Stories for September 2012


Sunday, September 30

House fire in Hayden kills 2 cats, displaces homeowner

A house fire Sunday in Hayden killed two cats and caused extensive damage to a home on North Poplar Street.

Moose hunting season begins Monday

Even though there’s a lull in the popular elk and rifle seasons, there’s no lull in hunting season in Northwest Colorado, and hikers, bikers and anyone hoping to enjoy the great outdoors should be aware of the presence of hunters.

2012 Steamboat Sneak 4K and Fun Run results

2012 Steamboat Sneak 4K and Fun Run results

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Sunday downhill cycling race thrills by its mere existence

After years of frustration and anticipation, Steamboat Springs for the first time this summer had real downhill-only trails of its own. And on Sunday, riders were in the mood to celebrate.

LiveWell program to help families with healthy eating

LiveWell Northwest Colorado is helping families be healthy by working to improve eating habits and to be more physically active through the “Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0” program.

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Oct. 1

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Oct. 1

Quick & Chainless bike race results

Quick & Chainless bike race results

Monday Medical: Annual Community Health Fair is Saturday

Prevention. Health promotion. Wellness. Community. Taking responsibility for your own health. These words capture the reasons why Yampa Valley Medical Center is holding its annual Community Health Fair on Saturday.

Deb Babcock: Defeat bothersome bindweed

One of the most bothersome weeds found in many Steamboat yards is bindweed, also known as wild morning glory.

County Agenda for Oct. 1 and 2

Scheduled business of the Routt County Board of Commissioners

Part of 13th Street in Steamboat to be closed Monday through Friday

Duckels Construction will be replacing a sewer line, closing 13th Street between Lincoln Avenue and Bud Werner Memorial Library, according to a news release.

The Record for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Midnight Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a complaint about a noise in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue.

Steamboat Springs City Council to tackle 2013 budget Tuesday

If the Steamboat Springs City Council's most recent discussions about next year's budget serve as a guide to its upcoming budget retreat, some council members will be more willing to approve cuts to city services than others.

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Colder weather in Steamboat Springs' forecast

A cold front forecast to arrive in the Yampa Valley on Wednesday afternoon is expected to produce a “season-ending freeze," but it likely won't bring any precipitation, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

Saturday, September 29

Real estate transactions for Sept. 21 to 28, 2012

Real estate transactions for Sept. 21 to 28, 2012

Marguerite Salazar: Health care law making a difference

All Americans deserve security in the health care system. Through the Affordable Care Act, we will have the security of knowing that we don’t have to worry about losing coverage if we are laid off or change jobs.

Barb Parnell: Bulging waistlines are growing and costly problem

Last week, a report titled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future” issued by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health warned that the number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in every part of the country.

Walt and Jayne Daub: Not in our best interests

It is Yampa Valley Electric Association’s purpose to provide cost-effective electricity to the community of Steamboat Springs. It is the city manager’s and City Council’s responsibility to preserve and protect open space on behalf of our community.

Maybelle Chotvacs: To the Steamboat Springs City Council

We locals are users of Steamboat Springs Transit’s Yellow Line. It runs from the Space Station, once an hour, to Colorado Mountain College, then to the Hilltop area and back.

Our View: Tilling the soil for economic growth

What should remain from the impact of TIC’s departure from Steamboat is the reminder that purposeful economic gardening is an effective approach to help grow future businesses.

Soroco volleyball slide continues against West Grand

The Soroco High School volleyball team wasn't on its game Saturday as it fell in three against West Grand.

Hayden volleyball falls in 3 sets to Rangely

Hayden couldn't hang on to momentum Saturday, falling in three sets against Rangely.

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Mental wellness, suicide prevention at center of Steamboat conference

Just before he jumped over the railing of the Golden Gate Bridge — a leap that he would be one of 33 people ever to survive — Kevin Hines was pleading internally for help from strangers who barely took notice of him.

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Winter running series kicks off with gorgeous day

As part of a fundraiser for the Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools, more than 300 runners showed up for the Steamboat Sneak 5-kilometer and fun runs.

On the Market: Rio Grande to close from Monday to Wednesday

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant will close from Monday to Wednesday for renovations, according to a news release.

The Record for Sept. 28, 2012

1:43 p.m. Deputies were called to a report of harassment in the 200 block of South Sharp Avenue in Oak Creek. A man knocked on a person’s door, asked weird questions and then asked for a glass of water. The man was given a glass of water and then said something threatening. The man was told to leave, and he ran away.

Jail Report for Sept. 21 to 27, 2012

The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

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Steamboat Springs football team crushes Montezuma-Cortez, 47-7

On a picture-perfect Saturday, the Steamboat football team did whatever it wanted to Montezuma-Cortez. The offense was explosive, the defense swarmed and the special teams all contributed to a 47-7 Steamboat win.

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Steamboat school district: Enrollment growth soon will end

Steamboat Springs School District officials are predicting their eight-year stretch of enrollment growth soon will come to an end, and they said the milestone could arrive just in time.

John F. Russell: Coaches have an impact that can inspire

Coaches do a lot more in Steamboat Springs than manage the big game. A coach's actions can inspire young athletes to reach higher, fuel a love for the game and teach lessons that reach well beyond the lines of a field.

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3 escape house fire Saturday morning in Steamboat

Three Steamboat Springs residents were able to get out safely after a fire was discovered in their home on Willett Court early Saturday.

Eugene Buchanan: Running it blind

Erik Weihenmayer is taking the expression “running rapids blind” to new heights.

Friday, September 28

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Hayden sweeps Soroco in tight volleyball match

The Hayden High School volleyball team beat Soroco on Friday night in three tight games. The Tigers rolled to a win, but only on paper did it seem easy, as a pesky Rams squad simply wouldn't go away.

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Vail Christian defense stuffs Soroco football

Friday night’s 26-6 homecoming defeat against Vail Christian was a body blow for Soroco, and now more than halfway through the season, the Rams must try to get off the ropes.

Hayden football team rides Doolin to win at Rangely

The Hayden High School football team beat Rangely, 69-30, on Friday.

Steamboat Springs volleyball gets back on track with win against Eagle Valley

The Steamboat Springs volleyball team beat Eagle Valley, 3-0, on Friday.

Steamboat briefs: Northwest Colorado VNA in Craig receives grant

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Craig has been awarded a $55,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the quality of care and ensure more women are screened for cervical cancer, according to a news release.

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Oct. 1

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Oct. 1

Push to update drilling rules in Colorado irks industry

Buffeted by public opposition and towns toughening local limits, Colorado officials are preparing to revise state regulations governing oil and gas drilling. Industry groups on Thursday opposed the effort.

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One Book Steamboat returns in October with 'The Things They Carried'

The famed Vietnam War novel and memoir "The Things They Carried" will be the centerpiece of this year’s One Book Steamboat community read.

County commissioner sees Shell, Quicksilver partnership as positive

Quicksilver Resources this week announced a partnership with Shell Oil that will allow the companies to jointly develop oil and gas interests in an area covering more than 850,000 acres in Northwest Colorado.

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Beer brewers ready to build in west Steamboat

The owners of Butcherknife Brewing Co. are expecting approval any day from the city’s building department to begin construction of a beer manufacturing facility in west Steamboat.

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Boulder Ridge adds 2nd developer home sale

The pending sale at Boulder Ridge confirms the developers’ conviction that there is a market for new homes in the price point between $1 million and $2 million.

The Record for Sept. 27, 2012

5:11 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a dead moose near mile marker 139 on U.S. Highway 40. It is believed the moose was just injured because deputies could not find it.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Sept. 28

Free bus service is on the chopping block in Steamboat budget talks, Steamboat Ski Area celebrates the first season of its bike park and Quicksilver Resources has entered into an agreement with Shell.

Shell enters into development agreement with Quicksilver

Quicksilver Resources, Inc. announced Monday it has entered into an agreement with Shell Western Exploration and Production, LP — a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, plc.

Rob Douglas: People before buildings

The Steamboat Springs City Council should cast its eyes on the news release announcing TIC’s departure from Steamboat Springs. Specifically, they should examine TIC’s logo.

Thursday, September 27

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Steamboat volleyball falls in 4 games to Glenwood Springs

Each game was close, but Glenwood Springs maintained its composure and its power through the end and waltzed out of Steamboat Springs with a 3-1 victory.

Oak Creek Town Board continues budget work

Predicting a 50 percent drop in property tax revenue in 2014, Oak Creek Town Administrator Mary Alice Page-Allen said her goal was “to stabilize the general fund and not have this looming property tax hurt” the town.

Scott Willoughby: Some care whether Colorado cutthroat trout are 'pure'

The announcement that the purebred form of Colorado's state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout, remains only in a small segment of stream near Colorado Springs arrives with good news, bad news and a dash of indifference.

Steamboat boys soccer shuts out Rifle

After a rough two-day patch earlier this season, the Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team seems to be playing its best soccer of the season. 

Hayden volleyball downs North Park, 3-0

Hayden High School volleyball coach Christene Planansky could sense it but just wasn’t seeing it. She knew her Tigers team was much better than their record.

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City eyes major cuts to free bus service to balance 2013 budget

City officials on Tuesday will present a 2013 budget to the Steamboat Springs City Council that would ax the Yellow Line, drastically reduce evening bus service in the summer and eliminate nine full-time driving positions.

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Butch Cassidy relative visits Craig for book-signing, discussion

Although countless books have been written about Cassidy and stories surrounding his life inspired the 1969 fictional film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” many tales largely have gone untold, until now.

Paul Bonnifield: Statesmanship, not war

Placing the turmoil of the Middle East, especially Iran’s nuclear program, into a high-profile political fracas is playing an extremely high-risk game with the nation’s future.

The Record for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

9:46 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 3600 block of Lincoln Avenue. A person was concerned about people digging on a hill and thought they were going to trigger a rock slide. Officers could not find the people.

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Steamboat trainers offer ski, snowboard fitness classes

In preparing for the impending winter sports season, it’s all about a strong core. But it’s no easy road to get there. Just getting into shape isn’t enough to make it through a long season safely.

Steamboat briefs: Northwest Colorado VNA offer rabies information

As part of World Rabies Day today, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association reminds readers that bats can have rabies and to never touch a bat.

Residents urged to check carbon monoxide, smoke detectors

As the nights get colder and residents begin turning on the heat, local fire chiefs are encouraging everyone to make sure their furnaces and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.

Routt County events calendar for Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

Routt County events calendar for Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

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Jeremy Buck to kick off Steamboat's 1st SummerEndo festival

Jeremy Buck, who first played Steamboat Springs over Fourth of July, returns to Ski Town USA this weekend for a free show at 6 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square.

Steamboat clarinetist Gary Foss revels in opportunities to perform

On Friday, clarinetist Gary Foss will be part of the Meet the Orchestra concert featuring Teresa Steffen-Greenlee and Christel Houston performing the Milhaud suite for clarinet, violin and piano.

Steamboat Ski Area to celebrate end of bike park's 1st season

Steamboat Ski Area will wrap up the summer downhill cycling season this weekend with concerts and a Sunday competition.

Scott Wedel: Public vote is needed

The Oak Creek Town Board’s proposed 2013 budget currently is planning on taking $106,155 from the electric utility, $17,900 from the water utility and $50,250 from the sewer utility as “management fees” for use in the general fund.

Donor's generosity could help propel Steamboat Sk8 Church through 2013

A live auction Sunday featuring hundreds of collectible items will be used to help Sk8 Church pay its rent for the next year.

Brian Edwards: Kudos to local anglers

Coming off a spartan ski season, it could not have been easy to honor a voluntary ban on fishing.

Some new Colorado voters may need to confirm registration

New voters who registered from Sept. 14 to Monday at using a mobile device or tablet may not be registered, according to a news release.

Community Agriculture Alliance: A resilient agriculture economy

Whether it was problems with gardens, trees or range conditions, many of the issues that our plants were facing were a direct result of the hot, dry conditions that plagued the majority of our growing season.

A Dog's Eye View: Puppy sibling rivalry

Raising sibling puppies is not for the faint of heart. By the time you bring them home and realize what you’ve done, how can you choose which one to keep?

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5 fashion trends for fall in Steamboat Springs

If you want to add to your early winter wardrobe, local retail managers and storeowners shared how Steamboat will be wearing the fashion trends this fall.

Routt County Council on Aging coordinator for Medicare assistance program gives audio interview

Betsy Pack, the Routt County Council on Aging's counselor and coordinator for the Colorado State Health Insurance Assistance Program, gave an audio interview for the assistance program's 20th anniversary.

Storm gives Steamboat's September rain total a boost

On Thursday morning, Art Judson measured 0.05 inches of rain at his measuring station between downtown Steamboat Springs and the mountain, bringing his total for September to 0.91 inches.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Sept. 27

TIC Holdings will leave Steamboat, Iron Horse tenants don't want it to be demolished and political candidates stress importance of education.

Wednesday, September 26

Steamboat briefs: Out of the Shadows weekly Thursday meeting temporarily canceled

Out of the Shadows weekly Thursday meetings will be temporarily canceled. Organizers of the veteran support group hope to resume meetings soon.

Roundup of Routt County prep sports games this weekend

Roundup of Routt County prep sports games this weekend

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Iron Horse Inn tenants hope demolition proposal doesn't become reality

Iron Horse tenants say their home isn't perfect. But it's efficient. It's comfortable. It's “Melrose Place.” And they don't want the city to raze it and replace with a new police station.

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Candidates discuss early childhood education in Routt County

Candidates for Routt County and state offices focused at a Wednesday forum on education and the importance of not letting area youths fall through the cracks.

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Artists gain insight during Carpenter Ranch residency

Sponsored by the Front Range-based Colorado Art Ranch, the program is in its fourth year of cultivating environment-based works of art and literature.

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Soroco football looks to rebound against Vail Christian on Friday

The Soroco High School football team gets back to action Friday playing undefeated Vail Christian. The Rams have gotten the better of the Saints in the past two meetings.

The Record for Sept. 25, 2012

8:27 a.m. Officers were called to a report of vandalism in the 3400 block of Hiawatha Court. A bear had broken a car window.

Jim Webster: What were we thinking?

Fast forward to March 2017 and the news being reported at that time: The Sleeping Giant Casino, next to Yampa Valley Regional Airport, now has been open nine months.

Steamboat Springs Winter Running Series to return Saturday

The Steamboat Springs Winter Running Series returns on Saturday with the Steamboat Sneak, a benefit for Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools.

Yampa Valley Wellness Conference is Saturday in Steamboat

The Yampa Valley Wellness Conference is about more than suicide. Now in its second year, conference organizers are looking to reach all residents of the valley about the psychology of wellness.

TIC Holdings to complete transition out of Steamboat by end of 2013

TIC Holdings, the contracting firm founded in Steamboat in 1974, will be relocating its Steamboat personnel and operations by the end of 2013.

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Storm Peak sees 1st snow of season as rain falls in Steamboat

There's snow on the ground. Storm Peak saw its first dusting of snow above 10,000 feet as Steamboat Springs received more rain.

Oak Creek Town Board to consider community funding requests

On Thursday night, the Oak Creek Town Board will consider community support funding requests as part of its work on the town's 2013 budget.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Sept. 26

Parents and teens consider college choices at Tuesday's fair, a Steamboat resident's chocolates are featured in the green room for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and Tammie Delaney has big plans for the Hayden Granary.

Tuesday, September 25

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College fair at Steamboat Springs High School draws crowd

The price of a college education was on the minds of several parents and students who attended Steamboat's annual college fair Tuesday night, but the finances didn't dampen parents' enthusiasm for their students.

Candidates sound off to Steamboat business, community leaders

The economy was the focus of a candidates forum Tuesday that had those running for state offices visiting with some of Routt County’s business leaders.

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Steamboat Springs soccer team outlasts Eagle Valley in the rain

The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team overcame a night of rain to beat Eagle Valley, 1-0, on Tuesday.

Steamboat briefs: Emerald Mountain School is accepting applications

Emerald Mountain School is accepting applications for enrollment in the 2013-14 kindergarten class.

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Plans for community hub in Hayden Granary move forward

Talk to Tammie Delaney about the Hayden Granary and you’re likely to be overcome by her enthusiasm about the future of the iconic Hayden building, the town's future and the heritage of both that she sees as vital to her plans.

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John Centner again to be general manager of Steamboat Motors

John Centner is back, taking the reins as Steamboat Motors' general manager following the departure of Jeff Steinke.

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Steamboat-made treats featured in 'Tonight Show' green room

Since March, locally made Daniela’s Artisan Chocolates and specialty roasted nuts have been featured in the snack spread in the green room of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

Thoughtful Parenting: Childproofing your home

As your child grows, his or her love of exploring grows. This means that he or she is learning about the world around him or her, but it also can mean that everyday household items can be dangerous or even deadly.

The Record for Sept. 24, 2012

9:25 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a woman who was drunk near the deli section at a supermarket in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. The woman, a 24-year-old Steamboat woman, was arrested on suspicion of having pain medication that did not belong to her. The woman’s husband, a 46-year-old Steamboat man, was arrested on suspicion of being a fugitive of justice.

Our View: Iron Horse proposal needs more time

The current Steamboat Springs City Council should learn from its predecessor and not rush into another decision that could cost taxpayers millions of dollars without being thoroughly vetted.

Oak Creek Town Board member accused of hate crime

An Oak Creek Town Board member was arrested on a warrant Monday night and is accused of committing a hate crime against an Oak Creek teen.

TIC president, CEO to meet with Steamboat employees Wednesday

The future of TIC's headquarters here and its employees has been the subject of much speculation in recent months. Clarity could come after Wednesday's meeting.

US Travel Association chief to speak Oct. 11 in Steamboat

The president of the U.S. Travel Association is expected to tell a Steamboat audience next month that millions of U.S. tourism jobs cannot be sent overseas.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Sept. 25

Steamboat Springs officials aren't seeing Internet interference from smart meters, Hayden gets two digital speed signs and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes get back from winter down under.

Monday, September 24

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Catching up with local collegiate athletes for Sept. 24

Here's a roundup of what's going on with Routt County athletes competing at the collegiate level.

Joel Reichenberger: Hayden, Soroco football series will grow

Don't judge Soroco on one lopsided game against a great Hayden squad, and don't count out this series as a great one going forward.

The Record for Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

12:25 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunk person in the 1400 block of Bob Adams Drive.

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Steamboat Springs officials report no wireless interference from new water meters

As they ramp up efforts to replace thousands of old water meters in Steamboat Springs with new wireless models, city officials are reporting their new technology is producing the expected benefits without causing any interference with wireless Internet connections.

Hayden slips to No. 7 in Denver Post football poll

The Hayden High School football dropped one spot to No. 7 in the most recent Denver Post 8-man football poll despite beating undefeated Soroco on Friday night, 49-7.

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Jimmy Westlake: The harvest moon illusion

The first full moon of autumn traditionally is called the “harvest moon.” Watch for that big harvest moon to rise over the eastern mountains.

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Hayden enters new era of traffic control with digital speed signs

The two new signs installed last week on U.S. Highway 40 already are slowing down motorists driving through Hayden's residential zone. And soon, Hayden's police department will be able to tap into the signs for data.

Steamboat winter sports athletes shine in Australian camp

Local snowboarding coach Jon Casson went down under to help coach the Australian National Team. A number of local athletes competed well.

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Preps roundup: Hayden football team took a big step Friday

It was a weekend of separation for the high school fall sports teams in Routt County, and no team took a bigger step forward than the Hayden High School football team. In case you missed it, here's a wrap-up of what happened all around the local schedule as well as a look ahead to another important week.

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Tom Ross: Finding power landscapes in remote Utah canyons and plateaus

When the harvest moon rises Saturday night, we could be waiting in the Devil's Garden along Hole in the Rock Road.

Steamboat Springs School Board meets tonight

Board members will get a close-up look at how Steamboat's public schools fared in the state's accreditation process.

Commissioners interview four to fill out term of Routt County Treasurer Jeanne Whiddon

Jeanne Whiddon's combined annual salary at the county for her dual roles as treasurer and public trustee is $71,000.

Rain, but no snow in overnight forecast for Steamboat Springs

The official weather measuring site for Steamboat Springs puts September precipitation to date at 0.51 inches, well behind the pace that would result in the average 2.19 inches for the month, according to the National Weather Service.

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Casey's Pond Senior Living hires marketing officer

Casey's Pond Senior Living will provide a range of living accommodations for residents who live independently as well as for those who can benefit from supportive services.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Sept. 24

Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association wants to grow its war chest, the snow predictions for Steamboat don't look good and Deb Babcock talks about a local favorite shrub.

Sunday, September 23

County agenda for Sept. 24 and 25

County agenda for Sept. 24 and 25

Steamboat Briefs: Vote for your favorite Steamboat photos online

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is printing a 2013 wall calendar and wants your help selecting the best photos. To weigh in, search “Steamboat Pilot & Today” on Facebook, and find the photos in the “Steamboat calendar” photo album.

Deb Babcock: Mountain Ash a local favorite

One of the prettiest shrubs you see in the autumn forest across Routt County is the Mountain Ash (Sorbus scopulina) with its scarlet foliage and brilliant orange-red berries. It’s a favorite of many local gardeners.

Monday Medical: Center to provide safety net

In spring 2011, Gil Fifield needed to see a doctor. Hip surgery, lack of exercise and poor eating habits acquired during shuttle driving shifts had set off a health decline. Fifield had stomach pain, problems breathing and needed to lose weight.

Hayden volleyball falls to Vail Christian

The Hayden High School volleyball team lost Saturday, falling at home to Vail Christian, 3-2.

The Record for Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012

12:19 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a report of a trespass in the 4400 block of Routt County Road 36.

Steamboat Chamber Resort Association aims to grow summer marketing efforts

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is exploring whether to pursue a tax increase to help grow the size of its summer marketing warchest.

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National Weather Service predicting below average snowfall for Steamboat

Big snow year or not, Routt County ranchers prepare for ensuing temperature drops

If the height of false-hellebore accurately predicts the ferocity of winter in Steamboat Springs, skiers are in for a big disappointment this year.

Saturday, September 22

Steamboat soccer falls, 1-0, to Evergreen

The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team fell, 1-0, Saturday against Evergreen.

Steamboat runners score high in Craig

The Steamboat Springs High School track team was successful Saturday at a meet in Craig.

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Soroco can't hang with Paonia volleyball

The Rams went swing for swing with the Eagles in the first game but lost it and the next two, falling to Paonia in a three-game sweep.

Jane Romberg: Speak for yourself

Just who in the world does Steve Hofman think he is to proclaim that the Hickenlooper administration’s opposition to increased gambling is telling the Yampa Valley to “drop dead”?

Omar M. Campbell: Just say 'no'

Legalizing marijuana in Colorado will be on the general election ballot Nov. 6. Advocates seem unconcerned or oblivious to the fact that it is illegal under federal law.

Bob Schneider: A bad combination

My purpose in writing is to summarize two publicly known situations with the city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County concerning their failed efforts into the realm of real estate and to offer a method to prevent similar problems in the future.

Our View: Time to fold on Hayden casino proposal

With tepid community response and hard-line opposition from the governor, it’s time for the development group proposing an Indian casino for Hayden to reassess its hand.

The Record for Sept. 21, 2012

7:16 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a vagrant in the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue that possibly was going to the bathroom outdoors. The person could not be found.

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North Routt guest ranch owner publishes book of poetry

Ann Stranahan will offer a reading and signing at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.

Delta volleyball sweeps Steamboat

Delta beat Steamboat, 25-14, 25-20, 25-20, on Saturday at Kelly Meek Gymnasium. It was the second straight-set loss in as many days for the Sailors.

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Tom Ross: Bear overcomes locked Dumpster at townhomes

Have you ever gazed out your dining room window at the bear in your backyard and wondered, “Just how strong is that critter?”

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Emerald Mountain course closes out Steamboat Springs Running Series

The Emerald Mountain Trail Run closed out the 2012 Steamboat Springs Running Series on a hazy but sunny Saturday morning. About 75 racers started at 8 a.m. and crossed the finish line between 50 minutes and 2 1/2 hours later.

Steamboat Springs Running Series Emerald Mountain Trail Run results

Steamboat Springs Running Series season standings and Emerald Mountain Trail Run results

John F. Russell: High school officials in Routt County help make the game better

They step under the lights every Friday night in Routt County, they take to the courts and they keep the game fair for local high school athletes. Referees are an important part of the game, even if we don't always agree with them.

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Some dispensary owners worry about impact of pot legalization

Some local medical marijuana dispensary owners are concerned that legalizing marijuana in Colorado actually could jeopardize their ability to supply pot to patients.

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Stakeholders on Yampa Street jump at opportunity to transform

On Yampa Street, grand visions of a transformation have come and gone during the past three decades. Fast forward to today, and stakeholders on the funky, vibrant street sense a major revitalization finally could become reality.

Glenwood Springs downs Steamboat football, 55-12

Glenwood Springs recorded its first win of the season Friday at the expense of Steamboat Springs, 55-12.

Steamboat briefs: Police to host SWAT team conference this weekend

The Steamboat Springs Police Department will host a SWAT team conference and training Saturday and Sunday on Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus.

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Sept. 24

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Sept. 24

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Sept. 24

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Sept. 24

Friday, September 21

Joel Reichenberger: Hayden's speed sinks Soroco

Speed made the difference for Hayden High School football Friday night in a crucial win against Soroco.

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Hayden football team dominates cross-county rival Soroco

The Hayden High School football team ran over Soroco on Friday night, picking up an easy 49-7 win.

Routt County commissioner joins appeal to governor on Longmont energy suit

Doug Monger said Friday that he thinks there is more common ground for local governments and Gov. Hickenlooper to explore short of the lawsuit against Longmont over oil regulations.

Kate Nowak: We won the lottery

Yampa Valley Data Partners would like to give an enormous thank you to Yampa Valley Design Guild and the Steamboat Design Campers group.

David Moss: Foreign policy failure

In Cairo, President Barack Obama told the Muslims that we were their friends and they no longer should hate us for who we are. Recent riots show how effective that message was.

Despite August downturn, Routt County real estate market up in 6 of 8 months

Real estate inventory was down about one-third as of early September and down by one-half for banked-owned and short-sale properties, a sign that demand is rising faster than supply.

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Steamboat musician Michael Jonas an integral part of the local bluegrass canvas

When Michael Jonas moved to Steamboat with his wife and two children nearly a year ago, he was pretty sure he would continue to play. He just didn’t know how much.

Speaker advocates leadership at Economic Summit 2012

Those who become the best leaders are individuals who have the resolve to follow through on strategic plans, Stephen Muntean said Thursday during Economic Summit 2012 at The Steamboat Grand.

The Record for Sept. 20, 2012

1:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers investigated a suspicious car at Shield Drive and 13th Street.

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Logging resumes at Steamboat Ski Area

Starting Monday, the next round of logging at Steamboat Ski Area will result in hiking and mountain bike trail closures.The logging is being done in a 40-acre area in an effort to remove beetle-killed lodgepole pine trees.

Jail Report for Sept. 14 to 20, 2012

The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

Jeff Steinke to leave Steamboat Motors for Colorado Springs

Steamboat Motors General Manager Jeff Steinke's last day at the local dealership is Friday.

Hayden Chamber of Commerce denies sending annexation letter

The Hayden Chamber of Commerce has issued a statement saying it did not send a letter advocating the annexation of western Routt County into Moffat County nor does it, as a group, support the goals of the Committee for Less Intrusive Government, which signed the letter.

Construction to slow I-70 traffic for Routt County residents traveling to Grand Junction

Steamboat residents traveling west on I-70 to Grand Junction and Utah's national parks may encounter traffic slowdowns at Parachute.

Haze over Steamboat Springs should clear after weekend

The smoky haze over Steamboat Springs on Friday is coming from wildfires to the northwest in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Sept. 21

Sleeping Giant Group partners will meet to discuss the future of their casino proposal, a group has proposed annexing western Routt County into Moffat County and SmartWool President Mark Satkiewicz told an audience how his company grew during the recession.

Thursday, September 20

Roundup of Routt County prep sports games this weekend

Roundup of Routt County prep sports games this weekend

Steamboat soccer goes into overtime to beat Glenwood

Steamboat picked up a 3-2 win in overtime Thursday at Glenwood Springs.

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day

Volunteers are needed Sept. 29 for a National Public Lands Day project to help remove trash and wire from the Sand Wash Wild Horse Herd Management Area northwest of Maybell, according to a news release.

Rob Douglas: ‘Dealin’s done’

Steve Hofman and the other members of his Sleeping Giant Group might want to wander down to All That Jazz and pick up a copy of Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler.”

Routt County events calendar for Sept. 21 to 27

Routt County events calendar for Sept. 21-27

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There's still time left in Routt County's hiking season

It’s the time of year for rumors, mostly about snowfall, that tend to sweep through Steamboat Springs like hookup gossip through a class of high schoolers.

The Record for Sept. 19, 2012

2:27 a.m. North Routt Fire Protection District firefighters were called to help a person possibly having a stroke in the 21400 block of Routt County Road 56.

A Dog's Eye View: Puppy Diaries: Puppy training 101

While managing and guiding Willa through the maze of household rules is tops on my priority list, some basic obedience training also is important and easily can be assimilated into Willa’s daily routines.

Duking it Out: Steamboat Today's sports guys predict outcome of Hayden vs. Soroco 8-man showdown

Hayden and Soroco high schools will meet on the gridiron Friday for the first time since 2007, now as 8-man teams. Steamboat Today's Joel Reichenberger and Luke Graham predict how the revived rivalry will shake out.

Tipton wavers on discharge petition to bring Farm Bill to vote

Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, last week endorsed a discharge petition that would bring the Farm Bill before the U.S. House of Representatives for a floor vote. The next day, Tipton removed his name from the petition.

Sal Pace ad targeting seniors comes under fire

The Sal Pace campaign on Monday launched its second television advertisement of the election cycle.

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SmartWool president tells Steamboat audience how plan helped company grow through recession

SmartWool's Mark Satkiewicz told his Economic Summit audience Thursday how the company grew market share by nearly 50 percent during a recession.

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Ski and snowboard films to premiere in Steamboat

For those not so fortunate as to have skied in mid-September, there’s a chance to catch a glimpse of winter as ski movie premiere season starts up.

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6th-graders take part in revamped Yampa Valley Science Camp

Routt County sixth-graders spend a week at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp immersed in a program that is tailored to enhance and, in some ways, replace science curriculum in area schools.

Former Steamboat Springs resident killed in kayaking accident

Former Steamboat Springs resident Alan Panebaker was killed Wednesday in a kayaking accident in New Hampshire, according to police reports.

Casino group anticipates moving forward with Hayden project

With the message now clear that Gov. John Hickenlooper does not support off-reservation casinos in Colorado, Sleeping Giant Group partners plan to meet next week to decide how to proceed with their vision for a casino near Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Steamboat's Boniface makes national podium in Oregon

Kelly Boniface was fifth at the cross-country marathon national championships Saturday in Bend, Ore.

Routt County’s Meyers again tops at cycling nationals

Bill Meyers won his age division at the U.S. Masters Road National Championships in Bend, Ore.

Running Series to wrap up Saturday

Saturday's Emerald Mountain Trail Run wraps up the Steamboat Springs Running Series on Saturday.

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Wheeler Brothers to headline OktoberWest on Saturday in Steamboat

Now on a brief Colorado tour, the Wheeler Brothers will stop Saturday in Steamboat to play a free concert at 4:30 p.m. at the base of Steamboat Ski Area during the annual OktoberWest festival.

Soroco and Hayden football teams renew Routt County rivalry

The Hayden and Soroco high school football teams meet Friday for the first time since 2007.

Group wants to annex western Routt County into Moffat County

A group calling itself Citizens for Less Intrusive Government is distributing flyers in Hayden that advocate annexing western Routt County into Moffat County.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Sept. 20

Local officials think the casino project still is valuable, ownership of F.M. Light & Sons changes hands but stays in the family and the West Acres Mobile Home Park legal battle nears an end.

Wednesday, September 19

Steamboat briefs: Wendy Pabich author talk is 7 p.m. Thursday at library

Author, scientist and artist Wendy Pabich will give a book talk at 7 p.m. Thursday at Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

With sights set on nationals, cheerleaders to hold fundraiser

The Steamboat Springs High School cheerleading team is hosting a Lil Sailors Cheer Clinic fundraiser for boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade Saturday.

Routt County Riders hosts workday on the Rotary Trail

Routt County Riders will host its 10th trail workday of the summer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Rotary Trail on the back side of Emerald Mountain.

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Steamboat's legal battle with West Acres Mobile Home Park nears end

The city of Steamboat Springs' four-year-long legal battle with residents of the West Acres Mobile Home Park is coming to an end, but neither side is celebrating.

Way out West: Ute elder speaks of tribe's creation story in Paonia

Northern Ute elder Roland McCook told a Steamboat audience in 2008 that rather than dwell on the poor quality of the land his tribe had been given at its reservation in Utah, he preferred to talk about the Utes’ tribal traditions.

Citizens Supporting Property Rights: Balance, respect needed

In Routt County, two words have been ignored in the debate about responsible energy development. Citizens Supporting Property Rights, a new local citizens group, is committed to bringing those words — property rights — back to the debate.

Mayling Simpson: Reasons against casino

A number of letters to the editor and other articles in the past months have voiced opposition to a casino in our community. It is true that the casino may offer some jobs and some stimulation to the local economy. The question is: Do we want a casino to do this? Are there better alternatives?

Routt County officials welcome continued casino conversation

Despite opposition from the governor, some local officials say casino proponents should push forward if they think a casino would be beneficial to the community.

Ex-Steamboat college student takes plea deal in marijuana case

A felony possession and distribution marijuana charge was dismissed Wednesday against a 20-year-old former Steamboat Springs resident arrested in November.

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Rotary Club's annual Barn Dance is 'for the kids'

The fifth annual Community Barbecue & Barn Dance takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Sidney Peak Ranch. For the third year, the event will raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs

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New generation assumes ownership of F.M. Light & Sons in Steamboat

The new owners come with the educational background needed to succeed at running Steamboat’s signature retail store: Chris and Lindsay Dillenbeck each hold master's degrees in business administration.

The Record for Sept. 18, 2012

8:14 a.m. Steamboat Spring Police Department officers and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to a report of a car on fire at Steamboat Springs High School. A squirrel had made a nest under the hood of the car, and it caught fire.

Steamboat Ski Area to host bike race, free concerts Sept. 28 to 30

Inaugural "SummerEndo" festival seeks to celebrate first full summer of extensive downhill mountain biking terrain, new promenade and the daylighting of Burgess Creek.

2012 Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon in their own words

Find out what it takes to run 100 miles from some of the runners in the Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon.

Taking the leap at Green Mountain Reservoir

Some brave cliff jumpers took video of their leaps from a cliff into Green Mountain Reservoir.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Sept. 19

The Steamboat Spring City Council is divided on demolishing the Iron Horse Inn, Sleeping Giant Group's casino project is dealt a blow by the Governor's Office and a Clark man pleaded guilty in connection with shooting a bear.

Tuesday, September 18

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Steamboat Springs City Council divided on Iron Horse demolition

The city of Steamboat Springs' proposal to demolish the Iron Horse Inn and replace it with a 15,000-square-foot police station got mixed reviews Tuesday night from the Steamboat City Council.

Fall Classic Results 2012

Fall Classic Results 2012

Athlete of the Week: Alex Feeley

Athlete of the Week: Alex Feeley

Hayden volleyball team beats rival Soroco

The Hayden High School volleyball team beat rival Soroco on Tuesday, 3-1.

Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley Crane Festival wraps up at 7 p.m. Wednesday

The Yampa Valley Crane Festival culminates at 7 p.m. Wednesday during a free community talk and slideshow with Dr. George Archibald, an ornithologist and co-founder of the International Crane Foundation, according to a news release.

Steamboat volleyball cruises to win against Eagle Valley

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team beat Eagle Valley in four sets Tuesday night, the Sailors' first win against the Devils in four years.

Molly Lotz: Many thanks

As a longtime resident of Clark and as someone who sends my child to the North Routt Community Charter School, I want to express my sincere appreciation to the Steamboat Springs School Board for its financial support of the charter school at last week’s meeting.

Paul Hughes: Men behind the tree

The Steamboat Today’s Sept. 12 editorial misses the point. The city of Steamboat Springs might well need to make service cuts if it had exhausted its available revenue sources, but it hasn’t.

Jon Schafer: Jumping to conclusions

I have been watching the casino project with great interest and have been very careful to not rush to judgment until more facts are known, and I urge everyone to do the same.

Yampa woman seriously injured after rolling car on Colo. 131

A 26-year-old Yampa woman suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries after rolling her car on Colo. Highway 131 at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Our View: Time to stop depending on luck in the economy

Before the 2012 Steamboat Springs Economic Summit, we must define and agree upon our ultimate destination as a community.

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Hayden casino lacks support of current Colorado governor

The local group proposing a casino near Yampa Valley Regional Airport was dealt a major blow during a meeting with Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration Tuesday.

Steamboat Springs golf team struggles at regionals in Cortez

The Steamboat Springs High School golf team battled expectations on Tuesday, struggling at the regional tournament.

Federal grant to fund structural engineering course for Routt County students

A $65,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration will allow 30 Routt County students to embark on an ambitious project this fall in Hayden.

The Record for Sept. 17, 2012

1:33 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 2500 block of Village Drive. It was chased away.

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OktoberWest puts a Steamboat spin on annual beer festival

Local brewers Butcherknife Brewing Co. and Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill will be on hand, as will some delectable fall brews from big names like New Belgium Brewing and Avery Brewing Co.

July sales tax collections in Steamboat move into the positive compared with 2011

The city collected $1,539,889 in general sales tax revenues in July, an increase of less than 1 percent compared with the same month last year, when the city collected $1,528,713.

Thoughtful Parenting: Can you say 'thank you'?

One of the first things we teach our kids as soon as they learn to speak is to say “thank you.” But do our kids really have any idea what it means to be thankful? 

Clark man fined for shooting bear

After the hearing, Bill Myers said he shot at the bear with his 20-gauge shotgun because he was trying to scare it from the neighborhood.

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Joanne Palmer: Want to win? Run unopposed

It was 1972, and I was running for senior class president. I was mad at the school administration, fired up to change things and convinced I could do it as class president.

Steamboat Chamber CEO calls for the creation of strategic economic plan

As part of this week's Steamboat Springs Economic Summit, SmartWool President Mark Satkiewicz will describe a comprehensive approach to sustainable business growth.

Traffic delays on Colorado Highway 131 caused by road improvements

Part of Colo. 131 directly in front of the Steamboat Sand and Gravel Mine is down to one lane as improvements are made to the road to compensate for increased truck traffic in and out of the mine.

Steamboat in line for classic autumn weather, only warmer

Expect warmer afternoons than usual with milder overnight lows, translating into daily temperature swings of as much as 41 degrees.

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Elk Foundation takes on 8,658 conserved acres on Wolf Mountain

Elk Foundation president and CEO David Allen said the latest easement is emblematic of the importance of the Wolf Mountain elk herd.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Sept. 18

Tom Ross stops at the Hahn's Peak Cemetery, Hayden and South Routt see signs of increased enrollment and the Yampa Valley Housing Authority wants to remove Elk River Village from the market.

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Jimmy Westlake: See 3 galaxies this week

What’s the farthest thing you can see without a telescope? Would you believe 15,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles on a clear night? That’s 15 quintillion miles!

Catching up with Routt County's collegiate athletes

Catching up with Routt County's collegiate athletes.

Monday, September 17

2012 NFL Punt, Pass, Kick Results

2012 NFL Punt, Pass, Kick Results

Steamboat briefs: Police Department to host a SWAT team conference

The Steamboat Springs Police Department will host a SWAT team conference and training from Friday through Sunday on Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus.

Joel Reichenberger: Soroco, Hayden on verge of football breakthroughs

Soroco and Hayden play at 7 p.m. Friday night in Hayden. These are two powerhouse teams, and their collision Friday night will be something to see.

Hayden up to sixth in Denver Post's 8-man football poll

Hayden moved up one spot in the Denver Post’s 8-man football poll released Monday afternoon. The Tigers are now ranked sixth after improving to 2-1 with a victory Friday night against Rocky Mountain Lutheran.

Routt County high school sports roundup

It was a busy weekend in local high school sports. Here’s a recap of what you may have missed, plus a bit of analysis and a quick look ahead to what’s next for local fall sports teams.

Loaded agenda awaits Steamboat Springs City Council

A proposal to demolish the Iron Horse Inn and replace it with a police station headlines City Council's packed agenda for Tuesday night.

The Record for Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012

1:48 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a disturbance in the 1700 block of Central Park Drive.

South Routt Medical Center gets request related to expansion granted by Oak Creek

The Oak Creek Town Board agreed to vacate a right-of-way next to the South Routt Medical Center but had some conditions that need to be met.

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Hayden and South Routt school districts projecting enrollment gains

If the numbers hold next month, the Hayden and South Routt school districts will have increased their enrollments for the first time in four years.

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Tom Ross: Hidden Hahn's Peak Cemetery worth the trip

The antique tools welded into a carefully crafted steel gate at the entrance to the cemetery serve as a preamble to a visit to the Hahn's Peak Cemetery.

Housing authority considering taking Elk River Village parcel off the market

The Yampa Valley Housing Authority's annual report states that removing the Elk River Village property from the real estate market might be the prudent decision.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Sept. 17

The editor of the Mountain Gazette will offer a talk in Steamboat, birders come out for sandhill cranes and Joy Rasmussen falls just short of the Ironman podium.

County Agenda for Sept. 17 and 18

County Agenda for the Routt County Board of Commissioners' meetings Sept. 17 and 18

Monday Medical: Wellness Conference features dynamic speakers

Few people who jump off the Golden Gate Bridge live to tell the tale. Kevin Hines is that rare individual who not only survived his suicide attempt but chooses to talk about it in hopes of saving others.

Deb Babcock: Extending your garden season

What a year for the gardens with no rain early in the season when we needed it, and more than we have needed late in the season. Now is a great time to enjoy your garden, and here are a few tips to extend the season as we move toward freezing temperatures.

Steamboat briefs: Rio Grande will close from Oct. 1 to 3 for renovations

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant will close from Oct. 1 to 3 for renovations, according to a news release.

Sunday, September 16

Steamboat cross-country making progress

The Steamboat Springs High School cross-country team didn’t log any top-tier finishes at the massive Liberty Bell Cross-County Invitational on Friday in Littleton, but coach Greg Long said the members of his squad hit the marks he was hoping for.

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Fayhee explores the 'Old Heart of the New West' in 2 new books

Mountain Gazette editor M. John Fayhee will travel to Steamboat on Thursday for a free book talk and reading of his two new titles at 6 p.m. Thursday at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.

Rasmussen finishes high at 70.3 Ironman World Championship

Joy Rasmussen finished seventh place in her age group, but was just 48 seconds off the podium, completing the 70.3 Ironman World Championship triathlon in 6 hours, 4 minutes and 40 seconds.

Steamboat tennis picks up win

The Steamboat Springs High School tennis squad capped its weekend with a win Saturday, defeating Evergreen 5-2 in a dual in Steamboat.

The Record for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012

12:01 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a credit card stolen from the first block of Seventh Street. Police located the suspect, but the victim did not want to press charges.

Hayden homecoming week starts Monday

High school has several events planned in run up to rivalry game with Soroco Rams

As their sports teams gear up to face off against the rival Soroco Rams, students at Hayden High School will mark homecoming this week with several fun events.

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Sandhill cranes delight birdwatchers in Steamboat

Festival continues Monday with afternoon program at Steamboat Community Center

The search started at 6:20 a.m. in the dark, frosty fields of Routt County Road 42. Armed with binoculars and scopes mounted on tripods, 13 birders unloaded from shuttles and cars onto the gravel road west of Steamboat Springs.

Lisa Watts: Thank you

Many thanks to the community for supporting the the Steamboat Christian Center’s Yardacious sale. We are grateful to those who donated and volunteered.

Scott Wedel: YVHA questions

I submitted a Colorado Open Records Act request for the portions of the July 12 Yampa Valley Housing Authority board meeting discussion and vote to terminate George Krawzoff and the discussion and vote on the proposed severance package for him. It has been denied. T

Bill Cousins: Get re-educated

To criticize Kristopher Hammond (“Steve Hofman: Get educated,” Wednesday’s Steamboat Today) patently is ironic. Hammond is an experienced criminal lawyer and a long standing resident in Steamboat Springs, and while his letter to the editor (“Build casino for me,” Sept. 9 Steamboat Today) may have been somewhat tongue-in-cheek, it nevertheless points to the truism that his legal practice work undoubtedly will increase.

Our View: Tipping our caps to school district's great distinction

The Steamboat Springs School District and the overall performance of its students continues to impress, as demonstrated by this week’s news that for the third consecutive year the school system achieved the highest rating given by the state of Colorado.

Saturday, September 15

2012 Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon results

2012 Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon results

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100-mile race full of sweat, stories and surprises

Karl Meltzer and Lizzy Hawker emerged on top of an elite field of competitors that was torn to shreds by the grueling 100-mile Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon.

Soroco, Hayden volleyball squads struggle

The Hayden and Soroco high school volleyball teams went winless during the weekend.

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Steamboat Springs' Will Carlton completes 1st 100-miler

After dropping out of his first 100-mile race in November, Will Carlton was going to do anything to finish the inaugural Run Rabbit Run 100-miler.

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Routt County well-represented at Colorado State Fair

Jason Patrick said his cow horses are ready to compete on the highest level against some of the most athletic horses in the world, judging by their awards at this year’s Colorado State Fair.

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Sheriff's Office, Steamboat police department fill ranks

For the first time in a long time, the Steamboat Springs Police Department and the Routt County Sheriff's Office have their ranks filled.

The Record for Sept. 14, 2012

12:15 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a woman who lost a purse at a downtown bar. It was recovered at a hotel in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue.

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Steamboat volleyball gets key home win

Steamboat took out Summit in three games Saturday in what coach Wendy Hall called "the most meaningful match" of the young season.

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City eyes demolition of Iron Horse Inn to make way for new police station

The demolition of the Iron Horse Inn is the first step of a plan being presented Tuesday night to City Council that would start to move Steamboat's police and firefighting stations off Yampa Street.

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Tom Ross: Great bear story necessary for stature in Steamboat

It seems like every day, somebody in Steamboat Springs posts a picture of bears doing something previously unheard of, like entering the courthouse to register to vote.

John F. Russell: Seeking something to cheer for

Football fans in Colorado rejoice. After years of seeking a quality quarterback, Denver finally has landed one of the best and found something to cheer for this season.

The Jail Report for Sept. 7 to 13, 2012

The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

Steamboat soccer loses 3rd straight game Friday

The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team lost its third straight game Friday, falling, 4-2, to Palisade.

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Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon racers expected to finish early Saturday

By the time you read this, more than 100 people will be finishing up a 100-mile run out, around and through Steamboat Springs known as the Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon.

Friday, September 14

Hayden football trounces Rocky Mountain Lutheran for big win

The Hayden High School football team got back on a winning track Friday night, rolling by Rocky Mountain Lutheran, 48-6.

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Steamboat Springs football falls to rival Moffat County

In an absolutely unpredictable first half, the tide turned and turned and then turned again. But in the end, Moffat County left Steamboat's Gardner Field with a 56-27 win.

Steamboat briefs: Fall yoga retreat set for Oct. 20, 21 at Perry-Mansfield

The third annual SoulSpark Journeys fall yoga retreat is planned for Oct. 20 and 21 at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp.

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Sept. 17

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Sept. 17

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Sept. 17

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Sept. 17

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Steamboat tennis falls to Aspen at home, 4-3

Steamboat tennis coach Don Toy said Friday’s showdown against regional rival Aspen revealed a lot about his team, including that his squad was improving and that it would be eager for a rematch come regionals.

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Soroco football blasts Plateau Valley on the scoreboard, by the numbers

Soroco High School Rams football team had little trouble with Plateau Valley on Friday, winning 63-0 to improve to 3-0 on the season.

Transactions for Sept. 7 to 13

Transactions for Sept. 7 to 13

On the Market: Chamber seeks nominees for Navigator Awards

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is seeking nominations for the annual Navigator Awards presented by the Steamboat Pilot & Today and the Chamber to honor businesses that stand out as leaders in the community.

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Christian Science Society site added to Steamboat historic register

The humble building is more than logs and river rock and is emblematic of the Christian Science Society’s history in Steamboat and the beliefs of its members.

The Record for Sept. 13, 2012

12:20 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies found playground equipment that had been tipped over at a school in the 27200 block of Brandon Circle.

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Yampa Valley Crane Festival takes off early Sunday morning

The Yampa Valley Crane Festival is a four-day event featuring viewings, workshops, exhibitions, lectures and family activities relating to greater sandhill cranes.

Homes priced $400K to $450K scarce in Steamboat city limits

A pair of homes on Pamela Lane near Emerald Park sold for $358,000 and $390,000, a rarity in the city limits this summer.

Hazy skies over Steamboat result from Wyoming wildfire

The wildfire has burned more than 15,416 acres in Wyoming and has destroyed three dozen homes and forced extensive evacuations.

2012 Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon updates

Updates from the inaugural 100-mile Run Rabbit Run races and the 50-mile course.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Sept. 14

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage opens Friday morning, Tarahumara runners prepare for 100-mile Run Rabbit Run race and fire restrictions are expected to be lifted Friday.

Steamboat briefs: Greg Podgorny fundraiser is Sunday night at Harwigs

A fundraiser to benefit Greg Podgorny, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Harwigs/L’Apogee, 911 Lincoln Ave.

Thursday, September 13

Routt County events calendar for Sept. 14 to 20

Routt County events calendar for Sept. 14 to 20

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Legendary Tarahumara descend on Steamboat for Run Rabbit Run

Two of the famed Tarahumara Indians of Mexico will run the inaugural Run Rabbit Run 100-mile ultramarathon. But for the men and their guides, their presence is about more than winning.

Hayden volleyball falls in home opener

Hayden fell to 0-4 on the season, losing to Little Snake River High School, 23-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-14.

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Nicole Inglis: America was Close to getting it right

It wasn’t much of a surprise a few weeks ago when I turned on my TV to see William Close's face gleaming with intensity, lit brilliantly from among the strings of his Earth Harp on "America’s Got Talent" on NBC.

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Steamboat soccer falls to Summit, 1-0

Steamboat lost for the second time in as many games, falling at home Thursday to Summit, 1-0.

Rob Douglas: Hickenlooper, kids and marijuana

On Wednesday, Gov. John Hickenlooper jumped into the fray over Amendment 64, which would legalize the commercial sale and adult possession of as much as 1 ounce of marijuana.

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Buffalo Pass one of Steamboat's autumn gold mines

On a blue-sky day with that welcome bit of fall already nipping, Buffalo Pass definitely will be one of those experiences locals should take a moment to savor.

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Steamboat golf narrowly misses out on 1st place at home tourney

Steamboat Springs High School golfer Brandon Martin shot a career-best Thursday at Haymaker Golf Course, but the team narrowly missed first place after a playoff with Vail Christian.

A Dog's Eye View: Who let the dogs out?

Dogs are all the same species, but their temperament, emotional makeup and attachment can be as different as with any two human beings.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Developing a vision of sustainability

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is teaming up with the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association to help local businesses and organizations create a road map for sustainable business practices.

Tyler Knott: Thanks for follow up

Thank you for your follow-up article (“Riding the wave,” Sept. 13 Steamboat Today) to a recent story in Steamboat Today that seemed to say property taxes to the county on undeveloped mineral property rights aren’t that valuable to the community.

Scott Bideau: Focus on the facts

The proposed casino debate has focused on predictions of economic impact. I’d prefer to focus on the facts. Fact 1: This casino will not be bound by state or local laws, just like any businesses on sovereign Native American land.

Chris Kipfer: The race goes on

Gene Cook will not read the “garbage” of Paul Krugman or Charles Blow (“A new windbag,” Sept. 12 Steamboat Today). He will not allow himself to be informed by opinions that are in opposition to his own.

The Record for Sept. 12, 2012

1:08 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a noninjury crash at South Lincoln Avenue and Dougherty Road.

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Teen singer, part-time Steamboat resident to perform Friday

Bella Hudson whose family has been visiting Steamboat on the weekends and through the holidays for about five years, will perform with guitarist Sam Leslie, 15, and fiddle player Jens Hybertson, 17, at 6 p.m. Friday at Sweetwater Grill.

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Routt County school supply drive gains traction in 2nd year

When the 35-gallon tub of school supplies rolled into a Soda Creek Elementary School classroom Thursday morning, a crowd of curious third-graders rose instantly and gathered around it.

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Mutt Strut fundraiser returns to Steamboat on Saturday

About 40 dog-human teams visit local hospital patients through the Heeling Friends program, which will hold its Mutt Strut fundraiser Saturday.

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Natural Grocers' new store brings Steamboat building full circle

The new Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage store offers a community room with a demonstration kitchen and free Wi-Fi.

Water restrictions prove effective in Steamboat

Water restrictions are expected to be lifted later this month as businesses and homeowners stop watering their lawns.

Fire restrictions to be lifted Friday in Steamboat Springs

Residents who live within city limits once again will be allowed to use their charcoal grills and have fires in fire rings that have been permitted by the fire department.

Steamboat Pilot & Today advertising team receives national honor

The Steamboat Pilot & Today’s advertising staff received a national award for innovation Thursday at the Local Media Association’s Fall Conference in Atlanta.

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Fleischer Sport to open downtown Steamboat snowboard store

Fleischer Sport Ride is scheduled to open Sept. 29 in Old Town Square at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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Aspen, Beaver Creek World Cups get live TV

The women’s racing in Aspen will include American Olympic medalists Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso in giant slalom and slalom races Nov. 24 and 25.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Sept. 13

Good news uncovered about coal mining in Routt County, the county collected $183,869 in oil and gas production taxes and ESPN Radio should be back on local airwaves soon.

Wednesday, September 12

Roundup of Routt County prep sports games this weekend

Here's a roundup of games for this week for teams from Hayden, Steamboat Springs and Soroco high schools.

Ed Miklus: Mayoral system needed

We have a plethora of government and quasi-governmental agencies, authorities, associations and self-interest groups all plying their individual agendas without any commonly developed, shared vision for the future of the Yampa Valley.

Steamboat briefs: Charter school barbecue, fundraiser is on Saturday

The North Routt Community Charter School barbecue and fundraiser is from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse.

The Record for Sept. 11, 2012

3:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 700 block of Anglers Pond. It could not be found.

Oil, gas production yielded $183,869 in 2011 property taxes in Routt County

If oil and gas production increases in Routt County in the coming years, residential property owners could see their share of the tax burden decrease.

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Economic indicators continue to improve in Routt County

While mining for economic data, the Yampa Valley Data Partners group uncovered some good news related to the Sage Creek reserve mining operation: Twentymile reported 6,164 tons of coal had been produced from the new mine in May, the first month of production.

Routt County United Way to kick off annual fundraising campaign Friday

As they celebrate reaching a $510,000 fundraising goal for 2012, leaders of Routt County United Way already are preparing to try for an even bigger fundraising goal starting Friday.

Steamboat Springs High School golf team hosts only home tournament Thursday

The tournament will serve as the last tuneup before the all important regional golf tournament, which begins Monday with a practice round at Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez.

Hayden to cancel November election for Town Council

The town of Hayden has just enough candidates for its Town Council to avoid an election in November.

ESPN Radio said to return to local airwaves in 'very near future'

A transmitter issue has kept the sports station off the air for more than a week. Radio Partners LLC says a new transmitter is being installed, with testing to follow.

Oak Creek Town Board looking for feedback on water tank project

The Oak Creek Town Board will take public comment on two issues Thursday and hear from Routt County commissioner candidate Tim Corrigan.

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Skies clearing over Steamboat but slight chance of overnight snow remains on high peaks

The National Weather Service forecasts a 20 percent chance of snow showers above 11,000 feet on Mount Ethel, northwest of Steamboat in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Sept. 12

Property taxes paid on mineral rights in Routt County are minimal, Gondola General is opening a new store and a Stagecoach man is charged with sexual assault on a child.

Tuesday, September 11

Athlete of the Week: Skyler Kauf

Steamboat Spring High School football player is this week's athlete of the week.

Gene Cook: A new windbag

Previously, I thought Paul Krugman was the reigning champion of the worthless, but he has been replaced by the new huffer and puffer, Charles Blow.

Steve Hofman: Get educated

Kristopher L. Hammond’s letter to the editor (“Build casino for me,” Sept. 9, 2012) regarding the proposed casino near Yampa Valley Regional Airport contains many assertions but few supporting facts.

Jim Webster: Profit or progress?

When I first heard about the Hayden casino proposal, my initial reaction was that this idea was the antithesis of my vision of Steamboat, Hayden and Routt County.

Traci Smith: How about kindness?

I am writing this letter to address the mean-spirited tone that some of the letters to the editor have taken, particularly toward Johnny Spillane.

Our View: Steamboat’s fiscal health may require service cuts

The city’s plan to spend nearly $1 million next year on new expenditures should be accomplished without the use of reserves.

Steamboat briefs: Monthly community dinner canceled at Holy Name

The monthly community dinner at Holy Name Catholic Church will be canceled because of ongoing construction. The dinner previously was held on the second Thursday of each month.

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Steamboat Springs soccer easily beaten by Battle Mountain

Battle Mountain proved to be the class of the Western Slope League on Tuesday, cruising past Steamboat, 5-0. After Steamboat came out early and looked to make it a defensive game, the Huskies quickly took a defender out and added another attacker.

2011 property taxes paid on mineral rights in Routt less than $30K

In 2011, the majority of the owners of severed mineral rights in Routt County paid less than $10 in actual property taxes on the value of the property.

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Students use Steamboat Learning Center to prep for tests, college

Inside a large office suite fitted with sleek computers and large couches, Steamboat Springs High School senior Kent Barron doesn't have to battle any classmates for attention.

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Steamboat Springs School District again earns state's highest accreditation rating

The Steamboat Springs School District can continue to tout having the state's highest academic accreditation rating. For the third school year in a row, the Colorado Department of Education has graded the district as “accredited with distinction.”

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Joanne Palmer: Longing for lists

I have a love-hate relationship with lists. I’m more productive when I write them, but I guess a tiny part of me rails against being so busy that I have to create them.

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Longtime Steamboat business expands to downtown location

The new Gondola General location downtown has been open since Labor Day, and the owners are continuing to fill it with merchandise similar to their mountain location: apparel, gifts and ski wear including helmets, gloves and hats.

Stagecoach man accused of sexually assaulting child

Bond has been set at $250,000 for a 40-year-old Stagecoach man charged with sexual assault on a child.

Some Steamboat websites affected by GoDaddy outage

Steamboat websites that were hosted by GoDaddy might have experienced an outage Monday along with thousands or even millions of other websites.

The Record for Sept. 10, 2012

1:04 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers investigated a suspicious car on Laurel Lane. No one was in the car.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Sept. 11

The Steamboat School Board signed off on a $60,000 loan for a charter school, a Craig man was arrested after a two-hour standoff with police and two men from Pittsburgh were arrested after being reported punching cars in Oak Creek.

Monday, September 10

Harriet Freiberger: Something that cannot be written away

Too often now, when Sept. 11 comes around, it is only one more tiny square on the calendar with written words next to the printed number. Even for many who witnessed the day’s events on TV screens, memories have begun to fade.

Jimmy Westlake: Thanks, Neil, for everything

I was going into the 11th grade when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on another world. It was the hot summer of ’69 and I was visiting my Aunt Alice in Appleton City, Mo.

Update on Routt County's collegiate athletes

Update on Routt County's collegiate athletes

Candidates quizzed on energy exploration, property rights

During a Monday meeting held by Citizens Supporting Property Rights, candidates for the state Legislature were asked: "How would you facilitate the oil and gas industry when local governments are creating their own regulations with a knee-jerk reaction?"

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Police standoff in Craig ends with man's arrest

A Craig man is in custody after a more than two-hour standoff Monday night with law enforcement officers from the Craig Police Department and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.

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Steamboat School Board approves $60K loan for charter school

The loan will be used to retire a longstanding budget deficit at the North Routt Community Charter School.

Steamboat briefs: Rotary Club Barbecue and Barn Dance is on Sept. 22

The fifth annual Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs Community Barbecue and Barn Dance is Sept. 22 at Sidney Peak Ranch.

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Steamboat Springs medical marijuana dispensary plans move to larger building

Inside his small medical marijuana dispensary on Monday, Josh Scruggs was working to finalize the floor plan of his business' new and significantly larger location in Steamboat Springs.

New water right saves Routt County on cost of irrigation

The new water right allows the county to tap into up to 50 gallons of water per minute from the well when it is irrigating the big lawn at the Sheriff's Office.

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Tom Ross: Confusing call in Broncos' game underscores need to make referees full time

Blame blown gridiron calls on NFL owners who continue an archaic system of using part-time officials to manage a professional sport that is only becoming more complex.

Colorado Water Trust release serves purpose of protecting Yampa River

The Colorado Water Trust’s lease of 4,000 acre-feet of water from Stagecoach Reservoir put 26 cubic feet per second into the Yampa River for a large part of the summer, salvaging some recreational use and bolstering the health of the waterway.

Routt County Sheriff's Office arrest men in possession of stolen vehicle from Pennsylvania

Two men spotted punching cars in Oak Creek on Saturday afternoon were later arrested in possession of a stolen rental car from Pittsburgh.

Hayden football falls to No. 7, Soroco just out of top 10

The Hayden football team is ranked No. 7 in the most recent Denver Post poll.

Concussion tests to take place at Steamboat Springs Middle School

Concussion tests set for Tuesday evening

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Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon in Steamboat draws special type of athlete

The $40,000 purse probably is a draw for the inaugural 100-mile version of the Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon, but the characters who’ve signed up have tales and mythologies that testify to their true motivations.

The Record for Sept. 9, 2012

6:20 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 2900 block of Alpenglow Way.

The week in prep sports

A recap of the weekend action in Routt County prep sports, what we learned from the results and what there is to look forward to this week.

Steamboat should see rain Tuesday

While higher elevations could see isolated storms, Steamboat has its best shot at some precipitation Tuesday.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Sept. 10

The Steamboat Springs School Board is considering a loan to a local charter school, South Routt teachers prepare to run an ultramarathon and a Steamboat cyclist is attacked on a Park City trail.

Sunday, September 9

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Candidates debate merits for 3rd Congressional District seat

The atmosphere at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction turned electric Saturday night during Club 20’s featured candidate debate for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

Steamboat briefs: Luncheon this week benefits Tasaru Girls School Fund

A luncheon to benefit the Tasaru Girls School Fund is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Trillium House at Yampa River Botanic Park.

Deb Babcock: Horseradish thrives at altitude

Horseradish is a herb from the mustard family and thrives in high altitude climates such as ours. Horseradish has nothing to do with horses nor with radishes.

Monday Medical: Healthy lunches for school kids

It’s that time of year: back to school and back to packing snacks and lunches for your kids. Lunch should be a nutrient-rich meal to fuel children’s brains and bodies for the afternoon, so they can concentrate in the classroom and have energy for sports activities.

Steamboat's Tammy Jacques stunned by Park City attack

Steamboat Springs cyclist Tammy Jacques said Park City, Utah, police are investigating an incident last week when she was punched off her bike during a mountain bike race.

Steamboat School Board to consider $60K loan for charter school

Zero-interest loan would eliminate charter school's longstanding budget deficit

The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night will consider signing off on a $60,000 loan to the North Routt Community Charter School to eliminate the school's budget deficit.

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South Routt School District teachers ready to tackle Run Rabbit Run

When Artie Weber leaves Long Lake to tackle 13.7 miles of rough Jeep road in complete darkness Friday night, he will be running for his students.

The Record for Sept. 8, 2012

12:25 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a complaint about a noise in the 1900 block of Cimarron Circle.

Martha Drake Young: Diatribe was off

Whatever editorial policy your paper has that permitted Rob Douglas’ diatribe against Kevin Nerney to be printed on the front page of the Steamboat Today (“Comment out of bounds,” Sept. 7) ought to be reconsidered and changed.

Robert D. Ort: To Steamboat Springs City Council

Thank you for allowing me and my neighbors and all of the residents that use the Butcherknife Trail open space to share our thoughts. Preserving Steamboat’s natural aesthetic qualities provided by our parks and open space must be one of our City Council’s highest priorities.

Kristopher L. Hammond: Build the casino for me

It is ironic that a Steamboat Olympian who has trained hard for decades is the pitchman for a casino that promises instant, effortless wealth.

Our View: An open government is best government

The Yampa Valley Housing Authority’s messy firing of former executive director George Krawzoff serves as an important reminder that public bodies must understand and follow the provisions of Colorado’s Open Meetings Law.

An open government is best government

The Yampa Valley Housing Authority’s messy firing of former executive director George Krawzoff serves as an important reminder that public bodies must understand and follow the provisions of Colorado’s Open Meetings Law.

Saturday, September 8

Soroco volleyball struggles through weekend

The Soroco High School volleyball team didn’t manage to make much of its first full weekend of games, the Rams falling twice in straight sets.

Soroco football romp again, defeat Justice

The Soroco High School football team improved to 2-0 on the season and it has yet to play a close game. The Rams stomped Justice in Oak Creek on Friday night with a 64-6 victory. Soroco now has outscored its opponents 120-6 on the season.

Steamboat tennis struggles in Grand Junction

Stefan Sortland placed fourth Saturday at No. 3 singles to lead the Steamboat Springs High School tennis squad in the two-day Western Slope Open in Grand Junction.

Steamboat candidates for Colorado House District 26 debate in Grand Junction

This weekend marked what one candidate called the first substantial debate of the campaign season. On Saturday, Club 20 hosted a series of debates for Western Slope candidates vying for state and national offices at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

The Record for Sept. 7

2:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department Officers were called to a report of a drunken person in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue. The person was taken to detox.

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Steamboat's children's author festival a scrumptious success

Book Feast took place Friday evening and all day Saturday, drawing more than 150 children — with parents in tow — to a multi-dimensional arts and literature festival at Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Depot Art Center.

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Steamboat soccer passes Rifle for 4-0 win

Steamboat dominated the middle portion of Saturday's soccer game against Rifle, winning 4-0.

Real Estate Transactions for Aug. 31 to Sept. 5

Real Estate Transactions for Aug. 31 to Sept. 5

On the Market: Broker Mark Elting joins Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties

Mark “Dutch” Elting has joined Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties as a full-time associate broker working out of the Steamboat Springs office.

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Tom Ross: Mid-September brings elk bugling season to the mountains

The eerie call of an elk bugling in the forest is one of the most primal sounds to be heard in the natural world, and it’s accessible right in our big backyard.

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Steamboat Springs' Emerald Mountain hosts Ride For Dirt fundraiser

The inaugural Ride For Dirt mountain bike race and fundraiser took place Saturday on Emerald Mountain. Proceeds benefit Routt County Riders, a local cycling club.

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74-unit condo complex in Steamboat Springs clears 1st planning hurdle

Where some Steamboat residents and members of the City Council see opportunity and community benefit in a new base area development, others see a tall monstrosity that could cast shadows over nearby condo units.

John F. Russell: Back to bowling

The temperatures are dropping, the colors are changing and it's back to bowling. All are sure signs that fall has arrived in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat briefs: Euzoa Bible Church will host 31-week Bible study

Euzoa Bible Church announced in a news release an innovative examination of the Bible in a series about God’s story. The 31-week Bible study begins Sept. 9 and continues Sundays. Senior Pastor Chris McCombs will lead the study group.

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Sept. 10

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Sept. 10

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Sept. 10

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Sept. 10

Friday, September 7

Steamboat volleyball team downs Aspen

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team beat Aspen in two games Friday in the Moffat County Tournament.

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Hayden falls to No. 1 Dayspring Christian, 28-17

No. 4 Hayden lost to Dayspring Christian, 28-17, in its first major 8-man test. The Tigers were disappointed the game slipped away late but took heart that they were in it until the end.

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Steamboat Springs football team snaps 22-game losing streak

The Steamboat Springs High School football team snapped a 22-game losing streak Friday by beating Summit, 21-19.

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Dave Delich wins at Steamboat Springs' Haymaker Golf Course

Colorado Springs golfer Dave Delich won in the third playoff hole of the Colorado Golf Association Senior Stroke Play Championships at Haymaker Golf Course.

Nicole Inglis: Missing the 'Boat

This weekend, as Missed the Boat says goodbye to a band member and hello to a new era, I feel like all of us fans are right along for the ride.

Steamboat Springs water restrictions to remain in place till mid-month

Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District manager Jay Gallagher expects to know more about the effectiveness of the restrictions by the middle of the coming week after completing a study of data related to August water consumption.

Steamboat's Economic Summit 2012 aims for new strategic plan

If everything goes as planned during the 2012 Economic Summit on Sept. 20, those in attendance will emerge from the all-day conference having completed the framework of a strategic plan for the future economic success of Steamboat Springs.

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Enevers honored for service to Steamboat

The Enevers, longtime local supporters of artistic and environmental endeavors in the Yampa Valley, will be honored this weekend with the city of Steamboat Springs’ Heritage Award.

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Town of Dinosaur still working with tribe to build casino in Northwest Colorado

An official in the town of Dinosaur says his town’s residents are well aware of the proposal for a casino 107 miles east in Routt County, but they are continuing to move forward with building one of their own.

The Record for Sept. 6, 2012

1:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 1700 block of Alpine Vista Court. It could not be found.

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One Steamboat Place gains momentum on sales of $1.5 million-plus ski base condos

Thus far in 2012, eight whole-ownership sales have involved the four-bedroom, four- or 4.5-bath homes that are the mainstay of the One Steamboat Place whole-ownership units, three of which sold in August.

The Jail Report for Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, 2012

The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

Cooler, dry air prevails in Steamboat through Sunday

Hikers planning to ride the Steamboat Ski Area gondola to trek further up Mount Werner and glimpse the early fall color may want to bring a jacket.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Sept. 7

Suicide prevention advocates think a service being offered at Yampa Valley Medical Center could serve as a model for hospitals throughout Colorado.

Thursday, September 6

CGA Senior Stroke Play Championship results for Thursday

CGA Senior Stroke Play Championship results for Thursday

Steamboat Springs soccer team beats Eagle Valley

The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team beat Eagle Valley, 2-0, on Thursday.

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Suicide prevention program sees signs of success at YVMC

Since December, trained volunteers with Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide have been on call at all hours to help people who come to the emergency room and are at risk of harming themselves.

Routt County events calendar for Sept. 7 to 13

Routt County events calendar for Sept. 7 to 13

Steamboat Springs tennis team picks up win in Grand Junction

The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team beat Durango, 5-2, Thursday.

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Hayden football preps for showdown with No. 1 Dayspring Christian

Hayden, ranked No. 4 in The Denver Post 8-man rankings, welcomes defending state champion No. 1 Dayspring Christian on Friday. The teams play at 7 p.m. at Hayden.

Rob Douglas: Comment out of bounds

While not-so-thinly veiled threats like Kevin Nerney's against elected officials trying to deal with difficult budgets are on the rise across the country, they have no place in Steamboat Springs.

Tina Kyprios: Making our positions clear

As the Steamboat Pilot & Today noted in its editorial this past Sunday, oil and gas development in Routt County is perhaps the most critical issue of this year’s county commissioner races.

Bill and Cindy Powers: Many thanks to YVMC

We are so fortunate to have a facility like YVMC staffed with such professional personnel with a strong medical knowledge who are so caring and humanistic in their attitudes toward patients.

Steamboat briefs: Atmos Energy reports a new president for division

Atmos Energy Corp. reported Tuesday that Gary W. Gregory will take over as president of the company’s Colorado-Kansas Division on Oct. 1, according to a news release.

The Record for Sept. 5, 2012

2:24 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to check on a drunken person in the 1800 block of Kamar Plaza.

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Steamboat Arts Council, K. Saari collaborate on pop-up gallery

Reginald and Pamela Gray donated the old Quicksilver location to the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, offering the group a chance to stretch its wings in a downtown location.

Friday's Java & Jazz supports Steamboat's mentoring nonprofit

Java & Jazz features live music from the Andy Pratt Jazz Quartet, cocktails and coffee and a loaded silent auction. All proceeds benefit Partners in Routt County, a youth mentoring organization.

Stagecoach man pulled from burning car Wednesday later arrested

The man who was pulled from a burning car Wednesday was treated at Yampa Valley Medical Center and subsequently arrested.

August airline passengers to Yampa Valley Regional Airport off slightly

The opening day of ski season is 76 days away, and the first direct flights from Dallas and Chicago begin Dec. 13.

Community Agriculture Aliance: Take the diet challenge

Yampa Valley Data Partners invites you to take the plunge, saving money and energy by taking the Northwest Colorado Energy Diet Challenge.

A Dog's Eye View: Back-to-school blues

With school starting, our dogs now are likely to be left with few choices as to how to entertain themselves.

Routt County sports teams prepare for weekend

Most of the Routt County sports teams are in action this weekend.

Police advise Steamboat Springs residents of rental scam

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is asking residents to be aware of a possible Internet-based rental scam that has affected at least one homeowner in Steamboat.

Steamboat Springs to host Ride for Dirt fundraiser

The Ride For Dirt fundraiser for Routt County Riders begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with 12.5- and 25-mile rides.

Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon seeks volunteers for Sept. 14 and 15 races

Race organizers for the Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon need volunteers to man aid stations and help out with the 50-mile and 100-mile races.

Saturday is last Mainstreet Farmers Market of summer in Steamboat

Saturday is the last time the Mainstreet Farmers Market will set up on Sixth Street in downtown Steamboat Springs till summer 2013.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Sept. 6

A Stagecoach man rescues a man from a burning car, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will open in Steamboat on Sept. 14 and AT&T is pushing for 4G LTE towers in Routt County.

College Roundup for Sept. 6

Update on Routt County’s collegiate athletes, including Courtney Garth, Colleen King, Brittany Long, Maggie Stanford, Christi Valicenti and Alex Wood.

Wednesday, September 5

Steamboat briefs: CMC registration begins for 2-day Digital Photo class

Digital Photo Basics — a two-day class the covers camera functions, creating better images and how to enhance and store images — is Friday and Saturday at Colorado Mountain College.

Paul Bonnifield: No friends in business

The organizers and supporters of Citizens Supporting Property Rights better look at their whole card before entering a partnership with oil and gas companies. Remember, there are no friends in business.

Colorado Golf Association Senior Stroke Play Championships results for Sept. 5

Colorado Golf Association Senior Stroke Play Championships results for Sept. 5

Search and Rescue calls off Buffalo Pass search

Search and Rescue members called off a search for a 79-year-old local fisherman who was reported missing on Buffalo Pass because they think the man went home.

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Steamboat Springs hosts Senior Open golf tournament

The Colorado Golf Association Senior Stroke Play Championships kicked off Wednesday at Haymaker Golf Course.

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Steamboat Springs City Council receptive to pay raises for firefighters

Steamboat Springs Fire Chief Mel Stewart said Wednesday it's hard for firefighters to make a living in Steamboat Springs with their current paychecks.

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Steamboat Springs tennis team drops another match

The Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team lost, 7-0, to Air Academy on Wednesday.

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Quilters gather in Steamboat for David Taylor workshop

This week, 25 avid quilters from across North America are meeting in Steamboat for a quilting workshop with David Taylor, a local resident and world-renowned art quilter.

The Record for Sept. 4, 2012

4:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the first block of Cedar Court. It could not be found.

Scott Stanford: Reader survey helps guide newpaper decisions

The reader survey is one of many tools we use to make newspaper decisions. This year, 678 Routt County residents ages 18 or older completed it.

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Natural Grocers opens in Steamboat on Sept. 14

Natural Grocers has spent the summer remodeling the 12,000-square-foot building at 355 Lincoln Ave. that formerly housed David Chase Rugs & Furniture at the stoplight at Lincoln Avenue and Third Street.

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Stagecoach resident pulls man from burning car

A Stagecoach man pulled a Steamboat Springs man from a burning car Wednesday morning and possibly saved his life.

County considers permits for cell towers in West, South Routt

The Routt County Planning Commission is scheduled to hear permit applications from AT&T/New Cingular Wireless on Thursday for new cell towers in Routt County that would support faster 4G LTE connectivity.

Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat scores top marks

The Doak Walker Care Center received top marks from its employees and residents and their families for a third straight year in a nationwide survey of long-term care centers.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Sept. 5

A festival for young bookworms comes to Steamboat, City Manager Jon Roberts has four months to prove himself and our editorial board says why the Chief closing is a good thing.

Tuesday, September 4

Steamboat City Council debates using reserve funds to balance 2013 budget

A philosophical debate about whether to cut services or continue saving reserve funds for future years guided much of the Steamboat Springs City Council's preliminary budget workshop Tuesday night.

Steamboat briefs: Civic engagement speaker will host a free discussion

Paul Loeb, internationally acclaimed writer and speaker on civic engagement, will present a free talk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13.

Steamboat Springs City Council sets goals for city manager

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night unanimously endorsed a list of goals they would like to see the city manager accomplish in the next four months.

Our View: Why closing the Chief is a good thing

The Chief Plaza Theater closing might be the best thing to happen to the historic downtown building.

Building-use tax boosts Steamboat's July tax collections

After three straight months of decline, July building-use tax collections saw a 262 percent increase compared with July 2011. The tax had seen an increase in only one other month this year.

The Record for Monday, Sept. 3, 2012

12:19 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help a person having breathing difficulty in the 3100 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

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Steamboat's 1st children's author festival set for this weekend

This weekend, the young bookworms of Steamboat and beyond will have a chance to get the stories behind their favorite stories in a two-day festival with well-known children’s authors and illustrators.

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Routt County Search and Rescue looking for new members

Routt County Search and Rescue is calling on anyone with a flexible job and an accommodating family to consider joining its group of about 25 active members.

Donna Dunkelberger: Casino, culture and cost

Yes, I agree that adults can make their own decision to give (lose) their money to the casino owner. Yes, I agree that there may be jobs created by developing a big building of services and games. But do we really want the other side of the casino world creeping in and invading our mountain town’s culture?

Teresa Audesirk: Drivers need warning signs

Steamboat is truly becoming a bike town, and I think it’s a healthy, positive way to attract visitors. But living outside of town, I had no idea that the Steamboat Stage Race was happening last weekend.

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Tom Ross: Choosing presidential nominee was vastly different in 1960

As every American voter knows by now, the national political conventions, once a mad flurry of political maneuvering, have devolved into carefully orchestrated pep rallies.

Lyn Halliday: Use a high-efficiency dishwasher to save on water

As the population of the planet continues to grow, now exceeding 7 billion people, humans are placing an increased value on water. Using water wisely and efficiently is a long-term commitment and a culture change.

Yampa Valley Regional Airport to spend $633,000 on new snowblower for runways

Airport manager Dave Ruppel said Tuesday that plans have been in place for a decade to replace an older snowblower with $633,000 from the self-funding airport's capital budget.

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Joanne Palmer: An attempted rape that still haunts

After U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., made his surprisingly uninformed remarks that implied a woman can’t get pregnant from a “legitimate rape,” I was stunned.

Tuck Communication Services founder dies in skateboarding accident

Sandra Park said her son-in-law Brent Tuck, 37, was skateboarding with his 13-year-old son outside their Grand Junction home when he fell and hit his head.

First Friday Artwalk listings for Sept. 7

First Friday Artwalk runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at various downtown Steamboat Springs venues.

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Aspens already turning gold south of Steamboat on Fremont Pass

From the back side of Copper Mountain all the way to the Taylor River, there were stands of aspen trees that appeared to already have peaked during the Labor Day weekend.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Sept. 4

Bike tour operators want access to U.S. Forest Service land, Steamboat police are led on a high-speed chase and the Steamboat Stage Race wraps up with Amy Charity falling just short.

Steamboat briefs: Apply for dance, technical production scholarship

Steamboat Dance Theatre is accepting applications for the Amy Flint Memorial Scholarship for Dance and Technical Production Training.

Monday, September 3

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Steamboat Stage Race swoops to a close; Charity just short

The fourth annual Steamboat Stage Race wrapped up Monday with criterium racing in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Bike tour companies want access to Routt National Forest

The demand is there, but bike tour operators say current regulations have kept them from offering guided mountain bike rides on local U.S. Forest Service land.

Steamboat man leads police on high-speed chase downtown

Steamboat Springs police on Monday morning arrested a motorcycle driver who they say led officers on a high-speed chase downtown.

The Record for Sept. 2, 2012

12:23 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a woman vomiting on the side of the road in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue. Police issued the woman a citation for consuming alcohol as a minor.

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Jimmy Westlake: The Eyes of the Dragon

Peering at us on late-summer evenings are the twinkling eyes of Draco the Dragon. This constellation represents Ladon, the dragon that guarded the golden apples of the Hesperides in Greek mythology.

Steamboat City Council to discuss budget, city manager

City officials working to secure raises for firefighters and paramedics in 2013 budget

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night will weigh in on the city's 2013 budget proposal and work to refine City Manager Jon Roberts' job description.

Steamboat's Nancy Spillane makes changes as head of troubled Denver preschool

The longtime educator was called to Denver in early August as shock and fear from the arrest of David Moe, a former preschool teacher at the center of a child pornography investigation, reverberated throughout the preschool.

Steamboat sees rainfall from jet stream to start September

After an August with below-average rainfall, Steamboat started off September with a thunderstorm that hung around from Sunday evening into early Monday.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Sept. 3

Steamboat astronaut Steve Swanson shares his memories of Neil Armstrong, the Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge in downtown Steamboat is a hit and the film market in Steamboat changes with the Chief's closing.

Sunday, September 2

Steamboat briefs: Fire department kicks off Fill the Boot campaign Monday

The Steamboat Springs Fire Department is kicking off its 2012 Fill the Boot campaign Monday to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

2012 10K at 10,000 Feet results

2012 10K at 10,000 Feet results

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Charity hanging hopes on final day of Steamboat Stage Race

Steamboat's Amy Charity slipped into second place in Sunday's portion of the Steamboat Stage Race, setting the stage for a complex final day downtown.

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Bulls, cowboys clash at Steamboat's Rocky Mountain Bull Bash

A strong field of bulls put plenty of cowboys in the dirt, but Idaho rider Kody DeShon emerged victorious Sunday at the Rocky Mountain Bull Bash.

County Agenda for Sept. 3 and 4

County Agenda for Sept. 3 and 4

The Record for Sept. 1, 2012

1:03 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 300 block of Second Street in Oak Creek.

Thomas Smiley to lead new CMC restaurant program

Thomas Smiley will lead the new restaurant/culinary management program at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus, according to a news release.

Deb Babcock: Sell your excess produce

So you had a great year in the garden and have more fruits and vegetables than you possibly can eat. What can you do with the excess?

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Monday Medical: Rubber Ducky Race celebrates 25th year

The bright yellow ducks that will go floating down the Yampa River on Saturday morning will have a symbolic silver glow as the Rubber Ducky Race celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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Steamboat astronaut reflects on Neil Armstrong's legacy

Steve Swanson: Armstrong's 'one small step' changed the world, space travel forever

Astronaut Steve Swanson doesn't remember watching the live broadcast of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon, but he has a much more personal memory of the man who wowed the world July 20, 1969.

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Chili challenge draws huge Labor Day crowd in Steamboat

More than 1,000 sample chili, salsa and cornbread

The bad news quickly spread through the crowd on Eighth Street. At 1 p.m. Sunday, vendors were running out of chili — and fast.

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Youth rules at 10K at 10,000 Feet race in Steamboat

Tyler Scholl won't begin his first middle school track meet until spring, but on Sunday, he proved yet again that he's one of the very best runners in the region, winning a 10-kilometer race on Rabbit Ears Pass.

Real Estate transactions for Aug.24 to 30

Real Estate transactions for Aug.24 to 30

On the market: Real estate surge comes at end of a quiet week

A relatively quiet week for real estate closing wound up Friday with a surge. First, a 2,426-square-foot, four-bedroom luxury condo at One Steamboat Place sold Friday to a Tennessee-based limited liability company for $1.875 million.

Saturday, September 1

David Ihde: Check your facts

Jack, you obviously did not listen with an open mind or you would have realized three of the Patriot Channel’s hosts — Mike Church, Glenn Beck and Andrew Wilkow — are Libertarians, not Republicans.

Our View: Oil, gas views help voters decide in election

With early voting beginning in less than two months, it’s time voters heard clear stances from Routt County commissioner candidates on oil and gas regulation and how they would proceed if elected.

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Stage race a hit; Charity leads after 1st day

Nearly 360 riders kicked off from the starting line of the time trial with a long stream of cyclists pounding down Twentymile Road in the 30-kilometer race that opened the three-stage event.

Steamboat Springs volleyball team loses 2

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team lost two matches Saturday at the Glenwood Springs Tournament.

The Record for Aug. 31, 2012

5:22 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a lost ID and credit card in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive.

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Downtown Steamboat businesses embrace increased police presence

The most popular person in the downtown scene these days happens to be dressed in blue and wear a badge. Meet Kiel Petkoff, the Steamboat Springs Police Department's downtown resource officer.

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Wild West Air Fest brings back memories Saturday in Steamboat

The eighth annual Wild West Air Fest was a flight down memory lane for some and, for others, an introduction to the wide world of aviation. The event continues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Jail Report for Aug. 24 to 31, 2012

The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

John F. Russell: Labor Day weekend fishing tradition

I've followed traditions for my entire life, but one of my favorite family traditions is still being written in the mountains of Colorado.

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Steamboat boys soccer team opens with win

The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team won its opener Saturday, downing Centaurus, 2-0.

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Grass-roots campaign in Steamboat aims to prevent bullying, suicide

Carrying her own personal story of losing a loved one to bullying, Heather Savalox founded It Takes Courage, a grass-roots effort to raise awareness about bullying and prevent suicides.

Eagle Valley downs Steamboat football, 35-21

The Eagle Valley Devils got their first 2-0 start since 2007 on Friday night with a 35-21 win against the Steamboat Springs Sailors. For Steamboat, it was the 22nd consecutive loss dating to 2009.

Craig gets grant for safe routes to schools

It’s not uncommon to see school children walking in the street or along Colorado Highway 13 during their daily commute to Craig Middle School and Sandrock Elementary School. But those days officially are numbered.