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Steamboat group still optimistic about Chief Plaza Theater deal

Friends of the Chief hopes to purchase, remodel historic theater

After eight months of incubation, the community-driven bid to purchase the historic Chief Plaza Theater has yet to hatch, but proponent Jim Cook told a group of senior citizens Monday that he remains optimistic.

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2 taken to Steamboat hospital after car hits pedestrian

A driver struck a pedestrian Monday afternoon in the City Market parking lot, and both women, who are in their 60s, were taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center.

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Steamboat City Council to consider supporting application for bike funding

Approval would provide funds to bike-related projects

At its 5 p.m. Tuesday meeting, the Steamboat Springs City Council will consider supporting an application from the city to request about $21.3 million in future sales tax revenues from the state for bike-related projects.

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Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series wraps up 1st weekend

2-day event awards more than $17K

Rain showers peppered Brent Romick Rodeo Arena on Friday night, and fewer than normal competitors kept the action moving Saturday night. The less-than-ideal aspects of the first of 10 weekends of the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series made little difference to those in the arena’s cement stands, however.

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Luke Graham: Never complain again, Boston

Enjoy your good luck while it lasts

I congratulate you, Boston fan. You just went through the greatest decade of fandom in the history of sports. No town has an equal claim. Twelve states feature teams from four major-league sports. None has done what you just accomplished. I hope you know how good it is.

Aging Well: Simple practices can prevent foodborne illness

A group of 10 older adults brought plenty of cooking experience to the Haven Community Center during a lunchtime event. Even so, questions during “food safety bingo” stumped at least a few of them.

The Record for June 18

12:19 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a complaint about noise at U.S. Highway 40 and Pine Grove Road.

Steamboat Briefs: Community Bible study ongoing on Thursdays

A men’s community Bible study is from 7 to 8 a.m. every Thursday at the Egg & I restaurant. All are welcome.

Hayden Reader of the Week: Elena Cash

The Hayden Public Library is pleased to announce 11-year-old Elena Cash as the second Reader of the Week for the annual Summer Reading Program.

Deb Babcock: Fertilizing your garden plants

You might not need as much fertilizer as you think

Should we fertilize our garden plants, and if so, when and how? If your soil has been well-tended by the addition of compost and mulches, there may be no need for supplemental fertilizer. A soil test is the best way to determine the fertility of your garden soil.

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Steamboat high graduate Kenyon Brenner to take his music to New York

When Kenyon Brenner was a ninth-grader at Steamboat Springs High School, his father Ken Brenner knew there was something different about him when, at Christmas, the teenager’s favorite gift turned out to be a book of scales.

Monday Medical: Healthy tips just in time for the grilling season

We eagerly await higher temperatures after long winters, which inevitably bring thoughts of expanding our dining rooms to include outdoor spaces.

Steamboat school district hopes to settle on superintendent tonight

Public is invited to give input during meetin

The Steamboat Springs School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the George P. Sauer Human Services Center to attempt to identify its top candidate for the district’s open superintendent position. Two top finalists remain in the running.

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McCoy picnic reunites a town, reminds residents of past

This year’s McCoy Old and New Timers Father’s Day Community Picnic brought together lifelong McCoy residents and their family members and friends from across the state who long have had ties to the town.