Stories for February 2013

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Thursday, February 28

Nicole Inglis: Why ski screen-free?

Smartphones provide skiers and boarders with an extension of the skiing experience and enhance the sport in many ways. But how much is too much?

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No timetable for when Yampa Valley Regional Airport might get replacement security equipment

Colorado’s two United States senators are hopeful the return of pat-downs and metal detectors at Yampa Valley Regional Airport is only temporary.

Steamboat briefs: 2012 graduate Blake Kelly completes 1st semester

Blake Thomas Kelly, a 2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, has completed his first semester at Westminster College in Salt Lake City.

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Steamboat's Gold 2nd in half-pipe semifinal at Burton U.S. Open in Vail

Gold put down a frontside 900, backside 540, frontside 720, cab 720 and a frontside 540 for her highest score of the day at 80.3.

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Steamboat grad Rashelle Stetman grows up through her art

The collection of graphite portraits, detailed pen and ink drawings and mixed-media pieces is on display for the month of March and opens during First Friday Artwalk from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Steamboat band String Board Theory releases first album

It was a completely new experience walking into a fully equipped recording studio last summer, armed with several songs they’d honed on stages around the west.

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Steamboat jumper Marsh Gooding soars to top spot in Montana Gelande championships

Marsh Gooding soared to the top spot at the Snowbowl Cup last weekend near Missoula, Mont., marking the first time a Steamboat Springs Gelande jumper has won the event.

Steamboat Stinger registration opens Friday

The race is expected to sell out quickly, and race directors encouraged people to be ready to register a noon Friday.

Steamboat girls basketball hopes for another upset Friday

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team pulled the biggest upset of the first round of the Class 4A tournament Tuesday and no doubt earn that distinction again if they find a way around Windsor in a 7 p.m. game Friday.

Tigers boys basketball set for district tournament

The Hayden High School boys basketball team plays Friday in the district tournament against Paonia.

Steamboat Dance Theatre tickets on sale Friday

This year’s concert is slated for 7 p.m. March 14, 15 and 16 in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium.

Routt County agencies, agriculture groups refocus on irrigation water measuring devices

Feathers were ruffled in August when eight irrigation ditches in the Elk River Valley were shut down because they didn’t have flow-measuring devices. This year, the Routt County CSU Extension is working to get ahead of the drought.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Education key to successful agriculture

You might think rural youths don’t go to college because they work on the family ranch, but most families involved in Routt County agriculture send their children to obtain a college degree.

The Record for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

11:08 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a person who had friends who needed help because they were stuck in a set of handcuffs in the 2300 block of Storm Meadows Drive.

Steamboat Springs School District central office phones, Internet back online

The phone and Internet service is back online at the Steamboat Springs School District's central office after an outage earlier in the day.

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Athlete of the Week: Jorge Valdez

“He helps us in so many ways; it’s unbelievable. Offensively, defensively, scoring, passing, rebounding and blocked shots. He’s the whole package.” — Hayden coach Mike Luppes

Demong leads US team at World Championships large hill competition

Billy Demong led the way for the U.S. Nordic combined team Thursday in the large hill competition at the World Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy, skiing to a 15th-place finish.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Thursday, Feb. 28

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a mid-mountain base of 63 inches.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Feb. 28

Yampa Valley Regional Airport loses its full-body scanner to a larger airport, the mother of a skier who died on Howelsen Hill testified before the state Senate and a South Routt group focused on recreation is soliciting community feedback.

Wednesday, February 27

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Yampa Valley Regional Airport official says TSA decision creates security concerns, passenger delays

The manager of Yampa Valley Regional Airport is concerned the entire country’s airport security system could be at greater risk because sophisticated passenger screening machines are being poached from smaller airports and moved to larger ones.

Steamboat briefs: Mainstreet Steamboat raises $2,200 for flowers

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Manager Tracy Barnett announced Tuesday that the organization successfully raised the $2,200 needed to purchase flower baskets for downtown Steamboat Springs. Barnett wrote that more than 50 people donated $20 to $500 toward the summer tradition.

Steamboat boys basketball team falls to Golden

The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team fell to Golden in the first round of the state playoffs Wednesday.

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Big pipe, big tricks for Burton US Open in Vail

With one of the biggest halfpipes ever, there’s no doubt that the best snowboarders in the world in town for the Burton U.S. Open this week are going to throw big runs in today’s semifinals and Saturday’s finals.

Bernard Gagne: Historic tidbits

I’m sure that when the ski area’s development came into its own it must have seemed like an explosion to the locals. As an Easterner and a non-skier, I thought I’d throw in a few historic tidbits the old-timers, history buffs, ski historians and 10th Mountain Division heroes might not remember.

Ken Collins: 1 side of the argument

Freedom. Can’t live without it. So we have a conference every fall to reinforce it. The Steamboat Institute brings it to us. What a privilege we have in that respect, and another sterling set of speakers, too.

Plaintiff from Howelsen Hill skier death lawsuit testifies before Colorado Senate

Maureen Ryan, the mother of a skier who died on Howelsen Hill in 2011, testified Wednesday before the state Senate Judiciary Committee about a bill that proposes to increase the damages cap for a lawsuit against a government entity.

Steamboat forecast calls for snow, then springlike temperatures by the weekend

Area forecasters are expecting 2 to 6 inches for the ski area by Saturday morning, and then it’s time to break out the sunscreen.

The Record for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

12:15 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of prescription drugs taken from a hotel room in the 2200 block of Village Inn Court.

Routt County collegiate athletes roundup for Feb. 28

A glance at how college athletes with ties to Routt County are doing

South Routt group solicits feedback through youth recreation survey

Parties in South Routt County have formed a coalition focused on recreation, and they’re now looking for input from the community.

Oak Creek Town Board continues work on master plan items

At 6 p.m. Thursday, the Oak Creek Town Board will have another work session on the town's policy/action plan matrix.

Moffat County and city of Craig pass emergency moratoriums on so-called 'pot clubs'

The moves by the Moffat County Board of Commissioners and the Craig City Council mirror steps being taken by government officials in Hayden and Steamboat Springs.

Too high to drive bill passes first committee in Colorado House

A bill defining how high is too high to be behind the wheel of a car has cleared the initial hurdle after it was passed unanimously by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Wednesday, Feb. 27

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 10 inches of new snow at mid-mountain in the past 24 hours.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Feb. 27

Steamboat Ski Area gets county approval for a new Four Points dining facility, a Hayden preacher is scheduled for a kidney transplant and Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball won a state playoff game.

Tuesday, February 26

Steamboat Springs girls basketball wins state playoff game

With a 32-30 win at Green Mountain on Tuesday, the Steamboat girls basketball team won its first playoff game in more than a decade.

Soroco boys basketball team loses in Meeker

The Soroco boys basketball team gave district No. 2 Meeker a scare Tuesday night before falling, 64-53.

Steamboat briefs: Contest held for 1st crane sighting of the season

The Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition is sponsoring a contest for the first crane sighting of the season.

Soroco girls basketball loses in 1st round of districts

The Soroco girls basketball team lost to Rangely on Tuesday in the opening round of the district tournament.

Hayden girls basketball falls in Hotchkiss

The Hayden High School girls basketball team lost in the first round of district playoffs Tuesday.

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Sunshine Kids celebrate breakthroughs in Steamboat Springs

Tuesday was a day of breakthroughs for Montana Dalman and more than 20 other kids from across the country who traveled to Steamboat Springs to take part in the Sunshine Kids Winter Games.

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Court decisions could test resort liability, Colorado Ski Safety Act

The state's venerable Colorado Ski Safety Act, which outlines responsibilities for skiers and resort operators, could be tested in two wrongful-death cases in which judges recently denied resort-operator requests to dismiss.

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Hayden preacher scheduled for kidney transplant Wednesday

The modest Hayden preacher who found it difficult to ask for help is scheduled to receive a kidney transplant Wednesday from a member of his church.

Steamboat Ski Area gets county approval for new Four Points dining facility

Steamboat Ski Area has tentative plans to replace the existing Four Points Hut at 9,700 feet on Mount Werner as soon as this summer with a two-story building that would allow for a new dining concept as well as more restrooms and seating.

Chuck McConnell: Common sense?

Opportunities to substantially reduce emissions of so-called “greenhouse gases” and at the same time promote private-sector investment and create new jobs are rare. On Feb. 13, I watched just such an opportunity squandered in a state Senate committee hearing room in Denver.

Our View: Firefighter bargaining bill offers no bargain at all

Proposed legislation that would give firefighters in local municipalities like Steamboat Springs collective bargaining rights is bad policy that should be rejected by lawmakers in the Colorado House of Representatives.

Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball to benefit Yampa Valley Autism Program

Last year, the Autism Program’s largest annual fundraiser brought in $26,000 through the event's ticket sales as well as silent and live auctions.

Thoughtful Parenting: Baby teeth are important

Baby teeth have a purpose in the overall health and development of the young child. These teeth and healthy gums are needed for good nutrition and for learning to speak.

Mary Walker: Upcoming election a reminder of 2007 violence

In the 2007 aftermath of a botched election with no transparency and blatant rigging, more than 1,000 Kenyans killed one another and as many as 600,000 were forced from their homes.

The Record for Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

2:29 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bus driver who needed help with a drunken man on a bus at the Gondola Transit Center. The man was given a ride and released to a sober person.

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Jimmy Westlake: Get ready for Comet PanSTARRS

Named for the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System atop Haleakala volcano on the island of Maui, Comet PanSTARRS is the first of a potential trifecta of bright comets coming in 2013.

Steamboat skiers compete in famed Birkebeiner cross-country race

Pacing Steamboat finishers was Tammy Jacques, who won her 45-49 division and was 16th overall in the Female Elite Wave.

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Steamboat Springs cross-country team does well at national qualifying race in Frisco

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-country team had 40 athletes compete in a pair of events at the Frisco Nordic Center during the weekend.

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Steamboat Springs moguls team has good weekend at Rocky Mountain Divisional Championships

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle moguls team wrapped up the regular season during the weekend at the Rocky Mountain Divisional Championships in Steamboat.

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Steamboat Springs Telemark skiers bring home National Championships

Steamboat's Madi McKinstry and Jeffrey Gay each won U.S. Telemark National Championships during the weekend.

First Friday Artwalk listings for March 1

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

UPDATED: Driving stoned bill back before Colorado Legislature

A marijuana blood limit for drivers is back before Colorado lawmakers, with special urgency now that the drug is legal for adults.

Large part of federal broadband grant for Colorado school district projects tied up

EAGLE-Net Alliance, the much-criticized taxpayer-funded broadband project that aims to connect every school district in the state to a high-speed fiber-optic network, has committed about $96 million of its $100.6 million federal grant.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Tuesday, Feb. 26

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 1 new inch of snow at mid-mountain since the resort closed yesterday.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 26

More snow is on the way to Steamboat before it starts to warm up, United Express flight performance at Yampa Valley Regional Airport is improving and Moots' trail maintenance bike takes home trade show awards.

Steamboat briefs: Maddie Labor named Teen Council’s Teen of the Month

Teen Council leaders said Maddie Labor “has a positive and kind attitude and works hard to always include everyone.”

Monday, February 25

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In Steamboat Springs, full-day kindergarten funding an ongoing challenge for both parents and educators

Paul Sachs told the leaders of the Steamboat Springs School District last month their inability to fund a full day of kindergarten forces some young students here to ask their parents a tough question: Why are some of my friends always going home halfway through the school day?

Ray and Cindy Beckler: Extended family

As the parents of two of the young men affected by last Friday’s house fire, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Steamboat Springs community. The outpouring of kindness and generosity bestowed on our sons and their roommates was absolutely awe-inspiring.

Laura Cusenbary: Community support

On Feb. 17, a group of friends got together to support a Steamboat local battling leukemia.

Soroco Middle School staff: Soroco says ‘thanks’

It takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to create a fun-packed Winter Studies Day.

Routt County high school basketball teams ready for busy week of playoff action

This is a big week for basketball teams from Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Soroco as playoffs take the game to new levels.

Yampa Valley Regional Airport manager says United Express flight performance is improving

The late-night flight from Denver to Hayden has been a source of frustration for passengers and resort officials since the fall.

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Moots' trail maintenance bike a big hit at trade show

A bike designed here to carry an 18-inch chainsaw, a rogue hoe and a six-pack of beer piqued the interest of several spectators and the judges at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Denver.

Tom Ross: With global luminaries gathering in Long Beach, conference video will be live in Steamboat's Library Hall

TED is a nonprofit organization bringing together creative people from the broad fields of technology, entertainment and design, and spreading their innovative ideas.

The Record for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013

1:11 a.m. Officers were called to a report of four men in their early 20s throwing snowballs at a Steamboat Springs Transit bus at Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue. Police caught up with the men and told them not to throw any more snowballs.

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Steamboat Springs girls hockey teams battle at league championships

Steamboat was represented at the Mountain States Girls Hockey League championships in Littleton by U-12, U-14 and U-19 teams. None made it to the championship round.

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More snowfall expected in Steamboat Springs before warmer temperatures arrive

Forecasters are calling for a few more days of snow showers this week in the Yampa Valley before a change in the weather.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Feb. 25

A snowmobiler was injured on Rabbit Ears Pass, the U.S. Nordic combined team grabs bronze at the World Championships and the state tournament brackets for the Steamboat Springs High School boys and girls basketball teams were revealed.

Briefs for Feb. 25, 2012

National ag week, Spring Creek trail closure and the Livewell program highlight the comings and going in Steamboat.

Sunday, February 24

County agenda for Feb. 25, 26

Monday work session and Tuesday meeting.

The Record for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

12:08 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to help a driver at Walton Creek Road and South Lincoln Avenue.

Jane McLeod: Exploring a new world of hardy roses

Every garden has a personality as unique as its creator. When we plant a garden, we choose plants for site and climate, plus color, shape, vigor, disease resistance, bloom time and fragrance.

Monday Medical: Program addresses depression

It’s easy to talk to Leah Hemeyer and Ashley Prescott. They are friendly, compassionate and understand complex factors that can make a person feel hopeless about his or her life. They also know about resources that can help people who are struggling with depression get on a path toward feeling better.

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U.S. Nordic combined team grabs bronze at World Championships in Italy

Taylor Fletcher, Bryan Fletcher, Todd Lodwick and Billy Demong teamed up to place third in the team relay event at the World Championships in Italy on Sunday.

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Oak Creek revives annual winter festival

Winterfest in Oak Creek likely is to be the only time Irene Hoff can throw an egg at her mayor without getting into any trouble. After a six-year hiatus, Winterfest returned to the South Routt County town Sunday.

Steamboat boys, girls each get No. 11 seeds in tournament, play Wednesday

The Steamboat Springs High School boys and girls basketball teams found out their state fates on Sunday as the brackets for the Class 4A state basketball tournaments were revealed.

Snowmobiler injured in crash on Rabbit Ears Pass

A Routt County Search and Rescue team is tending to an injured 33-year-old snowmobiler who reportedly drove his sled off of a cliff on Rabbit Ears Pass.

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Yampa Valley Housing Authority refines its goals

It’s been almost 10 years since the Yampa Valley Housing Authority was formed by an intergovernmental agreement between the city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County.

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Return of housing market once again could put affordability at heart of discussion

By upending the market for free-market homes, the financial crisis and resulting recession also upended the discussion about affordable workforce housing in Routt County. Now, before the next potential housing shortage develops, the community is faced with the opportunity to consider what was learned during the last run-up and what, if anything, should be done to influence how Steamboat Springs and Routt County grow in the future.

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State dealing with Medicaid dental woes

When she was 3, Torrie Smith tripped on an uneven sidewalk, fell face down onto some steps and broke four front teeth. An emergency room doctor stopped the bleeding and gave her something for the pain, but Torrie didn’t get to a dentist for six months — her first time ever to a dentist — because her parents didn’t have dental insurance and didn’t have cash to pay for an examination.

Saturday, February 23

Our View: Grading on the curve for ski area sustainability

A scorecard that attempts to rank U.S. ski resorts by their environmental impacts falls short of fairly depicting the Steamboat Ski Area and its overall efforts at sustainability.

Ben DeGrow: 'Losing Ground' series misleads

Recent slanted reporting that appeared in the Steamboat Pilot & Today insists Colorado racial minorities are harmed by less school funding than many other states receive. However, the I-News Network’s selective peek at the facts misleads readers and distracts them from real promising solutions.

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Steamboat skier O'Connell wins 2 more NCAA races

Mary O'Connell won her second and third NCAA races of her career during the weekend.

Steamboat bike company nabs 5th straight win at hand-built bike trade show

Kent Eriksen Cycles won an award for the fifth year in a row for Best Titanium Construction at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show on Saturday in Denver.

Steamboat Pilot & Today collects 50 Colorado Press Association awards at annual contest

The Steamboat Pilot & Today collected 50 awards during Saturday’s Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper Contest banquet, highlighted by the 2012 Advertising Innovation award.

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Scott Stanford named Colorado Newspaper Person of the Year

Steamboat Pilot & Today General Manager Scott Stanford was named the 2012 Colorado Newspaper Person of the Year on Saturday. The honor is the highest bestowed upon a newspaper professional by the Colorado Press Association.

Steamboat boys basketball team falls to Montrose at districts

The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team lost in the fifth-place game at the district tournament Saturday, falling 41-37 to Montrose in overtime.

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Hayden's Domson 4th at state wrestling

It wasn’t what he dreamed when he entered the tournament, but it also wasn’t what he feared when he was told last summer that a knee injury had eliminated any chance of his participation in the state tournament.

Steamboat briefs: CMC to host sustainability program Wednesday night

Lee Ball Jr., who holds a doctorate in sustainability education, will lead the discussion about college and community partnerships and integrating the arts into sustainability.

Jail Report for Feb. 16 to 22, 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. Residencies were not available.

Authorities think Chinese were behind cyberattack on Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is the latest U.S. organization to see some of its email accounts targeted in the purported wave of Chinese cyberattacks.

The Record for Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

12:14 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bus driver who said nine people were fighting in the 1600 block of Mustang Run. Officers contacted some of the people involved, but the others ran away. No one wanted to pursue charges.

John F. Russell: Taking in the spotlight at state wrestling championships

State wrestling championships give wrestlers a chance to step into the spotlight at one of the best events in high school sports.

Steamboat Springs girls basketball advances to state

The Steamboat Springs girls basketball team advanced Saturday to the state tournament after defeating Eagle Valley, 45-28.

Steamboat Springs freestyle skiers compete at NorAm, World Cup events

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club member Sophia Schwartz continued her hot streak on the freestyle moguls NorAm tour, picking up a second-place finish Friday in Val Saint-Come, Quebec.

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Steamboat Institute announces Dick and Liz Cheney as keynote speakers at Freedom Conference

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his oldest daughter, Liz Cheney, were announced Saturday as the keynote speakers for the fifth annual Freedom Conference in August.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Feb. 14 to 20

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

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Business roundup: Tasting emporium, Mexican restaurant open in downtown Steamboat Springs

Two Steamboat Springs women have dived into the specialty market of olive oils, balsamic vinegars and other kitchen condiments by opening a retail shop downtown.

Steamboat Pilot & Today wins 15 Associated Press awards

The Steamboat Pilot & Today won 15 awards at the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters annual banquet Friday night in downtown Denver.

Friday, February 22

Hayden boys basketball team rolls past Soroco

The Hayden boys basketball team easily beat Soroco, 82-44, on Friday.

Soroco girls hoops squad runs away from Hayden

The Soroco girls basketball team beat Hayden, 55-32, on Friday.

Steamboat boys basketball locks down Glenwood for big win at districts

The Sailors rode their defense to a win against rival Glenwood Springs, 53-47, in a strange game at the district tournament in Grand Junction.

Steamboat girls basketball falls to Durango at districts

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team broke down defensively in an overtime period and fell Friday, 54-49, against Durango.

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Routt's only remaining wrestler, Hayden's Domson, dropped to state consolation bracket

Hayden senior Ryan Domson lost Friday night in the 182-pound semifinals at the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in Denver.

Sustainability up for community discussion at Talking Green event

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Executive Director Sarah Jones thinks Steamboat already is well on its way to a sustainable Steamboat, but there’s still a long way to go.

US Telemark National Championships results for Feb. 22, 2013

US Telemark National Championships results for Feb. 22, 2013

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Hayden students awarded with assembly after fitness challenge

Hayden Valley Elementary School students got a healthy jump on the weekend by breaking a sweat and cutting a rug during a school assembly Friday afternoon.

The Record for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

11:08 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a Mongoose bike found on Butcherknife Trail.

Steamboat briefs: CDOT schedules work on US 40 bridge on Elk River

The Colorado Department of Transportation is scheduled to replace the U.S. Highway 40 bridge over the East Fork of the Elk River beginning in late February, according to a news release.

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Feb. 25

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Feb. 25

Routt County School lunch menus for the week of Feb. 25

Routt County School lunch menus for the week of Feb. 25

New foreclosures wane in Routt since last quarter of 2012

The number of new foreclosure filings in Routt County in the fourth quarter of 2012 fell to less than half of what they were during the same period in 2011.

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Tom Ross: Routt County pioneer rancher Ferry Carpenter made his own Western film to sell cattle

There’s an art to riding a cow pony across the swollen Yampa River during spring runoff when it measures 200 feet from bank to bank.

Presidents Day weekend sees highest Steamboat lodging numbers in 4 years

On Feb. 16, 98 percent of Steamboat lodging properties were full, according to the lodging barometer’s sample of local properties.

Steamboat's Bryan Fletcher leads Americans in Nordic World Championships

The competition was won by Jason Lamy Chappuis, of France, in a wild finish that saw the top four finishers cross the line within one-half second of one another.

Rob Douglas: 'Top Secret America'

The United States has become a security state so large, so pervasive, and so classified, that no one — not the president or anyone else in the chain of command — has a grasp of the inherent waste resulting from our bloated national security apparatus.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Friday, Feb. 22

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 5 inches of new snow at mid-mountain in the past 24 hours.

2nd company seeks ‘suspension’ of Thompson Divide leases

A second energy company whose oil and gas leases in Thompson Divide are set to expire this year has asked the Bureau of Land Management to “suspend” the leases in order to keep them valid.

Pot on pause in Breckenridge

Town officials and medical marijuana business owners are waiting to make the move into the hazy world of recreational marijuana sales until state lawmakers come forward with regulations on the newly legalized herb.

Vail businessman to testify on reform

A Vail business owner has been invited to speak on immigration reform in Washington D.C. Dale Bugby, owner of Vail Resort Rentals, a condo management and guest rental services company that has operated in Vail since the early 1980s, said he knows the reality of hiring foreign workers.

Edwards brewery is recognized for success

The Vail Valley Partnership awarded Crazy Mountain Brewery the Mid-Size Business of the Year award earlier this month in a Success Awards ceremony among hundreds of local business owners.

Thursday, February 21

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Hayden leaders discuss pot, direct staff to draft emergency ordinance to prohibit 'pot clubs'

During a colorful discussion at a Hayden Town Council meeting Thursday night, marijuana was considered a potential tax revenue source at one point and was called poison a few minutes later.

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Hayden's Domson moves on; all other wrestlers drop to consolation bracket

Hayden High School senior Ryan Domson got a win in the tournament’s first round, but his four fellow Tigers, as well as a pair of Soroco Rams, lost their matches and were cast to Friday’s consolation bracket.

Steamboat girls hoops falls in quarterfinals at district tournament

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team lost in the quarterfinals of the district tournament Thursday, falling 42-32 to Rifle.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Ski Area lifts to switch to spring schedule Saturday

Steamboat Ski Area lifts will begin operating on a spring schedule Saturday because of extended daylight hours, according to a news release.

A Dog's Eye View: Caring for senior dogs, part 1

Although it provides challenges, old age does not have to be a time of constant pain and discomfort for dogs. When dogs reach a certain age, owners too often assume there isn’t anything they can do to improve the lives of older pets.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Houndstongue: an invasive and poisonous noxious weed

Anyone who spends time outdoors in Routt County probably has encountered the seeds of the houndstongue as hitchhikers on clothing, equipment, pets, horses, wildlife or livestock.

Steamboat Springs boys lose to Rifle in opening round of district tournament

Rifle, the No. 4 seed, came in as the hottest team in the league, winning its past eight entering Thursday’s contest. Steamboat has battled inconsistency all year but also had been on the wrong end of end-of-game situations.

Steamboat youth outdoors programs benefit from Moonshine Ski & Dine

Laura Karch, executive assistant for Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, said the seventh annual Moonshine Ski & Dine embodies the values of the nonprofit organization.

Youth tournament wraps up at Tennis Center

The 2013 Intermountain Tennis Association’s 14-and-younger Sweetheart Circuit Championships wrapped up at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.

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Steamboat bicycles represented at North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Of the more than 170 expected exhibitors from countries as far away as Japan and Ghana, the ninth annual event will host repeat appearances from Steamboat bike manufacturers Kent Eriksen Cycles and Moots Cycles.

Bravo Vail announces 26th season lineup

Bravo Vail 2013 features summer residencies by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

Vail International Dance Festival announces part of lineup for 2013

The Vail International Dance Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary with special programming and exciting events, including a world premiere by a living legend of modern dance, Paul Taylor.

Hayden School District seeking community members to serve on District Improvement Team

The Hayden School District is looking for parents and community members to serve on its District Improvement Team.

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Major school finance bill a mixed bag for Routt County educators

As educators in the Steamboat Springs School District continue to greet with apprehension a school finance bill unveiled this week in Denver, the leaders of Routt County's other two public school districts are much more optimistic about the legislation.

Kreissig, Baden team up to bring international Re/Max brand back to Steamboat

Broker/owners Kimberly Kreissig and Stephan Baden, who have a combined 43 years of experience in real estate, have opened their office at 155 Anglers Drive between town and the mountain.

Nordic combined team prepares for World Championships on Friday in Italy

The six-member team includes Steamboat Springs skiers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher, Johnny Spillane and Todd Lodwick. Billy Demong, who trained in Steamboat, and Michael Ward round out the team.

Higher temperatures in Steamboat forecast after weekend storms clear

Spring is on the way: After the weekend storms clear Monday, Steamboat is headed for higher temperatures and longer days, with more than two minutes of daylight added each day.

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Andy Bockelman: Oscar night know-how

Some people take these bets pretty seriously — who’s got a wager on how long it takes host Seth MacFarlane to break into the voice of Stewie Griffin? — and in case your pals have an inside line, here are some predictions and personal picks to help you fill out your Oscar ballot.

The Record for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

1:26 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers investigated a suspicious person who was outside and not wearing a coat in the 500 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Thursday, Feb. 21

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a half inch of new snow at mid-mountain since the resort closed yesterday.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Feb. 21

Oak Creek fire chief Chuck Wisecup rescued a dog from a roof with birthday cake, snow is set to return to Steamboat Springs and Ski 4 Yellow struck a new deal with Livestrong.

Wednesday, February 20

Adult dodgeball league results for Feb. 19

Adult dodgeball league results for Feb. 19

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13,000-square-foot Routt County home auctioned for $4.6 million

The 13,753-square-foot home includes an indoor swimming pool housed in a stone-lined room with a vaulted ceiling and large, multipane windows

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Soroco, Hayden wrestlers prepare for state tournament

Two Soroco High School wrestlers and five Hayden High School wrestlers are headed to the Colorado High School State Wrestling Championships, which begin Thursday in Denver.

Leonard P. Herzog: No pot of gold

I have been following some of the discussion on the accommodations tax spending options. It is interesting to see some of the creative ways that we can imagine spending the money.

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for US Telemark National Championships

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club is in need of volunteers to help with the U.S. Telemark National Championships on Friday at Steamboat Ski Area and Saturday and Sunday at Howelsen Ski Area.

Ski 4 Yellow cancer fundraiser strikes deal to keep more money in Yampa Valley

A deal has been struck with the Livestrong foundation that will allow more money raised during the Ski 4 Yellow event to stay here locally.

Hayden to take up pot discussion

The town of Hayden is the latest community in Northwest Colorado to consider putting in place emergency rules related to recreational marijuana use.

Study: Oil, gas drilling caused air pollution in West

A comprehensive analysis of emissions and ozone pollution in the Uintah Basin in eastern Utah concluded that the primary source is oil and gas operations.

The Record for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

12:42 a.m. West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters were called to help a person with abdominal pain in the 300 block of South Shelton Lane.

Summer flower baskets to return with community and city support

Last year, Mainstreet Steamboat Springs raised about $13,000 from donors for downtown flower baskets. This year, the group is working to raise only $2,200 because Interim City Manager Deb Hinsvark found a way to partially support the summer program.

Steamboat Springs girls hockey teams head to state

Three Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association girls teams head to the state championships this week at Edge Ice Arena in Littleton.

Hayden, Soroco hoops teams face off Friday to wrap up season

Hayden and Soroco high school basketball teams wrap up their seasons Friday with the cross-county rival matchups.

Steamboat basketball teams prepare for district tournament

Eight teams descend Thursday on Grand Junction for the three-day tournament. The Sailors boys are ranked fifth, the girls are ranked sixth, and the top seven teams from each bracket advance to the state tournament.

Oak Creek fire chief rescues dog from roof of home Tuesday

Oak Creek Fire Protection District Chief Chuck Wisecup used some sweet ingenuity to rescue a dog from the roof of a home Tuesday.

Snow cycle set to resume in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday night

Steamboat meteorologist Mike Weissbluth thinks there is a good chance for back-to-back powder days at Steamboat Ski Area on Sunday and Monday.

Marijuana task force recommends allowing pot tourism in Colorado

Members of a task force proposing regulations for recreational marijuana in Colorado approved recommendations Tuesday that would allow for marijuana tourism but block out-of-state pot shop owners.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Wednesday, Feb. 20

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a mid-mountain base of 56 inches.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Feb. 20

Gun control bills pass the state House, former state Sen. Jack Taylor expected to make a full recovery from strokes and Steamboat restaurants are featured in a book of soup recipes.

Tuesday, February 19

Steamboat briefs: Routt County Republicans elect new slate of officers

The Routt County Republicans elected a new slate of officers at its February central committee meeting, according to a news release.

Our View: Contract extension for Hinsvark makes sense

The majority of the Steamboat Springs City Council was right last week to propose an extended contract for Interim City Manager Deb Hinsvark.

Robert Sharpe: Pot prohibition fails

The people of Colorado and Washington state are way ahead of the politicians in Washington, D.C. If the goal of marijuana prohibition is to subsidize violent drug cartels, prohibition is a grand success.

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Steamboat Springs girls basketball wins pigtail game

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team easily beat Summit, 50-20, in the opening round of the district tournament Tuesday.

Mitsch Bush, state Democrats approve gun control legislation

Yampa Valley gun enthusiasts may have a few new hoops to jump through after legislators in the Colorado House of Representatives passed four new gun control bills Monday. It went down almost exactly as one local lawmaker predicted.

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Steamboat restaurants featured in 'Ski Town Soups' book

There are no minestrone or split pea soups here: You’re more likely to run across a Vermont curried apple soup or a Cajun corn chowder.

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Steamboat Kiwanis Club marks 65 years of service

The Steamboat Kiwanis Club almost didn't make it to its 65th anniversary this week. When the club's membership dwindled below 15 volunteers last year, some members questioned whether the group could carry on.

Hickenlooper threatens veto of firefighter unions bill in present form

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday said he cannot support the current version of a bill that would make it easier to unionize firefighters in Colorado, an implicit veto threat to leaders of his own party in the Legislature.

Doctors, family hopeful former state Sen. Jack Taylor will make full recovery after strokes

Former state Sen. Jack Taylor is expected to return home to Steamboat Springs late next week after spending nearly a month at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood.

Thoughtful Parenting: Healthy teeth, healthy baby

Women who are planning to start a family often are motivated to get healthier by exercising, eating better, quitting tobacco and avoiding alcohol. Pre-pregnancy also is a good time to pay attention to the health of teeth and gums.

The Record for Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

2:29 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of an injured elk at U.S. Highway 40 and Routt County Road 52. It could not be found.

Steamboat Springs High School Nordic, Alpine ski teams earn all-state nods

The Steamboat ski teams placed several members on the all-state list after competing in Winter Park at the Colorado State Skiing Championships during the weekend.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle moguls team brings home hardware

Competing in single duals Saturday and Sunday and a dual moguls event Monday, the Winter Sports Club had seven podium finishes at a Rocky Mountain Divisional event in Telluride.

Steamboat Springs Nordic skier Mary O'Connell wins 1st collegiate race

Competing for Dartmouth, O’Connell won her first Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association race, a 15-kilometer mass start race.

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Athlete of the Week: Peter White

White won the men’s Skimeister at the Colorado State Skiing Championships during the weekend. White, who was close to winning his sophomore year, was 15 points ahead of the second-place finisher.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Tuesday, Feb. 19

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 3 new inches of snow at mid-mountain in the past 24 hours.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 19

The snow message might have boosted Presidents Day bookings, the City Council approves special events funds and Steamboat big mountain skiers place well at Sunlight Ski Resort.

Jim Cook, President of Friends of the Chief Foundation: A great start

What an amazing night for the inaugural opening of the Chief Theater.

Monday, February 18

Steamboat Briefs: Lineup for spring author series at library announced

Bud Werner Memorial Library has scheduled its spring series of free author talks.

Steamboat girls hoops opens postseason play Tuesday; boys play Thursday

A weekend of action set up the district tournament for the Steamboat Springs High School basketball teams. Teams from Soroco and Hayden also were busy.

Steamboat Springs City Council approves $113,000 for special events

The National Cattle Dog Association finals and a series of tennis getaways are among the new local attractions that will get some of the $113,000 the city has allocated for special events this summer and fall.

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Big mountain Steamboat skiers place high at Sunlight competition

Steamboat Springs skiers showed well last weekend in a big mountain freeskiing event at Sunlight Ski Resort.

Routt County college athletes roundup for Feb. 18

A weekly roundup of the performances of collegiate athletes with Routt County ties.

Jimmy Westlake: It’s a shooting gallery out there

I have a recurring dream that a meteorite lands in my backyard and buries itself in a crater. I run out and sit on top of it, guarding it with a shotgun. Only in my dreams. For the good folks living in and near the town of Chelyabinsk, Russia, it was no dream.

Joel Reichenberger: Five years in and I'm in

Five years, I was told. I’d be a local in five years. Well guess what, Steamboat. I’m there.

Mary Walker: Meaningful aid is hard to come by

I recently watched a TV segment featuring the two founders of a partnership called the One Woman Initiative, which, as they describe it, promotes entrepreneurship and job opportunities for women in developing countries. Among other things, they described one of their projects in Uganda, a trust fund for women farmers, and noted that a $150 microloan can change the life of a woman, her family and her community.

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Strong snow message boosts number of Presidents Day weekend visitors in Steamboat Springs

Lodging and business leaders here said Monday a strong snow message appears to have just made one of Steamboat Springs' busiest winter weekends a little busier.

The Record for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

1:23 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a man yelling in the 300 block of Third Street. Police were unable to find the man.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Monday, Feb. 18

Steamboat Ski Area reports 9 inches of new snow have fallen at mid-mountain since the resort closed yesterday.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Feb. 18

Steamboat's City Council opposes a bill giving local firefighters collective bargaining rights, the lodging tax committee considers whether a public vote is needed and Hayden's Ryan Domson is heading back to state.

Sunday, February 17

Local tennis results: ITA BG 14's Sweetheart Circuit

Local tennis results: ITA BG 14's Sweetheart Circuit

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Hayden's Domson back at state after incredible recovery

Hayden senior Ryan Domson was told there was no way he could recover from a devastating knee injury in time to compete in any sports in his senior season. One thing about Domson: he hates being told what he can and can't do.

Plan for Steamboat Springs' lodging tax may require voter approval

Voters could be the final judges of the city's plan for how to spend its lodging tax in the future.

Steamboat briefs: Hayden Public Library is closed for Presidents Day

Hayden Public Library will be closed today in observance of Presidents Day. The library will reopen Tuesday

Deb Babcock: Philodendron a hardy indoor plant

If you’re looking for a hardy houseplant, philodendron is king as far as I’m concerned. Not being a houseplant person but loving some fresh greenery in the house, I purchased a philodendron many years ago when we first moved into our home in Routt County.

Monday Medical: Colorado hard hit by norovirus

An especially strong strain of norovirus has been causing short-term but intense illness across Colorado and the nation this winter. The new Sydney strain, which first was identified in Australia last year, is the culprit.

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Steamboat City Council opposes bill that would give local firefighters collective bargaining rights

In a rare move, the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night agreed to send Gov. John Hickenlooper a letter opposing a Senate bill that aims to give all firefighters in the state collective bargaining rights.

The Record for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

2:44 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers pulled over a 31-year-old Steamboat man who was driving a vehicle with a headlight out on Apres Ski Way. Police arrested the man on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving a defective vehicle and driving with his vision impaired because he did not sufficiently scrape ice off his windshield.

Conflict in Mauritania

Through a history filled with political turmoil, the black Afro-Mauritanians, like the men who moved to Steamboat Springs, have weathered decades of oppression.

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West African immigrants build a new life in Steamboat Springs

When Adama Dia looks out over the landscape of Northwest Colorado, he’s reminded of a past that’s distant in memory and geography. The cattle and sheep that dot ranch land in the Yampa Valley recall a home almost 6,000 miles away in a village in the West African country of Mauritania, where his job for many years was to watch the village’s wealth of livestock and, in turn, protect his people’s livelihood.

Losing Ground: State officials seek examination of inequality

Two Colorado lawmakers plan to push for a comprehensive examination of racial and ethnic inequality in the state as a precursor to future legislation aimed at closing some of the gaps that separate Latinos and African-Americans from whites.

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A walk in another man’s shoes

Profiles of West African immigrants living and working in Steamboat Springs.

Saturday, February 16

ITA 14 and Under Championships results for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

ITA 14 and Under Championships results for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

Catamount Ski Marathon results for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

Catamount Ski Marathon results for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

Steamboat briefs: First Steps seminar set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at CMC

A First Steps seminar for those who are interested in starting a small business is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the new Academic Center, Room 127, at Colorado Mountain College.

Steamboat girls basketball cruises to 52-30 win against Eagle Valley

The Steamboat Springs girls basketball team will enter this week’s district tournament on a bit of a roll after a 52-30 win Saturday in Gypsum.

Eagle Valley tops Steamboat boys hoops, 43-40

The Eagle Valley and Steamboat boys basketball teams went to overtime Saturday to plead their case for Western Slope district tournament seeding, with the Devils eking out a 43-40 win.

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Soroco girls basketball overcomes slow start for yet another win

The Rams had to fight through a lackluster first half before they finished off a 46-26 win against Plateau Valley.

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Soroco boys hoops explodes in 2nd half, knock off Plateau Valley

The Soroco High School boys basketball team played a lackluster half, a great quarter and a good quarter, and that all added up to enough for a win against Plateau Valley, 59-46.

Routt County wrestlers complete regional tournament

The Hayden High School wrestling team qualified five wrestlers for the state tournament, while Soroco sent two.

Hayden boys basketball team wins another easy one

The Tigers gave up one point in the first quarter and just two more in the second en route to a 66-21 shellacking at home against De Beque.

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Steamboat Springs hockey team falls in last game of season

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team lost its season finale, 2-1, to Ralston Valley on Saturday.

Our View: Toasting 100 years of Winter Carnival

Sometimes it takes a special milestone to recognize the significance of things we otherwise might take for granted. That sentiment was hard to escape last weekend during the 100th anniversary of the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival.

Real estate transactions for Feb. 8 to 14

Real estate transactions for Feb. 8 to 14

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Colorado Mountain College board releases former president's separation agreement

The Colorado Mountain College board of trustees last week released documentation that indicates former President Stan Jensen and the college are not supposed to speak publicly about why Jensen was paid $500,000 to part ways with the college.

John F. Russell: I can't imagine Howelsen Ice Area without a roof

It's hard to imagine what Steamboat Springs would be like without the Howelsen Ice Arena. Luckily, we don't have to.

Steamboat Springs freestyle skiers shine in Sochi, Russia

Steamboat Springs skier Eliza Outtrim finished second Friday in a moguls event in Sochi, Russia.

The Record for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

12:28 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of people yelling in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle. It is an ongoing issue, and a verbal warning was given.

Jail Report for Feb. 9 to 15, 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. Residencies were not available.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Feb. 7 to 13

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

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Casey's Pond Senior Living community in Steamboat almost ready for hard-hat tours

Casey’s Pond is due to be completed in October and will offer four types of senior living including a collection of one- and two-bedroom apartments and assisted living suites.

Friday, February 15

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Steamboat Springs hockey team eliminated from playoff contention after tie with Summit

The Steamboat Springs and Summit County high school hockey teams skated to a 3-3 tie Friday at Howelsen Ice Arena. The tie eliminated both teams from playoff contention.

Routt County wrestlers open regional tournament

Routt County high schools opened regional wrestling on Friday. Steamboat, Soroco and Hayden have athletes scheduled to wrestle in Saturday's semifinal matches.

Soroco boys basketball knocks off De Beque

The Soroco High School boys basketball team flew by De Beque on Friday night, winning on the road, 77-34.

Hayden boys basketball rolls by Plateau Valley

The Hayden High School boys basketball team had no trouble with Plateau Valley on Friday night, winning on the road, 74-47.

Hayden girls basketball wins on the road

Hayden beat Plateau Valley on the road Friday, 39-25.

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Steamboat girls blast Battle Mountain

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team ran it up on Battle Mountain on Friday night, blasting the Huskies in Steamboat, 62-12.

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Battle Mountain tips over Steamboat boys hoops in crucial game

Battle Mountain got a tip-in game winner as time expired Friday night to beat Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat briefs: Hayden Public Library to be closed Saturday, Monday

Hayden Public Library will be closed Saturday and Monday in observance of Presidents Day. The library will reopen Tuesday.

Routt County school lunch menus for the week of Feb. 18

Routt County school lunch menus for the week of Feb. 18

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Feb. 18

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Feb. 18

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Steamboat Springs' Peter White wins Skimeister

Steamboat Springs High School junior Peter White won the men's Skimeister award Friday at the Colorado State Skiing Championships.

Joe Cashen: Paper's poor impression

I am writing to publicly air my disappointment in the Steamboat Today’s decision to print the Rob Douglas column about marijuana as a front-page article in Friday’s newspaper.

Lexi Miller: Ride the bus

Anyone who has ever paid sales tax in Steamboat Springs has paid their share for the bus service. The majority of the funds for our local transit system come from sales tax.

Steamboat Springs ski teams wrap up state championships

The Steamboat Springs High School ski teams wrapped up the Colorado State Skiing Championships on Friday with the girls Nordic team and the Alpine teams placing fourth and the boys Nordic team in seventh.

The Record for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

12:36 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a disturbance in the 800 block of Weiss Circle. People got involved in an altercation when they were asked to leave a party. They could not be located.

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Aloha's medical marijuana dispensary closes shop in Routt County

In the midst of a divorce and a stack of criminal cases, Chris Ward on Wednesday closed his Aloha's medical marijuana center in Milner.

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New apartment building wins Planning Commission approval for 2nd time

The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission on Feb. 14 reaffirmed its approval for the 42-unit Skyview Apartments by a 6-1 vote. The project came back through the approval process because neighbors weren’t adequately notified of the first hearing Dec. 20.

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Steamboat Ski Area surpasses 2011-12 winter snowfall

The ski area reported 5 inches of new snow Friday morning, bringing the season total to 228.5 inches, which is one-half inch more than the ski area closed the previous season with April 15, 2012.

Yellowjacket Pass home known for indoor swimming pool goes to auction Feb. 20

The home is best known for its indoor swimming pool, set in a room lined with stoned under a vaulted ceiling

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Fire causes heavy damage to Steamboat Springs home

There was significant damage, but no one was injured when a house caught fire early Friday in Steamboat Springs.

Fresh snow leads into sunny Presidents Day weekend on Steamboat slopes

Friday's fresh snow ushers Steamboat into a sunny holiday weekend before "a very snowy final two weeks of February," according to Joel Gratz, of www.opensnow.com.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Friday, Feb. 15

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 3 new inches of snow at mid-mountain since the resort closed yesterday.

Steamboat briefs: Kailee Duryea named to president’s honor roll

Kailee Duryea, a 2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, was named to the president’s honor roll for the fall semester at Eastern Wyoming College.

Rob Douglas: Reefer madness

Dr. Paul Chabot, who served in the presidential administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, thinks the 1,291,771 Coloradans who voted for Amendment 64 last November were deceived by ads with tricky words.

Thursday, February 14

A Dog's Eye View: A telltail sign

We’ve all heard it said, “A wagging tail means a friendly dog.” It’s risky to live by this statement because there’s more to the story.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Why stormwater matters

Stormwater is the latest hot topic in Steamboat Springs. The city recently presented a draft Stormwater Master Plan completed by consultant Short Elliot Hendrickson.

Adult League Volleyball Scores for Feb. 13, 2013

Adult League Volleyball Scores for Feb. 13, 2013

Little Vikings Wednesday Night Jump Series No. 3: Results for Feb. 13, 2013

Little Vikings Wednesday Night Jump Series No. 3: Results for Feb. 13, 2013

December sales tax collections for Steamboat Springs take hit

December sales tax collections in the city of Steamboat Springs were down more than 5 percent compared with the same month in 2011, according to a report released Wednesday by the city.

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Steamboat Springs High School ski teams open at state championships

The Steamboat Springs High School ski teams opened the Colorado State Skiing Championships on Thursday.

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Rescues spike in backcountry near Steamboat Ski Area

Steamboat Ski Area recently has seen a rash of incidents where skiers have gone into the backcountry and needed to be rescued. A ski area spokesperson said Thursday that ski patrollers had been on rescues five days during the past week.

Rosemary and Peter Gebhardt: Thanks, Steamboat

On behalf of the Michael R. Gebhardt Memorial Fund, we would like to thank the Steamboat Springs businesses and community members who participated in and supported Snowflakes for Mike.

The Record for Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

2 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of people who got into a shouting match with a bus driver over sports at the Gondola Transit Center. The bus driver kicked them off the bus.

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In the busy realm of winter sports, ice fishing in Routt County is a unique alternative

Kent Baucke understands the challenges of marketing the sport he loves. It's not action packed. There are long moments of silence between the highlights. “But it's a relaxing day,” Kent Baucke said about ice fishing.

Steamboat Springs homes priced below luxury market going fast

A sudden burst Tuesday of seven real estate contracts on homes in Steamboat Springs with list prices from $875,000 to $1.3 million gave the local market a healthy jolt.

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Bluegrass gets dark with Grandpa's Cough Medicine

Outlaw bluegrass, as Grandpa’s Cough Medicine calls its band's style, means songs about crooked cops, jealous lovers, heists and other sinful subjects.

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Andy Bockelman: Love movies you’ll love

When Feb. 14 rolls around each year, there’s no shortage of recommended viewing experiences for couples to share. Although you can’t beat the classics, there’s something to be said for new love stories, and the past year gave us some truly innovative romances.

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Steamboat Telemark skier Madi McKinstry 3rd at Junior World Championships in France

Steamboat Springs Telemark skier Madi McKinstry won a bronze medal at the Junior World Championships on Feb. 9 in France. She'll also compete in the 2013 U.S. National Telemark Championships from Feb. 22 to 24 in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat Alpine skier Anna Marno out for season with knee injury

Steamboat Springs Alpine skier Anna Marno reinjured her left knee in January, ending her season. She was leading the NorAm Tour and was on the cusp of earning a World Cup start before the injury.

Steamboat snowboarder Arielle Gold 11th in Sochi, Russia

Gold finished 11th on Thursday in the half-pipe finals at the Sochi World Cup Olympic test event. She qualified in first but couldn’t put together runs in the finals.

Snowy forecast precedes Presidents Day weekend in Steamboat Springs

The National Weather Service is dialing up the perfect forecast for Presidents Day weekend, including 9 to 18 inches of new snow accumulating at the ski area by Saturday morning.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Thursday, Feb. 14

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 4 new inches of snow in the past 24 hours at mid-mountain.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Feb. 14

A Steamboat woman's leukemia diagnosis brings the community together, City Council members said the county's input will be weighed when considering funding for downtown improvements and the Chief Plaza Theater hosts its first local production in decades.

2013 Steamboat Today Love Notes

Messages from Routt County residents to their loved ones

Wednesday, February 13

Hitchens Brothers Wednesday Night Jump Series results for Feb. 13, 2013

Hitchens Brothers Wednesday Night Jump Series results for Feb. 13, 2013

Multiple skiers need help after going out of bounds at Steamboat Ski Area

It is thought as many as 21 skiers needed help getting out of the backcountry after going out of bounds at Steamboat Ski Area late Wednesday afternoon.

Steamboat briefs: BookTrails offers programs for Blues Break next week

BookTrails, an organization that promotes reading and writing, will offer programming Monday and Tuesday during Blues Break.

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'The Vagina Monologues' to mark revival of historic Steamboat theater

On Saturday night, a V-Day Steamboat Springs performance of “The Vagina Monologues” will take place in the first finished room of the Chief Plaza Theater's renovation process.

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Singles mingle casually in Steamboat Springs on Cupid's big holiday

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers; it’s for anyone who loves people. And there are at least a couple of gatherings planned this week for people who want to hang out but are unattached or temporarily ambivalent about romance.

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Steamboat Springs High School cheerleaders return from nationals

On Saturday, the team scored high in the cheer portion of its routine, but several errors in the music portion caused the team to miss the finals.

Routt County teams prepare for weekend action

The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine team has to be considered a big favorite to win the boys and girls Alpine events at the state championship meet Thursday and Friday in Winter Park.

The Record for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

12:26 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a wallet stolen from a bar in the 2200 block of Village Inn Court.

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Steamboat Springs woman's leukemia diagnosis brings co-workers, community together

For 31-year-old Lesley Chambers, last fall's diagnosis came as a complete shock. But with support from friends and her employer — and an indoor cornhole tournament fundraiser scheduled for this weekend — Chambers is looking forward to the next phase of her battle against the disease.

Bob Dowling: Kudos, Steamboat

My wife’s brother Peter Kenney finally coaxed us out to the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival. I blogged to friends that it was probably unique in America to find an all-volunteer event of that level of athleticism, pageantry and pyrotechnic sophistication.

2013 Winter Carnival horse event winners for Feb. 9 and 10

2013 Winter Carnival horse event winners for Feb. 9 and 10

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Plans for downtown URA continue despite concerns from Routt County commissioners

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night assured the Routt County Board of Commissioners it will "have a seat at the table” when the city and a group of downtown stakeholders formally propose a way to fund revitalization efforts downtown.

Oak Creek Town Board to continue examination of master plan items

The Oak Creek Town Board will have a work session on its policy/action plan matrix at its 6 p.m. Thursday meeting in town offices.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Wednesday, Feb. 13

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

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Feb. 13

Steamboat Ski Area rates poorly on an environmental scorecard, Yampa's Crossan's M&A Market is added to the National Register of Historic Places and the Steamboat Springs City Council will consider extending Interim City Manager Deb Hinsvark's contract.

Adult dodgeball league results for Feb. 12

Adult dodgeball league results for Feb. 12

Tuesday, February 12

Steamboat Springs City Council to consider extending Interim City Manager Deb Hinsvark's contract

Saying they don't want to launch a search for a permanent city manager before November, members of the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night agreed to consider next month offering Interim City Manager Deb Hinsvark an extended contract.

Brian Boos: Failing grade

In your Feb. 10 issue, you chose to publish a political cartoon that depicted a man with a gun getting blown up by a drone. What a sad comic to be printing.

Our View: Riding the turbulence to calmer skies

The consistently subpar performance of United Express’ Denver-YVRA leg during the past few months has cast a pall over the operation of the airport and certainly the impression of the unfortunate travelers who have fallen victim to the late and canceled flights.

Soroco girls basketball team rolls

The Soroco High School girls basketball team easily beat Vail Christian on Tuesday.

Steamboat briefs: 4 Yellow Foundation Fund grant applications accepted

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is accepting annual grant applications from the 4 Yellow Foundation Fund for local cancer-related services. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Feb 28 to grants@yvcf.org.

Shell's level of drilling activity unlikely to increase in Northwest Colorado in 2013

Shell Social Performance Adviser Garrett Dolan said he would begin a socioeconomic impact analysis that would study potential effects on Routt and Moffat counties.

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Yampa's Crossan's M&A Market building added to National Register of Historic Places

The historic Yampa building's weathered storefront reveals the ravages of time, but the interior is remarkably well-preserved.

Thoughtful Parenting: Building emotion vocabulary in children

Emotions give us information about what is going on around us, and children need adults to help them identify emotions. Understanding how we’re feeling helps us take action.

Steamboat Ski Area rates poorly on environmental scorecard

Steamboat Ski Area ranks among the worst five Western resorts for environmental practices in the newest Ski Area Environmental Scorecard. The scorecard is weighted heavily against resort expansion and expects a number of proactive resource efficiency efforts.

College roundup for Feb. 13

Catching up with Routt County's collegiate athletes.

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Athlete of the Week: Briana Peterson

Briana Peterson hit the game-winner with three seconds left Friday against North Park and then led the team with 14 points Saturday against West Grand in a pair of wins for the Rams.

The Record for Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

4:12 p.m. Officers were called to a report of shoplifting from a grocery store in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. A man reportedly went through the self-checkout lane and could not get his food stamp card to work. Police said the man then left without paying for the groceries. Police know who the man is because he left his wallet in the grocery store.

Colorado House passes 1st marijuana bill of session

A bill that would create a training program for medical-marijuana workers passed the Colorado House on Tuesday.

District attorney to decide if charges warranted in Aspen skiing death

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Sherry Caloia said the review of a fatal ski collision on Aspen Mountain will go on the “fast burner” next week for a decision by her and her staff on whether a criminal charge is warranted.

Steamboat Springs could see snowy run-up to weekend

The National Weather Service predicts that snow showers could start as early as overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. And Steamboat-based meteorologist Mike Weissbluth predicted Steamboat could receive 6 to 12 inches of snow by Friday morning.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Tuesday, Feb. 12

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

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 12

The Steamboat Springs City Council and the Routt County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday night, a fly-tying demonstration is set for Wednesday and Hahn's Peak Roadhouse refines its expansion plans.

Monday, February 11

Omar M. Campbell: Letter to the governor

I am a life-long gun owner, hunter, target shooter and collector of early Western firearms. Current legislation proposed at both the state and federal levels has me very worried.

School finance bill continues to draw a lot of chatter, concern in Steamboat school district

School Board says potential cuts in state funding could put district in difficult position

It still hasn't been introduced, but a Senate bill expected to seek major changes to how schools in Colorado are funded continues to attract a lot of chatter and concern in the Steamboat Springs School District.

Steamboat briefs: Hospital to host event about SAD on Thursday

As part of its “Taking Care of Me” series of health-related presentations, Yampa Valley Medical Center hosts a discussion about Seasonal Affective Disorder at 11:45 a.m. Thursday.

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Jimmy Westlake: The face of a bull

“Beautiful” isn’t a word one usually uses to describe the face of a bull, but Taurus, the celestial bull, is an exception. The familiar V-shaped asterism of Taurus’ face hanging high in our winter sky is like no other group of stars visible from Earth.

Weeklong athletic performance seminars feature elite athletes, trainers

Steamboat's Forever Fit hopes four free community seminars will provide wealth of knowledge to weekend warriors as well as the parents of youth athletes.

The Record for Feb. 10, 2013

12:41 a.m. Oak Creek Police Department officers were called to a report of a fight in the 100 block of East Main Street.

Hahn's Peak Roadhouse refines expansion plans

The Routt County Planning Commission voted Feb. 7 to recommend that current restrictions that limit the Hahn's Peak Roadhouse to hosting one live music event a week be relaxed.

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Tom Ross: Horses are the stars of the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival Parade

Improvisation is just as traditional as anything else that takes place at the annual Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival.

Yampa Valley Fly Fishers to host annual fly-tying demonstrations

Tim Jacobs is an expert in tying grasshopper patterns that catch trout. Don't believe it? Watch him in action Wednesday night in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat Springs City Council and Routt County Board of Commissioners to discuss county's opposition to downtown URA

County officials recently sent a letter to their city counterparts expressing opposition to a possible funding mechanism for downtown Steamboat Springs improvements. That issue will be among the discussion points during Tuesday night's joint meeting.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Monday, Feb. 11

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

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Feb. 11

A Steamboat Springs woman was arrested after crashing her car west of downtown, State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush had here first town hall here and the 100th Winter Carnival came to a close Sunday.

Sunday, February 10

Adult league men's basketball scores for Feb. 10

Adult league men's basketball scores for Feb. 10

Steamboat briefs: Yampatika summer camp to be held for ages 5 to 14

Yampatika summer camp for youths ages 5 to 14 will be from June 17 to Aug. 9.

Monday Medical: Light therapy can uplift winter moods

“Let the light shine in.” That is Tom Traynor’s best advice to avoid developing a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.

County Agenda for Feb. 11 and 12

County Agenda for Feb. 11 and 12

Deb Babcock: A bold-leaved plant for your home

Dieffenbachia maculata, commonly called Spotted dumbcane, is a popular home or office plant that is readily found in local garden centers in a variety of leaf patterns. With a spread of 2 to 3 feet and heights of as much as 8 feet, it makes its presence known in most any room you place it.

The Record for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013

12:01 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious person on Yampa Street.

Woman arrested after short car chase and crash west of downtown Steamboat

A Steamboat Springs woman was arrested Sunday morning after she crashed her vehicle after a short chase on U.S. Highway 40 west of downtown.

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State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush holds first town hall with Routt County constituents

There was no shortage of hot topics to discuss Sunday during freshman State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush's first town hall meeting Sunday with her constituents here in Steamboat Springs.

Routt County wrestling teams wrap up regular season

The Hayden and Soroco high school wrestling teams got in their final work of the regular season Saturday and both reported goods results from a duals tournament in Meeker.

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100th Winter Carnival comes to a close

Street events, Diamond Hitch Parade mark end of action-packed carnival

The 100th Winter Carnival was a little bit bigger and a little bit better than many before it, 13-year-old Brenden Andrews explained. And it had to be.

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Magill grabs podium finish at annual gelande jumping event

Tim Magill has been jumping in Steamboat Springs for 50 years, but he's never had a jump quite like the one he had on Sunday.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Sunday, Feb. 10

Steamboat Ski Area has arranged for a powder day to help celebrate the 100th Winter Carnival. There are 10 inches of new snow at midmountain and 15 inches at the summit. Enjoy!

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Access Granted: The backcountry skier's omerta

You know what would be great? A list of the best backcountry runs in Routt County. Or maybe a collection of the best backcountry stories from around Steamboat, the kind of runs they talked about in cheesy 1980s and ’90s ski movies. They’d have names like Dead Man’s Bluff or Slippery Pete’s Escape. There’s only one problem. Slippery Pete is quite content taking his escape to his grave.

Access Granted: Before backcountry, there was just skiing

Sidecountry skiing is such a new term that many old-timers feel compelled to put air quotes around it. Backcountry skiing isn’t exactly an old term, either, because it wasn’t long ago that what’s now referred to as “backcountry skiing” was simply “skiing.”

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Access Granted: Recreation in Routt County's backcountry becoming a big trend

An ongoing revolution in snow sports equipment has changed the way residents in Steamboat Springs recreate.

Saturday, February 9

Our View: Common sense prevailed

The city of Steamboat Springs, and its taxpayers, came perilously close to dumping another $1 million into the Iron Horse Inn last week before City Council members finally got it right by pulling the plug on the proposed sale of the fire and police stations at 840 Yampa St.

Hayden boys hoops win easy at North Park

The Hayden High School boys basketball team blasted North Park on Saturday, winning on the road, 61-35.

Soroco girls basketball picks up win in West Grand

The Soroco High School girls basketball team picked up a win at West Grand on Saturday.

Soroco boys fall in OT at West Grand

Soroco fell in overtime, 77-74, on the road as West Grand avenged a game from earlier this season.

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Life rolls on at International Muzzleloading Biathlon

Many things have changed, but as laughter echoed around the event’s award ceremony, it was clear that in the event's 39 years, many things were exactly the same.

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Losing Ground: Health care disparities alarming

In Colorado, blacks and Hispanics face markedly higher infant mortality rates than whites

Lucero Barrios is Latina and a new mother. These are circumstances that place her squarely in a group of people affected by a shocking reality in Colorado: A Hispanic baby born in this state is 63 percent more likely than a white baby to die in the first year of life.

Winter Carnival Bump Jump results for Saturday

Winter Carnival Bump Jump results for Saturday

Jail Report for Feb. 2 to 8, 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. Residencies were not available.

Steamboat Springs girls hoops narrowly loses to Delta

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team narrowly lost to Delta on Saturday.

Steamboat Springs hockey team falls to Monarch

When it counted the most Saturday, Steamboat was at its best. But it wasn’t enough, and a Steamboat team battling for its playoff life couldn’t do enough against Foothills-leading Monarch, falling 6-4.

Steamboat Springs skier wins NorAm event

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skier Sophia Schwartz won a NorAm event Saturday in Telluride.

Steamboat Springs boys complete impressive road trip

The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team completed an impressive road trip by beating Delta on Saturday.

Hayden girls basketball fall at North Park

The Hayden High School girls basketball team couldn’t make it two in a row, falling Saturday on the road against North Park. The Wildcats broke away late in a close game, winning 41-36.

On the Market: Top Hand Award goes to FM Light & Sons

Landmark western wear retailer FM Light & Sons in Steamboat Springs received the Top Hand Award from the Western & English Sales Association during the National Western Stock Show in Denver last month.

Breckenridge’s Peak 6 to open in 2013-14

Five new high-alpine bowls, 543 new acres and a 23 percent increase in skiable terrain. That’s the package of improvements Breckenridge Ski Resort is promising skiers and snowboarders with the opening of its fifth mountain, Peak 6, at the start of the 2013-2014 ski season.

Real estate transactions for Feb. 4 to 7, 2013

Real estate transactions for Feb. 4 to 7, 2013

The Record for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

10:50 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of gunshots heard from the 200 block of Moffat Avenue. It was people doing target practice in a safe area.

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Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival street events bring thrills, spills

While the East Coast was digging out from a massive blizzard Saturday, the Steamboat Springs Public Works Department was trucking in snow to pack down on Lincoln Avenue for the Winter Carnival street events.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 6

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

John F. Russell: Traditions continue to live, grow on the streets of Lincoln Avenue

Street events are one of the main reasons thousands of people come to Steamboat Springs each year for Winter Carnival. Sure, there are risks, but the chance to take part has become a right of passage in our mountain town

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At Steamboat Airline Partners Summit, Harley executive urges ski resorts to empower guests

A former Harley executive, who spoke at the annual Airline Partners Summit, said in order to avoid becoming mere commodities, ski resorts need to inspire their guests to go home with the stories of a lifetime.

Friday, February 8

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Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival dual slalom event draws huge crowd

More than 30 riders turned out for the 25th annual dual slalom bicycle race Friday as part of Winter Carnival.

Steamboat Springs hockey team picks up big win against Fountain Valley

Playing a Fountain Valley team that was near the top of the Peak Conference, Steamboat played like its playoff lives were on the line and ran away with a 5-1 win.

Steamboat Springs girls basketball team beats Palisade

The Steamboat Springs girls basketball team led wire to wire Friday in Palisade coming up with a 65-55 win.

Steamboat Springs boys basketball team wins in Palisade

The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team beat league-leading Palisade on Friday.

Soroco boys win 7th game, knock off North Park

The Soroco High School boys basketball team got 22 points from Ryan Jeep and 20 from Nic Paxton on Friday as it pulled away from North Park in the fourth quarter, winning at home, 75-58.

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Hayden girls basketball hits new high with 3rd win of season

The Hayden girls basketball team pieced together its best game of the season Friday. Behind Olivia Zehner's 22 points, the Tigers beat West Grand, 51-36.

Soroco girls survive scare against North Park

Briana Peterson scored with three seconds remaining, lifting Soroco over North Park in a nail biter in Oak Creek, 49-48.

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Hayden boys basketball leans on reserves in win against West Grand

Juniors Dan Engle and Greg Frentress, who’ve played off the bench most of the season, came through Friday night to help Hayden hold off a determined West Grand squad, 71-52.

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Twentymile Mine receives safety award for lowest incident rate in Peabody Energy history

Routt County’s Twentymile Mine this week was presented with the President’s Safety Award from Peabody Energy for achieving the company’s best U.S. safety performance rating for an underground coal mining operation in 2012.

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Steamboat Symphony Orchestra to celebrate Olympic, Western heritage at concert Sunday

To this day, Nelson Carmichael said he's impressed with the talent, determination and focus that it takes classical musicians to learn and perfect a piece of music.

Tom Ross: Wither family celebrates 125 years in Steamboat Springs during Winter Carnival parade

When the 100th Winter Carnival Diamond Hitch Parade unfurls down Lincoln Avenue on Sunday, one of the floats will carry 20 proud members of the Wither family. Its history in Routt County precedes the first Winter Carnival by a quarter of a century.

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Vintage skis come out of storage for another run during Steamboat Springs' 100th Winter Carnival

Billy Kidd skied Friday in his 1970 Dynamic race skis — the very pair he used to win bronze and gold medals at the World Championships that year in Val Gardena, Italy. Unfortunately for Kidd, the wax was 43 years old.

Steamboat briefs: Forest officials ticketed 6 snowmobilers last weekend

Routt National Forest officials last weekend ticketed six people for riding snowmobiles in wilderness areas, with fees totaling more than $3,000, according to a news release.

Council on Aging lunch menus for week of Feb. 11

Council on Aging lunch menus for week of Feb. 11

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Feb. 11

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Feb. 11

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Hayden High School's Kevin Kleckler named leader in education

An emergency assembly at Hayden High School this week resulted in a big surprise for one of its teachers: Vocational education instructor Kevin Kleckler was recognized through Peabody Energy’s Leaders in Education program.

The Record for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013

6:37 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of people being loud in the 400 block of Ore House Plaza.

Hayden School Board gets feedback on redistricting

The Hayden School Board heard positive feedback this week about possibly changing the way School Board members are elected.

Local aerial videographer captures dazzling, dizzying view of Mount Werner from the air

Local aerial videographer Cedar Beauregard, of Steamboat Aerials, captured this video using a remote-controlled device.

Steamboat snowboarder Arielle Gold's torrid pace continues

The 16-year-old phenom won her first major tour stop win Friday in Switzerland, topping fellow American and Olympic champion Kelly Clark.

Storm should bring fresh snow to Steamboat for Winter Carnival weekend

The weather systems moving through the Steamboat Springs area this weekend should be strong enough to add a touch of fresh snow to the 100th Winter Carnival.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Friday, Feb. 8

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a mid-mountain base of 48 inches.

Thursday, February 7

Hayden sweeps Routt County wrestling duals

Hayden won both ends of its wrestling doubleheader Thursday. The Tigers took down Steamboat, 39-15, then Soroco, 54-15.

Rob Douglas: City was 'hoist with its own petard'

For any resident who ever had a frustrating run-in with government bureaucracy, the collapse of the city of Steamboat Springs’ controversial plan to house the police department temporarily at the Iron Horse Inn is a delicious tale sweetened with irony.

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After sale of downtown public safety building falls apart, city and outdoor retailers still have same goals

With the sale of the city's downtown emergency services building scrapped, the major players involved in the deal have little choice but to move on.

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Anders Osborne performs free Steamboat show Saturday for Ski Mardi Gras

While revelers are celebrating on Bourbon Street, Steamboat residents and visitors will be celebrating Mardi Gras this weekend as well during the third year of the annual Ski Mardi Gras celebration.

Steamboat briefs: News for 100th Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

Because of Winter Carnival street events, vehicles parked overnight along Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs on Friday or Saturday nights will be towed.

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Steamboat's Cariveau scores 2nd-place finish at Cyclocross Worlds

Steamboat Springs' Jon Cariveau surged to a second-place finish in the masters 45 to 49 division at the Cyclocross World Championships last weekend in Kentucky.

2013 Winter Carnival flash mob schedule

The Winter Carnival flash mob is a dance organized by community members as a way to express Winter Carnival spirit throughout this weekend’s events.

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Steamboat's Ski Mardi Gras kicks off Friday

Side by side with the momentous 100th Winter Carnival, Steamboat Ski Area will be celebrating its annual Ski Mardi Gras weekend with specials and events through Fat Tuesday.

A Dog's Eye View: Dogs in an on-demand world

Dogs are not a part-time, on-demand relationship. If you work long hours and travel for days at a time, please consider how to make this work if you plan to get a dog.

The Record for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013

10:03 a.m. Officers were called to a report of juveniles snowboarding and building a jump at the Spring Creek tunnel under Fish Creek Falls Road. They were gone when officers arrived.

Steamboat Springs middle schoolers take advantage of outdoor program

Members of the Everything Outdoor Steamboat group just returned from a backcountry skiing trip on Rabbit Ears Pass.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Steamboat project to address wildlife and fuel hazards issues

Throughout the next month, the U.S. Forest Service is asking for initial public comments on its Steamboat Front Fuel Hazard Reduction and Habitat Improvement Project, which proposes a variety of actions to reduce fuel hazards and improve wildlife habitat on the Routt National Forest near Steamboat Springs.

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Yampa River Basin playing catchup with peak snowpack date of April 11

Time is growing short if the snowpack — water content in the standing snow — surrounding Steamboat Springs is to reach the historic norm by the end of winter.

Steamboat Springs swim teams join forces

The Old Town Hot Springs Swim Team and Steamboat Springs Swim Team have come together to form one team.

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Andy Bockelman: ‘Hansel & Gretel’ a freaky, funny, fractured fairy tale

As if it needs to be said, “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” manages to distance itself quite a ways from reality.

No one injured in 2 plane incidents at Yampa Valley Regional Airport

A plane made an emergency landing at Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Thursday a day after a plane ran out of gas after landing at the airport.

Routt County relaxes drilling dates for oil well west of Steamboat Springs

Quicksilver has told Routt County officials that drilling activities could begin as soon as the week beginning Feb. 11.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Thursday, Feb. 7

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 2 inches of new snow at mid-mountain since the mountain closed Wednesday.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Feb. 7

Steamboat Springs City Council passed a temporary ordinance banning private pot clubs, the pine beetle epidemic is slowing in Colorado and state Sen. Jack Taylor is recovering from a series of strokes in Denver.

Wednesday, February 6

Adult League Volleyball Scores for Feb. 6, 2013

Adult League Volleyball Scores for Feb. 6, 2013

Steamboat Art Museum: Thanks, volunteers

The Steamboat Art Museum staff would like to thank the following volunteers for showing up last Saturday, rolling up their sleeves and working so hard to pull off the impossible.

Cheryl Flagg: Be part of a miracle Thursday

Routt County residents between ages 18 and 44 have the opportunity to join the National Marrow Donor Program when Bonfils Blood Center visits Yampa Valley Medical Center from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Steamboat briefs: Parker Temple is named Corpsmember of the Year

Steamboat Springs Community Youth Corps member Parker Temple was named Corpsmember of the Year during the annual Youth Corps awards ceremony Monday at the state Capitol, according to a news release.

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United Express official tells Steamboat Springs leaders the company is working to address late flights

Airport Manager Dave Ruppel brought up the growing problems with the on-time record as long ago as October and said the difficulties persisted into ski season.

3 skiers rescued Wednesday from Fish Creek drainage near Steamboat Springs

Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers were safely able to rescue three skiers who got stuck in the Fish Creek drainage Wednesday afternoon.

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California minimalist artist displays Oehme Graphics prints at Steamboat's Depot Art Center

Typically a painter working in watercolor and acrylic, California–based minimal abstract artist Patsy Krebs has collaborated twice with Steamboat-based printmaker Sue Oehme.

Pine beetle epidemic slows in Colorado

An annual forest health survey released Wednesday shows the mountain pine beetle is on the retreat in Colorado, but the spruce beetle is gaining ground in parts of the state.

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Steamboat Springs High School cheerleaders headed to Florida for nationals

The cheerleading team departs Thursday for Orlando, Fla., where the team will compete in the coed, Division II competition.

Hayden Town Council to welcome new police officer at meeting Thursday

The Hayden Town Council on Thursday is expected to welcome and swear in the town's newest police officer.

Steamboat Springs City Council passes temporary emergency ordinance banning private marijuana clubs

Steamboat Springs on Tuesday night joined a growing list of municipalities in Colorado that have adopted emergency ordinances temporarily banning the establishment of private marijuana clubs.

Events schedule for the 100th Winter Carnival

Events schedule for the 100th Winter Carnival

Approaching storm means likely snow for Winter Carnival weekend in Steamboat

The light snow that was falling across Steamboat Springs on Wednesday afternoon really was just a warning shot. The real event is forecast to hit Saturday.

Former state Sen. Jack Taylor suffers series of strokes

Former state Sen. Jack Taylor had a series of ministrokes Sunday and was taken to Swedish Medical Center in Denver, according to his wife, Geneva.

Routt County college roundup for Feb. 7

Catching up with Routt County's collegiate athletes.

Steamboat Springs snowboarders qualify at Burton event

Three Steamboat Springs snowboarders qualified for the finals of the Burton European Open in Switzerland on Wednesday.

Routt County sports teams get ready for busy weekend

It's an action-packed weekend in Routt County prep sports with all three high schools' wrestling teams kicking off the competition Thursday, Alpine and Nordic skiing, hockey, and county schools' basketball teams prepping for Friday and Saturday games

The Record for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

2:10 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a person who was about to urinate in the first block of Sixth Street. A written warning was issued.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Wednesday, Feb. 6

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a mid-mountain base of 49 inches.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Feb. 6

A Steamboat resident diagnosed with two rare blood diseases encourages others to join the marrow registry, the city will host an open house about stormwater infrastructure upgrades and a Steamboat woman is charged with taking control of her former employer's domain names.

Tuesday, February 5

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Steamboat Springs City Council cancels proposed sale of downtown public safety building

Council also votes to delay any consideration of new police and fire stations until summer

The city's downtown public safety building no longer is for sale, and plans to build new, more efficient headquarters for the police officers and firefighters who work inside aren't scheduled to be heard again in Centennial Hall until May.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs’ 100th Winter Carnival starts Wednesday

Winter Carnival begins Wednesday with the opening of the Ski Town USA exhibit at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St.

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Feb. 4

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Feb. 4

Adult Dodgeball League Scores for Feb. 5, 2013

Adult Dodgeball League Scores for Feb. 5, 2013

Thoughtful Parenting: Importance of early childhood screenings

If you have questions about your child’s development, Child Find infant and preschool screenings can answer some of them.

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Routt County agriculture advocate recipient of Hazie Werner Award

Marsha Daughenbaugh will be the 25th recipient of the award that is given annually by Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. to a woman who has achieved a standard of excellence in her field through the pursuit of personal goals.

Our View: Big benefit, small cheese in dairy dispute

We urge the county to promptly follow through on a proposed review of how Routt County regulates agriculture tourism, including on-farm food production.

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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboard program records more top results

The podiums just keep coming for a Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarding program that already is in the midst of one of the best seasons of its existence.

Colorado Rep. Jared Polis seeks to legalize marijuana at federal level

Rep. Jared Polis again is trying to bring some calm to Colorado’s jittery marijuana industry.

Colorado county clerks say changing primary elections would save money

The top election officials in two of Colorado’s largest counties testified Monday that taxpayers are spending thousands of dollars mailing ballots to voters in uncontested primaries, a practice that upsets Democrats and Republicans.

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Athlete of the Week: Gabriel Bohlmann

Bohlmann won Saturday’s 5-kilometer classic ski race at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. Bohlmann finished in 20 minutes, 51 seconds, just ahead of teammate Meg O’Connell.

The Record for Monday, Feb. 4, 2013

1:44 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a drunken person at Yampa and Sixth streets.

Steamboat Springs woman accused of taking control of former employer's domain names

The former manager of a Steamboat Springs entertainment venue faces a felony charge after being accused of taking control of domain names owned by her former employer.

City to host open house to discuss stormwater master plan

The two-hour open house comes as the city seeks applicants for a task force that will help decide how to execute and pay for costly upgrades to Steamboat's stormwater system.

Winter sports briefs: Steamboat Nordic athletes impress

Winter Sports Club kids dominated in cross-country, special jumping and Nordic combined events during the weekend. And anyone interested in the 100-meter Nordic dash down Lincoln Avenue on Saturday still has time to sign up.

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Steamboat Springs resident encourages others to join marrow registry

Typically, the best marrow matches are relatives, but when Amy Minotto first was diagnosed with a rare blood disease, her sister turned out not to be a match. So when she was diagnosed with a second rare blood disorder in November, she went to the registry.

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Routt County seeks cost share with city of Steamboat Springs on ozone monitoring

Shell Oil has installed an ozone monitoring device at a well near Hayden, and the Desert Research Institute lab on Storm Peak is contemplating monitoring ozone levels, as well.

UPDATED: Lindsey Vonn out for season after super-G crash in Austria

The U.S. ski team said Lindsey Vonn tore ligaments in her right knee and is out for rest of season.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Tuesday, Feb. 5

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a mid-mountain base of 50 inches.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 5

At least five avalanches were reported around Steamboat Springs this past weekend, classes at Hayden Valley Elementary School resume and educators wonder how a new bill might affect the area's state funding for public schools.

Monday, February 4

Jimmy Westlake: Meet the Gemini twins

High overhead on February evenings you’ll find a close pair of bright stars, nearly equal in brightness. After seeing these stars, you probably would not be surprised to learn they always have been associated with the mythological Gemini twins.

Steamboat briefs: The Haven Assisted Living Center offers respite care

The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden offers daytime and overnight respite care for older adults who need supervision. The Adult Activity and Care program is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays.

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Steamboat Springs educators concerned by early drafts of Senate bill seeking major changes to school finance formula

The Steamboat Springs School District is among a small group of districts in Colorado that could lose a significant portion of their state funding under a new state Senate bill seeking major changes to Colorado's complex school finance formula.

Tom Ross: All bets up in the air when football stadium lights go off

It would not have made sense for betting establishments to have tried to throw down some voodoo on the Ravens’ halftime lead.

Classes at Hayden Valley Elementary School to resume Tuesday after weekend flood

Hayden Valley Elementary School teachers are eager to welcome back their students Tuesday after a weekend flood filled some portions of the school with ankle-deep water and cancelled a day of classes.

The Record for Feb. 3, 2013

12:17 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken pedestrian at Mount Werner Road and Montview Lane. The person was given a ride home and released to a sober individual.

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Buffalo Pass skier escapes avalanche after jumping off rock northeast of Steamboat Springs

“It is taking little additional stress to trigger large, deep and dangerous avalanches,” reports Scott Toepfer of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Monday, Feb. 4

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting a base of 51 inches at mid-mountain.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Feb. 4

Hayden Valley Elementary School to be closed Monday, the Education Fund Board begins its task and the U.S. Nordic combined team skied to seventh in a World Cup event in Sochi, Russia.

Sunday, February 3

Ski Haus Classic Race results from Sunday

Ski Haus Classic Race results from Sunday

Deb Babcock: Can we grow tomatoes indoors?

At the grocery store last week, I bought tomatoes even though I knew they wouldn’t add much flavor to our salad, just some color. Why are tomatoes from the store so tasteless in the winter?

Monday Medical: Reduce your risk of frostbite

What is frostbite? Simply put, it is the freezing of tissue with the formation of ice crystals between and even within the cells. Our high mountain environment, continental winters and outdoor-oriented lifestyles make it an all-too-common occurrence.

Heritage Christian School lunch menus for week of Feb. 4

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Feb. 4

Steamboat briefs: Bruggink on president’s list at Wayland Baptist

Lauryn Bruggink, a 2012 graduate of Soroco High School and current freshman at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, was placed on the president’s list with a 4.0 GPA for the fall semester. Bruggink is studying pre-med.

Hayden Valley Elementary School to be closed Monday due to water damage

Hayden Valley Elementary School will be closed Monday due to a "major water damage issue," according to the school district's website.

Hayden wrestlers compete in Center

Tanner Guire and Kent Miller led the Hayden High School wrestling team Saturday at a meet in Center.

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Steamboat skiers come up big

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine skiers claimed a heap of podium finishes Saturday and Sunday at a pair of races in Steamboat.

Education Fund Board receives $2.75 million in grant requests

School districts seek funds to keep class sizes small, add new technology

The Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board soon will embark on its annual task of weighing millions of dollars in grant requests from Routt County's three school districts.

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Proposed sale of downtown emergency services building hits new snag

The proposed sale of Steamboat Springs' downtown public safety building could be delayed by more than a year because the city has learned it will cost a lot more than originally thought to temporarily house its police force in the Iron Horse Inn.

World Cup squad 7th in relay

A United States Nordic combined team skied to seventh place Sunday in a World Cup competition in Sochi, Russia.

The Record for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

2:46 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a drunken man at the ice castle in Ski Time Square. The man was taken to detox.

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Winter Carnival 2013: A royal tradition

Former Winter Carnival queens return to Steamboat for centennial celebration

The Winter Carnival queen is a tradition that began at the third Winter Carnival, but it was a different affair nearly a century ago.

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Winter Carnival 2013: Special events for this year’s carnival

As Winter Carnival enters triple digits, the event is highlighted by tradition. But who says an old event can’t learn new tricks?

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Winter Carnival 2013: Club’s evolution a story in itself

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club had its genesis in the first Winter Carnival in 1914, though it would be known by different names until Nov. 1, 1927, when the merger of the men’s Steamboat Springs Ski Club and the women’s S.K.I. Club led to the adoption of the name we know today.

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Winter Carnival 2013: Grand marshals sum up community

No collection of marshals will represent quite the breadth of Steamboat as the selection for the 100th Winter Carnival. It’s a big year, and in response, the carnival is inviting every former Steamboat Olympian to serve as a grand marshal.

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Winter Carnival 2013: It’s an Extravaganza

To celebrate the 100th Winter Carnival, nearly every part of this year’s Night Extravaganza has received an upgrade, including the fireworks show.

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Winter Carnival 2013: Museum pays unique tribute to legend

Carl Howelsen may be the father of ski jumping in Steamboat Springs and the founder of its Winter Carnival, but he was renowned as The Flying Norseman long before he happened upon Northwest Colorado.

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Winter Carnival 2013: History, one button at a time

The tradition is not quite as old as Winter Carnival itself, but what better exemplifies the down-home pageantry and annual coming together of community like the small, round buttons unique to each year’s midwinter celebration?

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Winter Carnival: Steeped in 100 years of tradition

Annual celebration of Western flare and skiing heritage returns to Steamboat Springs

Steamboat has been a cowboy ski town for a century now, and the Winter Carnival riders who gallop their horses down Lincoln Avenue every February with young skiers towed behind are living proof.

Winter Carnival 2013: Welcome to the 100th Winter Carnival

In a snowy winter 100 years ago, a group of energetic visionaries created a celebration of winter that continues today.

Winter Carnival 2013: 'The Flying Norseman'

Leif Hovelsen’s book about his father, Carl Howelsen, “The Flying Norseman,” originally was published by the National Ski Hall of Fame Press in 1983.

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Losing Ground: Loss of manufacturing jobs hits minorities hard

Progress made by minorities in Colorado in the 1960s and 1970s faded in most every measure. One reason why: The state’s economic landscape shifted precipitously away from good paying blue-collar jobs.

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Winter Carnival 2013: Parade a staple of Winter Carnival

Back in the early days of Routt County, skijoring was the thing to do. Whether behind a horse, sleigh or whatever pet could be wrangled, being pulled on skis beat pushing yourself. But it was a lonely ride. One tow rope pulled only one person on skis. Enter the diamond hitch.

Saturday, February 2

Steamboat briefs: Motor vehicle donations help fund Habitat homes

Routt County Habitat for Humanity is reminding residents that motor vehicle donations help fund new Habitat homes through the Cars for Homes program.

Steamboat Springs hockey team ties Dakota Ridge

The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team tied Dakota Ridge, 4-4, on Saturday.

Steamboat Springs boys basketball struggles again on offense

The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball fell to Rifle on Saturday.

Steamboat Springs girls basketball team loses in Rifle

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team lost to Rifle on Saturday.

Hayden boys take control of the league with win in Meeker

The Hayden High School boys basketball team took control of the 2A Western Slope League with a win at Meeker on Saturday.

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MountainBrew takes on library cafe spot in Steamboat Springs

Local coffee shop owners are trying to make their new Bud Werner Memorial Library location work one cupcake and cup of coffee at a time.

Soroco boys basketball loses to Rangely

The Soroco High School boys basketball team lost to Rangely on Saturday.

Soroco girls basketball falls to Rangely

The Soroco High School girls basketball team lost to Rangely on Saturday.

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Snow art sprawls across Lake Catamount

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council and Bud Werner Memorial Library brought snow drawings back to Steamboat after a similar and successful project last year on Rabbit Ears Pass.

Homes in Steamboat Springs less expensive to buy and own than in 2004

Realtor Chris Paoli cites data that reveal fewer listings, a decline in foreclosure notices and homes selling well below their replacement cost.

Our View: Leveling the playing field in tiered prep sports systems

The time has come for the Steamboat Springs School District to rid itself of an antiquated tiered sports system. We think such a change is possible with collaboration and funding from the district, the Education Fund Board, the Steamboat Booster Club, community supporters and the families of student-athletes.

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Steamboat men land licensing contract to market CU-, CSU-branded all-mountain skis

The CU skis, with Ralphie’s horns set into hardwood top skins, are being made by the award-winning, Breckenridge-based company Ski Logik.

Hayden girls basketball team comes up short in Meeker

It was a long day for the Tigers, who lost 82-19 against a strong Meeker squad.

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Steamboat Springs girls Nordic team wins home meet

The Steamboat Springs High School girls Nordic team won its home meet on Saturday. The boys team finished seventh.

John F. Russell: Opportunities in athletics come at a cost

There was a time in Steamboat Springs when all high school sports were funded. But those days are gone, and as schools continue to struggle to make ends meet, the challenges of providing increased sporting opportunities in this valley will grow.

Jail Report for Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 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. Residencies were not available.

Steamboat Springs' Taylor Fletcher finishes fifth in Nordic combined World Cup event in Sochi

The U.S. Nordic combined skier led his country's team once again, placing fifth in Sochi, Russia, on Saturday. Sochi is the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The Record for Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

12:37 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a loud party in the 500 block of Buena Vista Court. A verbal warning was given.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Jan. 24 to 30

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

Business briefs: Permit issued for $2.67M single-family home in Routt County

The Routt County Regional Building Department issued a permit this week for a single-family residence on Whisper Road (outside Steamboat Springs) with a permit valuation of $2.674 million, which does not reflect the complete cost of the home.

Friday, February 1

Hayden boys basketball overcomes awful start, beats Rangely

Hayden, undefeated in the Western Slope, fell behind 20-4 in the first quarter, but managed to claw its way back and emerge on top, defeating Rangely 49-42.

Hayden girls thrilled with performance despite loss

It was another loss on the schedule, but the Hayden High School girls basketball team came away from Friday night’s game convinced it was making progress.

Steamboat Springs hockey team beaten by Regis

Friday's 7-0 loss to Regis dropped the Sailors to 10th place in the Foothills Conference and further jeopardizes their chance of making the postseason.

Steamboat girls basketball routs Summit on Friday

A 22-6 first-quarter lead set the tone for the remainder of an easy win for the Sailors, who improved to 7-7 overall and 3-6 in league play.

Steamboat Springs boys basketball shoots past Summit

Carter Kounovsky's 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter gave the Sailors a lead they wouldn't relinquish Friday night.

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Meeker overpowers Soroco boys basketball

Meeker beat up the Rams on Friday night, cruising to a 64-43 victory in Oak Creek.

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Soroco girls basketball can't overcome 2nd-quarter slump

The Rams basketball team stumbled in the second quarter and that cost it against one of the state's best as Meeker ran away with a 54-37 victory.

Tom Ross: Golden eagles take part in wildlife drama near Routt County's Lake Windemere

Once on the ground, the eagle’s movement was restricted not only by the metal mesh fence, but by the spruce limbs above his head. And he wasn’t happy.

Council on Aging lunch menus for week of Feb. 4

Council on Aging lunch menus for week of Feb. 4

Steamboat briefs: Blood, bone marrow drive set for Thursday at YVMC

A blood and bone marrow registry drive is from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

Real estate transactions for Jan. 25 to 31, 2013

Real estate transactions for Jan. 25 to 31, 2013

Steamboat Springs City Council to consider temporary ban on pot clubs

The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday will consider an emergency ordinance that for the next 90 days would keep private marijuana clubs from opening in Steamboat.

Steamboat Springs' Arielle Gold lands on the podium again

The 16-year-old snowboarder continued her torrid run, finishing second Friday at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Park City, Utah.

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Late January snowstorm in Steamboat Springs boosts totals, snowpack

When January came to a close Thursday night, the month ended with a respectable — but still below average — 56.5 inches of snow on the slopes of Mount Werner.

The Record for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

1:05 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken woman at Dream Island Plaza and Lincoln Avenue. She was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center.

Steamboat Springs' December sales tax revenues fall by more than 6 percent

Despite the drop-off, 2012 tax revenues are poised to top 2011 revenues by about 1 percent, and the city is expected to beat its revenue budget by about 8 percent.

Steamboat Springs to have mostly clear skies for coming week

When the snow falling Friday begins to taper off, Steamboat Springs can look ahead to a week of mostly clear skies and moderate temperatures.

Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Friday, Feb. 1

Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 4 new inches of snow in the past 24 hours at mid-mountain.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Feb. 1

Routt County commissioners object to the creation of an urban renewal authority, Steamboat heads to SIA Snow Show and a flash mob is planned for Winter Carnival.

Steamboat briefs: Crash still being investigated that closed US Highway 40

A car crash Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 40 between Steamboat Springs and Hayden still is under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol this week.