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Blessings in a ‘hard time’: Benefit dinners to help Craig resident recovering from cancer

This summer may not have been what Karleen Kennedy was expecting, but she’s happy family and friends are around to support her when she needs it most. On June 16, Karleen’s 13-year-old daughter, Katie, was diagnosed with papillary carcinoma thyroid cancer, which Karleen said is more common in people ages 30 to 50, rather than someone in their early teens.

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Aging Well: Strength exercise yields essential benefits

It’s a bright summer morning at Colorado Mountain College, and the campus weight room is bustling with activity. There, students in a basic weight training class — their ages ranging from 20 to 60 and older — go about their routines, pushing themselves toward stronger bodies and minds.

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Luke Graham: The move the Rockies should make

This is the beginning of the stretch run and the Colorado Rockies have done everything the team can to not look like a playoff team. They’re still in it, but teetering close to the edge of Rocktoberless baseball.

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Steamboat Tennis Association event ends Sunday with finals

The Steamboat Tennis As­­sociation’s annual tournament wrapped up Sunday with scores of players scurrying through dozens of matches and hundreds of games. To Vicki Sharp, it all looked like sweet success.

The Record for July 24, 2010

Saturday, July 24

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Denise Hitchcock: Butterfly gardening

Many varieties of butterflies are found in Colorado. The mourning cloak, black swallowtail and monarch are just a few of the familiar ones floating through Yampa Valley skies. Butterflies can make a beautiful addition to any garden by complementing flowers and foliage with their bright colors and movement.

United Way to unveil plans for volunteer center in Steamboat

Routt County group to reveal proposal for facility to coordinate local efforts

Routt County United Way wants to make it easier for residents to volunteer their time. The United Way will unveil its plans for a volunteer coordination center at tonight’s celebration recognizing donors from this year’s annual giving campaign.

Routt County cycling group avoids Humble Ranch debate

Routt County Riders not taking side on Humble Ranch issue

Routt County Riders is not taking a position on the city’s ongoing litigation with Humble Ranch regarding public trail access on land south of Emerald Mountain.

Monday Medical: Chest pain sends mixed medical signals

Like Aladdin invoking the magic phrase that sends the portal to a cave full of treasure sliding open, such is the effect a patient declaring chest pain has on conscientious medical personnel.

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Elissa Greene: Strings presents a musical journey across the world

The performances at Strings Music Festival this week offer a kaleidoscope of regions and influences, from dance and drumming traditions of West Africa to European classical masterworks and uniquely American sounds of jazz.

Steamboat Briefs: Little League seeks cash or material donations

Steamboat Springs Little League is raising money to improve the quality of the fields and get better equipment for players.

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Tubing concerns floated in Steamboat

Issues with tubes arise; volunteers gathering for river cleanup today

It wouldn’t be summer in Steamboat Springs without a little tubing controversy. But the latest issues don’t involve floaters on the Yampa River — rather, they involve the source and location of that flotation.

Routt County commissioners could decide on gravel pit proposal Tuesday

Routt County commissioners could decide on gravel pit proposal Tuesday

The Routt County Board of Commissioners could make a decision Tuesday night on the fate of a proposed gravel pit in the scenic ranchland south of Steamboat Springs. Alpine Aggregates’ proposal for the Yampa Valley Sand and Gravel pit has renewed a longstanding controversy centered on the conflicting motives of people intent on protecting a bucolic landscape and the ongoing need for gravel to help build roads and building foundations.