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Wednesday, July 31

Coed D League softball results for July 31

Coed D League softball results for July 31

Coed D League softball results for July 31

Police identify homeless man found dead in Craig

The Craig Police Department confirmed Wednesday that a body found near a Craig restaurant is that of Michael Fedinec, 52, a homeless man.

Steamboat briefs: Seminars at Steamboat talk will focus on Pakistan

The Seminars at Steamboat series continues today with a talk titled “Pakistan and its Difficult Neighbors.” The free seminar is at 5 p.m. at Strings Music Pavilion. Tickets will be distributed at 4:15 p.m.

David King: Thanks, Parks and Rec

August 1982, at the ripe old of age of 26, was the first day I walked into Steamboat Springs to host a sports event with Steamboat Parks and Recreation. And from that day forward, a bond was formed with a group of people and a way of thinking.

Steamboat hopes night skiing will invigorate ski base

Steamboat Ski Area exec Doug Allen told an audience of 50 that night skiing is the next logical step in leveraging $35 million in improvements to the base area.

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Jimmy John's sandwich shop slated for Central Park Plaza in Steamboat

After a long and hard fight with doubting corporate leaders, franchise owner Brendan Killian has gotten the green light to open a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop in Steamboat Springs.

Marijuana up for discussion again in Hayden

Marijuana, the use of alternative vehicles on town streets and the process of hiring a new chief police are items the Hayden Town Council is expected to discuss Thursday night.

The Record for Tuesday, July 30, 2013

5:54 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a dead deer near mile marker 130 on U.S. Highway 40. It was removed.

First Friday Artwalk listings for Aug. 2

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

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Steamboat Running Series stretches out Saturday with Mount Werner Classic

The 50-kilometer Mount Werner Classic returns to Steamboat Springs on Saturday. Registration for the event, which closes at 8 p.m. Thursday, is available at www.runningseries.com.

July rainfall does its best to make up for June drought

National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Phillips said that after a mostly sunny day Wednesday, the monsoon pattern could return Thursday.

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Police identify homeless man found dead in Craig

The Craig Police Department confirmed Wednesday that a body found near a Craig restaurant was that of Michael Fedinec, 52, a homeless man.

Our View: Change needed to encourage School Board candidates

For the second time this year, the Steamboat Springs School Board is faced with a vacancy.

Tuesday, July 30

Steamboat briefs: Applications accepted for Leadership Steamboat

Applications are being accepted for Leadership Steamboat, a nine-month professional development program focusing on enhancing individual leadership skills, increasing understanding of how the community works and meeting professional leaders who guide the community and its businesses.

Adult Coed B League Softball Results for July 30, 2013

Adult Coed B League Softball Results for July 30, 2013

Men's League Softball Results for July 29, 2013

Men's League Softball Results for July 29, 2013

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Jimmy Westlake: Summertime’s delightful dolphin

Even though Delphinus the Dolphin contains no star brighter than third magnitude, one’s eye is immediately drawn to its small, distinctive shape.

Thoughtful Parenting: Nurses partner with 1st-time moms

Being pregnant with your first baby is a time of joy and excitement. It also is a time for asking many big questions, and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Nurse-Family Partnership program is there to help.

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Chinese students starting to feel at home in Steamboat Springs

When 14 students from China arrived at a rustic school campus in Steamboat Springs last week, 10-year-old Colter Gansmann admitted he was a little nervous about meeting his new classmates.

Steamboat City Council member suggests performance reviews contributed to parks and rec director's sudden resignation

Reacting to the news Monday that Chris Wilson had resigned as the director of the city's Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department, Steamboat Springs City Council member Scott Myller said he learned about some “troubling” reviews of Wilson from City Manager Deb Hinsvark during a lunch.

Steamboat Springs swimmers collect top finishes at state, look forward to zones

Local swimmers raced to top finishes at Colorado Long Course Championships last weekend, and a few of them have their sights set on Zone Senior Championships in California.

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Jake Miller: A new mountain biking experience

I always have been dangerous on two wheels — not the edgy, bad boy that girls date to spite their fathers kind of dangerous, more the “he’s a threat to himself and others” kind of dangerous. That all changed Friday after I took part in the Twilight Mountain Biking Clinic at Steamboat Ski Area.

Steamboat baseball team set to compete in Triple Crown World Series

A Steamboat team rarely fills a slot in the national Triple Crown World Series baseball tournament, but this year it does so with a U13 team composed of players from Steamboat, Summit County and Texas.

The Record for Monday, July 29, 2013

1:24 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of man who was refusing to pay for a cab ride at Walton Creek and Whistler roads. Officers arrived, and the main paid for the ride.

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Routt County Search and Rescue responds to Flat Tops, Mount Zirkel wilderness area calls Tuesday

A 50-year-old Texas man was expected to be OK after possibly suffering from a stroke and falling as far as 80 feet down steep, rocky terrain in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area on Tuesday.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, July 30

A Steamboat cyclist collided with a truck in Eagle County, the Yampa Valley Regional Airport was closed hours Sunday and West End Village townhomes could see their property valuations increase if an appraisal error is fixed.

Monday, July 29

Bald Eagle Lake Open Water Swim results for Week 5

Bald Eagle Lake Open Water Swim results for Week 5

Adult League volleyball results for July 29

Adult League volleyball results for July 29

Steamboat briefs: East Routt Library District closes on outstanding bonds

The East Routt Library District closed on the refinancing of outstanding general obligation bonds last month, according to a press release issued by the District. The original

Barb Parnell: Get Movin’ Challenge

LiveWell Colorado, a nonprofit organization committed to preventing and reducing obesity in Colorado, has launched its statewide Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge.

The Record for Sunday, July 28, 2013

1:25 a.m. Officers were called to a complaint about noise in the 300 block of Ore House Plaza. The man making the noise cussed out his neighbor and was issued a citation.

Yampa Valley Regional Airport runway closed for hours Sunday after jet aborts takeoff

The stranded plane caused the cancellation of four commercial United flights to and from Denver International Airport.

Joel Reichenberger: There are no walks in D League

There’s no walking in D League softball. It’s technically possible to walk, of course, but in the lowest rung of city softball, swinging the bat is simply the rule.

Steamboat Springs' Parks and Recreation director resigns

Chris Wilson, the longtime director of Steamboat Springs' Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department, resigned Monday morning.

Endurance race provides stage for local mountain bike racers

Local cyclist collected top finishes at last Saturday's 70-plus mile Laramie Enduro mountain bike race.

Community boards, committees have open positions

Three community boards or committees have spots open for residents of Steamboat Springs or Routt County.

West End Village townhomes could see valuations increase

Six townhomes in West End Village could see their property valuations increase if the Routt County Board of Commissioners signs off on a fix to an appraisal error.

Steamboat Springs cyclist recovering in Denver hospital after colliding with truck in Eagle County

Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Ryan Parker said the man was on a 137-mile bike ride from Steamboat to Basalt when the crash occurred on a stretch of the highway 8 miles north of Wolcott in Eagle County.

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Steamboat area could see thunderstorms through Tuesday

A flash flood watch was issued Monday morning for a large swath of Colorado and Utah that could see heavy rain into Tuesday.

Jake Miller: A place to play

Nearly all of the outdoor basketball courts in town are technically foul for any real competitive games, and it is not feasible for the high school to hire a full-time gym supervisor. In short, the city owes the youths in this community a place play.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, July 29

The Rotary Trail is being widened, Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush held a town hall Sunday in Steamboat and the Legion baseball team won the state tournament.

Sunday, July 28

Steamboat briefs: Senior Law Day is Saturday at the community center

The Routt County Council on Aging along with Otis, Coan & Peters law firm will host Senior Law Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, according to a news release.

2013 Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series results for Week 7

2013 Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series results for Week 7

Monday Medical: Avoid dehydration on hot days

The “dog days” of August are nearly upon us, and if next month is anything like July, we’re going to be dealing with some sizzling temperatures. Remember to consume enough water to offset the dehydrating effects of heat and high altitude.

Deb Babcock: Call on a Master Gardener for help

If you visit the farmer’s market Saturdays or have gone on the Strings Garden Tour any of the past few years or read this column regularly, you’re probably aware that Routt County has a cadre of knowledgeable gardeners in our community who are here to share their expertise with local home gardeners.

County Agenda for July 30

County Agenda for July 30

The Record for Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Record for July 27, 2013

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Steamboat's American Legion teams wins state tournament

The Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team wrapped up what coach Dave Roy said was a program first, winning the Legion B State Championship.

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Mitsch Bush expands on 1st legislative session at meeting in Steamboat

Diane Mitsch Bush opened a town hall meeting on Sunday in Steamboat Springs by reminding gathered constituents what all she was able to accomplish in her first session as the House District 26 state representative.

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Trail widening will make Rotary Trail accessible to adaptive cyclists

Cyclists began riding the Rotary Trail in 2011. It offered many thrills for the beginner or out-of-shape cyclist not interested in grinding climbing efforts or technical downhills.

Saturday, July 27

Steamboat Briefs: Integrated Community is in need of ESL volunteers

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is in need of volunteers to teach English in the ESL program.

Our View: Marijuana zoning seems unnecessary

The Steamboat Springs City Council would be smart to regulate marijuana retail businesses the same way liquor stores are regulated.

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Rivalry at its best: Memorable moments from past Steamboat-Battle Mountain soccer games

Sept. 18, 2007, was Steamboat Day. The Steamboat Springs soccer team was playing at Battle Mountain, and that always is one of the most significant days on my beat covering sports for the Vail Daily newspaper. Battle Mountain-Eagle Valley is the rivalry here in Eagle County — except in soccer, where it’s all about Steamboat Springs.

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Rivalry at its best: A renewed competition between daughters at Steamboat and Battle Mountain

Emily Cope and Natalie Bohlmann never had the chance to do anything else. The two rising sophomores at their respective schools were born into the Battle Mountain-Steamboat Springs soccer rivalry and each is one of the best players on her team.

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Rivalry at its best: Steamboat and Battle Mountain coaches have long history

Soccer on the Western Slope has been defined by the two mountain schools. Without Steamboat, Battle Mountain wouldn’t have reached the success it enjoyed in 2012. Without Battle Mountain’s resurgence, there is no rivalry. At the heart of the competition for the past 20 years have been Dave Cope and Rob Bohlmann

The Record for Friday, July 26, 2013

2:43 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a fight at Ski Town Fields off of Pine Grove Road. A woman was upset at her ex-husband’s new girlfriend and the two women got into a fight. The ex-wife was given a summons to appear in court for disorderly conduct, and the new girlfriend was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center.

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Elissa Greene: Award-winning pianist to play Strings this week

Vadym Kholodenko will perform a solo piano recital at the Strings Music Pavilion at 6 p.m. Wednesday. He will perform works of Rachmaninoff and Chopin.

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Steamboat's Tatum and Teague Burger pick up wins at tennis tournament in Denver

Tatum and Teague Burger both won the Denver Junior City Open tournament in their division last weekend.

Jail Report of July 20 to July 26, 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.

By the Numbers: Routt County is a county that works

The labor force participation rate in our county was very close to 80 percent in 2011. If we look at a more narrow definition of labor force, ages 16 to 64, the participation rate is very close to 90 percent.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of July 18 to 24

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

Friday, July 26

Steamboat briefs: Dog Fancy gives Steamboat title of Dog Town USA

The annual award was given based on criteria including the presence of dog-friendly activities, restaurants, businesses, dog parks, medical specialists and pro-dog legislation, according to the release.

Business & Real Estate briefs: Shelly’s Soups opens in Steamboat

Shelly’s Soups and More opened July 2 on 11th Street in downtown Steamboat.

Real estate transactions for July 19 to 25, 2013

Real estate transactions for July 19 to 25, 2013

Totally Kids meal program menus for the week of July 29

Totally Kids meal program menus for the week of July 29

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of July 29

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of July 29

Labrador survives rattlesnake bite at home south of Steamboat Springs

An English black Labrador named Marlie is lucky to be alive after being bit on the nose by a large rattlesnake at the Mihaich family home just south of Steamboat Springs.

Sally Claassen: Veteran crews a success

We would like to add a footnote to your article that Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is proud that we also have two veteran crews working on fire fuel mitigation throughout Northwest Colorado.

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Summit County companies collect, repurpose Steamboat cooking oil

Dara Lor and Dan Fernandez have built a business around upcycling used cooking oil, but while many other companies are angling for the same restaurant clients, they’re setting themselves apart with a Colorado-centric approach and a business-sense appeal.

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Hard work pays off for Steamboat’s Michael Vandahl on the court, in the classroom

At the top of his game on the court, he also was near the top of his class. That relentless attitude earned Steamboat’s Michael Vandahl the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honor Court.

John F. Russell: Skiing takes its place under the lights

For years, I've thought that skiing is one of those things that should not happen at night, but I'm willing to take a chance and let the ski area prove that anything is possible under the lights.

Steamboat Springs School Board accepting applications for new member

Jim Kissane's seat is open to residents in District 2, which covers most of the southern part of the school district with the exception of the Tree Haus neighborhood.

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New lights at Steamboat Ski Area would offer night skiing on 5 trails

The lights would illuminate trails Sitz, See Me, See Ya, Vogue and Stampede as well as the Lil' Rodeo Terrain Park. The pricing of the new amenity hasn't been finalized.

Steamboat museum program focuses on Routt County ranching community of Sidney

Katherine Gourley’s family came to Sidney, which was in the area where Sidney Peak Ranch now sits, in 1913, she told the audience Friday at a Brown Bag Lecture Series at the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

Spoke Talk: Green-knuckle riding

Routt County mountain bikers and other trail users should give a few hours back to the trails that give them so much enjoyment.

Mitsch Bush to visit with constituents Sunday in Steamboat Springs

Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, is happy to be home during a break in a hectic schedule, and she wants to catch up her local constituents.

The Record for Thursday, July 25, 2013

2 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a backpack stolen from a bar in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. The backpack contained money, a passport and a cellphone.

A Dog’s Eye View: Dogs in the workplace

I recently read a series of articles about dogs in the workplace reducing stress for employees, but I could not find a study that addressed workplace stress on the dog.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, July 26

A Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife biologist is encouraging anglers to get their Yampa fishing in early, a teen faces five felony charges after an explosion and Thursday's Spark Talk was a milestone for Ignite Steamboat Springs.

Thursday, July 25

Steamboat briefs: 9,800 visitors expected to be in town this weekend

About 9,800 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer.

Hayden Public Library’s Reader of the Week: Will Ward

Hayden Public Library’s Reader of Week: Will Ward

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologist encourages fishing Yampa River in mornings

The Colorado Water Trust started releasing the water it leased in Stagecoach Reservoir this week to help with flows through town, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologist Billy Atkinson is asking anglers to get their fishing in early.

Ignite Steamboat Springs hits 4-year milestone

Thursday's Spark Talk was a milestone for Ignite Steamboat, a group that grew out of a collective need for like-minded entrepreneurs in this Rocky Mountain town to have a place to share and support one another.

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Washington Post reporter tells Steamboat Springs audience cybersecurity is pressing issue

Tony Seaver left the Strings Music Pavilion on Thursday night ready to redouble his commitment never to join Facebook.

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Steamboat’s Will Carlton completes Hardrock 100 ultramarathon

Silverton’s ultramarathon, the Hardrock 100, is internationally renowned for its rugged, San Juan mountain terrain and incredible length. Steamboat’s Will Carlton completed it this month in 42 hours.

Biking the Boat Charity Ride returns to Steamboat with variety of race lengths

The STARS Biking the Boat Gran Fondo Charity Ride is scheduled for Aug. 4. This year's event includes 100-, 55-, 26- and 5-mile rides. Proceeds benefit adaptive sports programs.

Equestrian sports psychologist to lead 2-day workshop near Steamboat Springs

Daniel Stewart, a former coach of multiple U.S. equine Olympic teams and premier equestrian sports psychologist, will be in Steamboat Springs this weekend to lead a clinic titled Pressure Proof Your Riding.

Teen faces 5 felony charges after explosion at Steamboat Springs condo

Police think the June 13 explosion occurred while Zachary Slater and a juvenile were making a concentrated form of marijuana called earwax.

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A view to hike for: Hahn's Peak worth the effort

Hahn’s Peak in North Routt County is a bucket-list kind of mountain, and the hike to the top isn't exactly easy, but the views are amazing.

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Andy Bockelman: DreamWorks' 'Turbo' is a snail of a tale

Getting behind the wheel of a powerful auto capable of going well more than 200 mph must be a thrill. Watching someone spend hours turning slightly to the left, on the other hand, can be more than a little dull. With that kind of mentality, one might not be expecting a lot of surprises from the cartoon “Turbo,” but even something as repetitive as driving in a circle can be fun given the right circumstances.

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Carolina Chocolate Drops to play Free Summer Concert Series show Friday in Steamboat

The Carolina Chocolate Drops play the Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series on Friday in Gondola Square. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and Trevor G. Potter opens with the concert’s first installment on the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square at Steamboat Ski Area.

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North Routt resident to host archery show on NBC Sports Network

North Routt resident and career archer Nikki Haverstock will host "Nock Out," an archery competition show that debuts at 11 a.m. Friday on the NBC Sports Network.

4 taken to hospital after crash in South Routt County

Four people involved in a car accident Wednesday afternoon were taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with moderate injuries not thought to be life threatening, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The Record for Wednesday, July 24, 2013

3:28 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help a person with chest pain in the 3600 block of Lincoln Avenue.

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2 fires in Moffat, Rio Blanco counties 70 percent contained

The Citadel Fire — located in Moffat County — started Sunday morning. It has burned roughly 2,000 acres of land. The East Tschuddi fire started Saturday and has burned about 630 acres in Rio Blanco County.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Defending country-of-origin labeling

The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union consistently has supported country-of-origin labeling. If you want to know where the meat you eat comes from, it’s time, once again, to tell your congressional representatives.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, July 25

Routt National Forest work helps veterans, Trail Ridge Road is a thrilling drive and a Washington Post reporter will talk about cybersecurity.

Wednesday, July 24

Coed D League Softball Results

Coed D League Softball Results

Steamboat Briefs: Oak Creek Town Board to consider new appointment

At its meeting at 7 p.m. today at town offices, the Oak Creek Town Board will consider a replacement for former trustee Johrene Meyers-Story.

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Fish Creek flows return to normal levels in Steamboat Springs

Streamflows have returned to normal levels on Fish Creek through Steamboat Springs with the release of additional water from Fish Creek Reservoir.

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Routt National Forest work helps veterans transition to civilian life

After spending a year deployed in Iraq in the Army, Elder Pyatt had to adjust to civilian life when he finished his service in 2008.

Steamboat Springs swimmers to travel to Colorado Long Course State Championships

Seven Steamboat Springs swimmers will head to Grand Junction this week with their sights set on titles at the Colorado Long Course State Championships.

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Trail Ridge Road a thrilling drive to the top of Colorado

The roughly 48-mile drive up and down Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park is breathtaking on any summer day.

Washington Post reporter to talk about cybersecurity at Seminars at Steamboat on Thursday

Pull up Robert O'Harrow's staff Web page at The Washington Post and you'll quickly realize he's on top of one of the hottest stories in the country right now. Many of his recent stories bring readers behind the scenes at the National Security Agency and explore the fallout from the revelation that the agency has been collecting a vast number of phone records.

The Record for Tuesday, July 23, 2013

2:18 p.m. Officers were called to a report of an off-duty police officer who saw a man hanging out of a car window and filming himself at Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue. The man was contacted, and he was wearing a camouflage bandana and had a towel wrapped around his head. The man claimed to be an Islamic jihadist, but police determined this was unfounded.

Steamboat Springs swimmers head to Colorado Long Course State Championships

Seven Steamboat Springs swimmers will head to Grand Junction this week with their sights set on titles at the Colorado Long Course State Championships.

Oak Creek Town Board to consider appointing new member

At its meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at town offices, the Oak Creek Town Board will consider a replacement for former trustee Johrene Meyers-Story.

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Craig City Council introduces ordinance to prohibit retail marijuana establishments

An ordinance to prohibit stores that grow, sell or test marijuana from setting up shop within Craig city limits was introduced Tuesday night to the Craig City Council.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, July 24

Water leased by the Colorado Water Trust started flowing into the Yampa River, Steamboat Springs Transit is getting a new GPS tracking system and Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. announces twilight bike clinics.

Tuesday, July 23

Adult A and B League Volleyball Results for July 22, 2013

Adult A and B League Volleyball Results for July 22, 2013

Adult Coed B League Softball Results for July 23, 2013

Adult Coed B League Softball Results for July 23, 2013

Adult Men's League Softball Results for July 22, 2013

Adult Men's League Softball Results for July 22, 2013

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Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. announces twilight bike clinics

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. has unveiled the first slate of twilight bike clinics offered on the Steamboat Bike Park this summer. Former professional mountain biker and current supervisor of the Steamboat Bike School, Trevyn Newpher, will run the program.

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Nudy nabs podium at mountain bike nationals

Steamboat Springs cyclist D.J. Nudy placed third in the Super D event in the men's senior 19 to 29 division at the USA Cycling Cross-Country Mountain Bike Nationals in Pennsylvania.

Our View: Yampa project needs better name

We mostly approve of the Steamboat Springs City Council’s plan to ask voters to fund expanded hiking and biking trails and improvements on Yampa Street.

Steamboat briefs: Fire restrictions lifted on private lands in city limits, unincorporated Routt County

The Routt County Board of Commissioners and the city of Steamboat Springs have lifted fire restrictions on private lands in unincorporated Routt County and within Steamboat city limits.

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Routt County to be part of new alternative fuel vehicle project

Lisa Adamo said Tuesday that she always is looking into the possibility of using more alternative fuels in her taxi fleet based in Steamboat Springs.

Officials from Dinosaur meet with Moffat County to discuss ambulance service

The Dinosaur Town Council met with Moffat County commissioners Tuesday to discuss a new plan to get ambulance service to western Moffat County. Officials have until Aug. 31 to secure emergency medical services now that Rangely District Hospital informed the council it would stop serving that area.

Routt County United Way Executive Director Kelly Stanford moving on

The Stanford family is moving to Lawrence, Kan., and Kelly Stanford has accepted a position as the resource development manager for Communities in Schools of Kansas in its state office.

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Routt County United Way makes final fundraising push for 2013

The organization is looking to raise an additional $50,000 for its grants this year and other programs, such as the Holiday Wishes Program and Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

The Record for Monday, July 22, 2013

2:39 p.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to a report of a wildfire at Fish Creek Falls Reservoir. An area about 4 inches in diameter was smoldering, according to the report. A U.S. Forest Service crew was going to investigate the fire.

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New GPS tracking system one of many new upgrades coming to Steamboat Springs Transit

Residents and visitors here who have had to bundle up and wait at a bus stop in subzero temperatures might find an upcoming technology upgrade to Steamboat Springs' free bus system particularly useful.

Thoughtful Parenting: Star charts and stickers 101

When young children are learning a new skill, star charts and stickers are popular. Earning a sticker after the task was performed is a reminder of a job well done, and star charts show a child their progress toward a valued goal or reward.

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Tom Ross: Pioneer life in Hell's Canyon along the Yampa River in Moffat County

The late Pat Mantle once said, “When I was a little boy, if my brothers and I told our daddy we were hungry, he would hand us a stick and say, ‘There’s a jackrabbit right over there.’”

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Water leased by Colorado Water Trust starts flowing into Yampa

On Tuesday morning, the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District began releasing water leased by the Colorado Water Trust into the Yampa River to help bolster flows.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, July 23

Lisa Schlichtman began her tenure Monday as editor of the Pilot & Today, the new owners of the Elk River Guest Ranch are restarting operations and local came back from the Tour de France with plenty of stories to tell.

Monday, July 22

Bald Eagle Lake open-water swim results week 4

Bald Eagle Lake open-water swim results week 4

Steamboat briefs: Trapeze instruction is offered Saturday at Perry-Mansfield

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp’s low-flying trapeze instructor and choreographer Julie Ludwick is offering an open community class in low-flying trapeze at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Steinberg Pavilion at Perry-Mansfield.

Hayden Daze Disc Golf Tournament results

Hayden Daze Disc Golf Tournament results

Joel Reichenberger: Rabbit Ears finish would show Steamboat at its best

A USA Pro Challenge finish atop Rabbit Ears Pass would do more for Steamboat than another admittedly thrilling downtown sprint.

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Legion baseball team collects another title, prepares for state championships

The Steamboat Springs Legion baseball team collected another tournament win last weekend, and is now looking for a strong showing at the state tournament later this week.

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Yampa Valley Medical Center earns stellar patient safety rating

At 11 a.m. Monday, the typically quiet waiting lobby at Yampa Valley Medical Center hosted a rare party. The hospital recently was rated by Healthgrades in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for its patient safety.

The Record for Sunday, July 21, 2013

1:15 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of women shooting paintballs at signs from a vehicle at Hilltop Parkway and South Lincoln Avenue. Officers caught up with the women and made them go back and clean up all the signs.

Steamboat group soaks up the cycling life in France

A cycling trip to the course of the Tour de France left a group of locals with plenty of stories to tell

Pilot & Today welcomes new editor, announces leadership transition

Lisa Schlichtman began her tenure as editor Monday. She comes to the Pilot & Today after more than 20 years as a newspaper reporter, editor, owner and publisher in the communities of Cassville and Monett in southwest Missouri.

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New owners of Elk River Guest Ranch restarting operations

Susan and Josh Boles closed July 15 on the Elk River Guest Ranch. Four days later their first guests checked in.

Steamboat Springs School Board down 1 member after resignation

Faced with another resignation and no identified candidates for District 2, Steamboat Springs School Board President Brian Kelly on Sunday pondered whether new financial incentives for board members will be needed in the future to attract strong candidates.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, July 22

Trout Fishing in America will play at Strings, Perry-Mansfield held an open house to celebrate 100 years and about 320 athletes took part in the Steamboat Lake Triathlon.

Sunday, July 21

2013 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series results for Week 6

2013 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series results for Week 6

Steamboat briefs: Upcoming Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym workshops

■ Jewelry design with Monique Payne is from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will learn component techniques and design their own wrap bracelet or necklace. The program is part of the teen program.

Deb Babcock: Peace and serenity in a moonlight garden

When the sun goes down over the Sleeping Giant and the moon rises above Mount Werner, a certain serenity descends upon our valley.

Monday Medical: Home sleep studies now offered

If you’re like an estimated 70 million other Americans, you have occasional or persistent sleep problems. That means you’re not at your best at work, at home or at play.

County Agenda for July 22 and 23

County Agenda for July 22 and 23

2013 Steamboat Lake Sprint Triathlon results

Full results from the 2013 Steamboat Lake Sprint Triathlon held Sunday.

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Finishes powerful at Steamboat Lake Triathlon

About 320 athletes took part in the third annual Steamboat Lake Sprint Triathlon, pushed across the course by varying motivations.

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Perry-Mansfield hosts open house to celebrate 100 years

To celebrate its 100th year, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp held an open house Sunday.

The Record for Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Record for Saturday, July 20, 2013

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Trout Fishing in America to play Strings in Steamboat

Four time Grammy nominee Trout Fishing in America will play a pair of shows Tuesday at the Strings Music Pavilion.

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Larsh lawsuit a case without much precedent

Maureen Ryan described her son, Cooper Larsh, as constantly on the phone. He was prompt with text messages and always responded to her, she said during a hearing in January.

New map for Howelsen

While the summer map for Howelsen Hill was updated to show the existence of the Alpine slide, the winter map in 2011 did not mark the area where it was located nor note permanent closures in the area.

Key dates in the Larsh case

March 17, 2011: Cooper Larsh dies at Howelsen Hill.

Saturday, July 20

Routt County real estate transactions for July 12 to 18, 2013

Routt County real estate transactions for July 12 to 18, 2013

Our View: A flight in the right direction

The news this week that Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. and the board of the Local Marketing District have contracted for ski season flights from Seattle to Yampa Valley Regional Airport is welcome on multiple levels.

Gary Hofmeister: Extortion and Lois Lerner

A 15-year-old sore. An itch that needs to be scratched.

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Tour de Steamboat cycling event continues as labor of love

Four local nonprofit organizations will reap the benefits from a record turnout during the 10th anniversary of the Kent Eriksen Cycles Tour de Steamboat road cycling event Saturday.

Steamboat briefs: Children’s Book Feast tickets available online

Tickets are on sale for the Children’s Book Feast on Sept. 28 at Bud Werner Memorial Library and Depot Art Center. The Book Feast is an all-day literary arts event that promotes literacy, books, reading and art for school-age children.

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Spring Creek Memorial results for July 20, 2013

Spring Creek Memorial results for July 20, 2013

Jail Report for July 13 to 19, 2013

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

John F. Russell: Time to play the game

After year of organizing the Rally for the Cure golf tournament, Linda Danter finally got her chance to play in the big event.

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Strings Music Festival: Music brings silent films to life

Martin Marks, an expert on music for silent film, will perform live piano accompaniment to travel films Wednesday at Strings Music Festival. Wednesday’s program also features "Appalachian Spring" performed to projections of the Yampa Valley.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of July 11 to 17

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

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From dark days of 2009, Steamboat real estate market recovers slowly, steadily

In August 2009, the Steamboat Pilot & Today ran its House of Cards series, looking at the housing market in the wake of the real estate downturn. Since then, the market has slowly improved.

Friday, July 19

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Steamboat Springs adaptive swim team creates opportunities for youths with disabilities

David Franzel first began teaching swimming to people who were physically and cognitively disabled in YMCA programs in Chicago. Today, he runs Steamboat Springs’ adaptive swim team.

Steamboat briefs: Learn about how to convert used cooking oil into soap

The Summit Soap Co. will lead a program Tuesday about converting used cooking oil into biodegradable soaps, lotions and shampoo bars.

Hayden Reader of the Week: Ariana Ward

Ariana Ward, 6, was chosen as Hayden Public Library’s Reader of the Week.

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of July 22

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of July 22

Totally Kids meal program menus for the week of July 22

Totally Kids meal program menus for the week of July 22

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Liz Langley scores hole-in-one at Steamboat Golf Club

Liz Langley recorded her first hole-in-one Tuesday on a 91-yard pitching wedge flop shot on Steamboat Golf Club’s third hole.

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Former Northwest Colorado resident slain in Thailand

A taxi driver in Bangkok reportedly killed Troy “Chip” Pilkington with a machete after the two men had a dispute about Pilkington being overcharged $1.60 for his cab fare.

Data Sense: What is the real population?

If you look up the 2010 census population numbers for each town, you will get exact population of people living in the town limits. The U.S. Census Bureau also tracks population centers in rural areas.

Business briefs: Legislative Audit Committee requests documents, appearance from EAGLE-Net

The Colorado Legislative Audit Committee has requested representatives from EAGLE-Net appear at a public hearing and provide documents requested the last time the statewide broadband project was before the committee.

As city crafts new pot rules, Steamboat Springs officials say they don't want to be like Glenwood Springs

When they were deciding Tuesday night where recreational pot shops should be allowed to open up in Steamboat Springs, some city officials and council members here pointed to Glenwood Springs as the one place they don't want to become.

Steamboat Superintendent Meeks appointed to School Superintendents Association board

Steamboat Springs School District Superintendent Brad Meeks recently was appointed to the governing board of The School Superintendents Association.

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Denver's Paper Bird set to play in Steamboat on Saturday

Paper Bird, with a bluesy and folksy sound similar to The Lumineers, plays at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Strings Music Pavilion.

July rainfall in Steamboat Springs pacing ahead of monthly norms

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction doesn’t foresee any precipitation in the next six days, but it will be hot. The daily highs could bump 90 degrees through Thursday.

The Record for Thursday, July 18, 2013

11:14 p.m. Officers were called to a report of people having sex in a bathroom at a bar in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. Officers told the married couple not to return to the bar. They also were given summonses to appear in court for indecent exposure.

Steamboat police awaiting blood test results related to fatal motorcycle crash

The Steamboat Springs Police Department still is investigating the crash that killed a 60-year-old German man riding a motorcycle July 2 on Lincoln Avenue.

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Spoke Talk: Our life is someone’s biking vacation

Last week, I was excited to return to Steamboat after eight days taking on the legendary peaks of the French Alps on a bike. I was excited to return because I can’t believe that I am lucky enough to live in a place that I now know to be a world-class cycling destination.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, July 19

The Colorado Water Trust again will lease water to boost the Yampa River, Steamboat 700 is back on the market and the Forest Service is lifting fire restrictions in Routt County.

Thursday, July 18

Hayden officials seek input from residents about marijuana

After a failed vote Thursday night to draft a law to ban future pot shops in Hayden, town officials said they want to hear more input from residents before making any decisions.

Steamboat briefs: 11,600 visitors expected to be in town Saturday

The figure represents 78 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 99 percent. On the mountain, hotels and condos are expected to be 75 percent full.

Doug Desaulniers: Story behind the story

I’m writing about the motorcycle accident that happened July 2 when a German tourist was killed. I’m writing because of a story behind the story.

Chris Paoli: Learn about projects

Steamboat is a great place, and we all benefit when we work together. We look forward to working with the Trails Alliance on getting the vote out in November and then moving these projects forward.

Tom Ross: New Seattle jet flight to Steamboat scores with former ski patroller

Steamboat expat Gretl Galgon promised to feed Steamboat's ski and courtesy patrols fresh salmon when she arrives Dec. 18 on the first flight from Seattle.

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Colorado Water Trust once again leases water to boost Yampa River flows

The Yampa River will get another significant boost this summer when 4,000 acre-feet of water leased by the Colorado Water Trust once again starts to flow out of Stagecoach Reservoir.

The Record for Wednesday, July 17, 2013

12:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a fight at a bar in the 700 block of Yampa Street. A man reported getting punched for no reason. A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault.

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Weekend rodeo in Steamboat Springs to memorialize cowboy Travis Darling

Steamboat cowboy Travis Darling was a local champion, and he will be remembered in a special memorial saddle bronc ride at this weekend's rodeo performances.

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Bluegrass band Helen Highwater to rock Steamboat on Saturday night

Helen Highwater — a new group out of Nashville, Tenn. — plays at 9 p.m. Saturday at Carl’s Tavern. The cost is $5.

Rob Douglas: Sen. Graham’s proposed boycott

On Tuesday, to the bewilderment and disgust of every American equipped with an IQ above that of a turnip, Sen. Lindsey Graham told The Hill that President Barack Obama should consider boycotting the Olympics in February if Russia grants asylum to NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

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Steamboat's Perry-Mansfield prepares for a busy week

Celebrating its 100th year, Perry-Mansfield has a week chock-full of events.

Yampa Valley Medical Center earns award for patient safety

According to a news release, YVMC earned a 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, a national organization that helps patients evaluate and compare hospitals.

Forest Service to lift fire restrictions Friday in Routt County

Even with recent monsoon rains, drought conditions persist and caution is urged.

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Andy Bockelman: ‘Pacific Rim’ a hard-hitting, sci-fi creature feature

Most people have childhood issues of some sort that affect them well into their adult lives. Few have a traumatic past that involves being pursued through the streets of an Asian metropolis by a ginormous crab, but that’s what makes the heroes of “Pacific Rim” unique.

Hayden museum to host Smithsonian exhibit

The Hayden Heritage Center has a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Smithsonian Institution exhibit, Journey Stories, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday with a reception at the Hayden Chamber of Commerce.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Routt National Forest pursuing aerial treatment of invasive plant species

Weeds are an issue for backyard gardeners, ranchers and land managers. The Routt National Forest is no exception and deals with invasive species such as yellow toadflax, knapweed, leafy spurge and whitetop.

A Dog’s Eye View: Adopted by Martians

Have you ever considered what it might feel like to be taken to a place where no one speaks your language or understands your culture yet expects you to conduct yourself by an unspoken set of rules? I often ask this of new pet owners.

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Steamboat Springs Running Series continues Saturday with Spring Creek Memorial

The Spring Creek Memorial always has been a staple of the Steamboat Springs Running Series, and the popular race returns Saturday to the Spring Creek Trail.

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Steamboat 700 back on market for $30 million

Steamboat 700, the 536-acre development parcel rejected for annexation by city voters in March 2010, is back on the market with an asking price of $30 million.

Area hockey players driven to next level by love for the sport

After high school graduation, a trio of young, local hockey players will continue to play the sport in junior hockey leagues.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, July 18

Night skiing at Steamboat Ski Area will be have public meetings soon, the Steamboat City Council weighs in on some marijuana shop rules and Twentymile Mine proposes hauling more coal on a Routt County road.

Wednesday, July 17

Steamboat Briefs: County to consider lifting Stage 1 fire restrictions

With the arrival of monsoonal rains, the Routt County Board of Commissioners will consider Tuesday rescinding Stage 1 fire restrictions.

Adult league softball results for coed D league for July 17

Adult league softball results for coed D league for July 17

Steamboat Springs City Council weighs in on pot shop rules

The first recreational pot shops that open up here should not be allowed in the business districts downtown or at the base of the ski area, the Steamboat Springs City Council decided Tuesday night.

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Seminars next week address extending the growing season and brewing batch beer

Michael Thompson will tell a Steamboat audience next week at Elkstone Farm in Strawberry Park how he uses kitchen scraps and $40 worth of horse manure every year to help him produce enough salad greens from a small garden plot in Glenwood Springs to serve a dinner party every night of the week.

Triathlon royalty to speak at Steamboat event

Acclaimed triathlete Scott Tinley will speak in Steamboat Springs at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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Annual Hayden Daze celebration this weekend

The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday when food vendors and the beer garden will open. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come to the events, many of which are free.

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Rally for the Cure golf tournament raises money for battle against breast cancer

On Tuesday, golfers from across Steamboat Springs, and a few from Denver, were focused on a single cause. They came out to support the Rally for the Cure golf tournament and to help raise money to support those in our community dealing with breast cancer.

Steamboat swimmers head to Grand Junction, Western Slope Championships

After a summer in the pool, the Steamboat Swim Team will send its top performers to Grand Junction this weekend to see how they measure up in the Western Slope Championships.

Routt County commissioners expected to lift fire restrictions Tuesday

With the arrival of monsoonal rains, the Routt County Board of Commissioners will consider Tuesday rescinding Stage 1 fire restrictions.

The Record for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

8:04 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a father who said his son’s $3,500 mountain bike had been stolen from the Steamboat Springs Community Center between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday.

Hayden officials to dive into recreational marijuana rules

Whether to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use will be debated by Hayden officials Thursday night.

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Steamboat Lake Sprint Triathlon returns to North Routt on Sunday

About 350 people will participate in the third running of the Steamboat Lake Sprint Triathlon. The course features a one-half mile swim, a 12.4-mile bike ride and a 3.5-mile run.

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Solar panel garden could come to Craig, Yampa Valley Electric Association customers

Solar panel manufacturer Clean Energy Collective is in discussions with Yampa Valley Electric Association and the Craig City Council about where it can build a 5-acre solar panel garden.

Twentymile proposes hauling more coal by truck on Routt County road

Twentymile Coal Co.'s existing special-use permit with the county is set to expire at the end of this year. In addition to trucking more coal, the mine is asking for a five-year extension to the permit.

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City officials say public meetings on night skiing at Steamboat Ski Area coming soon

Steamboat Ski Area is moving forward with its plan to launch night skiing at the base of Mount Werner during the upcoming winter season, city officials said Tuesday night.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, July 17

Steamboat gets a new flight from Seattle this ski season, a Steamboat wildlife center celebrates 20 years and the City Council has a new plan for how to spend the lodging tax funds.

Tuesday, July 16

SPIKED High School Volleyball League Playoff Results for July 16, 2013

SPIKED High School Volleyball League Playoff Results for July 16, 2013

Adult Coed B League Softball Results for July 16, 2013

Adult Coed B League Softball Results for July 16, 2013

Men's League Softball Results for July 15, 2013

Men's League Softball Results for July 15, 2013

Steamboat Springs City Council has new plan for how to spend lodging tax

The Steamboat Springs City Council now wants to ask voters to approve the distribution of the tax for only the next decade on the hiking and biking trails as well as the Yampa River promenade.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Dance Theatre accepting scholarship applications

The Steamboat Dance Theatre is accepting applications for the Amy Flint Memorial Scholarship for dance and technical production training. The scholarship will be awarded to someone who is new to dance, seeks a new dance experience or wants study or engage in technical production.

The Record for Monday, July 15, 2013

12:13 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a fight at a gas station in the first block of Anglers Drive. Two women involved in a road rage incident were arguing from their cars. It escalated into a physical altercation. One female was given a summons to appear in court. A 26-year-old woman was arrested because police said she had been drinking, and there was a protection order that made it illegal for her to drink.

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Steamboat Springs wildlife center celebrates 20 years

At 11 a.m., it's feeding time at the Bye household, and four of the newest arrivals obviously are hungry. Tracy Bye on Tuesday opened a kennel and removed a bowl lined with paper towels. Inside were four baby robins that began chirping and reaching their necks toward the ceiling in anticipation of a meal.

Our View: Wildlife encounters pose safety risk

The July 5 traffic jam inspired by a pair of young bull moose on Mount Werner Circle and the awareness that at least one local bear cub has learned to open car doors suggests to us that it’s time for a broader community discussion about how we perfect the art of living with wildlife.

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Tour de Steamboat fundraising ride returns Saturday

An estimated 700 participants are riding in this weekend's Tour de Steamboat fundraiser, and each of them will get to know the satisfaction of a cold beer at the end of a long day.

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Missed summit during trip to Nepal doesn't dampen locals' trek

Matt Tredway, Dana Tredway and Debra Conroy joined a group from Western State Colorado University for a trip to Nepal. Despite a major weather-induced change, they said it was an experience they'll never forget.

Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament Results for July 16, 2013

Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament Results for July 16, 2013

Adult A and B League Volleyball Results for July 15, 2013

Adult A and B League Volleyball Results for July 15, 2013

No new tenant identified for Central Park Plaza restaurant space

Mountain Dream Developers has been doing the demolition work inside the space that used by be occupied by the Panda Garden restaurant in Steamboat Springs.

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Many new sandwich board signs in Steamboat Springs out of compliance with city code

The city's planning department hopes it starts to see the business owners who put out the signs apply for the sign permits they need to avoid a costly citation.

Thoughtful Parenting: What's the big deal about added sugar?

Research has linked high intakes of added sugars to many health conditions, including obesity, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes in children. Here are some tips for how to read food labels to help cut out added sugar.

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Steamboat lands direct ski season flight from Seattle

The new flight on Alaska Airlines, in addition to a United flight from Los Angeles, gives Steamboat connections to two major West Coast hubs.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, July 16

There are concerns about bonding for the proposed lodging tax projects, Saturday's rainfall was a record for the date and Steamboat's Legion baseball squad keeps rolling.

Monday, July 15

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Jimmy Westlake: The magnificent Milky Way

When the bright moon is not in the sky, the dark summer night reveals one of its most spectacular treasures — the soft, misty glow of the Via Lactea, or the Milky Way.

Steamboat Springs City Concil prepares to decide fate of lodging tax as some express concern over bonding

Eric Meyer describes the Steamboat Springs Trails Alliance's more than yearlong quest to secure Steamboat Springs' lodging tax revenue as a road with some unexpected turns.

Tom Ross: Elk Mountain Pilot newspaper began in Kebler Pass mining camp

The Elk Mountain Pilot put out its first issue in Gunnison County on June 16, 1880, about 5 years before James Hoyle founded the Steamboat Pilot in 1885.

Steamboat Legion squad keep rolling in strong season

A strong summer of baseball by the Steamboat American Legion Post 44 squad got significantly sweeter on Sunday when the squad wrapped up the championship of the Rangely Invitational.

The Record for Sunday, July 14, 2013

9:21 a.m. Officers were called to a report of two teenagers playing with a rifle on Secluded Court. Police searched the area for almost an hour, but were unable to find the teenagers.

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Saturday's rainfall was a record for the date in Steamboat

The 24-hour rain total represented the seventh highest ever reported for any month at that the current official weather station near Steamboat Springs High School.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, July 15

The Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park were hits Sunday in Steamboat, a circus entertained crowd in Craig and Steamboat swimmer Blake Worsley readies for the World Championships.

Sunday, July 14

Steamboat briefs: Applications accepted for Routt County Fair royalty

Applications are available for girls interested in running for Routt County Fair royalty. The competition is open to county girls ages 8 to 18 and includes an application, essay, speech and interview, and an undercover judge’s score. Applications are due today and tryouts are July 28.

2013 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series results for Week 5

2013 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series results for Week 5

County Agenda for July 15 and 16

Agenda for the Routt County Board of Commissioners meetings July 15 and 16.

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Circus entertains Craig crowd

No matter how many different kinds of entertainment you’ve seen in your life, it’s hard to imagine anyone not being awestruck by a girl suspended in midair by her hair or a man keeping his balance atop a single wheel while tossing around flaming pins.

Audrey Enever: Penstemons are American beauties

There’s one Routt County wildflower that deserves a place in every perennial garden — the beautiful Rocky Mountain Penstemon (Penstemon strictus).

Monday Medical: Prepare for a wildfire emergency

It’s a hot, dry July afternoon. You are enjoying peace and quiet at your rural mountain home, when you notice a large plume of smoke coming from a nearby ridge.

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126 soccer teams to play in tournament in Steamboat this week

With 126 teams this year, the Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament actually will begin play Thursday for its U-16 and U-18 age groups and run throughout the weekend.

The Record for Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Record for Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Steamboat's Worsley readies for World Championships

Steamboat Springs swimmer Blake Worsley leaves for the FINA World Championships on Monday.

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Art in the Park, Hot Air Balloon Rodeo a hit in Steamboat

Sunday provided a pristine look at all that was Steamboat with the Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park.

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New urgency in planning water needs

The question mulled around the evening campfires by the members of the Yampa River Awareness Project expedition was not only whether the Yampa is worth preserving in its current state but also how that might be done while meeting the West’s demand for more water for human consumption.

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The late spring flood has the power to nourish life and the potential to claim human lives

Any multiday float trip down a large Western river — even one involving naturalists, water policy experts and journalists — is first and foremost an adventure, one with a modicum of danger involved.

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Cristin Frey: Paper Bird, Kenny Loggins highlight this week's Strings schedule

Barriers that used to contain music have broken down, and the floodgates are wide open for amazing, new talent to be heard.

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Is the Yampa worth saving?

Deep in Dinosaur National Monument on a broad sandbar in the Yampa River, a grisly scene is being carried out. It’s a horror story so cruel it might make even movie director Wes Craven cringe.

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Rise and fall of the Yampa River defines a unique ecosystem

The invisible rock stars of the animal kingdom in Yampa Canyon are the endangered fish like the razorback sucker and the Colorado pikeminnow that occupy the top of the food chain but are rarely glimpsed by humans in part because they live their lives in the opaque silt-laden waters of the Yampa River.

Saturday, July 13

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Steamboat men's rugby team falls in semifinals

The Steamboat Springs Rugby Club lost to Vail in the Cowpie Classic semifinals Saturday.

Our View: City a step closer to getting affordable housing right

We think the Steamboat Springs City Council was wise to suspend affordable housing fees until we can arrive at a broad, community-based approach to supporting the creation of workforce housing for a new economy.

The Record for Friday, July 12, 2013

7:56 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a hot air balloon chaser who was speeding near Chinook Lane. The chaser got in an argument with a resident and was given a summons for disorderly conduct.

Jail Report for July 6 to 12, 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.

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Redneck Olympics returns to Hayden

Mullets were king Saturday at the second annual Hayden Redneck Olympics.

By the Numbers: Comparing Alpine skiing to mountain biking

The National Sporting Goods Association released last month its 2013 Sports Participation Study. Here, I compare and contrast the participants involved in Alpine skiing and mountain biking, two recreational activities with relatively high profiles in Steamboat Springs.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of July 4 to 10

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

Friday, July 12

Routt County woman charged with murder denied bail

Lisa Lesyshen, the Stagecoach woman accused of murdering her 9-year-old son, will not be allowed to post bond, a judge ruled Friday.

John F. Russell: Colorado isn't the home of the fair-weather fan

Sure, Colorado may have a few fair-weather fans, but in my experience, this is a state that gets behind its teams, win or lose.

Tom Ross: Square dancing paved the path for local boys to meet girls at Steamboat's Perry-Mansfield

Dorothy Wither recalled how husbands in Steamboat Springs forbade their wives to visit Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp for fear the curious young ladies at the camp might influence them.

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Business leaders in Steamboat Springs weigh possible changes to downtown parking

Following a 2012 report from the Urban Land Institute that called the city's parking system “antiquated,” enough business leaders in Steamboat today believe there is enough of a parking problem to explore some solutions.

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Routt County Riders offers trail-building school Saturday

Not everyone knows exactly how Steamboat Springs' mountain bike trails show up on local hillsides, and the Routt County Riders organization is hoping to shed some light on that with a trail-building school Saturday.

Steamboat briefs: 9.7K visitors expected to be in Steamboat on Saturday

The figure represents 65 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 96 percent. On the mountain, hotels are expected to be 69 percent full and condos are forecast to be 55 percent full.

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of July 15

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of July 15

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Struggle continues for Silver Spur home a decade after construction began

Beneath the current indicators and cautious hope, the scars of a bubble and misplaced faith remain. Some of those scars are as much physical as they are emotional.

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Too Slim and the Taildraggers set to rock North Routt on Saturday

Too Slim and the Taildraggers brings its bluesy rock to North Routt on Saturday. The band plays at 8 p.m. at Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse. Tickets are $10 in advance at All That Jazz or the Roadhouse and $15 at the door.

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Hot Air Balloon Rodeo returns to Steamboat Springs this weekend

The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo runs from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Balloons will begin inflating at 6 a.m. and will launch from Bald Eagle Lake.

The Record for Thursday, July 11, 2013

1:12 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a strange noise coming from a basement in the 33300 block of Routt County Road 32. No one was in the basement.

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New bike counter finds an average of 700 cyclists cruise down Yampa Street daily

City officials here already knew Yampa Street was a popular place to ride a bike, but they were surprised to find out this summer exactly how popular.

Business briefs: Yampa Valley Housing Authority reaches agreement on Elk River Village loan

Yampa Valley Housing Authority and First National Bank of the Rockies have reached an agreement on the group’s loan for its Elk River Village property, according to a news release.

Spoke Talk: 10 reasons to watch the Tour de France

Just like NASCAR, TV coverage of the Tour de France places you in the heart of the action, and there are plenty of other reasons to watch.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, July 11

Construction continues at Four Points Lodge at Steamboat Ski Area, the NTSB determined the probable causes of two Routt County plane crashes and Steamboat is crafting rules for marijuana sales.

John Spezia: Who is benefiting?

The Steamboat Springs City Council has decided to place a one-year moratorium on collecting funds for affordable housing even though it still has to go through the motions of a first and second reading on the ordinance.

Thursday, July 11

Eve Bevill: Add a grocery store

The downtown congestion and air quality could greatly be improved if Steamboat would decide to put a Safeway or a City Market on the west end of town.

Ken Collins: Make Yampa one-way

Turn Yampa into a one-way in the direction of Fifth toward Ninth streets with diagonal parking only on the north side.

Harry Thompson: Examining all avenues

Will additional trails bring additional visitors? Our citizen committee has worked very long and hard, but have members of council directed the process to be most effective?

Sunshine Loop XC Results for July 10, 2013

Sunshine Loop XC Results for July 10, 2013

Adult Coed C League Softball Results for July 11, 2013

Adult Coed C League Softball Results for July 11, 2013

Steamboat briefs: Tickets on sale for 5th annual Doc Willett awards

Tickets for the fifth annual Doc Willett Health Care Heritage Awards are on sale at www.hfyv.org/docwillett or by calling 970-871-0700.

Hayden Reader of the Week: Evanna Mitchell

Evanna Mitchell, 9, was chosen as Hayden Public Library’s Reader of the Week.

Steamboat Springs to decide on marijuana rules

The city of Steamboat Springs is beginning to craft its rules that will regulate the sale of marijuana for recreational use.

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New Four Points Lodge at Steamboat Ski Area gets a roof

Sharp-eyed people gazing up at Mount Werner this month can see the white Calcon Constructors trailer at the top of Four Points and some of the roofline of the new Four Points Lodge.

Rob Douglas: Time to right a wrong

By proposing to suspend the city’s community housing ordinance for one year, the Steamboat Springs City Council took a half-step toward correcting the misdeeds of a previous council that unwisely passed a law that, among other faults, places the financial burden for the artificial creation of “affordable housing” on the backs of real estate developers.

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Steamboat's Art in the Park returns for 39th year

As Art in the Park turns 39 this weekend, this year’s event will mark the 20th year the the Atkinsons — Dusty, his father Leo and sister Siara — have been to the festival.

Accommodations tax collections in Steamboat Springs continue to outpace 2012

The city's latest sales tax report shows that accommodations tax collections through May are outpacing last year's revenue by 8 percent.

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Cow Pie Classic rugby tournament returns to Steamboat on Saturday

The Cow Pie Classic returns Saturday for the 39th annual rugby tournament. The men’s bracket of the 39th annual Cow Pie Classic boasts eight squads, including Steamboat. There also are Old Boys and women’s divisions.

The Record for Wednesday, July 10, 2013

6:16 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help a person who was sick in the first block of Anglers Drive.

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Steamboat Springs welcomes back Piknik Theatre Festival

The Piknik Theatre Festival returns Friday for its sixth season with a classic, Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” and an original musical comedy, “The Extravagant Flauntings of Marie Antoinette.”

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Drive-By Truckers to play Steamboat Springs free concert Friday

After almost two decades of playing, the Drive-By Truckers still rock. The band will play the Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series on Friday at Howelsen Hill.

Jake Miller: Nuggets anxiety kicking in

There are bright spots that remain in Denver, but free agency has not been kind to the Nuggets in 2013.

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Mack Spittellie to lead Steamboat girls basketball team

After spending seven years with the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball program as an assistant, Mack Spittellie takes on the role of head coach with a goal of returning Steamboat to the dominant team on the Western Slope.

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NTSB determines probable causes of 2 deadly Routt County plane crashes in 2012

The investigations revealed that the crash at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden likely was caused by snowy, adverse weather, and a student pilot in a more recent crash north of Milner was flying impaired by alcohol and marijuana.

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Andy Bockelman: ‘Lone Ranger’ remake is shooting silver bullet blanks

Pounding a railroad spike into your ear would be about as fun as watching “The Lone Ranger.”

Latest Colorado Highway 13 project north of Rifle unveiled

Improvements to Colorado Highway 13 north of Rifle will include about 12 wildlife underpasses designed to accommodate deer and elk.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Protect your fields during drought

Last year, Routt County experienced one of worst drought years on record, and although decent winter snowfall is helping us make it through the year, we are not out of the woods.

A Dog’s Eye View: Dogs in the 'hood

For the owners who let their dogs run loose, you are rolling the dice. You can’t protect your dog if you don’t know where it is.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, July 11

Three current City Council members will seek to retain their seats, a judge will drive to Denver to advise Lisa Lesyshen of the charges against her and Hayden Police Chief Gordon Booco was fired by the town manager.

Adult Coed D League softball results for July 10, 2013

Conglomerates 7, Rusty Mitts 0

Wednesday, July 10

The Record for Tuesday, July 9, 2013

1:57 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a disturbance in the 600 block of Tamarack Drive. Two people were having a verbal argument.

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Tom Ross: Rural community turns out to preview new farm implements at Hayden's Carpenter Ranch

Even if you are not a fan of country music, you must be familiar with Kenny Chesney’s hit song, “She Thinks my Tractor’s Sexy.”

Hayden police chief fired by town manager

Hayden Police Chief Gordon Booco was fired Monday for reasons that have not been made public.

Judge to drive to Denver to advise Lesyshen of charges in murder case

Fourteenth Judicial District Chief Judge Michael O’Hara plans to drive to a Denver hospital Friday to advise Lisa Lesyshen of the charges against her, which include first-degree murder related to the shooting of her 9-year-old son.

Court roundup: Man gets 3-year sentence for parking lot assault in Steamboat Springs

A man has pleaded guilty to second-degree assault related to the May beating of another man in the City Market parking lot and has been sentenced to three years in prison.

3 Steamboat Springs City Council members to seek re-election in November

Come Aug. 6, Walter Magill, Kenny Reisman and Kevin Kaminski said they will start circulating petitions for their current seats along with any other residents who want a chance to serve the city.

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Steamboat author publishes 2nd book

Steamboat Springs' Jorge Avila's second book takes readers into a fantasy land set in a familiar space.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, July 10

Steamboat will weigh implementing ideas for downtown revitalization, Steamboat's weather swings 40 degrees and Steamboat Barn Village Lots sell quickly after hitting the market.

Tuesday, July 9

SPIKED High School Volleyball League Results for July 9, 2013

SPIKED High School Volleyball League Results for July 9, 2013

Adult Coed B League Softball Results for July 9, 2013

Adult Coed B League Softball Results for July 9, 2013

Men's League Softball Results for July 8, 2013

Men's League Softball Results for July 8, 2013

Our View: State mostly right on pot industry rules

Largely, the state's regulations with regard to the manufacture and sale of retail marijuana seem reasonable and appropriate. Our biggest concern is that the regulations do not yet specifically place limits on marijuana products, such as marijuana candies, that seem aimed at enticing children.

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Momentum continues for downtown Steamboat Springs revitalization efforts

City officials this summer will weigh implementing ideas that range from new parking management systems to a new Buy Local educational campaign.

Steamboat Ski Corp. donates $5K to cycling group after weather foils fundraiser

The Steamboat Bike Park added Tenderfoot, an intermediate downhill trail, and Rawhide, an expert trail this summer.

Steamboat briefs: Routt County Search and Rescue accepts applications for volunteers

The Routt County Search and Rescue is searching for members 21 and older to volunteer. Background checks will be processed by the Routt County Sheriff’s Office.

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Jimmy Westlake: Spot the Summer Triangle

When the summer sun goes down, three of the first stars to peak through the lingering twilight are the trio of bright stars that form the unmistakable asterism called the Summer Triangle, high in the northeastern sky.

Steamboat's Rally for the Cure continues to grow, keeps focus

Steamboat's Rally for the Cure has changed leadership but remains committed to its goal of supporting woman battling breast cancer.

Thoughtful Parenting: Seeds of happiness

When I talk to young kids about mindfulness, I often talk about how we have all kinds of seeds in our brains — seeds of anger, sadness, jealousy and of disappointment. We also have seeds of happiness and of peace.

Mary Walker: Aid as commodity

I recently contacted a famous international nonprofit organization that provides a specific product to impoverished people in developing countries about how to, as I described it, “put an individual into the pipeline to receive the assistance that your organization provides.” I got no response.

Yampa Valley Data Partners report lists top employers for region

Yampa Valley Data Partners has released its report on the top 10 employers in Routt and Moffat counties. The data represents employment information as of December 2012.

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Steamboat Barn Village sees early sales after lots hit market

Barn Village at Steamboat might have taken a while to work its way through the foreclosure process, but it wasted no time closing sales after the lots came back on the market.

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Organizers of Routt County Redneck Olympics promise plenty of laughs in Hayden this weekend

“Be ready to laugh,” emcee Rodney McGowen said. “And if you want to do some mud surfing, don't wear your Sunday clothes.”

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Steamboat Little League teams snag district titles, look to state tournament

Two local Little League teams captured district titles in Winter Park last week and are ready to step to the plate for the state tournament, which will begin later this month in Aurora.

The Record for Monday, July 8, 2013

7:19 a.m. Officers were called to a report of theft in the 1100 block of Anglers Drive. A red, British telephone booth was reported stolen.

Steamboat weather runs hot and cold with 40-degee temperature swings

Western Colorado’s monsoon season typically begins in the second week of July, according to the National Weather Service. That’s when an area of high pressure along the main Pacific ridge breaks loose and allows subtropical moisture to flow north from Mexico.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, July 9

The height of bear activity is approaching in Steamboat, there's much to be determined after Steamboat suspended its affordable housing ordinance and the Steamboat Legion team reached the top spot in Mountain League.

Monday, July 8

Steamboat briefs: Author is hosting a travel writing seminar at CMC

Edith Lynn Hornik-Beer, whose travel writing has been published in ELLE Magazine, the Sunday New York Times, Steamboat Magazine as well as other major newspapers and magazines will be giving a three-hour seminar, “Writing A Travel Article That Sells” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus.

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Much to be determined after suspension of Steamboat's affordable housing ordinance

In the long term, it will be up to the city, the council and the community to decide during the next year how affordable units should be supported here in the future.

Legion baseball team tops Eagle Valley, takes top spot in Mountain League

Another strong pitching performance from Ryan Jeep helped the Steamboat Springs Legion baseball team wrap up league title, and start preparing for several important tournaments.

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Officials in Steamboat offer ways to help keep black bears out of the news

There are many things residents and visitors do to safely coexist with the bears and keep them out of the news, and trouble.

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Tom Ross: Snowy Range for Alpine terrain

There isn't a hike in either the Flat Tops or Mount Zirkel wilderness areas that can match the North Gap and Lost Lake trails in Wyoming’s Snowy Range for sheer Alpine beauty

The Record for Sunday, July 7, 2013

11:36 a.m. A transient man told police two bear cubs stole his phone and his wallet from his makeshift campsite in the woods near the 1400 block of Pine Grove Road. Police said food at the man’s campsite was likely attracting bears to the area, but didn't determine whether any bears had taken the items or if they were scattered in the woods. Police told the man it wasn’t legal to camp in the area.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, July 8

Educators predict an uphill battle for a potential tax increase, mosquitos in Routt County haven't been shown to carry West Nile virus and Steamboat cyclists do well in Breckenridge.

Sunday, July 7

2013 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series results for Week 4

2013 Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series results for Week 4

Steamboat briefs: Artist Tina Weintraub to lead course in art history

A French and American Impressionism art course will be offered in Steamboat Springs on Tuesdays beginning July 9 through Aug. 6.

County agenda for July 8 and 9

County agenda for July 8 and 9

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Steamboat cyclists strong in Breckenridge race

Strong performances by Steamboat Springs riders at the Breckenridge Firecracker 50 have become as regular a July 4 holiday fixture as barbecues, and this year’s version was no different, a flock of locals flying to top finishes at the 50-mile Summit County race.

The Record for Saturday, July 6, 2013

3:33 p.m. Officers were called to a report of an $1800 bike that was stolen off of a porch in the 400 block of Ore House Plaza.

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Deb Babcock: Plants that soothe what ails you

Many current drugs that we know as conventional medicine originally were derived from plants.

Monday Medical: Ask a question, save a life

Think about saving a life. Maybe you envision kneeling over a person, using the vigorous chest compressions of CPR. Or perhaps you picture an emergency medical team urgently treating a patient.

Health officials remind residents that mosquito bites are 100 percent preventable

Although West Nile virus has been detected in places like Boulder County, the disease is less likely to appear in Routt and hasn't been detected here.

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Educators in Steamboat predict a tax increase for public schools faces another uphill battle in November

It was just two years ago that voters here joined their peers statewide to overwhelmingly reject a proposal that would have raised income and sales taxes here for five years to generate $2.9 billion for public schools.

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Effect of beetle-kill trees on fires re-examined

Colorado’s 4.3 million acres of beetle-decimated forests represent a catastrophe in the making during another devastating wildfire season.

Preparing for a wildfire

Reduce the risk of your home and property becoming fuel for a wildfire by following these tips.

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Facing high wildfire threat, Routt County residents told be prepared

It had been more than a month since Routt County had seen any moisture, but the hillsides were surprisingly green as Oak Creek Fire Chief Chuck Wisecup drove his truck through the remote subdivisions in Stagecoach.

Saturday, July 6

Real estate transactions for June 28 to July 3, 2013

Real estate transactions for June 28 to July 3, 2013

Steamboat briefs: Routt Country Riders to host bike presentation

Routt County Riders and the International Mountain Bicycling Association will present “Better Living Through Trails” at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

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Elissa Greene: Coming up at Strings this week

We have a week and a half under our belts at Strings — and we still have many great concerts yet to come! Here is a preview of what we have in store at Strings this week.

Our View: Back-in parking plan a good step

We’re intrigued with the city of Steamboat Springs’ plan to try to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety on Yampa Street.

Mountain Madness results for July 6, 2013

Mountain Madness results for July 6, 2013

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John F. Russell: Party a celebration of Johnny Spillane's legacy

A room full of supporters showed up at Olympian Hall last week to cheer one more time for one of our town's most recognized Olympic athletes.

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Mountain Madness running race in Steamboat Springs a big draw

Overnight storms resulted in cooler weather for the 265 people participating in Saturday morning's Mountain Madness half-marathon and 10-kilometer races in Steamboat Springs.

Jail Report for June 29 to July 5, 2013

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

The Record for Friday, July 5, 2013

12:30 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a drunken man who fell off his bike in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue. The man was gone when officers arrived.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of June 27 to July 3

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of June 27 to July 3

Data Sense: Older adults driving local population growth

The impact of the Great Recession on Routt County was widespread. There were visible signs of change such as falling real estate prices, declining retail sales and rising unemployment. However, the Yampa Valley also was affected in a less visible but potentially longer-lasting and more meaningful way. The recession accelerated a demographic transformation that already was underway.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat graduates in inaugural bachelor’s class

Steamboat graduates in inaugural bachelor’s class

Council on Aging senior menus for week of July 8

Council on Aging senior menus for week of July 8

Totally Kids meal program menus for the week of July 8

Totally Kids meal program menus for the week of July 8

Friday, July 5

Weekend’s shows are distinctive

Strings Music Festival officially gets underway this weekend with two exceptional opening shows today and Sunday.

Business briefs: TripAdvisor becomes increasingly important for hotels

The Sacramento Bee reports that as the economy has returned, online booking has played a larger part in hotel reservations.

Colorado Rep. Dan Pabon joins Feldmann-Nagel's Denver office

Rep. Dan Pabon is the assistant majority leader in the Colorado House of Representatives.

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Officials hope to finish removing dead trees in Stagecoach neighborhoods

The fear of a devastating wildfire remains real in the southeastern Routt County community that was developed around a now defunct ski resort.

Karen Burley: Thanks to community

Because of the generosity of sponsors, silent auction donors and bidders, in-kind donors and the attendance of 230 individuals, The Haven Assisted Living Center’s fourth annual Barbecue, Barn Dance and Silent Auction grossed more than $11,000 for much-needed maintenance and repairs at the Haven.

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Steamboat's PowerICE has large ambitions for its hydrating ice bar

Grant Fenton thinks the possibilities are endless for PowerICE, the frozen electrolyte company he brought to Steamboat Springs in 2012.

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Pair of moose in Steamboat catches attention of passers-by

It may not look like a threat, but it’s one of the most dangerous animals the public will encounter in Northwest Colorado, said Colorado Parks and Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins.

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Tom Ross: Hunter Gansmann is destined to become an autopsy nurse

Hunter Gansmann heads to Colorado Mesa University this summer to become a licensed practical nurse. She already is a certified nursing assistant thanks to credits earned at Colorado Mountain College while in high school.

The Record for Thursday, July 4, 2013

2:35 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of fireworks at Little Moon Trail and Tamarack Drive. There were 14 other complaints about fireworks Thursday.

Attorneys say officials violated Lesyshen's right to counsel

The attorneys representing the Routt County woman accused of killing her 9-year-old son are accusing local officials of violating her right to confidential communications with her attorneys.

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Host of NPR's 'From the Top' to perform in Steamboat Springs

Christopher O'Riley, who hosts NPR's "From the Top," merges classical music into pop.

Spoke Talk: Get riding in the Tour de Steamboat

In two weeks. you could be riding in Steamboat’s premier benefit cycling event — the Tour de Steamboat.

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Steamboat Springs could see more rain this weekend

After one of the driest Junes on record, late afternoon thunderstorms are on the horizon, and Steamboat got a taste of it Friday afternoon.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, July 5

Steamboat's Fourth of July parade showcased the area's flavor, the character of Yampa's Fourth of July celebration is its best part and Steamboat is among the stops for Cowboy Christmas.

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Andy Bockelman: ‘White House’ action movie a real downer

It’s been roughly 200 years since the last time the most safeguarded building in the free world went up in cinders.

Thursday, July 4

Rob Douglas: Udall and the 4th

Having celebrated the 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, most Americans proudly believe there are no modern vestiges of governmental injustice similar to those that caused 56 delegates to the Continental Congress in summer 1776 to risk their lives by announcing the birth of a new nation.

Steamboat briefs: 4-week meditation, book study starts Wednesday

Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Integrated Health is offering “Buddha’s Brain,” a four-week meditation and book study that begins Wednesday.

Hayden Reader of the Week: Natalie Clark

The Hayden Public Library announces the fifth Reader of the Week in the annual summer reading program.

A Dog's Eye View: It's hotter than you think

With summer here and days heating up, remember to keep your dogs safe while traveling in your car. Yeah, yeah, yeah, you’ve heard it 100 times already. But important information is worth repeating.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Northwest Colorado Birding Trail finished

After two years of planning, site selection and development, the Northwest Colorado Birding Trail is complete. If you are not familiar with the Colorado Birding Trail, it is a series of driving loops, or trails, that connect birding and wildlife viewing sites in a specific area.

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Steamboat Springs among Cowboy Christmas stops

From the middle of June to the middle of July cowboys from around the region put the miles on in chase of prize money.

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Lodwick again tops in July 4 jumping event

Todd Lodwick won his fourth consecutive July Fourth Nordic combined event on the streets of his hometown of Steamboat Springs.

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Steamboat grad Alex Wood entering final year at University of Colorado

Alex Wood is the Rudy Ruettiger that makes you fear for the well-being of your doorframe. The 6-foot-2, 245-pound redshirt senior at University of Colorado’s underdog story began with a lesson that pre-empts all impossible feats becoming possible.

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Yampa parade a 4th of July tradition

The Yampa 4th of July parade has become a tradition, with its character being the best part.

The Record for Wednesday, July 3, 2013

4:01 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a person selling sage sticks at Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue. The person was gone when officers arrived.

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Steamboat Springs Pirate Theatre to debut new monthly show

The Pirate Theatre will debut its monthly show on Friday after First Friday Artwalk. Judging from rehearsal, it's onto to something.

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July 4th parade showcases flavor of Routt County, Steamboat Springs

There were flags, animals, candies, Super Soakers, dancing and even a fire breathing dragon. The Fourth of July parade on Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs was a kid’s dream.

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Sam Bush set for Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series

Sam Bush played his 39th straight Telluride Bluegrass Festival this summer. The King of Newgrass returns to Steamboat on Friday for the free concert.

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Steamboat's Jim Gmeiner to display unique photos

Jim Gmeiner's art is hard to define. But the Steamboat Springs artist's work brings a unique perspective to photography. He'll show his art at 5 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Springs Center For Visual Arts.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, July 4

Steamboat's Fourth of July parade runs the gamut of participants, Steamboat is introducing reverse angle parking on Yampa Street and Yampa's Fourth of July parade will be led by two grand marshals who know quite a bit about South Routt tradition.

Wednesday, July 3

Carol Hinkle: Proofreader necessary

The Pilot & Today is a wonderful paper, but maybe a proofreader is necessary to catch such a mistake. Most especially if it is on the front page in large letters.

Steamboat briefs: Part of Lincoln Avenue closed from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday

Lincoln Avenue will be closed from Fifth to 11th streets from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday for the Fourth of July parade. The parade will start at 10 a.m.

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Steamboat City Council wants to suspend affordable housing requirements

The council's suspension of the seven-year-old rules on community housing came after several local developers criticized the ordinance and called it an unfair burden.

Bald Eagle Lake Open Water Swim Series #1 Results for July 1, 2013

Bald Eagle Lake Open Water Swim Series #1 Results for July 1, 2013

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Saturday running race benefit for Blair

Saturday's Mountain Madness half-marathon will serve as a benefit for longtime director of the race Scott Blair.

Top 5 Ski Jumping Calcutta Results for July 2, 2013

Top 5 Ski Jumping Calcutta Results for July 2, 2013

The Record for Tuesday, July 2, 2013

12:31 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a man sleeping in his car at West Lincoln Park and gave him a ride home.

SPIKED High School Volleyball League Results for July 2, 2013

SPIKED High School Volleyball League Results for July 2, 2013

Steamboat Ski Area cancels Sponsorship Day on Wednesday

Steamboat Ski Area canceled Wednesday’s Routt County Riders Sponsorship Day because of inclement weather.

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Steamboat parade runs gamut from brainy beauty queen to Redneck Olympians

As it should, the parade will be led off by the American Legion and VFW color guard in recognition of those who have served to protect the nation’s independence.

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Sen. Mark Udall visits Moffat County

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., toured Craig Station on Wednesday as part of his energy outreach program, which highlights the multiple areas in which Colorado's diverse energy portfolio is leading the country in innovation and energy independence.

Iacovetto, Farrington to serve as grand marshals for Yampa's July 4th parade

When Yampa celebrates the Fourth of July this year, leading the way will be two grand marshals who know quite a bit about South Routt tradition.

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Fire causes heavy damage in North Routt County

Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputy Juan Berber spotted the smoke coming from the fire while patrolling farther to the north.

Calendar of events for 2013 Fourth of July

Here's a list of what is happening in Steamboat Springs for the Fourth of July.

City of Steamboat Springs to introduce new style of parking on Yampa Street

To further improve pedestrian safety on the roadway, the city of Steamboat Springs plans to replace several parallel parking spots on Yampa Street with the city's first reverse angle spaces that are starting to become popular in metropolitan areas far away from Steamboat.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, July 3

A crash involving two motorcycles and an SUV resulted in a fatality, the Steamboat Springs City Council plans to ask voters to fund the trails project and the Yampa River Promenade and Sen. Mark Udall makes a two-day swing through Northwest Colorado.

Steamboat Briefs: Road closures planned for Independence Day festivities

For the Fourth of July, Lincoln Avenue will be closed from Fifth to 11th streets from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the Fourth of July parade.

Joe Meglen: Celebrating the 4th

We will be celebrating the birth of America on July 4.

Hill Blackett: Unleveling the playing field

I was interested in Lynn Abbott’s letter concerning “getting money out of politics.”

Our View: Ensuring a happy and safe 4th

Barring a dramatic change in conditions, the city of Steamboat Springs will go forward with its Fourth of July fireworks show.

Tuesday, July 2

Thoughtful Parenting: The beauty of boredom

Unstructured time gives children the opportunity to explore their world. It is how they learn to solve their own problems and engage with themselves and others, and it’s how they begin to recognize their passions.

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Steamboat City Council plans to ask voters to approve spending lodging tax on both trails, Yampa River Promenade

The council voted to start planning a ballot initiative that will ask voters here to approve spending millions of dollars worth of the tax on both hiking and biking trails and a new promenade on Yampa Street.

The Record for Monday, July 1, 2013

12:29 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a couple arguing in the 2600 block of Windward Way. A 40-year-old woman was arrested for violating a restraining order related to drinking alcohol.

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Jumping week in Steamboat kicks off with focus on future

Tuesday evening’s World ski jumping Calcutta fundraiser for the National Nordic Foundation began at Howelsen Hill by celebrating what had already happened, but became about what the athletes hope will happen.

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Colorado Sen. Mark Udall attends alternative energy roundtable in Steamboat

During a two-day swing through Northwest Colorado, Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is touching on the manufacture of forest products, land management and an all-of-the-above approach to the nation’s energy portfolio.

Routt County Search and Rescue has 3 missions in 24 hours

The first call for help came in at about 4:45 p.m. Monday. Incident Commander Kristia Check-Hill said a father and his daughter visiting Steamboat Springs got lost while trying to bike the Rotary Trail on the backside of Emerald Mountain.

Professor expected to tell Steamboat audience that income gap is America's biggest challenge

Professor Stephen Klineberg said that the best way to attack the income divide is by boosting education across the board, with particular focus on access to quality preschools.

3-days of rodeo shows to kick off 4th of July weekend

On Independence Day, the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series will combine the iconic motif of cowboys with traditions like barbecues and fireworks to create an experience that is purely American.

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Steamboat Springs rugby team picks up win

The Steamboat Springs Rugby Club easily beat Glenwood Springs on Saturday.

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1 dead after crash on Lincoln Avenue

A crash involving two motorcycles and an SUV on Tuesday afternoon reportedly has resulted in a fatality. The accident shut down Lincoln Avenue between 13th Street and Elk River Road.

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Fighting wildfires in Colorado changes as temperatures climb

When an Arizona wildfire overwhelmed a Prescott, Ariz., hotshot crew, killing 19 members Sunday afternoon, it was one more indicator that the business of fighting wildfires is undergoing radical changes.

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Locals 2013: Donna Mae Hoots

Donna Mae Hoots is a fourth-generation Routt County resident, her grandmother homesteaded next to Sleeping Giant, and the home where she lives with her husband and two daughters is built on the family ranch still worked by her brother, Larry Monger. But for a short time after college, the fashion merchandising degree-holder was an intern in Los Angeles.

Steamboat Living: Letters to the Editor for Summer 2013 edition

Letters to the Editor for the Steamboat Living Summer 2013 edition

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Locals 2013: John and Patricia Sharp

Not many people have the opportunity to sample the country the way Dr. John Sharp and his wife, Patricia, have. She grew up near St. Louis, and he is from Monte Vista. They both attended William Jewell College outside Kansas City before living in Denver while John finished medical school at the University of Colorado. Two stints in the Air Force took the couple around the world.

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Locals 2013: Don Ciavarra

Since he retired from the U.S. Postal Service in November, Don Ciavarra has been staying busy on the 13 acres he and his wife, Kathryn, live on west of town. After joining the Postal Service in 1974 as a letter carrier in Denver, Ciavarra moved to Steamboat in 1980, when he quickly became the friendly face patrons see at the post office window.

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Locals 2013: Don and Lesley Woodsmith

Light and Don and Lesley Woodsmith share a unique relationship. Pay a visit to their 13th Street warehouse workshop, and you’ll be asked politely to close the door. “People always ask why we don’t have windows,” Don says. “We want to keep the light out.”

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Locals 2013: Lynne Miller

As the owner of dog-walking company Happy Tails, Lynne Miller’s clients always are wagging with delight to see her. The same can be said for their two-legged owners as well as everyone else she’s touched in her 40 years in the Yampa Valley.

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Locals 2013: Wayne Westphale

All it took for Wayne Westphale to make Routt County his home for life was driving down Rabbit Ears Pass and seeing the Yampa Valley for the first time.

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Locals 2013: Barry Castagnasso

Barry Castagnasso, 61, is a fourth-generation Clydesdale breeder who continues to produce many grand champions in the annual National Western Stock Show. “I like their temperament. I like their soundness,” he says about the horse he often refers to as the draft horse supreme.

Locals 2013: Lee Meyring

Being a veterinarian means acclimating to every kind of furry or feathered animal an area might have. Steamboat’s creatures include everything from hulking moose to mewing kittens, which is exactly what Lee Meyring likes about his job.

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Steamboat Living: Quick Hits — ‘Undercover Boss’

Former Steamboat Ski Corp. exec stars in reality show

If you watched CBS’s Emmy Award-winning TV show “Undercover Boss” this spring, you might think that the California lifestyle has rubbed off on former Steamboat Ski Area executive Andy Wirth.

Steamboat Living: Quick Hits — Steamboat Scuttlebutt

Feel good about your little 5K jog or even Steamboat Marathon? That’s peanuts. In April, three men ran through town en route to logging 3,000 miles across the country to raise money for bone cancer research.

Steamboat Living: Quick Hits — Sister Cities

Saas-Fee, San Martin similar to Steamboat Springs

Through Sister Cities International, which operates in 136 countries on six continents, Steamboat has two sister cities in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, with which it struck a relationship in the late 1980s, and San Martin de los Andes, Argentina, which became a sister city in 1996.

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Steamboat Living: From the Editor — Finding the Right Balance

I realized it one weekday evening this May while kayaking the Elk River. The stretch is fast and clear, running east-west straight into the sun above Sand Mountain, which backlights its waves into a camera flash ribbon of white. It’s these waves that make the run so appealing.

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Locals 2013: Jill Ruppel

Jill Ruppel sits on the deck at Old Town Hot Springs, her bright green shirt the only thing that can match her pouring enthusiasm.

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Locals 2013: Rick Bear

Professional musician, camera store owner, portrait shooter, red-ski-suit-wearing photo seller, poster designer, custom woodworker, clothing entrepreneur. Rick Bear has been all those and more since moving to Steamboat in 1971. In the process, it’s put him in touch with countless locals and visitors and reaffirmed why he’s glad to call Steamboat home.

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Locals 2013: Bob Hyams

Look beneath the sets of local drummers and you’ll see something taking the percussion world by storm, all from the Copper Ridge business of local Bob Hyams.

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Locals 2013: Tammy Farrell

To the more than 500 students who are taught at Soda Creek Elementary School, Tammy Farrell is Ms. Tammy. She is the face of Soda Creek. During school hours, Ms. Tammy, who has worked at the school for 23 years, helps preside over what she calls “absolute organized chaos.”

Locals 2013: Mike Kimmes

Many locals jokingly refer to the Yampa Valley curse as what keeps them in Steamboat. For Mike Kimmes and his family, it’s been anything but. “It’s that draw of nature and sense of community that’s kept us here,” Kimmes says. “There’s a great sense of belonging here, and everybody cares about each other.”

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Steamboat Living: Quick Hits — Bringing home the home-raised bacon

Yampa Valley Farms brings sustainable farming to Steamboat Springs

Josh Kilbane finally is letting some grass grow under his feet. After decades researching sustainable farming all over the Americas, he’s putting down roots and bringing his expertise, in the form of Yampa Valley Farms, to Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat Living: Tom Ross Remembers — Festivals of the Bygone Wild West

Remember the Fall Foliage Festival and the Tugboat River Race?

Sure, Steamboat has a full lineup of festivals this summer to help keep tourism dollars flowing all season. But have you ever wondered what happened to some of those long-forgotten festivals that have gone on eternal sabbatical? Quite a few stand out, from Steamboat’s Way it Wuz Days and Fall Foliage Festival to the Rockin’ Roundup, Tugboat River Race, Vintage Auto Races and even this year’s loss of the Sisters in Steamboat Festival.

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Steamboat Living: Hail to the high-end home

Steamboat isn’t Aspen or Vail when it comes to high-end home sales, but if this spring is any indication, the market is gaining some of our hot springs’ steam. The Routt County real estate market saw the sales of 21 million-dollar homes in the first quarter of 2013, putting this year on pace to eclipse the 2012 total of 56. But there still is a long way to go.

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Steamboat Living: Cooking With — Steamboat School District Chef Max Huppert

There likely is no person in Steamboat Springs who is under more pressure each day to successfully cook a meal than Max Huppert. “There’s not a lot of wiggle room when you’re making a dish for 600 people,” the Steamboat Springs School District’s top chef says during the second-to-last week of school.

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Steamboat Living: Quick Hits — Photoshop: April Fools’ Style

Friend local photographer Aryeh Copa on Facebook and come April, you might find yourself second-guessing some of his shots. Every April Fool’s Day, Copa does a little photoshopping for fun, and the results — a cross between what you might find in a Thomas Mangelsen gallery and a Red Bull catalog — have made waves around town.

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Steamboat Living: Quick Hits – Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Turns 20

Steamboat Springs’ Rocky Mountain Youth Corps has come a long way from its start as a crew of seven showing up at Diamond Peak on June 10, 1993, to repair a rundown buck-’n’-rail fence surrounding a campground.

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Locals 2013: Wendy Puckett

Spend just a few minutes with Wendy Puckett, and you quickly feel like the world is yours. Those who know Puckett closely describe her as kind, motivational, an eternal optimist and a woman and mother with the highest integrity.

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers are needed for Mount Werner Classic 50K

Volunteers are needed for the Mount Werner Classic 50K trail run Aug. 3 at Steamboat Ski Area. The race starts at 7 a.m.

First Friday Artwalk listings for July 5

The First Friday Artwalk runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Steamboat.

Luxury home in gated Stonebridge Park among late June building permits in Routt County

New permits include pair of $800,000-plus homes

The $2.6 million home is in the gated Stonebridge Park community close to Fish Creek and opposite Rollingstone Golf Course on Steamboat Boulevard. The general contractor for the project is Fairview Construction.

Colorado's new VA hospital will be late, over budget

The $800 million regional VA hospital under construction in Aurora will be later than promised and likely over budget again, according to members of Congress who asked for an extraordinary briefing on the project.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, July 2

Stage 1 fire restrictions won't put a damper on legal fireworks, June in Steamboat wasn't as warm as it might have seemed and new rules are announced for marijuana retail sales starting next year.

Monday, July 1

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Jimmy Westlake: The season of the Scorpion

There aren’t many constellations that resemble the objects or creatures for which they are named. Scorpius, the Scorpion, is a delightful example of one that does.

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Former high school, college hockey standout brings camps to Steamboat Springs

Former high school and college standout hopes his camps will offer next generation of hockey players a chance to see what it takes to make it to the next level.

Brother of Sen. Mark Udall missing after solo hike in Wyoming

Search and rescue crews are combing the Wind River Range of Wyoming, looking for Randy Udall, the 61-year-old brother of Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, who has not reported in after a solo backpack trip.

The Record for Sunday, June 30, 2013

6 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a bear in the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

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Routt County prepares to enact Stage 1 fire restrictions Tuesday

The new restrictions mostly will affect those who choose to camp outside of designated campgrounds, and won't spoil the plans of anyone in the city limits who want to set off legal fireworks that don't leave the ground.

Steamboat's American Legion baseball team records strong weekend

Great pitching and a handful of offensive explosions powered the Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team to a 3-1 record Saturday and Sunday as the team went 3-1 in a pair of doubleheaders against competition from around the region.

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Joel Reichenberger: Photography in the thrill of the chase

The thrill of photography is often in the chase, no matter what the images will be used for.

Tom Ross: Consider leaving your Super Soaker Hydro Cannon at home until after Steamboat's July 4 parade

Shop for the Super Soaker Lightning Storm which holds up to 25 ounces of water. Or, get yourself the Nerf Super Soaker Arctic Shock and fill the attached ice drum to drench your victims with a freezing blast!

Rules announced for recreational marijuana sales in Colorado

Detailed rules for how recreational pot in Colorado should be grown and sold starting next year were released Monday.

June 2013 saw 14 days when high temperatures in Steamboat didn't reach 80 degrees

There were eight days in June, one of them as recently as June 23 when the overnight low sank to the 30s and just three nights when it stayed above the 50-degree mark.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, July 1

The Steamboat Springs City Council again will consider the lodging tax Tuesday, Steamboat saw its first measurable precipitation in a month and a running relay is set to go through Steamboat.