Stories for December 2013

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Tuesday, December 31

Steamboat briefs: Center for Visual Arts to launch docent program

Designed to bring additional art education to the community, docents will lead group tours in the gallery, assist at special events — including lectures and workshops — greet daily visitors to the gallery and conduct art sales.

The Moeller Family: Thank you, YVMC staff

I wish to thank all the nursing staff, hospice and doctors at Yampa Valley Medical Center for the compassionate care given my husband in our greatest time of need. 

Rev. Tim Selby: Methodist church welcomes all

I have read with sadness the recent news of trials occurring within the United Methodist Church.

Our View: Stick to the plan, man

The news this week that three Front Range men spent the night huddled by a campfire in Diamond Park while family members worried about their safety reminds us of the limits of modern communications technology and the unforgiving nature of the Rocky Mountains in all seasons.

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2013 a year of tragedies, triumphs in Routt County

Looking back on 2013 reveals a roller-coaster year marked by celebratory highs and heartbreaking lows. It was the year Steamboat Ski Area marked its 50th anniversary, and the Winter Carnival and Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp turned 100.

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New apartments for adults with developmental disabilities nearing completion in Steamboat

Horizons Specialized Services provides support for people with developmental disabilities in a five-county region including Routt and Moffat. The new residential buildings for Horizons clients were built with the help of a $1.27 million HUD grant.

New Year expected to bring new snow to Steamboat Ski Area

Records kept by Steamboat Ski Area indicate there was measurable snow at Thunderhead on 18 of 30 days in December. Daytime snow Dec. 31 counts toward Jan. 1.

The Record for Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

1:21 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a very intoxicated woman who was upset that she was refused service at a bar in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. Police told the woman she needed to leave the bar.

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Steamboat's Leaner, Lunker and Betsy to play reunion show Sunday

Leaner, Lunker and Betsy, a mainstay in Steamboat during the early 1970s, plays a reunion show Sunday at the Chief Theater.

Sports in Review for 2013: Hotshots emerge, champions retire

Top 10 stories of 2013

The Steamboat Pilot & Today's top 10 stories of 2013.

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Rocky Mountain Remedies' retail marijuana location inspected by city officials

On Tuesday, Steamboat Springs Public Safety Director Joel Rae led a group of city officials through an inspection of Rocky Mountain Remedies’ new medical and retail locations in Downhill Drive Plaza.

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Discovering Steamboat: A place of health and healing

The famous Heart Spring that feeds all of Old Town Hot Springs' spas and pools has a rich history in Steamboat. It is thought the Ute Indians frequented the spot for the healing powers of the natural spring water, and James Crawford, Steamboat’s founder, discovered the spring soon after he moved to the valley in 1875.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for New Year's Eve

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a 40 inch base at mid-mountain and a 51 inch base as the summit.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for New Year's Eve

The star-studded E3 Chophouse opened in downtown Steamboat, "Duck Dynasty" stars will appear live on Fox News from Steamboat and stuck snowmobilers weathered a night north of Steamboat.

'Duck Dynasty' couple to appear live from Steamboat on Fox News

"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson will talk about his outspoken father as he helps Fox News Channel ring in the new year.

Monday, December 30

Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper rescheduled due to holiday

This month’s Coffee and a Newspaper will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Jan. 8 rather than Wednesday because of the New Year’s holiday. Members of the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s management team will be available to answer questions and tours of the newspaper always are available. Free coffee and pastries will be served.

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E3 Chophouse opens in downtown Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs’ newest and most heralded steakhouse had a soft opening Sunday night at its heavily renovated Yampa Street location.

Stuck snowmobilers built a fire to weather a night in Diamond Park north of Steamboat Springs

Three men from Fort Collins and Longmont spent a long night in the backcountry of North Routt County after their snowmobiles bogged down repeatedly in deep snow on Sunday as the men attempted to return home over Farwell Mountain from Diamond Park

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Upcoming legislative session could complicate Steamboat's plans to fund downtown revitalization

For several years, cities around the state including Steamboat have used tax increment financing to inject millions of dollars worth of property and sales tax gains from “blighted” areas into redevelopment projects.

South Routt Medical Center continues work in wake of advisory committee report

The South Routt Medical Center board had its work cut out for it after an advisory committee presented its report to the board at a Dec. 13 meeting.

SSWSC Nordic team shows up on big-time stage in Park City

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic skiers competed over the weekend for World Junior and Junior National slots alongside the Olympic Trials in Park City, Utah.

The Record for Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013

2:30 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 1700 block of Lincoln Avenue. A person saw an unattended vehicle running and thought it looked suspicious. Police checked it out and determined everything was OK.

The Mac Ranch name is resurrected in downtown Steamboat

Jae Seifert, a former employee, has resurrected The Mac Ranch name as his own business with the blessing of David Sessions, former owner of the Steamboat location who still owns the Durango store.

Jimmy Westlake: Meteor shower rings In 2014

Early risers on the mornings of Friday, Jan. 3 and Saturday, Jan. 4 might see as many as 40 to 60 meteors per hour in the dark hours before sunrise.

New Year in Steamboat begins with a quick jolt of powder

Meteorologist Mike Weissbluth reported at his blog that two different forecast models predict differing amounts of snow for Steamboat over the next two days, but he’s leaning toward the more robust model.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Monday, Dec. 30

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 2.25 inches of new snow at mid-mountain in the past 48 hours.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Dec. 30

Service dogs ease the stress of travel at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, Tree Haus neighborhood experienced a power outage and the Steamboat Town Challenge Ski Race had its first winter series.

Thoughtful Parenting: Benefits of fluoride

According to the American Dental Association, fluoride helps prevent cavities in children and adults by being a natural cavity fighter.

Monday Medical: Volunteering at YVMC is a win-win

The wide variety of volunteer opportunities at YVMC offers something for everyone interested in giving back to the hospital.

Sunday, December 29

The Record for Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

1:24 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a suspicious incident at a complex on 13th Street. A drunk person was pounding on a resident's door, trying to get into the building.

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Town Challenge GS race attracts wide range of ages, abilities

The Steamboat Town Challenge Ski Race had its first winter series at the Ski Area on Sunday afternoon, attracting athletes ages 16 to 68.

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Heeling Friends dogs easing the stress of airport travel

Heeling Friends, a local nonprofit organization using dogs to ease pressure in high-stress situations, is trying out a new thing, greeting tourists coming in and out of the Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Full power expected to be restored soon to Tree Haus neighborhood after outage

About 100 YVEA members in Steamboat Springs' Tree House Neighborhood were without power Sunday afternoon, but full power is expected to be resolved shortly.

Health briefs: Northwest Colorado VNA offers free mammograms, pap tests

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free mammograms and pap tests for women 40 to 64 who are uninsured or underinsured, have not had a pap test or mammogram in the past 12 months and meet income requirements.

Routt County Board of Commissioners agenda for Dec. 30 and 31, 2013

Routt County Board of Commissioners agenda for Dec. 30 and 31, 2013

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H Town Underground buys 'Fitness Temple' in Hayden

Two Hayden residents have jumped at an opportunity to purchase a historic downtown building to house their H Town Underground fitness center.

Healthy Eating: Long-life noodles

A fabulous meal to celebrate the New Year with your friends. Ask each guest to bring one topping to lighten the work. The long noodles symbolize long life!

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Jimmy Westlake's top celestial events for 2014: The year of eclipses

Year 2014 will be one of eclipses. Two total eclipses of the moon and a partial eclipse of the sun will be the real headline grabbers in 2014, but there are plenty of bright planets and showers of shooting stars to keep us looking up all year long.

Jimmy Westlake's 2014 cosmic calendar of celestial events

JImmy Westlake's 2014 cosmic calendar of celestial events

Real estate transactions for Dec. 20 to 26, 2013

Real estate transactions for Dec. 20 to 26, 2013

Saturday, December 28

Our View: Steamboat Springs School District should pursue NW BOCES collaboration

The Colorado Department of Education could not have been more blunt Dec. 19 when it turned down the Steamboat Springs School District’s plan to withdraw from the regional body that supplies special education services to children in six school districts in Northwest Colorado.

Steamboat Cup results for Dec. 28, 2013

Steamboat Cup results for Dec. 28, 2013

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Steamboat's Lodwick heading to record 6th Winter Olympic Games

Steamboat's Todd Lodwick made the U.S. Olympic Nordic combined team Saturday at the trials in Park City, Utah, and he did it in dazzling form.

Steamboat New Year's options plentiful

New Year's Eve events in Steamboat Springs.

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Saturday full of fun, fine-tuning at the Steamboat Cup

Saturday's Steamboat Cup served as a learning opportunity for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Alpine team as it prepares for its first Rocky Mountain Division competition in early January.

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New police chief making Hayden home

While patrolling the streets of Hayden on Friday, recently sworn in police chief Greg Tuliszewski said moving to the town has felt like coming home.

Jail Report for Dec. 21 to Dec. 27, 2013

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.

The Record for Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

12:19 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a suspicious car in the 2100 block of Curve Plaza. The driver was sober.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Dec. 19 to 25, 2013

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Dec. 19 to 25, 2013

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Your Health: Kicking bad habits in the New Year

A New Year’s resolution to improve one’s health is likely worth the time and effort involved, but those who have a long track history of breaking these promises to themselves aren’t likely to stick with it past January, let alone for the rest of 2014 or the rest of their lives.

Friday, December 27

Steamboat briefs: AmeriCorps mentors take part in youth book drive

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Partners in Routt County’s AmeriCorps school-based mentors are participating in a statewide book drive. The group is collecting new or gently used reading material for children and young adults; Spanish-language books are needed in particular.

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Dec. 30

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Dec. 30

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Steamboat Winter Sports Club Nordic team prepping for Cross-Country Championships

Next weekend, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic team will be back on course, this time at the U.S. Cross-Country Championships at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah.

Steamboat City Council to consider retail marijuana stores as licensing authority

On Jan. 7, the Steamboat Springs City Council will call roll, then immediately adjourn and reconvene as the Steamboat Springs Marijuana Licensing Authority.

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We B Smokin’ BBQ opens in Hayden

Hayden residents and visitors are following their noses to the west side of town where savory smoke billows from a large smoker.

Michael Turner: Not seeing the signs

How many years now, since our Steamboat Springs City Council passed the no smoking ordinances? I’ve yet to ever see a “No Smoking” sign at one of our bus stops. At some point, I’d recommend that every City Council member actually spend some time riding the bus.

Routt County foreclosures continue to drop

The number of foreclosures in Routt County continued to drop throughout 2013, with the total for the year expected to be about 140 or fewer, according to county treasurer/public trustee Brita Horn.

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Tom Ross: Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat displays the beauty of snow crystals

People visiting Steamboat Springs this winter have an opportunity to learn a little more about the science of snowflakes while admiring their beauty in a photo exhibit at the Tread of Pioneers Museum called "Snowflakes, Nature’s Dazzling Design."

Mary Walker: Christmas in Kenya

I am in Kenya now for Christmas. An intense rainstorm flooded the town of Narok last year during Christmas, leaving the town market underwater.

The Record for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

7:57 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help a person who had a stroke in the 1000 block of High Point Drive.

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Steamboat's Garrett Bye driven to play next-level basketball

Steamboat Springs High School basketball player Garrett Bye is well known for his appearance. But the 6-foot-9 junior is determined to get noticed for his play, hopefully in the form of a college scholarship.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Dec. 27

Thousands of skiers and riders are arriving in Steamboat this week without ski and snowboards, four free concerts were announced for MusicFest and Steamboat retailers are transitioning from Christmas shopping to a visitor surge.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Colorado landowners have new source to search for land management services

CSU Extension offers an avenue for landowners to connect with local contractors through our new landowner services database.

A Dog's Eye View: New Year's resolutions

A series of New Year's resolutions from the dog's point of view.

Thursday, December 26

Steamboat briefs: Hayden airport schedules tours for 1st part of 2014

Yampa Valley Regional Airport has scheduled airport tours for the first part of 2014. Tours will be held Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 19, April 16 and May 14. Part of the airport’s 20-year master plan process, the tours provide participants with a firsthand look at airport operations.

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4 free concerts announced for MusicFest event in Steamboat

Those who do not have a ticket to the sold-out Steamboat MusicFest will be able to take in four free concerts beginning next weekend at the Steamboat Stage.

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Thousands of skiers, riders arriving in Steamboat this week come without skis and snowboards

The prevailing wisdom in the ski travel industry is that ski vacationers either don’t own equipment or increasingly are leaving their own equipment behind. Instead, they favor avoiding airline baggage fees by renting freshly tuned skis and snowboards at the resorts.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘American Hustle’ a tricky tale of deceit

Last year in “Argo,” we saw a movie about the Central Intelligence Agency going through unusual channels to pull off a vital mission several decades ago. Now, we see a similar kind of story in the same time period in “American Hustle,” albeit with a different government body where apparently “intelligence” is not a prerequisite for being hired.

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Steamboat retailers transition from Christmas shopping to visitor surge

The shopping sprint toward Christmas is over, but Steamboat retailers have the gift of incoming visitors to open this weekend.

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Steamboat local pitching a variety show

Steamboat Springs native Jill Wernig is putting together a new variety show.

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Perry-Mansfield to host show to fund local scholarship

In association with Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, Phillip Hernandez and Jeremy Wall will put together a week of activities to help fund a local scholarship.

The Record for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013

2:31 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of vandalism in the 400 block of Eighth Street. A man was confronted about writing a word on a person’s door using a marker. The man then got upset and broke a window.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Thursday, Dec. 26

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a mid-mountain base of 45 inches and a summit base of 54 inches.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Dec. 26

Christmas dinner in Steamboat draws hundreds, TV18's morning show has a new host and Hayden High School English students got to talk with a best-selling author.

Wednesday, December 25

Steamboat briefs: Stars at Night tickets must be purchased by Thursday

The Stars at Night fundraising gala, “100 Years of Going for the Gold,” on Monday will be a celebration of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s 100th year. The event will be held at The Steamboat Grand beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Steamboat TV18's new co-host brings infectious personality

TV18's morning show has a new co-host. With his thick Kiwi accent and infectious personality, Julian Bristow is hoping to take the show to a whole new level.

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Christmas dinner draws hundreds in Steamboat Springs

On Christmas Day in Steamboat Springs, there is no excuse for anyone to go hungry.

The Record for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

2:13 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a missing person at a Mexican restaurant on Snapdragon Way. A man said he went to the bathroom, and his wife was gone when he returned. The wife had a 2:30 p.m. hair appointment, and she was located at a salon in Marketplace Plaza.

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Skype connects best-selling author with Hayden High School English students

Hayden High School English students got to conduct a Skype interview with the author of the book they had spent weeks working on before winter break.

Tuesday, December 24

Steamboat briefs: Realtors host free Community Christmas Dinner on Wednesday

The 25th annual Community Christmas Dinner, sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors, will be held at the Steamboat Community Center from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The dinner is free and open to everyone.

Our View: ‘Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus’

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is continuing its Christmas tradition of reprinting one of the most famous newspaper editorials of all time, “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.”

Steamboat's snow message driving late holiday reservations

The days leading up to the holiday aren’t typically the busiest of the season with many travelers choosing to remain home for Christmas Day. Passenger numbers can be expected to climb above 1,000 by Saturday.

The Record for Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

10:44 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a man harassing hotel guests in the 2200 block of Village Inn Court. He was not a guest at the hotel and was escorted off the property and told not to come back. The 42-year-old man was arrested Monday morning after he reportedly threw a laptop at officers at a hotel in the 1100 block of Lincoln Avenue.

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Jarryd Hughes picks up World Cup win

Former Steamboat Springs snowboard cross rider Jarryd Hughes picked up his first World Cup win Saturday in Canada and, in the process, earned a spot on the Australian Olympic team.

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Demong, US team look to Olympic Trials

Olympic gold medalist Bill Demong and the rest of the U.S. Nordic combined team look towards this weekend's Olympic Trials.

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Oak Creek names Rauch chief of police

Oak Creek police officer Bobby Rauch was sworn in as the town’s new chief Dec. 12.

Colorado approves 9 retail marijuana licenses for Steamboat Springs

Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division has approved nine retail marijuana licenses in the city of Steamboat Springs, according to a news release.

Making the team: Snowboarder Justin Reiter hopes he's on the verge of realizing his dream

Making an Olympic team has been a life-long quest for Steamboat Springs snowboarder Justin Reiter. Now that he's facing his best chance to earn the trip, he can't ignore the enormity of it all.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Christmas Eve

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 14.5 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours at mid-mountain.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Christmas Eve

More snow could be on the way for Steamboat, a West Routt property rights group hopes for greater influence and the Steamboat Springs Community Christmas Dinner solicits volunteers, donations and guests.

Monday, December 23

Paul Brabenec: No smoking at stops

Riding the city bus to work takes my car out of Steamboat’s traffic every day. It’s a nice way to commute and a great benefit. Why smoking is allowed at the bus stops isn’t clear to me.

Steamboat briefs: Pilot & Today office will close at noon Tuesday

The Steamboat Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza will close at noon today and will be closed all day Christmas.

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Meteorologist says another foot of snow possible for Steamboat

Senior meteorologist Norvan Larson in Grand Junction wrote at 4:45 p.m. that he was upgrading the forecast for the mountains bracketing Steamboat to a winter storm warning through Tuesday.

The Record for Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013

10:46 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a suspicious person in the 34000 block of U.S. Highway 40. A man with a sore foot was hitchhiking.

Steamboat Community Christmas Dinner solicits volunteers, donations and guests

Now, 22 years later and 12 years after Glenna Clark-Olmsted handed over the reins to others, the Community Christmas Dinner continues to grow.

West Routt property rights group aims for statewide influence in enabling energy exploration

Citizens Supporting Property Rights asserts there is a way to put in adequate protections for sage grouse while allowing for future oil and gas development.

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SSWSC cross-country skiers dominate at Crested Butte

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Nordic skiers had an impressive showing over the weekend in Crested Butte, grabbing a handful of top finishes at the Solstice Showdown.

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Yampa Valley Regional Airport schedules tours for beginning of 2014

The slate of tours for the beginning of 2014 has been announced by Yampa Valley Regional Airport, and those who make the trip to Hayden during winter will get to see the facility in the full swing of its peak season.

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Jimmy Westlake: What is the Star of Bethlehem?

For centuries, astronomers have wondered about the nature of this Star of Bethlehem. Was it a one-time supernatural event, never seen before and never seen since?

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Grooming Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs has its perks

As he rumbles up the steepest part of Howelsen Hill at 10 p.m., David "Marv" Shively shakes his head every time his snowcat hits ice or leaves behind an imperfection.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Monday, Dec. 23

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 13.5 inches of new snow at mid-mountain in the past 24 hours and 5.5 inches at mid-mountain since the resort closed yesterday.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Dec. 23

Steamboat Springs School District's request to withdraw from NW BOCES was denied, LiveWell announces the winners of its 5210 challenge and Bryan Fletcher paces all Americans at a World Cup Nordic combined event.

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LiveWell Northwest Colorado announces winners of first 5210 challenge

It may not have tasted all that great, but the 8-ounce shots of a dark green concoction that included kale, frozen berries, heaps of spinach, orange juice and other veggies helped Debbie Aragon's insurance office prevail in Livewell Northwest Colorado's first 5210 challenge.

Health briefs: VNA’s vital records services announce holiday closures

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s vital records services, where individuals can obtain birth and death certificates, will be closed Monday through Wednesday and Jan. 1 in Steamboat Springs and Wednesday and Jan. 1, 2 and 3 in Craig.

Sunday, December 22

Steamboat briefs: Howelsen Hill Ski Area holiday operating hours

The Howelsen Hill Ski Area special holiday operating hours are as follows.

Department of Education denies Steamboat's request to withdraw from NW BOCES

On Thursday, the Colorado Department of Education denied Steamboat Springs School District's months-long push to withdraw from NW BOCES and become its own special education administrative unit.

The Bock’s Office: ‘Darkest before dawn’ is key in holiday movies

Somewhere between the cutesy nostalgia of “A Christmas Story” and the vileness of “Gremlins” lie the best holiday films that exemplify how much Christmas can change your whole outlook. You may not think about how depressing some of your favorite flicks appear, but that’s because by the end, all is well even after the worst circumstances.

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Kidd again leads club Alpine skiers in Holiday Classic finale

Serina Kidd led all SSWSC Alpine skiers — men or women — in Sunday's finale of the Surefoot Holiday Classic at Howelsen Hill.

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Area wrestlers finish early-season schedule at West Grand Invite

Routt County high school wrestlers took on their final invitational before the holiday break. Then, the heart of each team's schedule ramps up in January.

Bryan Fletcher again paces all Americans at in World Cup Nordic combined event

Bryan Fletcher followed up his top-20 finish in Saturday's World Cup Nordic combined competition with a top-10 placing on Sunday.

The Record for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013

12:21 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a fight at a business on Seventh Street. An intoxicated person was fighting and was kicked out by bouncers. He tried to get back in and was given a ticket for disorderly conduct.

Healthy Eating: Rosemary roasted sweet potatoes

A delicious twist to a classic side dish.

Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare

Buying health insurance is tough enough for anyone. It’s hard to slog through the terminology. You have to ponder the unknowns about next year’s illnesses and make your best guess about the coverage you’ll need.

Thoughtful Parenting: Keeping kids safe from items contaminated with lead

Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect IQ, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement.

County Commissioners agenda for Dec. 23, 2013

Routt County Board of Commissioners agenda for Dec. 23, 2013

Discovering Steamboat: 75-year-old tradition marks Santa's arrival

The famous roving Christmas tree will be marking its 75th anniversary on Dec. 24, and after talking to Cindy Wright, the woman spearheading the current effort, I discovered the legend behind the holiday tradition was Steamboat electrician and “sound man” Walt Webber, Wright’s grandfather.

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Dawn Patrol: Steamboat Pilot & Today press crew makes sure there's a paper 365 days a year

On nights when there aren’t so many press runs, the crew always is busy keeping its offset presses in tip-top shape. Their press room may be one of the cleanest you’ll ever visit.

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Dawn Patrol: KQZR's Kip Strean livens up morning airwaves with rocker stories

Rising before dawn and preparing for work does not come naturally to an old ’60s rocker. But Kip Strean and his Australian shepherd mix, Sox, usually are up by 5 a.m., sometimes not until 5:30 a.m., to rub the sleep out of their eyes and make the 10-minute walk to the studios of KQZR radio, The Reel 97.3.

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Dawn Patrol: From ranch to restaurant, Shealynne Yeager is no stranger to early mornings

It’s 5:45 a.m. on a frigid November morning, and Shealynne Yeager is bustling about behind the bar and in the tiny waiter’s aisle at Johnny B. Good’s diner in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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Dawn Patrol: Nursing assistant stays up all night with Doak Walker residents

Laura Steinke never had imagined herself sleeping through the daylight hours and working all night, but when the traffic in Colorado Springs began to wear on her, she returned to Steamboat Springs to take a position at the former Doak Walker Care Center just months before its recent move to Casey’s Pond Senior Living.

Monday Medical: Holidays a good time to gather family health history

Holidays often are a chance to catch up with family members and relatives we don’t see often. Conversations around the dinner table or fireplace can be good occasions to learn about our family’s health history and our disease risk.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Take control of TV and other screen time

LiveWell Northwest Colorado challenged the county to 5210 in October. The “2” component reminds us to engage in two hours or less of recreational screen time each day.

Saturday, December 21

Golds nearing Olympic spots after another huge night

It just keeps getting better for Steamboat’s snowboarding siblings, Taylor and Arielle Gold. Saturday, Taylor was first among the men and Arielle second for the women, pushing both athletes to the edge of the Olympics.

SSWSC ladies Alpine pair has strong showing at Holiday Classic

A pair of SSWSC ladies junior Alpine skiers showed they could hang with the best of them Saturday during the Surefoot Holiday Classic at Howelsen HIll.

John Morrison: Think critically about gay Olympic athletes

I was not surprised at the Dec. 20 Rob Douglas commentary slamming President Barack Obama for appointing openly gay delegates to the U.S. delegation for the 2014 Olympics.

Denise Gardner: Upbeat post office spirit

Yesterday I dashed to the post office at 4:30 p.m. to mail my Christmas packages just under the deadline. There was a long line winding out into the hallway.

Our View: You’ve had enough to drink

The entire community has a great deal riding on the success of the new Hospitality Resource Panel recently formed by the law enforcement and restaurant/bar industry communities. The panel’s goal is to rein in the growing problem of people in Steamboat Springs who consume alcohol in excess.

Sailors hockey shut out by Cherry Creek heading into winter break

Steamboat Springs High School hockey dropped its opening two home games, but the Sailors aren't panicking.

Bryan Fletcher only American to advance to ski race in WC Nordic combined competition Saturday

Only one of the United States' Nordic combined competitors in Saturday's World Cup event in Germany jumped well enough to advance to the cross-country ski race portion.

Logan's 28 points drives Rams boys basketball past Hayden

For the first time in many, many years, Soroco High School boys basketball has won a pair of games against cross-county rival Hayden. But Rams coach Jake Eskridge said his team can't afford to be satisfied with a 4-1 start.

Hayden officials receptive to downtown improvements

Hayden officials were receptive to the idea of finding ways to improve business signage and facades and to take a look at future parking needs.

Soroco girls hoops cruise in cross-county rivalry

Soroco High School girls basketball dominated its cross-county rival Hayden on Friday night, but both squads are facing long layoffs over the holiday break.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Dec. 12 to 18, 2013

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Dec. 12 to 18, 2013

The Record for Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

8:15 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person who was upset about where a neighbor was putting snow in the 800 block of Crawford Avenue.

John F. Russell: Returning to Carl Ramunno's glory days

Not that long ago, wrestling was king in the Steamboat Spring gymnasium and around the state. A lot has changed since the sport's glory days, but today's athletes are keeping the sports image alive in our town.

Jail Report for Dec. 14 to Dec. 20, 2013

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.

Friday, December 20

Surefoot Holiday Classic results for Dec. 20, 2013

Surefoot Holiday Classic results for Dec. 20, 2013

Steamboat briefs: Tread of Pioneers closed some days for holiday

The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Jan. 1. The museum’s regular hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Sailor boys basketball stumbles in Denver

The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team couldn’t keep a good thing going Friday afternoon playing at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

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Columbine downs Steamboat hockey in overtime

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team fell, 2-1, at home in overtime Friday against Columbine.

Steamboat girls basketball wilts against Glenwood

The Sailors fell 57-25 to Glenwood Springs, dropping to 5-2 on the season.

Surefoot Holiday Classic ski races begin Friday in Steamboat

Racing in the annual Surefoot Holiday Classic event kicked off Friday with a pair of slalom skiing races at Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat.

Steamboat's Mick Dierdorff advances at World Cup

Steamboat Springs snowboard cross racer Mick Dierdorff qualified for the second day of a World Cup event Friday at Lake Louise, Alberta, finishing the day’s qualifying runs in 18th place, easily enough to get him into the 32-man field.

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Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. gets its Nordic on at Haymaker

The fairways and cart paths of Haymaker Nordic offer cross-country skiers gently rolling terrain with some surprises, including a few quick hills that are steep but easy to overcome because of their brevity.

Movie highlighting women's ski jumping shows at library

On Sunday, the library will show "Ready to Fly," a documentary about the women's U.S. Ski Jumping team's plight to get into the 2014 Olympic Games.

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Trapper Mine employees show disabled hunters a good time in Craig

Several local hunters participated in Outdoor Buddies, helping three mobility-impaired outdoorsmen harvest an elk this hunting season.

Seminars at Steamboat updates summer schedule

Seminars at Steamboat announced two dates for summer presentations.

Real estate transactions for Dec. 13 to 19, 2013

Real estate transactions for Dec. 13 to 19, 2013

Business briefs: Jim Walters is latest addition to RE/MAX Partners in Steamboat

Jim Walters has joined RE/MAX Partners in Steamboat Springs, according to a news release.

Steamboat Springs swimmers make a splash at midseason meet

Steamboat Springs swimmers Frank Ruppel and Parker Kortas led the pack at the FAST midseason finale in Fort Collins.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club alumni wrap up World University Games

The World University Games' Alpine skiing events in Trentino, Italy, wrapped up Friday. Winter Sports Club alum Hig Roberts took 19th in the men's slalom.

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ROOTZ provides healthy food option in downtown Steamboat Springs

Fawn Racoma said that her new restaurant is about balancing the body and will incorporate her background as a holistic health practitioner and experience as an executive chef.

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Steamboat's Cider Fixins expands wholesale mulling spices business

The move to Steamboat Springs has been a huge boon for Sandi Nelson and her daughter Heather Philmon. Their Cider Fixins business went from selling a few thousand packages of holiday-themed mulling spices through shows in the lobbies of Houston area office buildings to a year-round operation that distributes to both coasts and countless places in between.

Yampa Valley Regional Airport hosts quilt exhibit

The Yampa Valley Regional Airport kicked off the third annual airport quilt exhibit with tours Dec. 10. The exhibit includes 34 quilts created by local artists in the Yampa Valley.

The Record for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

4:54 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a stabbing in the 1600 block of Shield Drive. A mother and daughter were in an argument, and the daughter grabbed kitchen knives and went after the mother. The mother was not stabbed but suffered a bite from the daughter. Human services was called, and the daughter was taken to another home for the time being.

Meg Bentley: Another side of story

First, instead of more, more, more, we — the Steamboat Pilot & Today Editorial Board, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and the Steamboat residents — need to take a broader, more long-term look at the big picture of Steamboat’s very diverse economy.

Routt County Christmas services

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services in Routt County.

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Police, downtown Steamboat bars discuss ways to curb over-serving

Steamboat Springs police plan to increase bar checks this winter with the hopes of curbing over-serving and the accompanying drunken debauchery.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Friday, Dec. 20

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 3 inches of new snow at mid-mountain and 2 new inches at the summit.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Dec. 20

Winter flights ramp up at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, Steamboat Springs City Council will set goals at a facilitated retreat and indicators are positive for key sales tax sources.

Dog's Eye View: What's behind door No. 2?

After a life enriched with outside activities and basking in the sun all summer long, our dogs can start feeling all pent up and bored, too.

Thursday, December 19

Rob Douglas: Sexual identity politics and the Olympics

Just as it was wrong back in July for Sen. Lindsey Graham to call on the United States to boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, because Russian President Vladimir Putin granted asylum to NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, President Barack Obama’s decision this week to use the U.S. Olympic delegation as a political tool to oppose Russian laws against “nontraditional sexual relations” is shortsighted.

Steamboat briefs: Phippsburg’s Iacovetto earns degree from UNC

Justin Iacovetto, of Phippsburg, was among about 900 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees from the University of Northern Colorado during fall 2013 commencement ceremonies last week.

Demong dominates at Continental Cup

Billy Demong dominated the final day of Continental Cup competition in Utah.

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Olympics dreams linger for Race to the Cup snowboarders

Canadian Darren Gardner and Steamboat's Maggie Rose Carrigan finished off sweeps at the Race to the Cup snowboarding event at Howelsen Hill.

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Let your senses take over and ski into the evening at Steamboat Ski Area

Steamboat Winter Sports Club Alpine Program Director Deb Armstrong said her youthful night skiing at Alpental, Wash., outside Seattle was a vivid experience that has stayed with her all of her life.

Indicators positive for Steamboat Springs sales tax sources

The city of Steamboat Springs is banking the extra money from sales tax revenues that are outpacing budgeted amounts, and sales tax gains could continue into the next year as indicators are positive for key contributing sources.

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Steamboat Springs City Council to set future goals at facilitated retreat

It will be the first time in recent years the council has turned to a facilitator for help with such planning.

Stars at Night fundraiser returns to Steamboat

The Stars at Night fundraising gala returns to Steamboat Dec. 30. Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 26.

Winter flights ramp up at Yampa Valley Regional Airport

The majority of winter flights at Yampa Valley Regional Airport start this week, and on Wednesday, passengers on Alaska Airlines’ new nonstop from Seattle were the first of the season from outside of Colorado to touch down in Hayden.

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Rising country music star backed by Steamboat locals

Steamboat Springs High School graduates Tyler Johnson and Lindsay Marias are helping budding country star Cam make a name in the music industry.

The Record for Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

12:08 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious man wearing chef pants who was claiming to be a mixed martial arts fighter and offering to give marijuana to people in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue.

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The Bock’s Office: 2nd ‘Hobbit’ shows dangers of going too big

Last winter, we were reintroduced to a place that a decade before had captivated our imaginations. Reactions to the second attempt at cinematic greatness were varied, to say the least — some hated it, some were indifferent and others claimed, “I liked it, but …” The good thing about “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is it likely will win over some who were put off by the changes made to a beloved classic. Still, the haters have an uphill battle.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Thursday, Dec. 19

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a 32 inch base at mid-mountain and a 42 inch base at the summit.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Dec. 19

The Steamboat Springs police station project is on pause, Yampa Valley Regional Airport is trying out having a ski rental kiosk and Bill Demong placed second in a Continental Cup Nordic combined race.

Wednesday, December 18

Steamboat Race to the Cup results for Dec. 18, 2013

Steamboat Race to the Cup results for Dec. 18, 2013

Steamboat hockey gets 2 late goals for win against Aspen

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team survived another white-knuckle thriller Wednesday, beating Aspen, 2-1.

4 Steamboat snowboarders into Grand Prix finals

Four Steamboat-connected riders advanced while competing in the snowboard half-pipe preliminaries Wednesday at a Grand Prix event at Copper Mountain.

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Carrigan wins Day 1 at Race to the Cup in Steamboat

Steamboat's Maggie Rose Carrigan ran away with the women's division at Wednesday's Race to the Cup event in Steamboat.

Kyle Brown: Factor in tax credits when buying insurance

Before you shop for health insurance for the coming year, take the time to find out whether you are among the one-third of Routt County residents who may be eligible for financial assistance to help you pay for health insurance.

Steamboat briefs: Realtors seek volunteers for free Christmas Dinner

The 25th annual Community Christmas Dinner, sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors, will be held at the Steamboat Community Center from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Hayden seeks money to upgrade town's computer system

Town employees are asking Hayden Town Council members to consider spending about $10,600 to upgrade the computer systems used by town employees.

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Demong 2nd in Continental Cup Nordic combined race in Utah

Bill Demong again skied to a strong finish Wednesday, the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team athlete cruising from seventh to second in a Continental Cup Nordic combined event at Soldier Hollow, Utah.

The Record for Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

7:35 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of fraud in the 40300 block of Anchor Way.

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City of Steamboat Springs continues to see steady gains in sales tax

Currently, the city is projecting sales tax collections will come in about 11 percent, or $1.9 million, over the Steamboat Springs City Council's budget figure.

World University Games continue to unfold for local skiers

The competition is heating up at the World University Games in Italy this week, as several local athletes continue to push toward top finishes against some of the best college winter athletes in the world.

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Police station project on pause as city gives Steamboat City Council time to settle in

In the meantime, the city still is looking for community feedback about its list of potential locations.

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Black Tie Ski Rental to run kiosk at Yampa Valley Regional Airport

Yampa Valley Regional Airport is trying something new with a ski rental kiosk around the corner from baggage claim in the terminal.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Wednesday, Dec. 18

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting that 14 lifts and 158 trails are open.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Dec. 18

Olympian Johnny Spillane purchased Steamboat Flyfisher, a Routt County jury awarded $1.251 million to a woman involved in a fatal car crash and Routt County District Attorney Brett Barkey announced that he will not pursue the death penalty against Lisa Lesyshen.

Steamboat briefs: Holiday Wishes program in urgent need of donors

Routt County United Way’s Holiday Wishes program is in urgent need of donors who would like to donate $25 food gift cards or adopt a family or person.

Tuesday, December 17

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Routt County jury awards $1.251 million to accident victim

A Routt County jury has awarded $1.251 million to a Steamboat Springs woman who was a passenger in a car involved in a fatal crash Feb. 5, 2011.

Steamboat Springs City Council will not back Routt County Riders loan

Routt County Riders will have to come up with another way to fund the purchase of a specialized $100,000 bulldozer that would be used to build new hiking and biking trails.

Our View: Navigating uncharted territory of recreational marijuana

Come Jan. 1, Steamboat Springs, and other mountain towns across Colorado, will be faced with the task of educating visitors about the rules and regulations governing the sale and use of recreational marijuana.

Jack Kiely: Opposing Triple Crown

My opposition to Triple Crown in the park and the machinations of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association to make that happen is based on my understanding of what the town’s kids’ sports need. I say this from long experience with local kids’ sports.

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DA will not seek death penalty in Lesyshen case

Routt County District Attorney Brett Barkey announced Tuesday that he will not pursue the death penalty against Lisa Lesyshen, the woman accused of killing her 9-year-old son, Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan.

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Demong gets Continental Cup win in Utah

Bill Demong, in hopes of getting the U.S. another World Cup slot, jumped off the plane and won a Continental Cup event Tuesday in Utah.

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Olympian Johnny Spillane purchases downtown Steamboat fly-fishing shop

World Champion and three-time Olympic silver medalist Johnny Spillane completed the purchase of Steamboat Flyfisher from Tim Kirkpatrick on Saturday.

The Record for Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

12:05 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of loud music in the 2900 block of Alpenglow Way. The people there were asked to turn the music down.

Alpine Aggregates cleared to haul gravel in mornings when fog doesn't obscure highway

Commissioner Steve Ivancie expressed concern that the new system places significant responsibility on the gravel pit foreman to make the safety decision.

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Local skiers off to good start after posting top results in Winter Park

Members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club were off and racing in Winter Park last weekend and managed to collect several top finishes in a pair of giant slalom races.

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Steamboat library encourages artists of all types to create visual journals

The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Sketchbook Project will bring a mobile library featuring 5,000 eye-opening sketchbooks to Steamboat Springs in August 2014.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Tuesday, Dec. 17

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting that 14 lifts and 157 trails are open.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Dec. 17

The night skiing era at Steamboat Ski Area starts Friday, a former Craig teacher was targeted in the Arapahoe High School shooting and efforts to reopen Laurel Street Preschool were unsuccessful.

Jimmy Westlake: Sun bottoms out this week

The winter solstice is the astronomical moment that marks the end of the season of fall and the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. It happens this year at 10:11 a.m. MST Saturday.

Monday, December 16

Steamboat briefs: Prudential is collecting toys for Mickey’s Fund 

Prudential Steamboat Realty is collecting toys again this year to take to Denver Children’s Hospital on behalf of Moose Barrow’s Mickey’s Fund. This annual toy drive collects more than 3,000 toys every year for children and families who will be spending their holiday season in the hospital.

Bob Enever: Differing opinions

Regarding your Triple Crown editorial, your readers should bear in mind that the Steamboat Pilot & Today is targeted at the general public of, and visitors to this area, but it completely is funded by the businesses that advertise.

Former Craig teacher was target in Arapahoe High School shooting

Colorado was the scene of yet another school shooting on Friday, and the librarian targeted used to teach in Craig. A student gunmen, Karl Pierson, came into Arapahoe High School in Littleton with a shotgun, demanding one teacher present himself: Tracy Murphy. Pierson shot a 17-year-old student, Claire Esther Davis before turning the gun on himself, taking his own life. Davis is in a coma, according to The Denver Post.

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Local freestyle skier hoping to make her mark at World University Games

World University Games is giving local freestyle skier Katie Hitchcock a chance to get back on the snow and make an impact on the international field.

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Efforts to reopen Laurel Street Preschool in Steamboat Springs unsuccessful

In recent months, some parents and new school board members who were passionate about Laurel School Preschool were trying to raise enough money to get the doors back open.

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Storm Mountain Ranch property tax appeal yields mixed results

Storm Mountain Ranch owners failed in their appeal to keep agricultural tax status for the building envelopes of their luxury homes but succeeded in reducing the valuation of that land.

The Record for Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

1:56 a.m. Officers were called to a report of harassment in the first block of Seventh Street. A man told police two women were harassing him inside of a bar. Police arrived to investigate and determined the women were under 21 and had consumed alcohol. Police didn't find enough evidence to substantiate the harassment claim, but both women were issued court summons for consuming alcohol as minors.

Routt County Riders seeks new trail building equipment to speed up projects

The Steamboat Springs City Council will hear about the idea Tuesday night as Routt County Riders asks the city about the potential of it guaranteeing a loan from Alpine Bank to purchase the equipment.

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Arapahoe shooting another reminder of Routt County school safety measures

Colorado experienced another school shooting incident last Friday at Arapahoe High School. Routt County schools have measures in place to help avoid such situations, but improvements are still in the process.

Community Agriculture Alliance: On the 12th day of Christmas, historic preservation gave to me …

Although the lyrics aren’t nearly as catchy as the popular song by a similar name, here’s what the 12 days of historic preservation have given to me.

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Steamboat Ski Area to usher in night skiing era Friday with fireworks, torchlight parade

The new lights on the mountain are ready to go and will allow skiers to ride down 1,000 vertical feet of terrain from the top of the Christie Express lift to the base area.

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Report: 'American Pickers' Steamboat episode set to air Jan. 29

Cookie Lockhart is expected to figure prominently in the broadcast after the show’s stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, along with their crew, devoted an entire day of taping at her auction business.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Monday, Dec. 16

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a mid-mountain base of 34 inches.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Dec. 16

Educational workshops about health care continue in Steamboat, Hayden is planning for future guests and Bryan Fletcher and Billy Demong earned top 10 finishes at a Nordic combined World Cup event Sunday.

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Steamboat Springs business, health care leaders continue educational workshops on Affordable Care Act

While the last major health care workshop here last month looked at the challenges Obamacare is facing from a national level, Friday's presentation had more of a local flavor and was attended by several small business owners.

Sunday, December 15

Steamboat briefs: Toys for Tots is collecting new, unwrapped toys this week

Toys for Tots of Routt County is collecting new, unwrapped toys for children ages 1 to 18 as well as gently used blankets, coats and other winter items such as scarves, gloves, hats and gently used boots.

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Snowboarders post strong results

Steamboat had eight first place finishes in Sunday’s Howelsen Hill races.

Heritage Christian School soon to be Steamboat's latest pickleball spot

Heritage Christian School physical education students will get a taste of a brand-new sport in their curriculum when they return from winter break.

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Weekend fun overpowers results for Steamboat girls hockey teams

A pair of Steamboat Springs girls hockey teams advanced to the finals for their age class this weekend during the Adele Dombrowski girls hockey tournament at Howelsen Ice Arena in Steamboat, but both fell just short of winning the home tournament.

Health briefs: Affordable Care Act open enrollment sessions to be held this week

There will be a free Affordable Care Act open community enrollment session about the Connect for Health Colorado website from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

Healthy Eating: High Country Apple Crisp

The High Country Apple Crisp recipe is comfort food to warm the entire family!

The Record for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

12:43 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a fight at a business at the 700 block of Yampa Street. One man was arrested and the other party involved had a large wound on his mouth from the fight.

Fletcher, Demong crack top 10 at World Cup

Bryan Fletcher and Billy Demong earned top 10 finishes at the Nordic combined World Cup event Sunday.

Thinking About Health: There's more to good health than health care

Because so much of the national discussion lately has focused on health, the Affordable Care Act and its troubles, you might think that health insurance is all that matters when it comes to making people healthy. It isn’t. That good health is more than health care was a point I heard many times on my recent Fulbright fellowship visit to Canada, and it’s a topic we don’t talk much about in the U.S.

Monday Medical: Prevent cold injury

The frigid air that kicked off winter in Northwest Colorado has been a reminder of the risk of cold injury, especially frostbite. Preparing for changing conditions and the potential of being outdoors longer than planned are the first steps in preventing cold injuries.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: You have questions, we have answers for health insurance

It is crunch time for community members looking for insurance coverage through Connect for Health Colorado beginning Jan. 1.

Hayden planning for the future

With the potential for as many as two new hotels being built, officials in Hayden want to make sure the town can accommodate its guests.

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Work anywhere, play here: Room with a view

Eric Schneider is a runner. Not just a daily jog around town kind of runner — an ultra runner. You’d assume ultra runners have to be passionate to treat 50- and 100-mile races like a thrill rather than a harrowing punishment, and Schneider’s officemate Sally TeStrake in Green Courte Partners’ Yampa Street space can attest to his enthusiasm.

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Work anywhere, play here: Globe trotter returns home

After about eight years traveling and working at home and abroad, Hannah Gary ended up right where she started: Steamboat Springs.

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Work anywhere, play here: On the move

There wasn’t much at the home office for Oracle program manager Amy Anderson. She’d head to her company’s space in downtown Chicago’s Willis Tower if she needed to print a big document or to touch base every now and then, but most of the people she interacted with for work weren’t even in Chicago themselves.

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Work anywhere, play here: Location-neutral workforce in Routt County growing

If you’ve lived in Steamboat Springs or Routt County for any amount of time, you’re familiar with the term “location neutral.” The segment of the local population and workforce that conducts business outside of the Yampa Valley has been growing and assuming an even more prominent role in discussions about the area’s economic future.

Saturday, December 14

Steamboat hockey rebounds with shutout road win

Steamboat Springs High School hockey rebounded from its Friday loss with two third-period goals in a 2-0 win over Chatfield Saturday night.

Kearney tops moguls podium

U.S. Freestyle Ski Team star Hannah Kearney won the first moguls World Cup event of the season on Saturday in Ruka, Finland.

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Western Slope wrestlers make state-wide noise Saturday

Area wrestlers competed in tournaments on the Front Range and in Oak Creek on Saturday, snagging some wins and making some noise on the state level in the process.

Rams rout Tigers in rivalry matchup

The Soroco boys basketball team snapped a long losing streak against Hayden on Saturday, blasting the Tigers in the Meeker Cowboy Shoot-Out.

County Commissioners agenda for Dec. 16 and 17, 2013

County Commissioners agenda for Dec. 16 and 17, 2013

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Sailors boys can't handle Golden in Shoot-Out championship

Golden has Steamboat boys basketball's number. After ending the Sailors' season in last year's district tournament, the Demons dropped Steamboat in the Shoot-Out championship Saturday.

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Strong start guides Steamboat girls past Montrose

Steamboat girls basketball improved to 5-1 on the season with a win over Montrose in the Shoot-Out No. 3 versus No. 4 game on Saturday.

Lodwick, Fletcher team up for fourth on World Cup

Steamboat Spring skiers Todd Lodwick and Bryan Fletcher teamed up in a relay to place fourth at the World Cup in Ramsau, Austria.

Golds go big at Dew Tour

Taylor Gold was third and Arielle Gold fourth at the half-pipe finals at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, giving the Steamboat siblings a step up on their competition as the chase for the Olympic team begins.

Our View: Time has come to allow Triple Crown pilot program at Emerald Park

We think the time has come for the city of Steamboat Springs to allow a pilot program to permit a limited number of Triple Crown youth baseball games to be played on the forbidden diamonds at Emerald Park.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Dec. 5 to 11

Check out our most-viewed stories from the past week, and see what you missed.

Jail Report for Dec. 7 to 13, 2013

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: Always a Warrior

On Friday, news of a high school shooting rocked Colorado. In a state that has been plagued by shootings, this one hits way too close to home.

The Record for Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

2:11 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken man passed out at a bar in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue.

South Routt Medical Center advisory committee presents its report to board

The advisory committee for the South Routt Medical Center presented its report to the board Friday night at a special meeting.

Acclaimed documentary coming to Steamboat

"Rising From Ashes," an acclaimed documentary by several Steamboat filmmakers, plays at the Chief Theater on Friday.

Thoughtful Parenting: Preparing for the life-changing experience of having a baby

Medical providers as well as women of reproductive age can thoughtfully and positively discuss different aspects of getting ready for pregnancy.

Real estate transactions for Dec. 6 to 12, 2013

Real estate transactions for Dec. 6 to 12, 2013

Friday, December 13

Jack Gutschenritter: Obamacare blocks insurance profiteers

As I read the opinions and related comments about Obamacare, I cannot help but want to shake some people awake. The public “clarity of thought” needs to improve on this subject.

Lucy Wright: Thank you for support of Forney family

I would like to thank the Steamboat community for the love and support given to the Forney family at Sean’s memorial.

Late surge sinks Steamboat

Steamboat lost Friday, falling to 2-1 on the season with a 5-2 loss to Resurrection Christian.

Steamboat girls hoops scrap their way to first home win

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team rebounded from its first loss of the season to steal a home win over Discovery Canyon Friday night. The win landed the Sailors a spot in the Steamboat Shoot-Out's third-place game Saturday.

Sailors boys advance to Shoot-Out championship game

Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball is now 5-0 after its second-round win in the Steamboat Shoot-Out. Saturday the Sailors will play Golden in the tournament's championship game.

Soroco, Hayden set for matchup in Meeker

The Soroco and Hayden boys basketball teams are scheduled to meet on Friday, but they'll get a chance at one another tomorrow first, in the final round of the Meeker Cowboy Shoot-Out tournament.

Baden into Dew Tour finals

Nik Baden finished ninth in the men’s snowboard slopestyle division, earning the chance to compete again on Sunday. He advanced thanks to a score of 73.2 on his first of two runs.

Denver band to play in Steamboat

Denver band The Recovery Act plays Old Town Pub on Saturday.

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Jet fumes a problem at SmartWool's corporate headquarters in Steamboat Springs

City staff and SmartWool say the odors have not posed any sort of health or safety threat to the 65 employees who work inside the newly renovated building Smartwool is leasing from the city, but the fumes have at times become bothersome enough to send some employees to work from home.

Environmental artist Sonja Hinrichsen returns to the Yampa Valley in January

Sonja Hinrichsen and her volunteers will tackle the challenge of tramping into the snow the major tributaries of the Yampa River, representing the entire basin in a linear metaphor

Steamboat Community Holiday Wishes program returns

The 35th annual Community Holiday Wishes Party returns Sunday.

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West Routt begins search for new fire chief

After 39 years of service, West Routt Fire Protection District Chief Bryan Rickman is retiring, and the fire district’s board has began looking for the department’s new leader.

The Record for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

1:35 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a pedestrian in the 800 block of Broad Street. It was cold out so they gave the pedestrian a ride.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Dec. 13

A man was sentenced to 4 years in prison for shooting a gun into a Steamboat bar, two retail marijuana applications pass the planning hurdle and a the 2013 Yule Log was found on the third clue.

Steamboat briefs: Free community Christmas Dinner will be held Dec. 25

A free community Christmas Dinner, sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors, is planned for Dec. 25. The meal will be served from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

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Bud Light Rocks series back in Steamboat for 15th year

The Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series returns for its 15th year, opening Jan. 20 with Shooter Jennings.

Thursday, December 12

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Defense sets the tone as Steamboat boys basketball cruises to 4-0

A slow offensive start for Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball Thursday night quickly turned into a blowout win in the Sailors' home tournament opener.

Steven Hofman: No more name calling

There is much to react to in Ken Collins’ recent letter to the Pilot (“The ‘other’ party,” Dec. 7). As a Republican who had the privilege of serving the American people as a Senate-confirmed presidential appointee, allow me to speak to the question posed in Mr. Collins’ letter with reference to the GOP: “Just how cruel does one have to be to be in that party?”

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4th-quarter comeback not enough for Sailors girls basketball

Down by as much as 18 points in the second half, the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team mounted a furious fourth-quarter comeback. It wasn't enough, though, as the Sailors lost their first game of the season Thursday night.

Soroco boys basketball falls in overtime

The Soroco boys lost in the first round of Meeker's Cowboy Shoot-Out in overtime, 63-57.

Steamboat lands 2 men's snowboarders in Dew Tour finals

Steamboat’s Taylor Gold stuck a big run on his second attempt to finish ninth while fellow Steamboat rider Benji Farrow was 15th, both earning spots in Saturday's men's half-pipe finals.

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Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for shooting gun into Steamboat bar

Judge Shelley Hill on Thursday sentenced Steven Torres to four years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. Torres will get credit for the 1 1/2 years he has been held at the Routt County Jail.

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Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs celebrates year of progress as budget tension looms

On Wednesday night, Tennis Center Director Jim Swiggart stood before the city's Parks and Recreation Commission to "talk about the cool things" that have happened at the facility this year.

Retail marijuana applications pass planning hurdle

At a Steamboat Springs Planning Commission meeting where two permits for retail marijuana stores were recommended unanimously, the biggest issue seemed like it was parking.

Abundant early snow in Yampa Valley contributes to storage in Lake Powell

Record September 2013 rainfall in Steamboat Springs and in other mountain valleys could help boost runoff in the rivers when the snow begins to melt in the spring of 2014.

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Aspiring model in Yampa planning trip to New York competition

At 13 years old, Brooke Lynn Bracegirdle is dead set on what she wants to do and is putting all her time and energy into modeling.

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Local jogger finds Yule Log at ‘community’s treasure’

The 2013 Yule Log has been found and returned. This year's winner needed just three clues to spot the prize, found near Howelsen Hill.

Holly Festival returns to Oak Creek

Holiday season cheer returns with the fourth annual Oak Creek Holly Festival beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The South Routt community will be treated to premium deals at local shops, holiday events such as visiting Santa and caroling and even a chance to have coffee with the mayor.

14 teams to square off in annual girls hockey tournament

This weekend's annual Adele Dombrowski Memorial girls hockey tournament is drawing such a large crowd, teams were turned away.

The Record for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

1:44 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken man stumbling around at Curve Court and Lincoln Avenue.

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Steamboat Today photographer lands in Time magazine

Steamboat Pilot & Today photographer Matt Stensland's photo of a bear falling out of a tree was recently featured in a full page of Time magazine.

A Dog's Eye View: What’s in your wallet?

The dog gear industry is booming, even in these difficult economic times. I’ve made a list of a few gift ideas for the family dog, or the family who has a dog.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Colorado AgrAbility offers free workshop in Steamboat

Colorado State University Extension and Goodwill Industries of Denver work together on the Colorado AgrAbility Project to provide disability workshops, on-site evaluations, resource information, equipment modification and assistive technology for ag producers.

Merry MainStreet returns to Steamboat

The sixth annual Merry MainStreet returns to downtown on Saturday.

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Prudential Steamboat Realty transitions to Sotheby’s International Realty brand

When the franchise agreement with Prudential runs out Jan. 1, broker/owners Cam Boyd and Pam Vanatta and their team of more than 50 sales agents will jump right into Sotheby’s International Realty.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Frozen’ will melt your heart

If you’re upset by the approach of spring and seeing the snowman in your front yard evaporate into nothingness, fret not. The movie “Frozen” teaches us that the coldest creatures welcome the warmth as much as anyone. You can even kick their head off, and they’ll just giggle and ask for a hug.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Thursday, Dec. 12

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a 35 inch base at mid-mountain.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Dec. 12

A Craig man died in a crash on U.S. Highway 40 near Hayden, access to Emerald Park in Steamboat is back in the spotlight and Lisa Lesyshen's attorney is considering an insanity plea.

Wednesday, December 11

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Troublesome access to Emerald Park in Steamboat Springs back in the spotlight

Pamela Lane residents and three former members of the Steamboat Springs City Council on Wednesday night told their city's Parks and Recreation Commission it still isn't time to allow Triple Crown to play on the ballfields at Emerald Park.

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Steamboat Springs Shoot-Out returns Thursday

It doesn’t come with quite as many teams as usual, but the annual Steamboat Springs Shoot-Out is back, with three high school basketball-filled days packing the gyms at Steamboat Springs High School.

Melanie Sturm: If you like your freedom, you can keep it

As if living with cancer-induced anxiety weren’t enough, many Sloan-Kettering patients must think again about their treatment, since the cancer center is among many prominent hospitals no longer “in network” for most Obamacare-compliant insurance plans.

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Insanity plea being considered by Lesyshen's attorney

Lisa Lesyshen is scheduled to enter a plea during her arraignment Dec. 20, but her attorney, public defender Scott Troxell, is asking that the arraignment be delayed.

Another ski film to hit Steamboat

The Norwegian ski film "Supervention" will show on Friday at the Ghost Ranch, followed by hip-hop band Salem.

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Author returns to Steamboat to sign Christmas book

Author and illustrator Andrew Beckham will sign copies of his book “The Lost Christmas Gift” Saturday at Off the Beaten Path.

Steamboat briefs: Prudential Steamboat Realty collecting toys for Mickey’s Fund drive

Prudential Steamboat Realty is collecting toys again this year to take to Denver Children’s Hospital on behalf of Moose Barrow’s Mickey’s Fund. This annual toy drive collects more than 3,000 toys every year for children and families who will be spending their holiday season in the hospital.

High school sports preview for Dec. 12

The Soroco High School wrestling program will play host to nine teams Saturday, an important tournament for wrestling in the region, according to Rams coach Jay Whaley.

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Sundown Express lift opens Thursday at Steamboat Ski Area for 2,300 acres of skiing

Steamboat begins running the Sundown Express, Sunshine and South Peak chairlifts Thursday, providing access to the sunniest trails on the upper ski area.

Arielle Gold qualifies for Dew Tour finals in half-pipe

What Arielle Gold hopes is a journey to Russia kicked off with a great first step.

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Steamboat benefit to help Philippines

The Ghost Ranch will host a benefit for the Philippines on Thursday. Local band Acutonic and DJ Dra-La will perform.

Steamboat's 1st permit request for retail pot store on Thursday's city planning agenda

City Clerk Julie Franklin said Wednesday that two other existing medical marijuana dispensaries are in the process of applying for a retail permit. Should all three succeed, they would fill out the limit of three in Steamboat Springs under an ordinance approved by the Steamboat Springs City Council in September.

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Routt County Board of Commissioners looks to create minor process for urban growth boundary

After hearing from staff and members of the public, the Routt County Board of Commissioners directed staff to look into creating a process for minor amendments to the boundary and a way to define what is considered minor.

The Record for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

8:42 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of trash that had been left outside for several days in the 2500 block of Val D’Isere Circle.

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Craig man dies in Wednesday crash on US 40 near Hayden

U.S. Highway 40 was closed for part of the day Wednesday about 1 mile east of Hayden as officials investigated a fatal crash.

City of Steamboat Springs hires new airport manager

Chris Cole, currently the airport operations officer at the Albuquerque International Sunport in New Mexico, has been named the city of Steamboat Springs' next airport manager.

Some water bills temporarily higher than usual as city of Steamboat gets everyone on same billing cycle

Some bills are higher because the city is working to get all of its customers on the same billing cycle, and the latest round of bills included 45 days of service for some customers instead of the usual 30.

Steamboat skiers fill up podium at Grand Mesa

The Nordic skiers of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club couldn’t be off to a better start to the season after the weekend’s performance at Grand Mesa.

Yule Log Clue No. 3 of 10

Yule Log Clue No. 3 of 10

Geoffrey and Janie Leaver: Valuable utility

We trust our endorsement of the Tennis Center and the management may add weight to the decision to maintain and improve a first-class asset for all the community to enjoy in years to come.

Tom Kern: Why I shop Steamboat

When you shop Steamboat, your dollars stay local, too. For every $1 spent at a locally owned business, it is estimated that 45 cents is reinvested in the local economy. When you shop online, that number is zero.

Our View: Planning for continued growth in Steamboat

While the UGB has been beneficial, the Steamboat Pilot & Today thinks the plan should not be treated as a “sacred cow” that is never subject to review or revision. The proposal to discuss possible adjustments to the plan is healthy and an important step in planning for the city’s continued growth.

Tuesday, December 10

Soroco girls basketball improve to 3-1 with resounding home victory

It was a dominating performance Tuesday night at home for the Soroco High School girls basketball team.

Soroco boys open season with win

The Soroco High School boys basketball team got off on the right foot Tuesday night as it opened the season with a 55-34 win against North Park.

Steamboat briefs: Kids Night Out at Igloo to screen movie ‘Planes’

The city of Steamboat is hosting Kids Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Igloo at Howelsen for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. The PG-rated movie “Planes” will be screened and macaroni and cheese and carrots will be served. Register at the Parks and Recreation office or online at www.steamboatsprings.net/youth.

Hayden girls basketball picks up win

The Hayden High School girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season.

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Leroy Fief sentenced to 30 years in prison for Craig murder

Leroy Fief, 49, of Craig, was sentenced to 30 years in prison, one year after he stabbed Shane Arredondo to death.

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Hayden fire department filling ranks

The West Routt Fire Protection District has filled its ranks with a third full-time firefighter, and a fourth should be hired in January.

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Steamboat Springs contingent heads to Italy, World University Games

Former Steamboat Springs racers Shane McLean, and Hig Roberts will take on the best college ski racers in the world over the next week as the World University Games take center stage in Trentino, Italy.

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Downtown stakeholders in Steamboat Springs to take first step toward getting funding for improvement district

Next week, the Steamboat City Council will be asked to approve several new appointments to the city's seven-member downtown business improvement district board that has sat dormant and inactive since the last tax vote failed six years ago.

The Record for Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

12:39 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a car doing donuts at a parking lot hotel in the 3100 block of South Lincoln Avenue. The driver was given a warning.

Avalanche danger remains considerable across Steamboat zone

Brisk winds across the Steamboat and Flat Tops area were expected to create shallow, easterly wind slabs, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, but the real danger in the backcountry remains slabs sitting on surface or deep hoar.

Lodging tax steering committee interviews postponed until January because of volume of applications

The city received more than 20 applications for the trails steering committee, and 11 applications for the Yampa River Promenade steering committee.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Dec. 10

A slight warm-up is in the forecast for Steamboat, the city of Steamboat Springs has launched a new map for Nordic ski trails and the city was flooded with applications for lodging tax committees.

Yule Log Clue No. 2 of 10

Yule Log Clue No. 2 of 10

Monday, December 9

Rep. Scott Tipton: Private water rights still at risk

With great foresight, the founders of this nation endeavored to protect private property from the federal government. In the West, we know that this protection extends to privately held water rights. Unfortunately, recent history has shown that the federal government is more than willing to overreach its authority to try and acquire private water rights, through coercion if necessary.

Steamboat briefs: Colorado Gives Day is today; donations are made online

Colorado Gives Day is today. The 24-hour fundraising event, which ends at midnight, is designed to encourage people to donate to nonprofit organizations in their hometowns.

NW BOCES withdrawal decision to be made by Dec. 20

The Steamboat Springs School District has battled for months to withdraw from the Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services. The district is now within two weeks of finding out if CDE granted its wish.

Idling cars not the answer in cold weather

Extremely cold temperatures have arrived in Routt County, making it harder to start and warm up vehicles. But one local program is pushing a no-idling campaign in hopes of saving folks money and releasing fewer toxins into the air.

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City of Steamboat launches new interactive map for Nordic ski trails

The map shows the status of all the trails and when you click on a trail, more information such as grooming notes is displayed.

City of Steamboat Springs gets flooded with applications for new lodging tax steering committees

The trails committee alone attracted 28 applicants, many with diverse professional backgrounds ranging from a welder at Moots cycles to a nurse at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

The Record for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

12:41 a.m. Officers spotted a man riding on the back of a Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow at Walton Creek Road and U.S. Highway 40. After he was spotted, the man jumped off the vehicle and tried to run from the police. Police caught up with the man nearby and determined he was intoxicated. The man said he rode on the plow from downtown to Walton Pond. The man was issued a ticket for illegally riding on the back of a vehicle.

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Slight warm-up in forecast this week for Steamboat Springs

The bad news for powderhounds is there isn’t much snow expected to accompany the ongoing cold spell.

Oak Creek Town Board has full slate for December meeting

At 6 p.m. Thursday, the Oak Creek Town Board will consider a supplemental budget for 2013, three items related to the town’s 2014 budget, an update in the salary schedule, adoption of a capital improvements plan and a snow removal plan, among other items.

Sailors girls make quick work of Basalt

The Steamboat Springs High School varsity girls basketball team didn't exactly play the toughest teams on its schedule over the weekend, but after a pair of big wins, the Sailors are ready to line up against some better competition on Thursday.

Steamboat boys dominate Basalt, home tournament up next

Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball opened up a huge halftime lead and cruised to a big win Saturday against Basalt. The Sailors are now 3-0 on the season heading into their home tournament this weekend.

Oak Creek formalizes partnership with Rossi Ranches for skate ski trail loop

Plenty of cross-country skiers Saturday will be enjoying the third year of the partnership between Rossi Ranches and Oak Creek that created a skate ski trail loop on the town's southern edge.

Jimmy Westlake: Catch a falling star this week

The best annual meteor shower of the year is in progress this week and is rising toward a spectacular peak before dawn next Saturday morning Dec. 14. It’s the Geminid meteor shower, and it could bring as many as 120 shooting stars per hour to our sky.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Monday, Dec. 9

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 10 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours at mid-mountain and the summit.

Thoughtful Parenting: Perpetuating gratitude

A couple of weeks ago, I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My parents joined us as did some close friends, and I even got to ski with my family. And then perhaps best of all, at dinner was the sharing of gratefulness that took place around our table. With thoughtful insights from the youngest to the oldest, we enjoyed laughter as well as tears as we clinked our glasses together.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Dec. 9

Storm Peak Brewing Co. should be open by the end of April, Steamboat School District was honored among the state's best and a Soda Creek Elementary School teacher is using healthy foods in lesson plans.

Sunday, December 8

Steamboat briefs: The Annual Yule Log hunt begins today in Steamboat

The log hunt will begin across Steamboat Springs today. The Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association sponsor the 34th annual event.

Jim Swiggart: Thank you supporters

As Colorado Mountain College’s “Campaign to Sustain the Miracle on a Mountain” winds to a close, each of us involved and all of those who have benefited want to express our gratitude to the philanthropists who supported Lucy Bogue’s dream that is now the “new” CMC-Steamboat. The new student Academic Center on Woodchuck Hill truly is something in which each of us takes great pride.

'The Nutcracker' returns to the Steamboat stage

The Elevation Dance Studio's second production of "The Nutcracker" opens with its first of three shows at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Steamboat Springs High School theater.

Kidd lays down 2 more good performances

Serina Kidd’s maintained momentum to her strong start to the season Saturday and Sunday, the 17-year old Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete logging two strong results at College Spectacular FIS U races in Loveland.

Hayden, Steamboat teams shine in Middle Park

It was only the first wrestling tournament of the season, but the results for Routt County wrestlers were huge and coaches can only hope it’s a sign of things to come.

Fletcher, Lodwick grab strong finishes in Norway

The U.S. Nordic combined Ski Team got a jolt Sunday as Bryan Fletcher and Todd Lodwick combined to finish 10th and 11th in Norway.

Steamboat School District again honored among state's best

Steamboat Springs School District was recognized for the fourth straight year as one of the top districts in the state. Three of the districts' schools also received high honors at last week's Colorado Department of Education awards ceremony.

Colorado Gives Day includes 12 Routt County nonprofits

Colorado Gives Day is back for its fourth year running, starting at 12:00 a.m. Tuesday. It is a 24-hour online fundraising event for nonprofit organizations, and this year, 12 Routt County nonprofit groups are participating.

Search and Rescue safely finds Buff Pass snowmobilers

Routt County Search and Rescue was able to pull two lost snowmobilers to safety near Buffalo Pass on Sunday morning.

Discovering Steamboat: Feather finders flock together

Spend time with Tom Litteral, and you’ll soon discover someone who is passionate about birding and nature in general. The retired park ranger and firefighter, who now serves as a city bus driver, has been able to share his love for feather finding through involvement in Yampa Valley Birding Club, a group he helped begin shortly after he moved to Steamboat 20 years ago.

The Record for Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

12:53 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a parking complaint at the corner of Missouri Avenue and Larimer Street. Officers didn't take action.

Healthy Eating: Spicy Oat Pancakes

Here's a recipe for a delicious high fiber breakfast for a cold Colorado morning.

Monday Medical: A healthy, plant-based holiday is possible

Fresh, healthier recipes that highlight the taste and nutrients of plant-based holiday dishes were the focus of the “Real Food” presentation at Yampa Valley Medical Center on Dec. 4.

Routt County CSU Extension: High-altitude advice for holiday baking

I received a call last week from a very unhappy home baker. She recently had relocated to Northwest Colorado and made her family’s favorite chocolate cake with miserable results. When she opened the oven, she discovered that it had overflowed the pan, making a mess of her oven and leaving a dense, sunken blob behind.

Thinking About Health: There’s more to good health than health care

Because so much of the national discussion lately has centered on health, the Affordable Care Act and its troubles, you might think that health insurance is all that matters when it comes to making people healthy. It isn’t. That good health is more than health care was a point I heard many times on my recent Fulbright fellowship visit to Canada, and it’s a topic we don’t talk much about in the U.S.

Health briefs: YVMC to celebrate hospital heritage with book

Yampa Valley Medical Center will celebrate 100 years of hospital heritage with the publication of a history book in 2014, according to a news release.

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Soda Creek Elementary School teacher using healthy foods in lesson plans

Grady Turner started incorporating healthy food in the classroom when he noticed childhood obesity was on the rise.

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Chasing an Olympic dream requires work ethic, sacrifice, talent and a leap of faith

The desire to compete in the Olympics is almost a nationwide dream, but for all of us, statistically, those rings never are more than a figment of our imagination. In Steamboat Springs, it’s at least a little different. In Steamboat, athletes and their families have to make difficult decisions, have honest conversations about the chances and ask, “Is it worth it?”

Saturday, December 7

Shirley W. Prentiss: Great reputation

With all the news these days about iPhones being stolen by not so stellar people, it is wonderful to experience just the opposite here in Steamboat.

Ken Collins: The ‘other’ party

There have been some very anti-Obama and anti-Democratic letters in the paper lately. Fine. It’s called free speech. Maybe not fair, but free.

Our View: ‘Tis the season to give

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the Christmas rush — putting up the tree, stringing the house with lights and filling wish lists for family and friends. But in the middle of all the excitement, it’s important to slow down, take a deep breath and really grasp the meaning of the season.

Steamboat hockey blasts Kent Denver in shutout

Steamboat Springs High School hockey pulled out a thrilling win Friday night. On Saturday night, the Sailors easily handled Kent Denver with a six-goal victory.

Tigers boys hoops suffers pair of losses, another injury

Hayden High School boys basketball coach Mike Luppes has injuries and inexperienced players lining up on his bench. The Tigers went 0-2 during Saturday's doubleheader, but Luppes is confident in the direction his squad is traveling.

Hayden girls basketball struggles in Saturday doubleheader

Playing four quarters is troubling Hayden High School girls basketball, the Tigers' coach said. On Saturday, Hayden played eight quarters but dropped both contests to Saratoga and Encampment.

Switzerland's Patrick Kueng wins super-G race at Beaver Creek

Patrick Kueng of Switzerland was nearly flawless as he raced to his first World Cup victory and halted Aksel Lund Svindal's super-G winning streak at four.

Rocky Mountain Division Nordic combined results for Dec. 7, 2013

Rocky Mountain Division Nordic combined results for Dec. 7, 2013

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Howelsen's season-opening Nordic combined skiing event features high stakes

Saturday's first Nordic combined event of the season at Howelsen Hill didn't necessarily feature household names, but it did serve as a critical start and qualifier for upcoming world events.

Soroco girls basketball now 2-1 after big win against Rangely

Soroco High School girls basketball is 2-1 after a 23-point win against Rangely on Saturday afternoon at the Meeker Shoot-Out. A hot-shooting second half and a stifling defense proved to be key in the Rams' win.

Cross-country times help make up Americans' jumps at World Cup

The Americans once again made up considerable differences in their overall scores at the World Cup's second Nordic combined competition Saturday. Steamboat's Bryan Fletcher paced all Americans with a 16th-place finish.

Jail Report for Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, 2013

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.

Real estate transactions for Dec. 2 to 5, 2013

Real estate transactions for Dec. 2 to 5, 2013

The Record for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

10:29 a.m. Officers were called to a report of an ex-boyfriend who called a business and fraudulently said his ex-girlfriend was going to work while on drugs.

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Storm Peak Brewing Co. finds spot in Steamboat

Storm Peak Brewing Co. recently signed a lease and should be open by the end of April.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2013

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2013

Routt County Board of Commissioners agenda for Dec. 9 and 10, 2013

Routt County Board of Commissioners agenda for Dec. 9 and 10, 2013

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Sage grouse debate on forefront of Colorado issues

Sage grouse numbers have declined slowly in recent years, prompting conservation groups to have the federal government consider the bird for the endangered species list. If that happens, it could have negative economic impacts on Colorado and Moffat County.

Omar M. Campbell: Honoring Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7, 2013, marks the 72nd anniversary of the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese — also our entry into WWII. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, bless his memory, called it “a day that will live in infamy.”

Steamboat briefs: Annual Yule Log hunt to start Monday in Steamboat

The Yule Log hunt will begin across Steamboat on Monday. The Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association sponsor the 34th annual event.

Friday, December 6

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Dec. 9

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Dec. 9

Routt County school lunch menus for the week of Dec. 9

Routt County school lunch menus for the week of Dec. 9

Big run can't lift Soroco girls hoops to victory

Soroco scored 19-unanswered points in Friday's game against Meeker, but it wasn't enough to give the Rams the win.

Sailors hockey squad great late for huge comeback victory

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team got an overtime goal from Ben Wharton, giving them a thrilling 4-3 win against Battle Mountain that, at the start of the third period seemed impossible.

Steamboat boys basketball wears out Roaring Fork

The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team erupted for a 22-point third quarter to pull away from Roaring Fork on Friday night.

Steamboat girls basketball surges after early scare against Roaring Fork

Steamboat trailed 10-1 early but rallied for a comfortable win against Roaring Fork.

Svindal wins World Cup downhill at Beaver Creek

As usual, Aksel Lund Svindal was super fast on this hill. And it didn’t matter that organizers altered the layout. The Norwegian star still navigated it to near perfection, even with falling snow, freezing temperatures and low visibility.

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Major paving project scheduled this summer for US Highway 40 in Steamboat

CDOT has budgeted to spend $6 million on the project on U.S. Highway 40 where it runs between Snow Bowl Plaza and 13th Street, and between Third Street and the pullout near the base of Rabbit Ears Pass.

Business briefs: Michael Buckley joins RE/MAX Partners in Steamboat Springs

Michael Buckley is the latest addition to RE/MAX Partners in Steamboat Springs, according to a news release.

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Ben Ingersoll: Snowboard school builds confidence, makes memories

Hopping onto a snowboard for the first time in a decade can be a frightening experience for a Steamboat rookie. With the patience of the right instructor, however, it can build enough confidence to make it a memorable winter season.

The Record for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

12:08 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a very drunken man at a bar in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue. The man was given a ride home.

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Advisory group formed to examine South Routt Medical Center's finances

At a South Routt Medical Center board meeting Monday, members of the public showed up to ask questions and gain more insight into the health of the center’s finances.

STARS to put on ski and snowboard challenge in March

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports will be putting on a two-day event at Steamboat Ski Area in late March. A black-tie dinner and a series of ski and snowboard challenges will highlight the weekend.

19-year-old Steamboat man faces 2 felony charges

A 19-year-old Steamboat Springs man faces two felony charges after police said a debit card was stolen from a car in the Fairview neighborhood and then illegally used.

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Partners in Routt County moves to new building

Partners in Routt County is moving to Sundance at Fish Creek to join a slew of other nonprofits.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Out of the Furnace’ a well-forged tale of rising from ashes

You could look at a movie like “Out of the Furnace” and say things only go from bad to worse to rock bottom. Then, once the floor caves in, there’s a new standard for substandard conditions, but that just makes the climb back up all the more important.

2 Steamboat men take plea deals

The graffiti artist who found himself in jail after tagging his own pumpkin has been sentenced to 20 days in jail.

John F. Russell: Will Peyton Manning be a Bronco or always remain a Colt?

Thankfully for Broncos fans the choice is still a few years down the road, but I have to wonder if Peyton Manning will retire as a Bronco, or a Colt?

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Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. executive speaks about resort's busy year

Jim Snyder spoke to the attendees of Tuesday's Business Outlook Breakfast about Steamboat Ski Area’s newest projects, such as Four Points Lodge and night skiing, and items that will be happening during the upcoming season.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Friday, Dec. 6

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a 32 inch base at mid-mountain and a 39 inch base at the summit.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Dec. 6

A Steamboat dog is recovering from ingesting what's suspected to have been marijuana, two men are arrested after Steamboat homes are searched and the Triple Crown wants more fields to play on in Steamboat.

Thursday, December 5

Soroco girls hoops grits out overtime win on the road

Injuries and foul trouble threatened to spoil Soroco High School girls basketball's first game of the season, but a bench full of freshmen and sophomores stepped up and got the Rams an overtime win on the road.

Steamboat briefs: Holiday Wishes gifts to be collected Friday, Saturday

Holiday Wishes program volunteers are hoping to collect gifts this year for more than 400 local families selected by Routt County United Way.

North Park's huge 4th quarter sinks Hayden girls hoops

A strong fourth quarter by North Park sank Hayden High School girls basketball to 0-1 after its season opener Thursday night.

Rob Douglas: An Olympic approach to education

For some reason, when it comes to education, the benchmark is another school just down the road or across the state. Rarely, if ever, do school systems compare themselves to their international counterparts.

2 men arrested after drug task force searches Steamboat homes

Two men were arrested after two separate searches were conducted Wednesday in Steamboat Springs by the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force.

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Steamboat dog recovering after 'bad trip' from eating pot

It has been more than a week since Hailey ingested suspected marijuana, and she still has not returned to being her old self.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Steamboat has big plans for 101st year

St. Paul’s is about halfway through its funding campaign to retire the debt on its new sanctuary and to fund the new internship program.

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Triple Crown wants more fields to play on in Steamboat Springs

The city's Parks and Recreation Commission next week will talk about the possibility of adding baseball games at Emerald Park this summer.

Low turnout cancels Sailors girls swim team's season

The Steamboat Springs School Board approved an official high school swim team less than a month ago, but because very few girls turned out for the program, the season was cancelled Thursday.

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Steamboat Film Festival concludes with Reel Awards

The 10th annual Steamboat Mountain Film Festival concludes Friday with the Reel Awards.

The Record for Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

1:59 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a business that wanted to complain about snow being pushed onto the business's property in the 2600 block of Jacob Circle.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car looks to expand in Steamboat

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is going through the city of Steamboat Springs’ process to establish a new rental location on Downhill Drive in west Steamboat.

Dog's Eye View: Christmas traditions in a dog and cat household

I’ll bet every dog- and cat-owning family has their special Christmas traditions. Our family did, and much of it revolved around sparing the beautiful heirloom ornaments on the tree, not to mention the tree itself.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Farm bill should be rebranded

The bill affects every resident, and the ripple effect from the changes, or lack of changes, will be felt by all of us. The sheer size of the bill at $500 billion in these times of budget gridlock has increased the controversy in what historically has been a relatively bipartisan bill.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Thursday, Dec. 5

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 2 inches of new snow at mid-mountain in the past 24 hours.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Dec. 5

Community members are buzzing about the future of the vacant TIC campus, the deadline to apply for new lodging tax committees is Friday and dry snow is in the forecast for Steamboat.

Steamboat briefs: All About Sketchbooking workshop at the library

Bud Werner Memorial Library is hosting a free All About Sketchbooking workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Library Hall to offer information, inspiration and guided instruction for anyone who wants to participate in The Sketchbook Project.

Wednesday, December 4

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Deadline to apply for seat on new lodging tax committees is Friday

Routt County residents have until Friday to apply for their chance to help oversee the spending of Steamboat Springs' lodging tax dollars on trails and the Yampa River Promenade.

Dry snow in the forecast for Steamboat as cold lingers in the Yampa Valley

Overnight lows on Wednesday and Thursday nights were expected to reach 15 degrees below zero with highs of just 13 degrees on Thursday and 11 on Friday, but temperatures should bounce back to daily highs of 18 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.

Weekend holiday activities planned in Hayden

The holiday season is ramping up this weekend in Hayden with a series of events.

Man involved in standoff receives 30-day sentence

The man involved in a standoff with police at a Steamboat Springs hotel has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of unsupervised probation.

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Empty TIC campus eyed as potential hub for local food producers

Casey Earp, an economic development Intern for the city of Steamboat Springs, acknowledges the idea is "pie in the sky," but he's hopeful community groups can come together and boost the local food market regardless.

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Community members buzzing about future of vacant TIC campus in Steamboat Springs

Business leader says company considering selling large office park at the city's western edge as two parcels.

New Steamboat Springs City Council members acclimate to position

City Manager Deb Hinsvark was speaking at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Business Outlook Breakfast Tuesday about the recent change in the City Council’s composition.

The Record for Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2013

6:26 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the first block of Steamboat Boulevard. A resident said a car was parked in a neighbor’s driveway, and the neighbor was out of town. Everything was fine.

Skiers start strong at West Yellowstone

Winter Sports Club skiers got off to a strong start last weekend at a season-opening meet in Montana.

Steamboat downs Summit to open season

The early returns are good for the Steamboat Springs High School wrestling team. The Sailors opened their season Tuesday night with a win against Summit.

High school sports round-up for Dec. 5

Routt County high school sports kick into gear this weekend as teams head for tournaments and other action.

First powder day at Steamboat Springs

Wednesday marked the first powder day of the year at Steamboat Ski Area. While opening day was last week, Wednesday is the true skiers rite of passage.

Joe Meglen: Good riddance

Anti-Second Amendment Colorado Sen. Hudak resigned last Wednesday rather than face a recall election, which she was certain to lose.

First Friday Artwalk listings for Dec. 6

The First Friday Artwalk runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at venues across Steamboat.

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From Russia to Steamboat

The Steamboat Art Museum opens "The Russian Experience" during the First Friday Artwalk.

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Steamboat art show to benefit hospice

The inaugural Art & Soul of Hospice art show benefits the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Hospice and Palliative Care Program.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Wednesday, Dec. 4

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting that 7.5 inches of new snow fell at mid-mountain since the resort closed yesterday.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Dec. 4

The historic Butterfly Barn could be moved to create a new entryway to Steamboat Ski Area, Steamboat City Council voted to give itself a raise and Oak Creek will address the tire pile on its own property.

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Area hunting improves in 2013, still difficult west of Craig

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife information-gathering, the large migrations of elk in far Northwest Colorado didn't come early enough to make the big-game hunting easy on everyone.

Tuesday, December 3

Steamboat briefs: 2013 Kiwanis Club ornament celebrates Perry-Mansfield

The Steamboat Springs Kiwanis Club will be selling a specially designed Christmas ornament commemorating the 100th anniversary of Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp. This marks the 31st year the local club has been selling unique ornaments as its major fundraiser.

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Creation of new iconic entryway to Steamboat Ski Area a possibility in 2014

The funding for base area improvements from the city's urban renewal authority is scarce again for 2014, but that won't stop several smaller-scale projects from going forward.

Citing will of the voters in 2001, Steamboat Springs City Council gives itself a raise

Steamboat residents 12 years ago voted to give the council annual pay raises based on the consumer price index in Denver and Boulder. But when the city cut the pay of its employees four years ago during the Great Recession, the council at the time didn't feel comfortable receiving those raises and voted them down every year until Tuesday night.

Yampa Valley Medical Center to host informational sessions on Affordable Care Act

The informational sessions should be especially helpful for people who are shopping for a new health insurance plan that they would like to take effect as soon as Jan. 1.

Radiate Forum seeks to create collaborative space for business leaders

Sensing a void for leaders of Steamboat Springs businesses, Jay O’Hare and Todd Musselman have created Radiate Forum to show it doesn’t have to be lonely at the top.

Dave Nagel: 4 Yellow forever

The 4 Yellow Foundation is moving on. Our volunteer committee members have returned to their family and business lives. However, 4 Yellow is forever.

Tina Kyprios: Examine funding needs

Throughout the Amendment 66 discussions, we heard three things loud and clear — this community supports education, and given our growth and education goals, there is a funding need on the horizon. Third, supporting our education system is a bipartisan, shared value.

2 charged with dealing heroin in Steamboat Springs

Two people have been extradited from Florida and charged with dealing heroin in Steamboat Springs.

Our View: Fog restrictions for gravel pit should be lifted

This past week, Routt County commissioners tabled a request to amend a gravel hauling permit to expand the hours gravel can be hauled from the Steamboat Sand and Gravel pit on Colorado Highway 131 south of Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat's hard urban growth boundary gets a fresh look

Now, both city and county government are revisiting the criteria for expanding Steamboat’s city limits and asking, “Is it too hard for landowners to win an exception to the hard urban growth boundaries?”

Steamboat's Storm Peak could see 2 feet of snow

The automated forecast for Storm Peak at the top of the ski area expects between 15 and 23 inches to fall overnight and during the day Wednesday.

Town of Oak Creek to address tire pile on its property

Oak Creek staff is working toward disposing of a tire pile on town property that was once part of a shooting range.

Steamboat Springs man suspected of never registering as sex offender

A 21-year-old Steamboat Springs man who police said approached several underage teenage girls and asked them for sex in exchange for money in July has been arrested for violating probation.

The Record for Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

6:35 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a person who found a driver's license in the 2800 block of Riverside Plaza.

Oak Creek launches new town website

The town of Oak Creek has launched a new website, www.townofoakcreek.com, for town business and information.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Dec. 3

A snowy weather pattern is in store for Steamboat, state and county officials plan to visit a South Routt tire pile and Scholarship Day set a new record for Steamboat Ski Area.

Monday, December 2

Sen. Michael Bennet: Making our medicines safer

Pharmacists cannot determine with any certainty where a prescription drug has been and whether it has been secured or safely stored on its way to the pharmacy. Making matters worse, there is no uniform oversight of this supply chain, where prescription drugs pass through many different hands (manufacturers, distributors, dispensers and re-packagers). All that exists is a patchwork of state regulations that vary enormously from state to state.

Tracy Barnett: Shop locally for holidays, year-round

Most of us have been hearing these words for years and attempt to make at least some of our purchases locally. But, with the ease of shopping on the internet in the middle of night with our jammies on, or the perceived great deals we think we can get in Denver or at big box stores, we often don’t even look to see if the same products are available here in Steamboat.

Ben Beall: Boundary not flawed

There is a land-use proposal being discussed by the City of Steamboat Springs and Routt County. This proposal to modify the criteria for changes to the Urban Growth Boundary could affect the long-term quality of life of our community. This initiative is under the radar even though it is the most important land-use proposal since Steamboat 700.

4th-quarter rally gives Steamboat boys basketball first win

The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team trailed for all but two minutes of its season opener on Monday night, but a late rally pushed the Sailors to 1-0 on the season.

Second-half surge vaults Sailors girls hoops to win No. 1

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball followed the lead of seniors Mikaila Jegtvig and Ashley Spitellie Monday night, beating Grand Junction Central 46-32 to start the season with a win.

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Team speed and tenacity to carry Sailors hockey

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team opens up its season Friday at Battle Mountain. The Sailors are hoping a small but speedy, tenacious lineup will carry them to a winning season.

Successful Scholarship Day sets new record for Steamboat Ski Area

Skiers who ventured out for last week's Scholarship Day at the Steamboat Ski Area helped set a new record for donations and helped local skiers in the process.

The Record for Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013

12:17 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a vehicle complaint at Howelsen Hill.

Storm pattern headed Steamboat's way is 'perfect for heavy snow'

The wind direction at and above mountain top is from a westerly direction, which means all mountains can see good snow because this wind gets lifted up by the mountains and rising air creates snow.

Colorado Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments in Howelsen Hill skier death case

The case stemming from Cooper Larsh’s death at Howelsen Hill in 2011 has reached the oral argument stage at the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Colorado health official and Routt County representative to visit tire pile

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and a representative from Routt County plan to survey the site of a waste tire complaint in South Routt County.

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Jimmy Westlake: RIP Comet ISON

Comet ISON 2012 S1 made its death-defying plunge into the sun’s atmosphere on Thanksgiving Day, and the sun won.

Routt County collegiate athlete roundup for Dec. 2

See what some local athletes are achieving in their collegiate careers.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Dec. 2

Steamboat Springs City Council will discuss employee salary increases Tuesday, the forecast calls for snow and cold temperatures and poor jumping results hamper the U.S. Nordic combined team.

Sunday, December 1

Homelessness linked to mental health

Mark Maseros used to be a repeat customer at the ER — when he wasn’t in jail for drugs or theft. Now 54, Maseros spent three decades living homeless in Denver. Hooked on heroin that he took to self-medicate what he now recognizes as an anxiety disorder, he was taken to the emergency room after overdosing. Or he walked in with panic attacks.

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Mental health funding falls short

They’re victims of car accidents, they’ve been shot or they threatened their parents. They have overdosed on cocaine, swallowed too many pills or passed out drunk. On an average Friday or Saturday night, they can make up about half of the sick, injured and wounded crowding the rooms and hallways of the emergency department at Denver Health.

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Routt County wrestling teams eager to start season

The wrestling teams of Routt County high schools don’t return with all the experience that they have had in past years, but coaches of the tree area teams are excited and confident nonetheless.

Opening weekend conditions welcomed; more snow on its way

Opening weekend conditions at the Steamboat Ski Area were some of the best in recent memory, and the forecast is calling for even more snow and the season's coldest conditions to date.

Health briefs: Support groups to meet this week

A bereavement support group meets from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Rollingstone Respite House. The group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Call 970-871-7628 prior to attending your first meeting.

Jumping results slow US Team at World Cup

The U.S. Nordic combined Ski Team placed seventh Sunday in a team relay event at the World Cup, capping two days of competition that were hampered by the team's poor jumping.

Steamboat Springs City Council to discuss pay plan for employee salary increases

Tuesday's Steamboat Springs City Council meeting will focus on the new pay plan for city employees as well as the individual roles for those who will serve on the 2A steering committees.

The Record for Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

1:44 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a disturbance at the 900 block of Pine Grove Circle. A woman said her brother showed up next to her bed and said he was evil and then he threatened her with a knife. Other relatives came in and tackled the man and restrained him until officers arrive. Police said everyone was drunk. A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing.

Monday Medical: Know your knees

Skier Grant Juschka was enjoying a classic powder day in February when he stopped on a steep pitch to wait for skiers ahead to find a lost ski. When the line was clear, he pushed off a cornice, eager to meet his buddies at the bottom of the hill. Chilled and in a poor position, he awkwardly turned and faltered, tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

Thoughtful Parenting: Emotional development beyond good behavior

Despite the fact there is more research than ever before on effective parenting techniques, it can be confusing to know what to do, what to say or when to reward or discipline.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables during wintertime

Enjoying the fall harvest of fruits and vegetables is one of the reasons for celebrating Thanksgiving — the fruits and vegetables are fresh, low cost and delicious.

Healthy Eating: Turkey tortilla lime soup

This is a great way to use those turkey leftovers.

A legacy of success: Reflecting on the history of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

Historian Sureva Towler set out in the mid-1980s to tell the story of one of Steamboat Springs’ most cherished institutions. It took four years, but when she finished, Towler had published “The History of Skiing in Steamboat Springs,” and she created a reference where people could access our town’s rich and long skiing history in one place.

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A legacy of success: Spotlight on Lane Shipley

Lane Shipley knew he had it good growing up in Steamboat Springs, and he took advantage of almost every opportunity the town provided. “I was a product of the Steamboat Springs lifestyle,” Shipley said. “When you are young, you can do anything in our town, and I did everything.”

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A legacy of success: Winter Sport Club hires Jim Boyne as new executive director

This fall, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Board of Directors announced the hiring of Jim Boyne to serve as the club’s new executive director, effective Oct. 21. Boyne replaces 14-year director Rick DeVos.

A legacy of success: 1st Winter Sports Club Executive Director Walt Evans has bright outlook

Walt Evans served as the executive director of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club from 1979 to 1983.

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A legacy of success: Spotlight on Ricky Mewborn

As the owner of Nordic Excavating, Ricky Mewborn's phone rings when people need a hole for a foundation, have snow moved from the driveway or want to place a few big rocks along the banks of the Yampa River to improve river flow. But before that, he was representing the United States as one of the top special jumpers in the world.

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A legacy of success: Spotlight on Andy LeRoy

When former Alpine ski racer Andy LeRoy came to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club at age 8, he was hoping to learn to ski while also finding a place to go when the school bell rang at the end of the day. But many years after his last top-level race, he realized that the club not only taught him to ski, it gave him a path to find success.

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A legacy of success: Spotlight on Sunshine Owens

Sunshine Owens landed in Steamboat Springs in the mid-1990s after searching the country for a place that offered top-level ski training and a true high school experience. Once she arrived in Steamboat, Owens quickly discovered that being part of the Winter Sports Club was about a lot more than skiing.

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A legacy of success: Spotlight on Lauren Crawford

These days, former freestyle skier Lauren Crawford is living hundreds of miles from the snow-covered ski slopes of Steamboat Ski Area, but she will never forget the influence the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club had on her as a child.

A legacy of success: Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's 100-year timeline

A timeline of notable events from the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's 100-year history.

Gary Hofmeister: A telling clue

Our good friend, the brilliant (late) Tony Blankley, told me shortly after President Barack Obama was inaugurated a truly scary story. Obama’s first major executive order to be signed as he entered his first term in office was for the eventual closure of the Guantanamo Bay facility. Upon signing it, he handed one of the pens to his lead counsel, Greg Craig, while offhandedly asking, “Where are we going to put them?”