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Majority of Routt County voters waited till final week to cast ballots

Most Routt County voters had their ballots in hand by mid-October, but the majority of them waited to cast their ballots until the final week of the election period, according to a report.

Steamboat briefs: Road work along Colorado Highway 131 stops Friday

Construction work along Colorado Highway 131 south of Steamboat Springs will wrap up for the winter Friday.

The Record for Nov. 6

1:05 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a complaint about two trucks and a car driving recklessly at Clubhouse and Overlook drives. The vehicles were gone when officers arrived.

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Jimmy Westlake: Catch Capella and her kids

What’s that twinkly, golden star hovering over the northeastern mountains as darkness falls in mid-November? It’s Capella, the third brightest star visible in Colorado skies and the brightest star in the constellation of Auriga, the Charioteer.

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Tom Ross: Happy Darktober from Connecticut

My 8-year-old niece Bess planned to dress up as an electric lamp to celebrate Halloween this past weekend in Connecticut. I know, Halloween was more than a week ago.

Steamboat School Board approves Lamansky for position

Steamboat’s new curriculum director to start Dec. 1

The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night voted unanimously to accept Marty Lamansky as their school district’s new curriculum director.

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Routt County’s road-paving policy up for discussion Tuesday night

Cyclists, motorists and pedestrians who value a smooth county road surface may want to tune in Tuesday night when the Routt County Board of Commissioners convenes in a public work session to consider its chip-and-seal policy.

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Hermacinski to relinquish Steamboat City Council presidency

She will recommend Bart Kounovsky to lead City Council

Steamboat Springs City Council President Cari Hermacinski will nominate Bart Kounovsky to take over the role she’s held since 2009.

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Steamboat police seek public's help in finding church vandal

At least four Steamboat Springs churches have fallen victim to the culprit. The damage includes broken windows and a turned-over cement cross.

Injured hunter rescued in 'spectacular' mission

Search and Rescue volunteers found the man about 100 feet up a cliff face in the dangerous Walton Creek drainage Sunday afternoon.