howelsen Hill in are the perfect place to workout. The steps make for a perfect obstacle. The track around the rodeo arena is generally smooth and an easy jog, and the trails of Howelsen Hill are only yards away for a quick trail lap or short bike ride.

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Hayden volleyball's late heroics down Soroco in 3

The Hayden girls volleyball team knocked off Soroco in three games Saturday evening. Still, no one watching would have called the performance dominating. The Tigers put together perfectly timed runs in each of the three games, and the 25-23, 27-25 and 25-18 win secured Hayden a season sweep against its cross-county rival.

The Jail Report for Oct. 17 to 23

The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

Steamboat briefs: Rescuers help pair of hunters in North Routt

Routt County Search and Rescue responded to a call for help Saturday morning from two hunters who had lost their way in North Routt County. They were found near Diamond Peak, between Slater Park and Steamboat Lake.

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Steamboat soccer inconsistent in '08, No. 1 in '09

Andrew White was on tilt. The Steamboat Springs High School senior soccer player may have been the worst poker player in town Thursday after Steamboat beat Moffat County, 3-0. That feeling only got better when Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley played to a scoreless draw, giving Steamboat its first league title since 2001.

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Brothers hope to collect 1,000 pounds of food for LIFT-UP

With gratitude for their steady jobs today as foremen at the Sidney Peak Ranch Equestrian Center, Ron and Victor Medina are leading an effort that has two large water troughs overflowing with rice, cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, pasta and other groceries to be donated to the LIFT-UP of Routt County Food Bank.

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Felix & Fido closing today

Owner of downtown boutique pet store says economy led to slow sales

Less than a month after fine dining restaurant Antares served its last meal, another downtown Steamboat Springs business is shutting its doors. Kelda Combs Wall, owner of Felix & Fido, at 635 Lincoln Ave., said today is the last day of business for the boutique pet store.

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Retired drama teacher Rusty de Lucia heads for Peace Corps

Rusty de Lucia, actor, director, teacher and grammarian, got a final acceptance to spend the next two years assisting young teachers in the landlocked South African nation Lesotho at the end of the summer, and she leaves Steamboat Springs on Nov. 1 for training.

Best of the Web: More cycling trails; Steamboat 700

Best of the Web: More cycling trails; Steamboat 700

Our View: Right move is to sign lease with New West Inns

The Iron Horse Inn continues to be an albatross around the city's neck at a time Steamboat Springs and its residents can least afford it. The city should sign a three-year lease with New West Inns and allow the property to be managed by a company with experience doing so.

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Cyclists breeze past construction delays

People need several factors to motivate them to commute by bicycle, Erin Brosterhous said, and she said she found hers from an unexpected source: downtown construction.

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Dry Creek Village bids rejected

Officials say Hadyen land auction offers are no reflection on Steamboat's affordability

Steamboat Springs city planners and a regional housing official said last week that rock-bottom bids at a Hayden land auction are not a reflection of Steamboat's real estate market or need for affordable housing.

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Soroco football remains happy with 8-man decision

The story was in the tears. The Soroco High School football team lost for the first and last time Friday night, the dreams of an undefeated regular season ground into the cold dirt by an aggressive and physical group of kids from Norwood.

John F. Russell: Wild rides with new focus on World Cup

Snowboarder Vic Wild has been waiting for this winter, but for the Olympic hopeful it's about a lot more than gold, silver or bronze. It's about getting back on snow and racing.

Real estate transactions for Oct. 15 to 21, 2009

Total sales -i$1,578,500

Halloween events in Steamboat

Halloween events