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The Record for May 25

Steamboat briefs: State group provides help for World No Tobacco Day

As Tuesday approaches, many tobacco users are gearing up to stop using tobacco for World No Tobacco Day and some are planning this as the first day of their tobacco-free life. Quitting “cold turkey” works for some, but more often than not, nicotine replacement therapies help make quitting more tolerable.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Don’t retreat, ReTree

Just as it takes many people to make a community, it takes many trees to make a forest. Between the bark beetle epidemic and subsequent logging projects, trees around Steamboat Springs have had it tough of late. ReTree Steamboat will focus on two areas: Mount Werner and Emerald Mountain. The goal is for 300 volunteers to plant at least 2,000 trees at each location the morning of June 11.

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Economic Summit in Steamboat puts focus on reinvention

Event speakers touch on capitalizing on new technologies

Dan Cox warned a room full of business owners Thursday that 12-year-olds are coming up with ways to disrupt their businesses, and some of those kids eventually will make millions of dollars doing it. Cox, president of Lawrence, Kan.-based Mediaphormedia, was the keynote speaker Thursday at the Economic Summit.

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Routt County events calendar for May 27 to June 2

The Paddling Life Pro Invitational starts at 11 a.m. Monday with an extreme race on Class IV-V Fish Creek, followed by kayak rodeos at the D-Hole from noon to 5 p.m. The festivities are followed by a 6:30 p.m. party at Sweetwater Grill, featuring local bands.

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DJ duo racks up a local following, plays Sunday at Boathouse

Rich Allison and Jeff Barlow first DJ-ed a show together on Halloween. Barlow, who goes by DJ Jeraff, said he looked out into the crowd of dancers and was blown away. The duo returns to The Boathouse Pub on Sunday for a free late-night show.

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DJ Freese to play brunch, night sets at Ghost Ranch on Sunday

Whether it’s 11 a.m. or 11 p.m., DJ Chris Freese knows there are songs that will make people dance. Starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, Freese will spin at the Rock ’n’ Roll Brunch at Ghost Ranch Saloon. He’ll return for a late-night show starting at 10 p.m. Both events are free.

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Soldier likely fought for Union, not Confederacy

Routt County resident buried in Steamboat Springs Cemetery

Century-old census records and federal Civil War soldier lists indicate that William E. Harvey, who is buried at Steamboat Springs Cemetery at a grave where local veterans planned to place a Confederate flag on Thursday, likely fought for the Union.

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Steamboat athletes garner medals at Special Olympics in Craig

More than 20 Routt County residents competed May 21 at the 2011 Craig Special Olympics swim and track and field competitions.

Economist at Steamboat summit predicts connectivity will help Yampa Valley grow

Social technologies, increased connectivity having global and local impact

Economist Carl Steidtmann said Wednesday that the rapid global spread of social media technologies and faster Internet connectivity ultimately could be very good news for Steamboat Springs and Northwest Colorado.