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Dermatologist teaches Routt students about protection from sun

Dermatologist Sandi Eivins, of the Dermatology Center of Steamboat Springs, started a safety program this year to educate Christian Heritage School students about skin cancer, the dangers of ultraviolet ray exposure and what students can do to avoid getting too much sun.

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Jimmy Westlake: When planet meets star

Saturn is the slowest moving of the naked-eye planets, requiring nearly 30 years to wander through the 12 constellations of the zodiac. It is presently traversing the constellation of Virgo and is prominent in our early evening sky. Saturn entered Virgo in September 2009 and won’t leave this constellation until September 2013.

The Record for May 22

7:03 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were dispatched to a burglary alarm in the 1500 block of 13th Street. It was a false alarm.

Steamboat briefs: Hayden Class of 2011 has varied postgraduate plans

The Hayden Secondary Schools Class of 2011 has a variety of postgraduate plans. Of the 38 seniors, 22 will attend four-year colleges or universities, eight will go to two-year or vocational schools, one will join the military and seven will enter the workforce.

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LIFT-UP of Routt County turns 15 years old

Nonprofit organization still needs support to help local residents

For 15 years, LIFT-UP of Rout County has provided assistance services to residents in need. That hasn’t changed. “Since 2009, we haven’t seen the need slow down,” LIFT-UP Assistant Director Julie Jordan said.

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Interest in Routt County oil leases increases

Planner reports increased interest from oil companies in lease process

Routt County officials are expecting local oil speculation to increase in coming months. Routt County planner Chris Brookshire said there have been inquiries about the county's lease process in the past months from three oil companies.

Steamboat Springs City Council re-election bids are unclear

Medical marijuana likely will play key role in ballot decisions

Much remains to be decided about this November’s city ballot, including which Steamboat Springs City Council members will seek re-election. There’s little doubt, however, that medical marijuana will play a key role come fall.

The Record for May 21

2:05 a.m. Police arrested a 22-year-old Steamboat Springs man on suspicion of driving under the influence, failing to signal and speeding after a traffic stop at Dream Island Plaza and U.S. Highway 40.

Steamboat Briefs: Triathlon 8- and 12-week training starts this week

Steamboat Sprint & Olympic Triathlon training with USA Triathlon Certified Coach Joy Rasmussen starts Thursday.

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Christian Heritage School graduates 6 in Sunday ceremony

Valedictorian Kirsten Williams gives heartfelt thanks

Kirsten Williams began her address as valedictorian of Christian Heritage School’s Class of 2011 with, she said Sunday, “a gigantic thank you.” More than 100 friends and family members gathered at the school just west of Steamboat Springs to honor this year’s class of six graduates.

Monday Medical: Run the right way

Some tweaks to your technique can improve your time and comfort

With one race down and 12 to go, the Steamboat Springs Running Series is officially under way. If you’re thinking of signing up for a race, there are a number of questions you may be asking yourself, including: Are you running correctly?

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38 Hayden seniors move on; class honored during Sunday event

Student's death cited as a unifying factor for class

All the traditions were observed Sunday afternoon during the Hayden Secondary Schools Class of 2011 graduation ceremony. A video montage of photographs highlighted the seniors’ growth from children to adults. And the faculty and staff started a silly string war, which quickly became a losing battle, after the class was presented. But Sunday’s ceremony seemed different.