Stories for October 2013


Thursday, October 31

Dylan Roberts: ‘Yes’ on 66

Unfortunately, bipartisanship in our nation’s politics is not something that is even worth hoping for right now. Yet Colorado voters have the opportunity to do something uniquely bipartisan for our state’s kids in the upcoming election.

Rob Douglas: NPR's pumpkin-headed report

As the hometown of more winter Olympians than any other community in the U.S., Steamboat Springs is accustomed to seeing residents of Ski Town USA regularly mentioned by the national and international press.

Girls on the Run returns Saturday with 5K

The Girls on the Run program wraps up Saturday, with a massive 5-kilometer run that’s expected to draw nearly 1,000 participants.

The Record for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

7:44 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of graffiti in the 800 block of Oak Street. Police followed other cases of graffiti to a home on Merritt Street, and they found a pumpkin decorated with similar graffiti. Police contacted a 22-year-old man who lived there, and he admitted to spraying the graffiti. The man was arrested on suspicion of felony criminal mischief.

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Weather is best and worst this hunting season

As usual, the weather has dictated the success of this fall's hunting seasons. This early and heavy snow has provided unique challenges and opportunities for elk and deer hunters in the area.

Voter turnout low in Routt County as Election Day nears

The Routt County elections office has received and processed about 3,000 valid ballots out of the more than 15,000 that were mailed out.

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Steamboat Springs Arts Council welcomes new director

Lawrence Block was named the new executive director of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. He starts Friday.

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After almost 40 inches of natural snow fell in October, Steamboat snow guns kick in this week

Steamboat Ski Area has received a little less than 40 inches of natural snow with Scholarship Day day less than a month away on Nov. 27, and snowmaking operations began Oct. 30.

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Community theater group Chief Players to perform Agatha Christie’s 'The Mousetrap'

The Chief Players, a group of theater-loving people, is set to debut Friday its first play, Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.” The show opens at 7 p.m. at the Chief Theater.

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Train photography exhibit featured during First Friday Artwalk

Al Reiner has spent the past couple years photographing trains for his newest exhibit, which is featured at the Steamboat Springs Center For Visual Arts during First Friday Artwalk from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

First Friday Artwalk listings for Nov. 1

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

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The Bock’s Office: Mirth knows no age limit in ‘Bad Grandpa’

Life can be at its funniest when you’re either very old or very young. But no matter what your age, a comedy like “Bad Grandpa” inspires laughter in everyone.

City of Steamboat saw 21 inches of snow in October

The October snow total in town was driven by the 10.5 inches reported Oct. 4 and followed up by another 3.5 inches the next day. All told, there were eight days in October when measurable snow fell.

Energy companies operating in Routt County face tough earnings reports

Shell isn’t alone among energy companies looking for surer bets amid falling prices and a more difficult production climate.

Dog’s Eye View: Top 7 things humans do that annoy dogs

This column is a humorous approach to how our dogs might perceive some of our interactions with them.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Shop local for the holidays

Nov. 9 is the Hometown Holiday Local Products Shopping Gala, and more than 20 local producers will attend with their local products on display and for sale.

Steamboat Smokehouse owner: Rumors of closing not true

Speculation has run wild in the past two weeks, owner Fritz Aurin said, but the restaurant is undergoing some renovations and will be open by ski season.

Paula Stephenson: Support 66

Whether we want to invest in public education is one of the most significant questions we need to answer as a state.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Oct. 31

The Steamboat police used a pumpkin to link a man to graffiti, new Steamboat City Council members will have a big impact on budget items and Routt County approved pay raises to employees who weathered wage cuts.

Craig man to serve 20 years for meth possession

Conny Mullis, 45, was sentenced Wednesday in Moffat County District Court to 20 years in prison for methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute.

Wednesday, October 30

Steamboat Springs School Board members: Amendment facts

On Oct. 14, the Steamboat Springs School Board discussed Amendment 66. Many community members on both sides of the issue expressed their opinions. The board finally voted, 3-1, to not support Amendment 66. A resolution to oppose the amendment was not brought forward.

Steamboat briefs: Owl Hoot Trail at Casey’s Pond now open to public

Owl Hoot Trail at Casey’s Pond Senior Living now is open to the public. Call the Steamboat Springs engineering division at 970-879-2060 for more information.

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Steamboat football hoping to round out season on high note

The Sailors will play their final game of the season at 7 p.m. Friday in Delta.

New Steamboat City Council members poised to have big impact on employee pay, police station funding

Scott Ford and either Tony Connell or Clark Davidson will have to hit the ground running Nov. 12 and help a deeply divided council approve a budget.

The Record for Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

10:59 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person who found a dog collar on a city bus.

Routt County approves raises for employees who weathered recession wage cuts

Routt County employees learned this week that effective Jan. 1, they will receive a 2 percent cost-of-living pay increase, their first since salaries were cut in spring 2009 in the midst of the Great Recession. And employees also will be caught up with the annual salary steps on which they missed out while salaries were frozen.

Oak Creek bottle bomber sentenced to 18 months in community corrections

A man who set off bottle bombs in Oak Creek in November has been sentenced to serve 18 months at Mesa County Community Corrections.

Joel Reichenberger: Stories everywhere in high school offseason

The job may be easier when high school sports teams are in action, but there's always something refreshing about digging into the sporting personalities that define Steamboat Springs away from prep sports.

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Downtown Halloween Stroll, variety of holiday events Thursday night in Steamboat

The staple of Halloween in Steamboat Springs, the Downtown Halloween Stroll, is from 5 to 7 p.m. in downtown.

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Steamboat police use pumpkin to link man to graffiti

Steamboat Springs Police Department officers used graffiti on a pumpkin to link a man to several cases of tagging that occurred Tuesday night.

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Steamboat Springs City Council wants to take 2nd look at plan allowing snow bikes at Howelsen Hill

The council voted unanimously to have its Parks and Recreation Commission discuss the proposal Nov. 13 before it is brought back to council.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Oct. 30

Business Plan Competition judges evaluated eight competitors, a Steamboat man was issued a summons for careless driving resulting in death and the City Council fails to pass the first reading of the budget.

Tuesday, October 29

Bloomberg, Gates each put in $1 million for Amendment 66 campaign

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates top the donor list to proponents of Amendment 66, the school finance measure that includes a $950 million tax hike.

Our View: Take a close look at your medicine cabinet

The participation of the Steamboat Springs Police Department in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday struck us as a very good idea given the growing national trend toward abuse of prescription drugs.

Janna Schaefer: Event was exceptional

For the past nine years, the Blue Star Mothers of Colorado have hosted a special weekend for the parents in the state who have lost their son or daughter in the military since the War on Terror began. To date, we have more than 215 Fallen Heroes in Colorado.

Letter to the editor: Vote ‘yes’ on Referendum 2A

We are not old enough to vote, but if we could, we would vote “yes” on Referendum 2A. We are members to the Steamboat Springs High School mountain bike team, and we are proud to have earned fourth in the state championships at the recent Eagle race.

Steamboat briefs: Chamber, Pilot to present annual Navigator Awards

The Steamboat Pilot & Today, in partnership with the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, will present the annual Navigator Awards during a luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort.

Steamboat Springs City Council fails to pass 1st reading of budget after debate over employee pay raises

The impasse means the two new council members who are sworn in Nov. 12 will help pick back up the discussion.

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Hayden School Board candidates discuss standardized testing, school calendar during forum

Three Hayden School Board candidates agreed Tuesday that educating families about the importance of education is crucial for the district and students to succeed.

Ecologist discusses coming to terms with our energy dependence

Ecologist Charles A. S. Hall told an overflow crowd at Bud Werner Memorial Library on Tuesday night that if the modern denizens of the high plains understood their relationship to fossil fuels the way the Sioux Indians of the 18th century understood bison, they surely would behave differently.

Steamboat Springs man issued summons for careless driving resulting in death

The Steamboat Springs man related to the crash that killed a 60-year-old German man riding a motorcycle July 2 on Lincoln Avenue has been charged in Routt County Court with careless driving resulting in death.

Steamboat Springs volleyball team gets regional nod

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team made the regional tournament at the No. 31 seed Tuesday.

Routt County awards engineering bid for 4 minor bridge replacements

Routt County Road and Bridge Assistant Director Mike Mordi told the commissioners that the four bridges targeted for replacement were the worst of 15 identified by a consulting firm as having a poor sufficiency rating.

The Record for Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

5:16 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help a person with trauma in the 42500 block of Deerfoot Lane.

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Business Plan Competition evaluates plans from 8 competitors

By Tuesday afternoon, eight individuals or groups had gone before the judges in the 2013 Business Plan Competition hosted by Colorado Mountain College and Yampa Valley SCORE.

Thoughtful Parenting: Developing healthy attachments with your child

Attachment, the relationship that develops between a child and his or her parent, and bonding, the relationship that develops between a parent and his or her child, are different experiences, but for healthy relationships to thrive, both need to occur.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Oct. 29

Moots was named the Sustainable Business of the Year for 2013, there are no answers yet about why a Steamboat woman died the morning after a car crash and John Fielding withdrew from the Steamboat Springs City Council race citing a family crisis.

Monday, October 28

Official high school swim team to be decided in 2 weeks

At Monday night's Steamboat Springs School District board meeting, members weighed the possibility of adding an official swim team at the high school.

Steamboat briefs: Emerald Mountain trails are closed for the season

Trails on Emerald Mountain are closed for the season due to wet and muddy conditions, according to a city of Steamboat Springs news release. This closure is done every year when conditions get muddy in order to protect the trails from being damaged and deteriorating.

No answers yet in death of Steamboat woman found dead the morning after a car crash

“There was no evidence she died as a result of any injury in the accident.” – Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg

Steamboat City Council expected to discuss employee pay raise plan again on Tuesday

At recent meetings, council members have shown they have different views of the raises that aim to ensure city employees here make a wage similar to what other government employees are making in cities comparable to Steamboat.

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College update: Catching up with Routt County collegiate athletes

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

Hayden School Board candidates to speak at open forum

The four candidates vying for three slots on the Hayden School District School Board will participate in a question-and-answer open forum Tuesday at the Hayden Town Hall.

Citing family crisis, John Fielding withdraws from Steamboat Springs City Council race

Fielding's withdrawal leaves Tony Connell and Clark Davidson vying for the only contested council seat this election cycle.

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Jimmy Westlake: See Venus at its best

As the first “star” to pop out after sundown, Venus is popularly known as the Evening Star, but, of course, it isn’t a star at all. Venus is the second planet from the sun in our solar system and shines by reflected sunlight.

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Moots receives award from Steamboat Sustainable Business Consortium

Moots has aggressively expanded its recycling and gone above and beyond in sustainable business practices, and now, it’s been named the Sustainable Business of the Year for 2013.

The Record for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

Security guards at a hotel reported a drunken man was yelling and had wandered into a construction area at the hotel. The man was gone when officers arrived.

Mountain news roundup: Eagle County Regional Airport passenger numbers on downward slide

A chart of Federal Aviation Administration info shows passenger numbers sliding at most resort airports in Colorado.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Oct. 28

Creativity is key to finding the right costume for Halloween, the town of Oak Creek is planning new additions to its recreation portfolio and the Steamboat Springs School Board will discuss implementing a swim team at its Monday meeting.

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Town of Oak Creek plans new additions to recreational portfolio

Next year, there are plans to improve Decker Park by adding things like a new basketball court and disc golf.

Sunday, October 27

Steamboat briefs: Library is adding a Friday morning story-time session

In addition to the Monday morning story-time session, Bud Werner Memorial Library will add an additional Friday session from 10:30 to 11 a.m. weekly beginning Nov. 1. The free story and craft program is for children ages 2 to 5 with a parent or caregiver.

Sharon Paulus: Maintain projects

I believe the decision to be different: Do voters really want to commit 10 years of tax revenue to two new projects when the city has a difficult time maintaining existing facilities?

Nancie McCormish: New idea for tax

As a rural resident who frequents Steamboat for school and shopping, I cannot vote on city matters but would like to share an idea.

John Fielding: Real reforms in government

Who can get the job done? That must be the basis for deciding who to vote for.

Clark Davidson: Invest wisely in our future

Thank you for taking the time to engage in our democratic process. Although we all find ourselves frustrated with politics at times (for some, it’s all the time), it’s important that we do our best to pay attention and vote or our democracy does not work.

Tony Connell: Experience is an advantage

Steamboat Springs is a wonderful city and I am so grateful to live in a place with so many incredible attributes. The single best asset is the caring and empathetic community.

The Record for Oct. 27, 2013

10:25 p.m. Officers were called to assist a citizen on the 800 block of Yampa Street. Two roommates were having a dispute about property. Officers advised the caller on how to handle the situation civilly.

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Creativity key in Halloween costume hunt

You can't always find that turtle with rainbow hair costume your heart is set on so keep your options open if you're preparing for Thursday's Downtown Halloween Stroll that will close Lincoln Avenue.

County Agenda for Oct. 28 and 29, 2013

County Agenda for Oct. 28 and 29, 2013

School board to discuss high school swim team, health clinic

Monday night's Steamboat Springs School District School Board meeting will feature an update on the year-old district employees health clinic, as well as a proposal to implement an official high school swim team.

Monday Medical: Bladder leakage treated with new technology

Bladder leakage, also called urinary incontinence, is a health issue that some people are too embarrassed to discuss. Yet treatment options and new technology can treat the problem, and people do not need to suffer in silence.

Health briefs: Yampa Valley Medical Center’s cardiac rehab program earns certification

Yampa Valley Medical Center’s cardiac rehab program recently earned certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, according to a news release.

Healthy Eating: Cinnamon brown rice

A wonderful accompaniment to your favorite pork dish — high in fiber with a delicate sweetness.

Gardening with Deb Babcock: Moths in the house

I like to relax by reading in the evenings before going to bed, but some nights, I spend more time chasing down and swatting moths attracted to my reading lights. Is this happening at your home, too?

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Inside the Artist's Studio: Sandy Graves digs deep for emotional connections in her art studio

The headless, legless sculpture is an abstraction of a reclining nude, but it’s impossible to take one’s eyes off the blazing, 3-foot-long weed-burning torch casually tucked under Sandy Graves’ left arm.

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Inside the Artist's Studio: Sandra Sherrod moves fluidly among media

There are mysterious, shrouded figures in the corners of Sandra Sherrod’s art studio, and she works in silence except for the sound of the rasping files removing the burrs and rough edges from finely cut pieces of metal.

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Inside the Artist's Studio: Gregory Block forms relationships with inanimate subjects in his oil paintings

One special object that stands out in artist Gregory Block's studio is a large chunk of an old pump organ — its stops and mechanisms laid bare, and only a piece of the keyboard intact.

Saturday, October 26

Carol Ward: Keep districts

I want to point out to the voters who are considering voting for Referendum 3A, which would change all Steamboat Springs School Board seats to at-large seats, that if this referendum passes, it is very unlikely that outlying areas will be represented on future school boards simply due to the number of voters within the city limits of Steamboat.

Our View: New website a step in right direction

The city of Steamboat Springs has launched a new website dedicated to the construction a new police station. The site went live Friday morning and will be used as a multifunctional tool for disseminating and collecting information from the public.

Lutheran stumps Steamboat football

The Sailors fell to Lutheran on Saturday, 61-7, slipping to 4-5 on the season.

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With a little help from some friends, athletes hope to realize dreams

Athletes are turning to Internet crowdfunding sites to help keep their dreams afloat

There's nothing easy about trying to make an Olympic team. There's nothing cheap, either, and that's led some local athletes to set up websites asking for donations to help fund their careers.

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More than 85 pounds of drugs collected during take-back campaign in Steamboat Springs

Survey results from last winter showed fewer Routt County youth have abused prescription drugs, and the Grand Futures Prevention Coalition hopes that trend continues.

The Record for Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

2:59 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a camera and six memory cards stolen from an unlocked car in the 2800 block of Alpenglow Way.

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Discovering Steamboat: Preserving rural school history in Routt County

The Foidel Canyon Schoolhouse is a reminder of a bygone era when one-room, white-clapboard structures dotted the Northwest Colorado landscape.

Jail Report for Oct. 19 to Oct. 25, 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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Overall picture for Steamboat residential lot values is improving

Steamboat’s real estate market has gone through the cycle of depressed lot prices, but now, more buyers are looking hard at land and what it would take to build their dream homes.

Business briefs: All That Jazz celebrates 2nd year under new ownership

All That Jazz is celebrating its second year under the ownership of Kim Haggarty this weekend, according to a news release.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Oct. 17 to 23

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

Friday, October 25

Loss ends Soroco football season

The Soroco High School football team lost Friday night in a cross-divisional game, the Rams’ season ending with a 50-8 defeat on the road against Simla.

Karl Koehler: Do your homework

I’m at an age where I consider whether various activities truly merit my time given the limited amount I have left. Cooperatively engaging in a staged exercise in propaganda reinforcement like the Environmental Protection Agency’s listening tour regarding carbon pollution control measures, well-intentioned or not, doesn’t make the cut.

Tony Rosso: Long-term future in mind

Throughout my professional career, I have been a member of a system or organization. I have developed business models, sports teams and collegiate courses of study. Engaging in these activities takes skills in planning, creating a vision for success and gathering input from stakeholders.

Roger Good: Ready to accept new challenges

Many of you already have received your ballots for this fall’s election. Some of you already may have submitted your mail in ballot. For those of you who have not, I would suggest that the school board election is by far the most important local decision you will make when you cast your ballots this fall.

Joseph Andrew: Bringing new ideas to district

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to meet with me during the candidate forums and my districtwide Coffee and Chalk Talks to discuss their concerns, ideas and hopes for the future of our school district. Because of the success of the Coffee and Chalk Talks, if elected to the Steamboat Springs School Board, I will be continuing to hosting these public meetings throughout the district during my term in office.

Steamboat briefs: Community Alliance to hold forum on Nov. 11

The Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley will hold its 2013 Yampa Basin Water Forum at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Oct. 28

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Oct. 28

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Oct. 28

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Oct. 28

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Woman involved in Steamboat Springs car crash dies

The woman who police said caused a serious car crash Thursday afternoon on South Lincoln Avenue died, and an autopsy to determine the cause of her death is pending.

John F. Russell: Bill Meyers riding into the future

Bill Meyers has been racing to national titles for years and he has no intention of stopping.

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More Craig commuters board the bus to get to Steamboat

Connie Preston was driving her vehicle from Craig to Steamboat Springs five days a week for 15 years to get to work. The trip wasn't always easy. The cost of gas, oil, snow tires and basic maintenance was tough on her budget. And winter driving with traffic can be a headache.

The Record for Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

11:05 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a drunken person behind a bar in the first block of Seventh Street. The 30-year-old man was upset because the Red Sox lost Game 2 of the World Series. He was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center.

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Mustache Ride donates $8,000 to Routt County Humane Society

Organizers of the annual Mustache Ride presented a check to the Routt County Humane Society for $8,000, about $2,000 more than was donated last year.

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Emerald Mountain trails closed until winter hits

Emerald Mountain is closed to users until the ground freezes and the snow piles up enough to allow use without damage.

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City of Steamboat Springs launches website showing locations considered for new police station

The sites range from a 5-acre parcel near the Hampton Inn on U.S. Highway 40 to the existing campus at 840 Yampa St.

Routt County paying $8,500 to settle discrimination claim from former deputy

The Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted to settle a discrimination claim for $8,500 that involved a former female Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

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Steamboat Fire Rescue responds to two-car crash on Anglers Drive

Members of Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue worked to remove a person from a Ford Explorer at Anglers Drive and U.S. Highway 40 on Thursday evening after a two-car crash.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Oct. 25

A Steamboat police officer said he was charged by a man holding a beer bottle, a city committee is considering a transfer of development rights program for Yampa Street and the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission discussed changes to the process to expand the urban growth boundary.

Thursday, October 24

No on Amendment 66: Reform is about more than dollars

Colorado voters soon will be making an important decision regarding the education of our children. If passed, Amendment 66 would increase our income taxes significantly to finance some school reforms the General Assembly already has passed.

Yes on Amendment 66: The right choice for Colorado schools

This fall, voters have the chance to make an investment in Colorado’s future that will help us rebound from the more than $1 billion in recent state cuts to K-12 schools and will make Colorado a leader in public education reform.

Rob Douglas: Sticker shock hits Ski Town USA

A week ago, Steamboat Springs resident Leah Wolf Martin knocked on my door and asked if I was aware health insurance premiums for coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act were far higher in Steamboat than in most other Colorado communities.

Steamboat volleyball plays well in loss to Battle Mountain

The Huskies continued what’s been an undefeated and rarely challenged run through the league with a three-set victory, 25-20, 27-25, 25-22.

Steamboat Planning Commission seeks to make urban growth boundary expansion possible

The documents that govern the city of Steamboat Springs’ plans for growth still reflect the time period when the push westward was a driving factor, and the urban growth boundary that was defined in the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan is no exception.

Steamboat briefs: People asked to stay out of slash pile burn areas at ski area

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, currently is burning slash piles from beetle-killed tree removal efforts this summer at Steamboat Ski Area, according to a news release.

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The Bock’s Office: Horror watches for your viewing pleasure

All Hallow’s Eve is nearly upon us, and that means it’s time to park yourself in front of a screen for flicks that inspire fright. There are decades of movies you could check out, but if you’re not interested in going too far back in film history, there have been a number of good features of terror that have come out in the past year.

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New committee helping city of Steamboat create transfer of development rights program for Yampa Street

Since 1984, several master plans created for the city's urban corridor have called to protect the views on the downtown roadway and to create better access points to the river.

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Steamboat named Ride Center by mountain biking group

Cycling leaders in Steamboat Springs said the designation as a Ride Center is a key piece of a grass-roots marketing effort and a great sign for a city still building toward Bike Town USA.

Jackie Brown, Laura Schmidt tracking similar nonprofit career paths in Routt County

Laura Schmidt, the former executive director of the Routt County Council on Aging is the new executive director of LIFT-UP of Routt County. Replacing Schmidt at the Council on Aging early in November is Jackie Brown, who has worked on development and special events for the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley.

Steamboat police officer says he was charged by man holding large beer bottle

A 27-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night after police said he threatened an officer with a 40-ounce glass beer bottle.

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Colorado Mountain College beekeeping club prepares for hives on campus

By the time the Colorado Mountain College beekeeping club in Steamboat Springs gets its first taste of honey, it will have been a project three years in the making.

Big Lebowski Festival comes to Steamboat Springs

The inaugural Lebowski Festival comes to the Chief Theater on Friday.

The Record for Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

7:42 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a two-car, noninjury accident at Elk River Road and Lincoln Avenue.

Former Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts on shortlist of candidates for economic development job in Florida

The Hernando Today reported last week that nine candidates, including some other former city managers from across the country, are being considered for the job.

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Steamboat's Strings Music Festival announces winter schedule

The winter concert schedule for the Strings Music Festival has been announced and features a distinctly holiday vibe. Of the seven announced shows, six celebrate a holiday.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Health insurance cooperative launches in Colorado

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Cooperative Development Center Director Bill Stevenson will discuss Colorado HealthOP at a regional meeting Oct. 30 in Hayden.

Dog’s Eye View: Halloween from my dog’s perspective

Well, it’s upon us. Halloween might be a most confusing night for dogs. I can only imagine what is going through my dog Stuart’s mind.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Oct. 24

A jury acquitted a man of attempted murder charges, snow on Buffalo Pass measures about 20 inches and the city of Steamboat Springs is working to fill two management positions.

Wednesday, October 23

Steamboat briefs: Workforce Center to host job fair at Olympian Hall

The Steamboat Springs Workforce Center will host a job fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday in Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill Lodge, 845 Howelsen Parkway.

Steamboat soccer falls out of playoffs

The Sailors lost, 3-0, against Denver North in the first round of the state soccer tournament.

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Routt County prep sports weekend preview for Oct. 24

The season is ending quickly for area fall sports teams. The Hayden football and volleyball squads, the Soroco volleyball team and the Steamboat soccer, cross-country and tennis teams have wrapped up competition. Now, the teams still battling face a weekend of tall tasks.

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Man acquitted of attempted murder charges in Steamboat Springs

After hearing three days of testimony, a Routt County jury acquitted Steven Torres of three counts of attempted first-degree murder and illegally discharging a firearm. Instead, the jury found Torres guilty of felony menacing and three counts of misdemeanor reckless endangerment.

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Despite temperatures in the 60s, snow on Buffalo Pass near Steamboat hangs in at 20 inches

The closest rival to Buffalo Pass for leader of the Colorado snowpack was west of Granby at the Never Summer measuring site, where the snow at 10,280 feet was 16 inches deep Wednesday.

The Record for Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

2:23 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of loud noise in the 2500 block of Val D’Isere Circle. A ticket was issued.

City of Steamboat Springs warns water customers about costs of frozen meters

The city of Steamboat Springs is advising residents to take measures to protect their water meters from freezing or bear the cost of replacing a broken one.

Oak Creek Town Board to discuss recreation master plan at meeting

At its 7 p.m. Thursday meeting, the Oak Creek Town Board will have a meeting with University of Colorado Denver students from the Colorado Center for Community Development about a recreation master plan.

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The Home Ranch brings taste of Elk River Valley to New York City

Last week, a group of New York City journalists and editors got to taste wild sarvisberries sourced from the Elk River Valley.

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Halloween festivities plentiful in Steamboat with events for children, adults

The 15th annual Screamboat haunted house at Colorado Mountain College kicks off Halloween festivities Friday, but there's plenty more to do for children and adults.

City of Steamboat Springs working to fill 2 management positions

Anne Small, the city's director of general services, said Wednesday that the city received about 140 applications for its Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department director position and about 65 applications for the airport manager position.

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Steamboat cycling team finishes 3rd at state

The Steamboat Springs composite high school mountain bike team wrapped up its season in fast fashion on Sunday, grabbing a third-place finish in the state championship race in the team’s first year of competing.

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Tour de Steamboat divvies up nearly $50K in local grants

The Tour de Steamboat board officially handed out the funds raised during its annual summer event, and this year, it was a bit different as the board broke from tradition and doled out the money to local groups.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Oct. 23

The jury in an attempted will begin deliberations, Carpenter Ranch gets a state grant for Yampa River bank improvements and Yampa Valley Data Partners hires Keith Kramer as its new executive director.

Tuesday, October 22

Steamboat briefs: Green Courte Partners opens office in Steamboat

Green Courte Partners, the real estate firm that developed Howelsen Place and Alpen Glow, has opened an office in downtown Steamboat Springs. The company’s main office remains in Lake Forest, Ill., but a team now will be working remotely from 751 Yampa St. along the river.

Hayden falls to Hotchkiss in district opener

Battling injuries, the Hayden volleyball team couldn't overcome Hotchkiss on Tuesday.

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Jury to begin deliberations in Steamboat Springs attempted murder trial

A Routt County jury will begin deliberating Wednesday morning to decide the fate of a man accused of attempting to murder three people at a downtown Steamboat Springs bar.

County commissioners approve raises for District Attorney's Office employees

Routt County District Attorney Brett Barkey on Tuesday successfully lobbied regional politicians to give raises to his employees.

Several school board, city council candidates in Routt County not fundraising this election season

Steamboat Springs City Council candidates Tony Connell and Clark Davidson are among the few candidates spending on their campaigns.

Oak Creek cyclist races to top finishes, collects titles at national cycling events

Oak Creek cyclist Bill Meyers is in high gear after racing to several national titles at the USA Cycling Masters Road Nationals and the Huntsman World Senior Games.

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Howelsen Hill, Catamount to allow snow bikes on cross-country trails this winter

Dave McAtee, the director of lake operations at Catamount Ranch & Club, rode one of his coworker's fat bikes in the winter and had enough fun on it to conclude that they should be allowed on some of the 25 kilometers of groomed trails at Lake Catamount.

Yampa Valley Data Partners fills executive director role with longtime Steamboat resident

Keith Kramer has been tapped by the nonprofit to replace Kate Nowak, who now is the executive director of Routt County United Way.

Nature Conservancy lands state grant for Yampa River bank improvements west of Steamboat Springs

A chronically eroded stream bank along the Yampa River where it flows through the Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch east of Hayden will be restored and revegetated with the help of a $30,000 Wetlands Program Award from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Paige Boucher: Vote 'yes' for 2A

What’s good for kids is good for the rest of us and good for our visitors. I am voting “yes” for Referendum 2A because I would like to see safer trail connections throughout our trail system within town.

Scott Hoffner: No Mitsch Bush

Anytime you see the word sustainable in a narrative from a politician, you know they are well into the politics of the liberal establishment. That is exactly where we find Diane Mitsch Bush.

Ben Beall: Vote for 66

Like everyone else, I have been trying to learn as much as I can regarding Amendment 66. No one can deny that Amendment 66 is important to the citizens of Routt County and Colorado. This amendment will change the statewide financing of preschool through 12th-grade education.

Our View: Vote 'no' on Amendment 66

There is nothing in Senate Bill 213, which Amendment 66 funds, that specifies how the tax money generated by the new two-tiered income tax would be spent.

Green Courte Partners opens office in Steamboat Springs

Green Courte Partners, the real estate firm that developed Howelsen Place and Alpen Glow, has opened an office in downtown Steamboat Springs.

The Record for Monday, Oct. 21, 2013

8:37 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a noise complaint in the 2500 block of Cattle Kate Circle. A neighbor reported it sounded like someone was stomping, throwing things around and working out while wearing steel-toed boots. A warning was issued.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Oct. 22

October's moisture so far already exceeds the norm in Steamboat, part-time Steamboat resident "Banana" George died at 98 and the state will spend million on making Colorado Highway 9 safer.

Monday, October 21

Steamboat briefs: Howelsen Hill Ski Area passes go on sale Nov. 5

The Howelsen Hill Ski Area will begin selling season passes Nov. 5 at the Howelsen Hill concession stand, according to a city of Steamboat Springs news release.

David Moss: Vote 'no' on 66

This letter is written to respond to the editorial by Diane Mitsch Bush in the Oct. 18 Steamboat Today about why we should support Amendment 66. I am going to vote ‘no’ on this amendment for the reasons explained below.

Lulu Gould: Make an investment

I was shocked and deeply disappointed that three of the four Steamboat Springs School Board members voted not to support Amendment 66.

Dennis Fisher: Mental health knowledge

On Saturday, The Steamboat Grand hotel hosted the third annual Yampa Valley Wellness Conference. The facility and hospitality are first class, and the day was paid for by local sponsors.

The Record for Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

12:58 a.m. Officers were called to a report of some drunken people playing on the back of a backhoe at Ninth and Pine streets. The people were gone when officers arrived.

Sage grouse public meetings for Craig, Walden rescheduled

Public meetings about the draft resource management plan and environmental impact statement for greater sage grouse in Northwest Colorado have been rescheduled.

Steamboat Springs real estate market continues trend of positive statistics

Indicators such as a favorable sell-through rate, increases in transactions and dollar volume and the falling number of foreclosures have been aligning behind an improving outlook.

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Clear skies ahead, but October moisture already exceeds monthly norm in Steamboat

Measurements taken by the U.S. Geological Survey at the Fifth Street Bridge over the Yampa River in downtown Steamboat show that the flows have nearly doubled the norm since Oct. 1.

Part-time Steamboat resident 'Banana' George Blair died Oct. 17 at 98

"Banana" George Blair began water skiing at the age of 38 in 1955 and took up snow skiing in Colorado in the 1960s. He continued barefoot skiing with the help of a boom extended from the ski boat until he was 92.

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State to spend millions to make highway safer between Silverthorne and Kremmling

Kathy Connell, a State Highway commissioner from Steamboat, was very upbeat and enthusiastic Monday when she could say the state soon will spend tens of millions of dollars to help make Colorado Highway 9 safer.

Jimmy Westlake: Two bright stars of autumn

In early autumn, the number of bright stars has been reduced to five. The two bright stars that are specifically associated with the season of autumn are Fomalhaut and Capella.

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Steamboat Swim Team concludes summer season with strong showing

The Steamboat Springs Swim Team took on teams from across the state a few weekends ago in the 2013 Aspen Yellow Leaf Invitational.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Oct. 21

A former-Steamboat teacher returns to tell a life-changing story, students get new health curriculum and classes resume at The Lowell Whiteman School.

Sunday, October 20

Steamboat briefs: Whiteout Volleyball Club meeting is Monday at library

The Whiteout Volleyball Club invites players and parents to an informational meeting about the 2013-14 club volleyball season at 7 p.m. Monday at Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave.

Commentary: Vote ‘yes’ on 2A for trails and park

This November, the Steamboat Springs community will vote to commit the accommodations tax dollars for the second time since 1986.

Middle school and high school students get new health curriculum

This year, Steamboat Springs High School and Steamboat Springs Middle School are implementing a brand-new health curriculum with the help of a $40,000 state-funded grant.

Community Health Fair to kick off Red Ribbon Month

The Community Health Fair at the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs will kick off Red Ribbon Month, which features four events all designed to heighten awareness on prescription drug abuse and promote healthy lifestyles.

Classes to resume Monday at The Lowell Whiteman School

Classes will resume on regular schedule Monday for The Lowell Whiteman School after evacuating the campus last Friday amid a threatening email, allegedly from a former student.

Playoff bound: Steamboat soccer draws No. 29 seed

The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team got the news it was looking for Sunday. The Sailors are going to the 4A state playoffs after drawing the No. 29 seed.

Soroco volleyball falls in final regular season game

The Soroco High School volleyball team lost on Saturday, unable to duplicate a win against North Park from earlier in the season.

The Record for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

1:19 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a disturbance at a business at the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue.

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Former-Steamboat teacher returning to tell life-changing story

For Lori Schneider, Steamboat Springs represents a completed circle. The 56-year old former Steamboat teacher — then Lori Whitehead — isn’t nearly finished, however.

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Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: No flu for you

It is best to get vaccinated before flu begins to spread. It takes about two weeks for the flu vaccine to provide full protection, so the sooner you get vaccinated, the more likely it is that you will be fully protected once flu begins to circulate in our community.

Monday Medical: The heart is not lonely at cardiac rehab

Pete Kenney is not surprised that Yampa Valley Medical Center’s cardiac rehab program recently earned certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The 51-year-old, single father of two counts on it to keep his struggling heart as healthy as possible.

Gardening with Jane McLeod: In mint condition

Choosing culinary herbs for your garden is a pleasant task, and maybe becoming a connoisseur of mints would be a worthwhile undertaking some summer.

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Marketing the 'Boat: City focusing marketing efforts on own ammenities

Two years ago, the city of Steamboat Springs started focusing on marketing its own amenities, City Manager Deb Hinsvark said. Visitors who had been coming to Steamboat for years largely were unaware of the amenities owned or managed by the city.

Health briefs: Community health fair kicks off anti-drug campaign

A free community health fair titled "A Healthy Life is My Choice" is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs. The event features a kickoff to Red Ribbon Week, which promotes a drug-free lifestyle.

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Marketing the 'Boat: Local summer air service once again a topic of interest

When driving on a Houston highway last month, Chuck Porter spotted a billboard advertising daily flights to Eagle. “Houston was steaming hot,” said Porter, who serves on Steamboat’s Local Marketing District board. “It must have been 100 degrees and 90 percent humidity, and there was this picture of Vail. It was pretty enticing to be honest with you.”

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Marketing the 'Boat

Among Colorado’s mountain resorts, the competition is fierce to become year-round destinations rather than strictly ski towns.

Real estate transactions for Oct. 10 to 17, 2013

Real estate transactions for Oct. 10 to 17, 2013

Saturday, October 19

Hayden volleyball falls in regular-season finale

Vail Christian managed to pull out the win in each of three tight sets, sinking the Tigers, 25-21, 25-23, 25-23.

Our View: Vote ‘yes’ on Referendum 2A

Don’t let the confusing ballot language put you off — Referendum 2A offers the promise of continuing the renaissance of Yampa Street and providing more of the world-class bicycling and walking trails that add so much to the quality of life here.

Steamboat cross-country wraps up season

The end result was that it was an ending result. No Steamboat Springs High School cross-country team members were able to place high enough at Friday’s regional meet advance to the state cross-country meet.

County Agenda for Oct. 21 and 22, 2013

County Agenda for Oct. 21 and 22, 2013

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Steamboat bids farewell to cross-country head coach

Steamboat Springs High School cross-country coach Greg Long has coached his last Sailors race and will be moving to Oregon for a career opportunity.

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Discovering Steamboat: Delving into Steamboat's past

Cemeteries are fascinating places. Spending an afternoon wandering through acres of gravestones, reading the names, dates and words etched on marble, is like embarking on a self-guided history tour of any community.

Steamboat briefs: Registration deadline for hockey programs is Sunday

The registration deadline for Session II Initiation to Hockey and Learn to Skate programs is 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Record for Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

12:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious car at Rotary Park. A man was sleeping in his car, and he was given a written warning.

Jail report for Oct. 12 to 18, 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: Making a difference 1 pin at a time

For more than two decades, the Knights of Columbus group has supported those with disabilities by running a Special Olympics bowling program in Steamboat Springs.

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Moving Mountains grows into new Wildhorse Marketplace office

With business growing, luxury vacation home rental company Moving Mountains took the need for some additional office space and paired it with a move to the now-bustling Wildhorse Marketplace.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Oct. 10 to 16

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

Friday, October 18

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Hayden volleyball rights the ship on 'Think Pink' night

Hayden High School volleyball clinched a 10-win season Friday night, beating Vail Mountain, 3-0. The Tigers' season finale is Saturday at Vail Christian.

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Soroco volleyball falls against Hotchkiss

The Soroco High School volleyball team showed what it could do Friday night but for only one set. After that, Hotchkiss ran away with the game, winning 3-1.

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Soroco football can't hold off West Grand in title-deciding tilt

Soroco lost at home, 16-6, to West Grand on Friday night, falling from a potential first-place finish in the division to fourth.

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Hayden football blanked by Vail Christian in season finale

On senior night and the season finale for the Hayden High School football team, the Tigers were shutout for the first time all year, 20-0, by Vail Christian.

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Steamboat volleyball beats Rifle in 3

Steamboat controlled the game Friday during senior night, easily beating Rifle in three, 25-14, 25-9 and 25-14.

Healthy Eating: Madeira Beef (or elk)

A great way to prepare naturally lean elk — this recipe is a family favorite from local resident Doris Mayhan.

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Rifle runs over Steamboat football

The Rifle football team ran over Steamboat on Friday, winning 50-10. The Bears didn’t throw a pass all game and never faced a third down situation in the first half.

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Steamboat public defender argues man charged with attempted murder 'shot to scare'

The defense strategy became clear during opening statements Friday at the attempted-murder trial of Steven Torres. Public Defender Sheryl Uhlmann told the jury, “The shot that Mr. Torres fired at the Tap House bar was a shot to scare. It wasn’t a shot to kill.”

FBI arrests man believed to have threatened Steamboat school

Routt County Undersheriff Ray Birch said Friday night that 27-year-old Nicolaus House Demetrian was apprehended by FBI agents while he was having a drink at a bar in Des Moines, Iowa.

Bridges Out of Poverty to teach Moffat County about poverty

Poverty is an undeniable part of all of our lives. Even people who are not personally impoverished still deal with ramifications of those who can’t find employment to put food on the table. About 13 percent of people in Moffat County live below the poverty line, according to numbers from Yampa Valley Data Partners.

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Local spine surgeon shares techniques with other doctors around the globe

Henry Fabian's role as a doctor for the U.S. Ski Team has helped him to develop strong relationships with other doctors around the world.

Steamboat briefs: Costume exchange Saturday at library in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs High School’s National Honor Society hosts a Green Halloween costume exchange for children ages birth to 12 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Oct. 21

Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Oct. 21

Routt County school lunch menus for the week of Oct. 21

Routt County school lunch menus for the week of Oct. 21

Fleischer inducted into Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame

Steamboat Springs resident Chad Fleischer was inducted into the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame on Friday at Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield.

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New Community Health Center in Steamboat Springs sees 1,400 patients since January

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association CEO Lisa Brown said Friday that the clinic saw 1,452 people in its first nine months of operation.

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Larocks sell Old Town Pub to Tap House owner

When Old Town Pub’s 30th birthday rolls around in January, Melissa Baker will be at the helm of the ski town bar after purchasing the business from Lizzie and Matt Larock.

The Record for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

4:42 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to a report of a fire at the Milner Trailer Park. Cardboard on a deck had caught fire, and the homeowners put the fire out before firefighters arrived.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Oct. 18

A threat at the Lowell Whiteman School led to it being evacuated, an election forum was held Thursday night and government employees get back to work in Routt and Moffat counties.

Thursday, October 17

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Steamboat city council, school board candidates face off at election forum

Thursday night’s election forum at The Steamboat Grand brought out differences among the three candidates in the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 race on the issue of pay raises for city employees.

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Glenwood overpowers Steamboat volleyball, again

Glenwood Springs ran past Steamboat on Thursday night for a three-set victory.

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Steamboat soccer closes season with shutout, awaits playoff announcement

Steamboat closed out the season with a 1-0 win against Summit on Thursday night. The Sailors now must wait until Sunday afternoon to find out if they made the playoffs or not.

The Record for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

9:34 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a noise complaint at Pine Grove Road and JD Hays Way. A college soccer club was being loud and playing loud music.

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Ranchers, business owners brainstorm ways to grow Routt County's local food market

Karen Massey still hears from some community members who wonder why they don't grow all those strawberries in Strawberry Park anymore. But a lot has changed since then.

Jury seated for attempted murder trial in Steamboat Springs

After a full day of questioning Thursday, Judge Shelley Hill was able to scrape together a 12-member jury.

Leonard Herzog: Obligations

Hopefully still fresh in our minds is that the good people of the city of Steamboat Springs generously offered ourselves a 0.25 percent sales tax increase basically donating that money to Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. to keep our air service program viable. The latest program results are a decrease of seats by 14 percent and decreased passenger count of 10 percent.

Diane Mitsch Bush: Support Amendment 66

The first question I ask on any bill that comes before the Colorado House of Representatives is: How will it affect my constituents in Routt and Eagle counties? I get answers by carefully reviewing all materials presented by both sides and asking questions of proponents and opponents. Then I request more data from staff.

Rob Douglas: Stormy stormwater success

While property owners in Steamboat Springs dodged the initiation of a stormwater tax this week — thanks to the excellent work of a residents task force — City Manager Deb Hinsvark already has begun the groundwork for a recreation district tax that hasn’t been publicly debated by the Steamboat Springs City Council.

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Steamboat high school cycling team ready for championships

There’s no grand strategy the Steamboat Springs high school-level mountain bike team plans to take into its final performance Sunday at the state championship in Eagle.

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Government employees get back to work in Moffat and Routt counties

Government employees are heading back to work in Moffat and Routt counties after a 16-day long government shutdown that put 800,000 federal employees into furlough nationwide. “BLM employees are back to work,” said Celia Boddington, assistant director of communications for BLM.

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Green Halloween costume recycling event Saturday

The Steamboat Springs High School chapter of National Honor Society is hosting its third annual Green Halloween costume exchange from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Steamboat briefs: Social Security planning seminar set for Tuesday

A Social Security planning seminar is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Colorado Mountain College Academic Center Room 2013. The date was incorrect in a news brief in Thursday’s Steamboat Today.

Tour de Steamboat to divvy out funds

The Tour de Steamboat board of directors will present a total of nearly $50,000 to four charities next week, the proceeds of this year’s summer cycling ride in Steamboat Springs.

Color Run set for Saturday

Steamboat’s Color Run is set to take off at 4 p.m. Saturday from the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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Veterans Telehealth Clinic in Craig continues to expand services for vets in Northwest Colorado

Six years ago, Andrew Seed regularly traveled the 150-miles to the VA hospital in Grand Junction to manage his high blood pressure. Today, Seed travels just down the road to the Major William Adams Veterans Telehealth Clinic in Craig.

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Douglas Kenyon Collection on the upswing in Steamboat

Douglas Kenyon long has been a master of reproducing iconic Western images, but in the past year, through advances in technology and innovation, Kenyon has furthered his trade.

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Steamboat Swings Big Band to perform Saturday

On Saturday, residents will have an opportunity to travel back in time when the Steamboat Swings Big Band returns to the Depot Art Center. The band will perform traditional big band music typical of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Phillips’ offers no view from the Captain’s Table

You don’t hear much about buccaneers, raiders or pirates being involved in nautical pursuits since most of these rascals live in Tampa Bay, Oakland and Pittsburgh these days. But as “Captain Phillips” shows us, you can’t assume the industry of ship-jacking died out in the 1800s just because their modern equivalents don’t wear eye patches and carry parrots on their shoulders.

City reminding residents of campaign sign rules

The signs do not require a permit to place them on private property, but they cannot be placed in the public right-of-way.

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Lowell Whiteman School near Steamboat Springs evacuated after threat

The Lowell Whiteman School near Steamboat Springs was evacuated Wednesday evening because of a threat, and classes were canceled Thursday and Friday.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Sometimes a fence is just a fence

In preparing for a Land Stewardship class, I got to review a number of terms that are applied to some of our Routt County fences, including legal fence, boundary fence, lay-down fence, three-strand barbed-wire fence, high-tensile wire fence and sheep fence.

A Dog’s Eye View: Consistency, clarity count in dog training

I had asked some visiting nieces to tell me about their dog, Buddy. They all agreed they loved him very much but said he was stubborn and not too smart. They said he didn’t respond very quickly to a couple of cues, namely “come” and “sit.”

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Oct. 17

A former Steamboat Springs resident pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine, representative from EAGLE-Net will meet with the Hayden Town Council and an election forum is Thursday at The Steamboat Grand.

Steamboat Briefs: Pumpkin Float cancelled because of construction

The Pumpkin Float, originally scheduled for Sunday, has been cancelled due to lobby renovations at the Old Town Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs.

Wednesday, October 16

Routt County prep sports weekend preview for Oct. 17

The Steamboat Springs High School football team is hoping for a huge home upset while the volleyball and soccer squads are playing in key matchups that could have big post-season consequences.

Steamboat Springs cocaine dealer to serve at least 4 years in prison

Rather than taking his chances at trial, a former Steamboat Springs resident on Wednesday pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine and will serve a minimum of four years in prison.

Hayden officials to review Internet infrastructure

The Hayden Town Council on Thursday is expected to hear from an EAGLE-Net representative about the future of high-speed Internet access in the town.

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Everything on the line in 8-man football

With one game remaining for most of the local 8-man football district teams, nearly everything remains up in the air.

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Steamboat's Diane Carter to run New York Marathon to raise money in honor of Matt Dudley

Diane Carter already has run 14 marathons, but stepping to the starting line on Staten Island next month to begin the New York Marathon might be the most special of them all because Carter will be running to help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on behalf of a special friend, Dr. Matt Dudley.

Election forum Thursday at The Steamboat Grand

With ballots arriving in mailboxes and Election Day fast approaching, voters here have another chance to meet the candidates.

Sporting good sales see greatest boost in Steamboat's August sales tax report

The city collected 7.4 percent more in sales tax revenue in August compared with the same month last year, which represents an increase of $107,619.

The Record for Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

2:02 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of two people arguing in the 3100 block of Ingles Lane.

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Steamboat artists win awards at PleinAir Moab art festival

Two Steamboat Springs artists walked away with awards from the PleinAir Moab art festival last week.

Election Guide 2013: Amendment 66 raises taxes to help fund schools

Amendment 66 is a statewide ballot initiative seeking a nearly $1 billion income tax increase, the largest in Colorado history, as a solution for a massive overhaul of Colorado’s public school funding process.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Oct. 16

Yampa Valley Regional Airport's estimated annual economic impact ranks sixth in the state, an attempted murder trial is set to begin in Steamboat and some federal employees are working without pay in Routt County.

Election Guide 2013: Jay Rickstrew

Jay Rickstrew is running against Mary Ellen Denomy for the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees District 3 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Mary Ellen Denomy

Mary Ellen Denomy is running against Jay Rickstrew for the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees District 3 seat.

Election Guide 2013: John Fielding

John Fielding is running against Clark Davidson and Tony A. Connell for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Walter Magill

Walter Magill is running unopposed for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 3 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Morrison Creek water district pursues additional revenue in Referendum 5A

The Morrison Creek Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District, which serves the Stagecoach area, is coming to voters for the second consecutive year seeking additional revenue for its looming financial challenges.

Election Guide 2013: Voters to have say in how lodging tax is spent with Referendum 2A

For the first time in nearly 20 years, voters here will have a say in how the city of Steamboat Springs spends its lodging tax. If local voters approve Referendum 2A, the city for the next decade will be able to spend millions of dollars to improve and create a variety of multiuse trails while also dedicating $900,000 to the creation of the Yampa River promenade.

Election Guide 2013: Steamboat School Board format changes on ballot in form of Referendum 3A

In response to the challenge of attracting candidates to fill Steamboat Springs School Board positions during election season, the board is proposing to replace its current director district format with an at-large system.

Election Guide 2013: Proposition AA would enact taxes on legal retail marijuana

Proposition AA would “impose a 15 percent excise tax on the average wholesale price of retail marijuana when the product is first sold or transferred by a retail marijuana cultivation facility,” according to the Committee for Responsible Regulation, which is campaigning for the measure.

Election Guide 2013: Tim Frentress

Tim Frentress is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.

Election Guide 2013: Randall Homan

Randall Homan is running against Joseph Andrew for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 2 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Through Referendum 5B, West Routt Fire Protection District seeks mill levy increase

After an unsuccessful ballot initiative in November 2011, the West Routt Fire Protection District is going back to voters with a more modest proposal. The fire district’s board decided in August to ask voters to increase the mill levy by 1.5 mills.

Election Guide 2013: Sharon Johnson

Sharon Johnson is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.

Election Guide 2013: Tony A. Connell

Tony A. Connell is running against Clark Davidson and John Fielding for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Brian Hoza

Brian Hoza is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.

Election Guide 2013: Medora Fralick

Medora Fralick is running for the Hayden School Board at-large seat.

Election Guide 2013: Roger Good

Roger Good is running against Tony Rosso for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 1 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Tony Rosso

Tony Rosso is running against Roger Good for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 1 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Clark Davidson

Clark Davidson is running against Tony A. Connell and John Fielding for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Kenny Reisman

Kenny Reisman is running unopposed for the at-large Steamboat Springs City Council seat.

Election Guide 2013: Scott Ford

Scott Ford is running unopposed for the Steamboat Springs City Council District 2 seat.

Election Guide 2013: Joseph Andrew

Joseph Andrew is running against Randall Homan for the Steamboat Springs School Board District 2 seat.

Tuesday, October 15

Steamboat Springs volleyball team struggles in win

The Steamboat Springs volleyball team beat Middle Park, 3-0, on Tuesday.

Our View: Be informed this election season

Routt County voters will be receiving ballots for the Nov. 5 election in the mail this week. Area residents have a little more than two weeks to make their decisions, and the Steamboat Pilot & Today encourages voters to use that time for education and careful reflection on the issues.

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Historic Routt County looks ahead to 3 new projects

Historic Routt County has agreed to serve as the fiscal agent and project manager overseeing the restoration of Crossan’s M&A Market in Yampa with the Yampa Historic Museum and the Friends of Crossan's.

Hayden announces 5 police chief finalists

Residents are invited to come meet the five finalists chosen to interview for the job of police chief in Hayden.

Steamboat briefs: Former ski area executive hurt in skydiving accident

Former Steamboat Ski Area vice president of sales and marketing Andy Wirth, now CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, was hospitalized Sunday after being injured in a skydiving accident, according to a news release from the California ski areas.

City of Steamboat Springs to launch website dedicated to construction of new police station

The website will feature an interactive map on which residents can view the sites being considered for the station, read a list of pros and cons about each site and provide their feedback.

Jim Webster: Be fair to Parks and Rec

City Council should revise its approach to managing the activities of the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department.

Jack Vanderbeek: Back Referendum 2A

Steamboat Springs has come a long way in improving biking since I started riding here in 2006. Now, we have a tremendous opportunity to expand trails even more. I can’t vote, but if I could, I would vote for Referendum 2A.

7-day attempted murder trial slated to begin Thursday in Steamboat Springs

In preparation, 150 people have been told to show up that morning to possibly serve on the 12-member jury.

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Steamboat Springs players punt, pass and kick past competition in Grand Junction

Local players punted, passed and kicked their ways to sectional titles and possibly a shot at stepping onto Sports Authority Field during halftime of a Broncos game in December.

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New study estimates economic impact of Routt County's airports

Out of the state's 14 commercial airports, Yampa Valley Regional Airport's estimated annual economic impact of $299 million ranks as the sixth highest.

Some federal employees in Routt County working without pay during government shutdown

Yampa Valley Airport Manager Dave Ruppel said Tuesday that two Federal Aviation Administration technicians based in Routt County still are at their jobs, working without pay to monitor and maintain aviation navigation and lighting equipment across Northwest Colorado.

The Record for Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

12:49 p.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of several signs damaged near Steamboat Springs High School.

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Routt County approves $330K for Flying Diamond Ranch conservation easement

The Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved $330,000 to help purchase development rights for 237 acres of the Routt County valley floor.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Oct. 15

A task force concludes a storm water fee is not needed, Routt County voters will start receiving ballots Wednesday and October precipitation in Steamboat already exceeds the norm.

Monday, October 14

David Ihde: 14th Amendment

It’s time to end the shutdown. In this showdown of shutdowns, I would like to clear up some major misconceptions on the part of supporters of the Affordable Care Act.

Steve Hitchcock: Case hasn't been made

I will not argue here that the facility is not needed or that it is, only that the case has not been made. There have been other solutions proposed that may be a better use of our money.

Ken Collins: Why are we surprised?

We seem to be surprised at the behavior of Congress. “They are out of touch,” and “they have no sense of reality,” and “they have no idea what’s it’s like to have a real 8 to 5 job.”

Joe Bender: Thanks for fundraiser

The Knights of Columbus local Council 4462 would like to thank Ace Hardware and all of the generous folks of the community who helped with this past Columbus Day weekend fundraiser.

Steamboat briefs: Prescription drug take-back program is set for Oct. 26

Local law enforcement agencies, nonprofits and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs during a take-back program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26.

School Board approves field house, votes not to support Amendment 66

At Monday night's Steamboat Springs School Board meeting, members of the board agreed to pursue construction of a new indoor field house at the middle school but decided against supporting Amendment 66, the statewide school funding ballot initiative.

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Grand County Grand for big game

With vast tracts of public land and sizable animal herds, Grand County, which encompasses Kremmling, Hot Sulphur Springs, Granby and Grand Lake, also can apply its grand namesake to big game hunting.

The Record for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

12:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of several teenagers throwing eggs at a car being driven in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. The teenagers were gone when police arrived.

Hayden School District seeking school improvement teams

Hayden School District is looking for parents and community members to serve on its school improvement teams. The SITs meet once a month and are designed to give interested patrons a voice in district operations.

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Steamboat's stormwater task force concludes new fee not needed to pay for system upgrades

A task force created this year to study the stormwater needs in Steamboat has concluded a new fee or utility shouldn't be created at this time to help cover the cost of maintenance and upgrades.

Routt County voters will start receiving ballots on Wednesday

Routt County Elections Supervisor Kim Bonner said voters here can expect a few significant changes this election cycle due to recent legislation.

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Jimmy Westlake: Here comes Comet ISON

No one knows how brightly Comet ISON will shine after it swings around the sun on Thanksgiving Day. Right now, it is a faint wisp of light in the pre-dawn sky, invisible to the unaided eye, but very close to the bright planet Mars and visible in backyard telescopes.

Power returns to Oak Creek after 8-hour outage

Town administrator Mary Alice Page-Allen said some tree branches that fell on a power line at Arthur Avenue and Nancy Crawford Boulevard were to blame for the town's second major power outage in recent weeks.

October precipitation in Steamboat Springs already exceeds the norm

The snow that accumulated above 9,000 feet combined with mild daytime conditions on the valley floor over the weekend presented residents the option of playing 18 holes at Haymaker Golf Course or cross-country skiing on Rabbit Ears Pass.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Oct. 14

A Steamboat breast cancer survivor is now an advocate for mammography, local women share stories of battling breast cancer and six breast cancer myths.

Sunday, October 13

Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley Regional Airport sponsors art show

Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden will sponsor the third annual airport art and craft show Nov. 2.

Demong takes U.S. Nordic Combined title

The U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team kicked off its march to the 2014 Winter Olympics on Sunday with the U.S. Nordic Combined National Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y., and Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong emerged as the national champion.

Healthy Eating: Cream of Zucchini Soup

For your bumper crop of zucchini, this soup makes a nutritious meal, loaded with vegetables.

6 breast cancer myths

Myth: Only women with a family history of cancer on the mother's side are at risk

Health briefs: Learn about new health insurance marketplace at meetings throughout Routt County

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is hosting a series of free information sessions to answer questions about the new health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado.

CSU Extension: Putting Halloween candy into perspective

As a mother and registered dietitian nutritionist, I always have dreaded Halloween. Children and parents alike look forward to dressing in wacky costumes and scouring the neighborhood and business community for candy. For many children, the tradition of trick-or-treating and bringing home lots of candy is the best part of the Halloween celebration. Parents, however, may not be quite so enthusiastic about the loot collected.

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Breast reconstruction specialist joins YVMC staff

Lisa Hunsicker likes to tell women there's at least one fun part of breast cancer treatment.

Local women battling cancer share their stories of hope

A private person, Carol Chapman agreed to speak about her cancer as a way of “giving back” because of the extraordinary care she received during her treatment and recovery. “I want women to know that there are people there (at the YVMC) to help you,” Chapman said. “If you’re anxious, if you don’t have insurance, if you can’t pay, they aren’t going to let you fall. And don’t wait, especially if you live here in the Valley. They’re going to take care of you.”

County Agenda for Oct. 14 and 15, 2013

County Agenda for Oct. 14 and 15, 2013

Gardening with Estella Heitman: Fall garden preparation

Whether you are interested in growing the best vegetables our Yampa Valley growing season allows, or whether your interest lies in ornamental flower beds, trees, and bushes, fall is the time to get ahead of the game for next year.

Monday Medical: Breast cancer care available close to home

Amid the sometimes daunting statistics and stories about breast cancer, Yampa Valley Medical Center Cancer Services Director Jan Fritz has a message of hope.

The Record for Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

1:26 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officials were called to a fight at a business on the 700 block of Yampa Street. When police arrived, no one wanted to press charges and no arrests were made.

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Peak to peak: One family’s journey from Nepal to Steamboat Springs

You get a certificate for climbing Mount Everest. Not at the top, of course. At the top you get a photo, and together, the certificate and the photo are the tangible evidence of an adventure that defines many of the climbers who seek it. Chhiring Dorje Sherpa has a binder full of certificates.

Saturday, October 12

Our View: Vote ‘yes’ on Referendum 3A

When it comes to choosing new School Board members, what’s most important to the Steamboat Springs School District? Is it ensuring each of the geographic regions of the district are represented? Or is it attracting the most qualified candidates no matter where in the district they live?

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Sailors soccer nets critical league win

Sailors soccer is wrapping up its regular season, but with playoffs in limbo, every win is critical. Steamboat took care of business Saturday, beating Glenwood Springs, 2-1.

Hayden volleyball loses 3rd straight

After back-to-back sweeping losses, the Hayden High School volleyball team wasn't able to right the ship Saturday, falling in five games at West Grand.

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Steamboat volleyball wins again in 4-game thriller

The Sailors were able to pull together a wild Saturday win against league foe Delta in four games, but the 5-12 Panthers challenged Steamboat every point along the way.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Dance Theatre auditions at 8 a.m. Sunday

Auditions for the 42nd annual Steamboat Dance Theatre concert will be at 8 a.m. Sunday at Sundance Studio. The community performance welcomes dancers of all levels and styles to participate in the concert, which takes place March 20 to 22, 2014. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and dancers must be present at auditions to participate in the show.

Real estate transactions for Oct. 4 to 10, 2013

Real estate transactions for Oct. 4 to 10, 2013

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Discovering Steamboat: For the love of words

For a book lover like me, getting a ticket to attend this year’s Literary Sojourn was like landing a backstage pass to a Rolling Stones concert.

Jail report for Oct. 5 to 11, 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, Oct. 11, 2013

2:26 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a bear at 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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Steamboat Springs breast cancer survivor is now an advocate for mammography

Knowledge is power when it comes to breast cancer. “Finding cancer early is the most important, because it is curable,” Dr. Malaika Thompson said. “Knowing what’s going on is the only way you can take care of it.”

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Motorcycle driver from Texas dies after hitting deer in Routt County

A 61-year-old Texas man died Saturday after the motorcycle he was driving hit a deer.

Resources abundant for women in Steamboat

There are plenty of resources in the Yampa Valley for women to be proactive against breast cancer.

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Recycling day a hit in Steamboat

On Saturday, 461 cars dropped off more than 3,800 pounds of household hazardous waste, 205 skis, 45 bikes, 30 yards of organic material, 30 yards of metal, 25 yards of Home Resource reusable items, 350 gallons of Styrofoam peanuts, 45 car batteries, 300 light tubes and 20 yards of cardboard.

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Steamboat companies discuss growth, transition at Economic Summit

For Big Agnes and Honey Stinger, becoming an overnight success was preceded by 10 years of hard work and struggling, according to Director of Operations Chris Tamucci.

Thinking About Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act

On Oct. 1, millions of uninsured Americans — 716,000 in Colorado — suddenly got a new way to buy health insurance. They can now shop in the state insurance exchanges.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Oct. 3 to 9

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

Friday, October 11

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Rangely football rips Rams in Oak Creek

The Soroco High School football team lost its first game of the season Friday night, falling at home against Rangely, 41-24.

Council on Aging lunch menus for week of Oct. 14

Council on Aging lunch menus for week of Oct. 14

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Oct. 14

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Oct. 14

Steamboat briefs: Recycling Drop-Off Day is Saturday at Howelsen Hill

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council hosts the annual Community Recycling Drop-Off Day for Routt County residents from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Howelsen Hill.

Tigers volleyball dropped in straight games in Wyoming

The Hayden High School volleyball team traveled to Wyoming on Friday night to take on Little Snake River but returned to Northwest Colorado with a sweeping loss, 3-0.

Undefeated Palisade crushes Steamboat football

The Sailors had won two games in a row, but an undefeated Palisade team hammered Steamboat, 56-0, on Friday night. Through the loss, Sailors coach Lonn Clementson said a never-quit effort was there.

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Steamboat Ski Area works on tight timeline to install night skiing lights

A $1 million project to light parts of the lower mountain at Steamboat Ski Area is on schedule, ski area officials said.

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Hundreds of Northwest Colorado educators participate in development day

Nearly 700 educators spanning seven school districts in Northwest Colorado gathered at Steamboat Springs High School on Friday to take part in the second Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services professional development day.

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Tom Ross: The never-ending search for great buys on rare items resumes in Steamboat this weekend

This promises to be a good weekend for estate sales in Routt County despite the dicey weather. Auctions and estate sales are a great place to meet people and find out what makes them tick.

The Record for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

5:29 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a transient woman yelling on the Yampa River Core Trail and disturbing people trying to sleep at a motel in the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue. She was asked to be quiet.

Hot dog eating contest set for Saturday

Hot dog aficionados and competitive eaters can sign up anytime at The Hungry Dog. The free competition is limited to 25 competitors.

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Preliminary hearing scheduled for Routt County woman accused of killing son

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled in Denver for the Routt County woman who is accused of killing her 9-year-old son before attempting suicide.

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Local rider grabs top finishes at regional dressage competition

Regina Wendler is looking to the future after nabbing several top finishes at top-level dressage events in Parker last month.

John F. Russell: Start of ski season acts as warning bell for Olympic hopefuls

Start of ski season means the days until the Sochi Olympics are counting down at a rapid pace.

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Steamboat Dance Theatre auditions Sunday

Those interested in performing in the March 20 to 22 production can try out for various dance pieces of all levels and styles. There are 18 pieces this year ranging from aerial, hip hop and Irish to country, jazz and many others.

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Storm produces half-inch of rain in Steamboat Springs

After an all-night rain, the latest October storm brought more than a half-inch of rain to some locations in the city.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Oct. 11

A trekker who came through Steamboat in August was struck and killed by a semitrailer, District Attorney Brett Barkey said plea deals will no longer be bargains and a man has been accused of sexually assaulting a child.

Thursday, October 10

Rob Douglas: PTO: How much is too much?

In the coming weeks, the Steamboat Springs City Council will continue to debate a subject it has wrestled with since the onset of the Great Recession. The subject is city employee compensation, and the debate concerns how to determine fair compensation.

Dave Moloney: Beware Amendment 66

This November you will be asked to vote in favor of Amendment 66. This billion dollar per year tax increase, masked as education reform, will take money out of the pockets of Colorado taxpayers, cost districts such as Steamboat far more than will be returned to our schools, limit the ability to control education costs in the future and provide no assurance that these changes will lead to improved academic performance.

Steamboat briefs: Election Forum is Thursday at The Steamboat Grand

The Election Forum — sponsored by the Steamboat Pilot & Today, the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors and the Routt County Democratic and Republican parties — has been slated for Oct. 17 at The Steamboat Grand.

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Steamboat teen who died in car crash memorialized through Tony Award

A Steamboat Springs Middle School football player was presented Thursday night with the inaugural Tony Award, which honors Nick Pagliaro, the eighth-grader who died in a car crash late last year.

CMC board tables conflict of interest discussion related to $500K severance package

The Colorado Mountain College board of trustees is in the process of discussing whether board President Glenn Davis was operating under a conflict of interest during severance negotiations with former CMC President Stan Jensen.

Steamboat Planning Commission recommends custom zone district for Wildhorse parcel

The first project to go through the city of Steamboat Springs’ new planned unit development process is a 3.25-acre parcel at Wildhorse Meadows that still is owned by some of the original partners from the 2006 plan for the larger area.

KU business school dean stresses empathy with customers at Economic Summit

As Neeli Bendapudi said to start her keynote speech, to make every single member of your company see the world Through the Lens of the Customer is harder than open-heart surgery or rocket science.

Routt County DA: Felony plea deals no longer will be bargains

District Attorney Brett Barkey put defense attorneys and accused felons on notice Thursday that plea offers going forward may no longer be the sweet deals they are used to.

The Record for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

9:47 a.m. Officers were called to a report of vandalism at a Fetcher Park bathroom. The door handle and lock had been taken off a door. Police learned a woman removed the handle and lock because she got locked in the bathroom the previous night. The lock is automatic and locks starting at 8 p.m. The woman did not see a button that bypasses the timer and allows people to get out if they are locked in.

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The Bock’s Office: Racing film ‘Rush’ spins out of control fast

Muhammad Ali had Joe Frazier. Chris Evert had Martina Navratilova. The team of cheerleaders from “Bring It On” had the other team of cheerleaders from “Bring It On.” A good rivalry can push athletes to their peak or leave them to crash and burn, a pair of conditions that's very applicable for the two sportsmen of “Rush” as well as describing the quality of the movie itself.

Sailors boys tennis on brink of elimination at state

The Sailors tennis team got a strong start from Ben Wharton at the state championship, but all seven Steamboat competitors are on the brink of elimination heading into Day Two.

Man accused of sexually assaulting child

Bond has been set at $1 million for a 67-year-old man who is accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile girl on four occasions in 2012.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Taking advantage of cultural heritage tourism opportunities

What does visiting a historic site, eating a freshly baked muffin made from Yampa Valley wheat and sipping on a locally brewed beverage have to do with economic development? Quite a bit, it turns out.

A Dog’s Eye View: Inside voice please

Excessive barking is right at the top of the list of dog owner or dog neighbor complaints. It can cause great upheaval between neighbors or family members, and even law enforcement might become involved. Usually, when this happens, everyone has reached the limit of tolerance.

Summer family highlighted in Foundations of Steamboat exhibit at Tread of Pioneers Museum

The Tread of Pioneers Museum is featuring the Summer family as part of the Foundations of Steamboat series.

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Community Recycling Drop-Off Day is Saturday in Steamboat Springs

On Saturday, Howelsen Hill will be the site of the fifth annual Community Recycling Drop-Off Day from 9 a.m. to noon. The Yampa Valley Recycles group works under the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council's umbrella to partner with a dozen sponsors to put on this event.

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Denver band Birch Street to play Friday show in Steamboat

Denver band Birch Street plays The Ghost Ranch on Friday.

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John Denver to come to life at Steamboat Springs tribute concert

Cowboy Brad Fitch will put on two tribute concerts to John Denver at the Chief Theater on Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show set for 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at All That Jazz or the door.

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Trekker who came through Steamboat struck and killed by semitrailer

Joe Bell, 48, the cross-country trekker from Oregon who came through Steamboat Springs in early August on his mission to increase public understanding of the relationship between bullying and teen suicide, was struck and killed by a semitrailer late Wednesday afternoon while walking along U.S. Highway 40 in Kit Carson County.

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Bear River Bike Park flying high as grant work wraps up

Steamboat Springs' newest cycling amenity is coming on line as work wraps up on the Bear River Bike Park's jump lines, which were funded by the Bell Built grant Steamboat Springs won.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Oct. 10

New disc golf courses are in the planning stages in Steamboat, fear of salmonella prompts grocery stores to pull some chicken and a warmer storm brings the potential for fresh snow on Storm Peak.

Wednesday, October 9

Jay Gallagher: Protecting Colorado’s water future

Water is essential to what makes Colorado special. Whether you live on the Western Slope or the Front Range, water shapes our land and our economy; it is what makes Colorado’s productive farms and ranches, our thriving recreational industry, our beautiful environment and our vibrant cities possible.

Steamboat Briefs: Summer family featured in Steamboat museum exhibit

Beginning today, the Tread of Pioneers Museum’s Foundations of Steamboat exhibit series honors the Summer family, the local ranching tradition of which lasted more than 100 years.

Salmonella fears prompt grocery stores to pull some chicken from shelves

All City Market and King Soopers stores in Colorado, including those in Craig and Steamboat Springs, have voluntarily stopped selling potentially dangerous chicken.

The Record for Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

4:48 a.m. The Routt County coroner was called to a report of a woman who died in the 27600 block of Winchester Trail. It was suspected she died of natural causes.

Prindle parts ways with Routt County District Attorney's Office

Rusty Prindle, who has prosecuted cases in Routt County for the past 5 1/2 years, has parted ways with the Routt County District Attorney’s Office.

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Disc golf proponents planning new courses in Steamboat Springs

When Colorado Mountain College closed its popular nine-hole disc golf course last year for a few months due to fire danger, the campus received plenty of pushback. There was nowhere else to play a round in Steamboat Springs.

Routt County prep sports weekend preview for Oct. 10

There's no room for error this weekend as a number of Steamboat Springs High School sports teams try to fine-tune their records in hopes of qualifying for postseason play.

Schrock finishes high in Blue Sky Marathon in Fort Collins

Steamboat Springs’ Miranda Schrock finished seventh in the women’s division of the Blue Sky Marathon on Sunday in Fort Collins.

Oak Creek Town Board to be presented with 2014 draft budget

The Oak Creek Board will be presented with the town's 2014 draft budget during its 7 p.m. Thursday meeting.

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Soroco football prepares for Rangely on Friday

The Soroco football team puts its perfect record on the line Friday against Rangely in Oak Creek.

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Youth tennis scores big in Vegas tourney

The Steamboat Springs 14-and-under coed tennis team scored a second-place finish at the Green Dot Ball National Championships in Las Vegas last weekend, but what the team brought home was bigger than any trophy.

Warmer storm approaches from the southwest, bringing potential for fresh snow on Storm Peak

The temperature in town could dip to 33 degrees Thursday night, raising the possibility of some snow accumulation. But it’s at the top of Mt. Werner on the Steamboat Ski Area, where snowfall could be significant.

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Art instructor Jeff Roth sets out for Denver on foot

“I’m a self-proclaimed identity artist. I’m biracial, and growing up, I became very aware of the associated problems. I’ve had it from both sides.” — CMC art instructor Jeff Roth on the eve of setting out on foot for Denver.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Oct. 9

Ideas submitted for Emerald Mountain Park run the gamut, Elk River Guest Ranch expands to include weddings and the man involved in a hotel standoff in Steamboat remains in custody.

Tuesday, October 8

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Steamboat volleyball beats Summit in 3

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team beat Summit in three sets Tuesday.

Steamboat briefs: Historic Routt County meeting set for Tuesday

Historic Routt County’s annual meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the city of Steamboat Springs’ historic Rehder Building, home of the Steamboat Art Museum at 801 Lincoln Ave.

Man remains in custody after hotel standoff

The man who was arrested after a standoff at a Steamboat Springs hotel early Sunday morning had been arrested two other times in recent months.

Joe Meglen: Antithesis of freedom

Prior to the government’s unconstitutional encroachment into the medical field, the free market provided health care at a price that the vast majority of Americans could afford. Abundant charitable sources provided medical care for those that could not afford it.

Our View: Voters should approve Proposition AA

Proposition AA is the follow-up to Amendment 64, which Colorado voters approved last November, legalizing the use of recreational marijuana. With the passage of Amendment 64, the state of Colorado was required to establish a system for regulating the retail marijuana industry and to enact an excise tax on the product to fund public school construction through the state’s Building Excellent Schools Today program.

Moffat County approves solar garden for Craig

On Tuesday, Moffat County commissioners voted to approve a solar panel garden that’s slated to be built in Craig before the end of the year, weather permitting. The project will cost more than $1 million for Clean Energy Collective and take about six weeks. The organization wants to wrap up construction by December, but that largely will depend on weather.

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Yampa River restoration project begins at Dr. Rich Weiss Park

The work is taking place along 210 feet of the Yampa River at the Dr. Rich Weiss Park located next to the Rabbit Ears Motel.

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From disc golf course to more bike trails, ideas for Emerald Mountain Park run the gamut

Dozens of ideas were submitted to the city at two well-attended planning meetings and via a website that awarded users with prizes.

The Record for Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

2:17 a.m. Oak Creek Fire Protection District firefighters were called to help a person having a seizure in the 200 block of Bell Avenue.

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County expands guest ranch permit to include weddings

Bicycling tours in the future

Susan and Josh Boles’ new permit for Elk River Guest Ranch allows them to begin hosting road and mountain bike tours as well as weddings.

Thoughtful Parenting: Introverts and extroverts

Introversion and extroversion are personality traits that largely are based on biology, affect how we behave and can vary depending on a situation. Being mindful of your own, and your child’s, introverted and extroverted qualities helps with parenting.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Oct. 8

More group events are wanted for Steamboat, the timing of the recent snow storm lead to broken branches across the Yampa Valley and several car windows were reportedly smashed by a person with a crowbar.

Monday, October 7

Steamboat briefs: A presentation on ballot referendum 2A is Oct. 15

Representatives from the Yampa River Promenade project and the Steamboat Springs Trails Alliance will present information on the accommodations tax referendum 2A at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial.

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Steamboat Chamber wants to broaden efforts to attract more group events to town

Steamboat Springs already has a Mustang Roundup that fills several area hotels and draws hundreds of car enthusiasts to Lincoln Avenue. Why can't it also host a parade of Porsches like the one held in Traverse City, Mich., or a roundup of Ferraris?

Code changes recommended by Steamboat Planning Commission to see another hearing

Changes to the Community Development Code that were recommended by the Planning Commission Sept. 26 will have another public hearing Oct. 24.

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Colorado flooding lands Swedish exchange student in Steamboat

One of the evacuees from the floods in Estes Park has found a new home in Steamboat Springs. Her name is Mila Stennert, and she is a 17-year-old exchange student from Sweden who is participating in the year-long Rotary Exhange program.

Several car windows in Steamboat reportedly smashed by person with crowbar

The first damage was reported Sept. 28 when windows on about five vehicles were smashed at the Fish Creek Trailer Park and at properties on Apres Ski Way.

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Steamboat golf courses slowly reopen after snowstorm

A foot of snow and sub-freezing temperatures forced earlier-than-usual closures to Steamboat golf courses, but general managers slowly are reopening the links for the final month of the playing season.

The Record for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013

12:22 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken woman who stumbled into a bar at Yampa and 11th street. Paramedics were called, and the woman was cleared and sent home with her grandmother.

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Jimmy Westlake: Chasing the Northern Lights

A group of 22 students, faculty, and staff — all members of the Colorado Mountain College SKY Club — recently flew to Alaska in search of the Northern Lights. These magnificent lights, also called the aurora borealis, are rare from Colorado but are more common as you head north toward the Arctic Circle. From far northern latitudes, the aurora can be seen on most dark, clear nights of the year.

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College update: Catching up with Routt County collegiate athletes

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

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Timing of snow storm leads to broken trees across Yampa Valley

The reason that so many broken tree branches are littering streets from Steamboat to Craig has more to do with leaves than snow.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, Oct. 7

The new health insurance marketplace is already changing lives in Routt County, a standoff at the Ptarmigan Inn ended early Sunday and a CMC class gets a lesson in camp cleanup.

Sunday, October 6

Health briefs: Medicare Part D open enrollment meetings scheduled in Routt County

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Medicare beneficiaries are able to change plans during this time. Several meetings will be held in Routt County throughout October and November.

Steamboat briefs: Free winter coats given out in Hayden this week

Hayden Congregational Church in conjunction with Love INC will have free winter coats available for those in need from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the church, 202 E. Jefferson Ave., Hayden.

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Prep athletes get a taste of lacrosse in the fall

On Sunday at Gardner Field, boys and girls lacrosse players from grades four through 12 competed in the second-annual Steamboat Chumash Challenge. It was a way to get in some conditioning and even familiarize some with the game.

Gardening with Deb Babcock: Can we really grow pumpkins here?

Pumpkins are warm weather plants that grow best at elevations below 5,000 feet. They need a long growing season with warm and sunny days. However, you can extend our short growing season by starting seeds indoors.

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Launch of new health insurance marketplace already changing lives in Routt County

Before Tuesday morning, Lynn Abbott said her quest to find her daughter's family a better health insurance plan was herculean.

The Record for Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

12:09 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 70 block of Anglers Drive. A women called about a vehicle in her driveway. The vehicle sped off when she got out of her car. Officers couldn’t find the vehicle.

Monday Medical: Making sense of breast cancer surgery options

Steamboat Springs residents now are being offered a ray of hope in the midst of the decision to undergo mastectomy surgery, in the form of an immediate reconstruction procedure performed at the time of mastectomy.

Healthy Eating: Ramen Slaw

This slaw tastes even better the second day.

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Soup Bowl Supper returns to Steamboat

The popular Soup Bowl Supper returns to Steamboat on Wednesday.

County Agenda for Oct. 7 and 8

County Agenda for Oct. 7 and 8

Standoff ends in Steamboat early Sunday

A standoff at the Ptarmigan Inn ended early Sunday morning.

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Colorado Mountain College class gets outdoor lesson on camp cleanup

Around 20 students from the CMC class "College 101" spent a couple days last week cleaning up campsites near Buffalo Pass that are notorious for attracting messy, college-aged partiers during the summer.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Becoming the healthiest county in the state

It is time to create a culture shift where the healthy choice is the easy choice in our community. Be part of the solution; help us make Routt County the healthiest county in the state.

Brewing Battleground: Steamboat resident finds success in Denver

At first, Steve DeLine wasn’t sold. He’d been approached to become a partner in Prost Brewing Co. in Denver, but the Steamboat Springs resident had some reservations.

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Brewing Battleground: Craft breweries a growing trend across state, Steamboat

The walk into Crazy Mountain Brewery in Edwards is as much about the craft beer culture as it is the product. Pallets and crates dot the brewery’s parking lot. Stacked kegs provide a backdrop and reverberate the sound of semitrailers traveling along Interstate 70 a few yards away. Cornhole boards are set up outside and are circled by swanky, plastic lawn chairs. The setting feels more like a friend’s backyard than one of the fastest-growing breweries in the country.

Brewing Battleground: Going a different direction

As the craft brew market continues to expand in the U.S., Steamboat Springs High School graduate Jordan Gardenhire went a different direction. The 1997 Steamboat graduate is the co-founder and brewmaster for Baja Brewing Co. based out of San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. He opened the brewery and brewpub in 2007 and has gone from producing 800 barrels per year to more than 2,400.

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Brewing Battleground: Home brew: Part science, part hobby

It wouldn’t be out of line to say Ken Proper’s first love was beer. The 63-year-old Steamboat Springs resident started brewing beer while studying microbiology at Colorado State University.

Saturday, October 5

Our View: West Routt Fire deserves ‘yes’ vote

The West Routt Fire Protection District is asking Hayden-area voters to approve a 1.5 mill levy increase in the November election.

Steamboat briefs: Free winter coats given out in Hayden this week

Hayden Congregational Church in conjunction with Love INC will have free winter coats available for those in need from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the church, 202 E. Jefferson Ave., Hayden.

Soroco volleyball finally finds the win column

The Soroco High School volleyball team suffered 12 straight games of losing, but during the weekend, the Rams snagged a pair of wins for the first time in 2013.

Hayden volleyball falls to undefeated Paonia

Hayden High School volleyball's five-match win streak was snapped by undefeated Paonia on Saturday afternoon. The loss dropped the Tigers in their league standings.

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Increasingly popular Literary Sojourn returns to Steamboat for 21st year

Authors compared the process of writing to being a drug addict, to living the movie “Groundhog Day” and to crawling across a sweltering hot desert. But then they said they couldn't live without it.

Hayden football can't overcome power outage, West Grand speed

A two-hour power outage delay forced a late contest for Hayden High School football. When play resumed, the Tigers were smashed by a much faster West Grand squad.

7 Sailors tennis players advance to state

It was a "slightly disappointing" regionals tournament, coach Don Toy said, but the Steamboat Springs High School tennis team still advanced seven players to next weekend's state championships.

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Sailors soccer beats Palisade in dominating fashion

The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team rebounded from a difficult loss to Battle Mountain on Thursday by stomping Palisade, 6-0, on Saturday afternoon. The Sailors' playoff hopes are still alive.

The Record for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

1:15 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 70 block of Anglers Drive. A person thought someone was trying to break into his or her house. A tree had fallen onto the roof.

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Discovering Steamboat: Taking in the season's 1st snowstorm

The focus of this week’s column shifted suddenly after I woke up early Friday to discover more than 7 inches of fresh snow covering every inch of the landscape. I waited to hear about school closings and road closures before realizing that this type of weather was routine in Steamboat and other mountain towns.

Jail report for Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 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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Regional building department explores technology, operational changes

The combined building department that serves Routt County, the city of Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek and Yampa is looking at its options to meet some needed technology upgrades.

Data Sense: Personal income from government sources small but growing

The government shutdown brings to mind questions about the role of government here in the Yampa Valley. How much money actually flows from government coffers into the pockets of Yampa Valley residents? And how important are these funds to local income levels?

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

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

Steamboat Briefs: CDOT continuing work on US 40 bridge over Elk River

The Colorado Department of Transportation is continuing work to replace the U.S. Highway 40 bridge over the East Fork of the Elk River, according to a news release.

Council on Aging lunch menus for week of Oct. 7, 2013

Steamboat Springs Community Center

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Oct. 7, 2013

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Jeff Yost: If you love your wildlife, thank a hunter

Hunters and anglers are America’s greatest wildlife conservationists.

Real estate transactions for Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2013

Real estate transactions for Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2013

Connie Sigler: We are a republic

In regards to Thomas Friedman’s editorial in Thursday’s paper, I feel I must point out several errors in his statement concerning “The principle upon which our democracy is based: majority rule.”

Friday, October 4

Donna Dunkelberger: Wildlife not to blame

Our life in Steamboat is enhanced by the beautiful wildlife around us.

Hayden volleyball wins 5th in a row

The Hayden High School volleyball team cruised to its fifth-straight win but will host undefeated and league-leading Paonia on Saturday.

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Steamboat football guts out ugly win for homecoming

On homecoming, the Steamboat Springs High School football team squeezed out a win against Battle Mountain, which is riding a 17-game losing streak.

Highlights from 1st reading of city of Steamboat Springs' 2014 budget

Although some recent budget years have been dominated by talks of potential cuts and belt tightening, the latest round took on a new tone as the council debated budget enhancements that included market pay raises for city employees.

The Record for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

7:13 a.m. Officers were called to a report of criminal mischief in the 2600 block of Copper Ridge Circle. A couple of car tires were slashed. Police did not have any suspects.

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City of Steamboat employees plan for clear streets far ahead of 1st snow

Residents might not think about how the streets get plowed until 10 inches falls in their driveways, but city staff is planning far in advance of the season’s first snow.

Sailors still in contention for state tennis bids

The Sailors tennis team has three doubles teams and one singles player who will compete in finals matches Saturday morning in the final day of regionals. Bids to play in the state championships are on the line.

Business briefs: Alpine Bank offering interest free loans to government employees during shutdown

Alpine Bank announced a program to provide federal workers with interest-free loans to cover their next paycheck during the government shutdown.

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Steamboat receives more than 1 foot of fresh snow

As of Friday afternoon, Steamboat weather observer Art Judson had measured 12.8 inches of new snow for the storm at his site between downtown and the mountain.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Oct. 4

A Steamboat Springs wildlife officers ends a storied career, registration for Economic Summit 2013 is open and the Steamboat Mountain Film Festival gets started Friday.

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Battle Mountain again eludes Steamboat soccer

On a chilling, snow-showered night, the Steamboat Springs High School soccer team lost to its rivals, Battle Mountain. The 3-2 loss put a dent in the Sailors' playoff hopes with three games remaining in the season.

Thursday, October 3

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Vail Mountain School spikers hold off Soroco

The Vail Mountain School volleyball team staved off upset-minded Soroco, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 20-15, 15-10, on Thursday night in East Vail.

Steamboat briefs: Nominees being accepted for annual Navigator Awards

Nominees are being solicited for this year’s businessperson, business and young professional of the year as part of the annual Navigator Awards, which are presented by the Steamboat Pilot & Today and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Cloudy’ sequel consists of likable leftovers

The amount of food we put away every day might make some feel guilty if they saw their pork chops or chicken nuggets up and moving around before they made their way to the dinner table. In the case of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” it’s a lot harder than ever to look your meals squarely in the eye.

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Steamboat Springs wildlife officer ends storied career

Those who deal with wildlife for a living have some great stories to tell. Mike Middleton is no exception. He retired in August after 33 years of chasing bears, working with ranchers and helping manage the largest elk herd in North America.

Registration open for Economic Summit 2013 in Steamboat Springs

As Neeli Bendapudi explains, for businesses to be successful, they need to continue to innovate by truly understanding what their customers’ needs are.

Snow won't stop community cross-country 3K and 5K Friday

The Steamboat Springs High School cross-country team is hosting its first communitywide 3- and 5-kilometer runs, which will precede Friday's homecoming football game.

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First Friday Artwalk listings for Oct. 4

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

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7th annual Mustache Ride set for Saturday

It’s debatable what makes a quality mustache. Is it girth? Style? Is it the manly patch Tom Selleck made famous on "Magnum, P.I."? What’s not debatable is the growing success of the mustache-themed event held annually on the first Saturday in October.

The Record for Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

9:10 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a car that drove into a ditch in the 1100 block of Bangtail Way. The driver suffered from a medical issue and was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center.

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Steamboat Mountain Film Festival gets started Friday

As the Steamboat Mountain Film Festival hits its 10th year, Mike Martin is starting to see the potential of the small festival he started a decade ago.

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Steamboat Springs under winter storm warning through Friday

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a winter storm warning for Steamboat Springs and the surrounding mountains through 6 p.m. Friday.

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Steamboat Springs Teen Council recognized with state award

As the Teen Council prepares to start its sixth year of service in the community, Grand Futures Preventention Coalition Director Kate Elkins said the group's influence is growing.

Dog's Eye View: No play pressure

Did you ever think about how much pressure a dog-loving society might be putting on the average dog owner? There seem to be specific expectations placed on dog owners that relate to dog social skills and play.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Colorado water law evolving

With the recent headlines of catastrophic flooding in Colorado, the concept of drought is not quite as vivid as it was only a few months ago.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Thursday, Oct. 3

A Steamboat woman is recovering from a Moose attack, Routt County Jail sees its first GED graduates and the Moffat County tea party holds a forum on secession.

Wednesday, October 2

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Moffat County tea party holds forum on secession

The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots held a public meeting Wednesday night to talk about the secession movement happening in Moffat County and in other parts of Colorado. State Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, and Jeffrey Hare — who founded the 51st State Initiative — were at the meeting to address questions and concerns voters have about seceding from the state.

Steamboat Briefs: Water restrictions lifted for entire Steamboat area

Water restrictions have been lifted for all Steamboat Springs area water districts now that water storage at Fish Creek Reservoir is at a normal seasonal level.

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Routt County Jail celebrates 1st GED graduates

Sam Wisecup Jr. and fellow inmate Oswaldo Solano Ortíz passed the five required GED tests, making them the jail’s first class of graduates. Their accomplishments would not have been possible without retired teacher Fran Conlon.

The Record for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

3:41 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help an elderly person who fell and needed help getting up in the 900 block of Pine Grove Circle.

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Steamboat soccer ready for Battle Mountain's challenges

Thursday’s 6 p.m. home game against Battle Mountain is a big one for Steamboat, but the Sailors won’t enter the game flinching.

Routt County prep sports weekend preview for Oct. 3

The Steamboat Springs High School football team will try to go 4-2 as it plays host to Battle Mountain on Friday night, highlighting a weekend of high school sports action.

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The Ranch at Steamboat sees flurry of sales

The Ranch at Steamboat has seen an uptick in sales in recent months after a period of dormancy following the real estate crash.

Kevin Copeland: Nation is watching

This historic recall (of Colorado Senate President John Morse and Colorado Sen. Angela Giron on Sept. 10) conveys an important message to every politician who locksteps to their party’s ideologies, in that, disregarding your constituents’ best interests, is paramount to political suicide.

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Steamboat Springs woman recovering after moose attack

A Steamboat Springs woman is expected to be OK after apparently being attacked by a moose Sunday near the water treatment plant east of The Sanctuary subdivision.

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Recent Moffat County grad makes most of muzzleloader hunting opportunity

Trent Parrott, 18, brought back a six-by-six bull from Game Management Unit 2 in northwest Moffat County this muzzleloader season after drawing one of the toughest tags to get in the state.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Oct. 2

Steamboat Springs City Council debated a pay increase for city workers, Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is celebrating 30 years and the government shutdown has various effects on Northwest Colorado.

Steamboat Briefs: Steamboat Institute plans presentation on Iraq, Iran

The Steamboat Institute hosts Dr. Michael Ledeen from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Ranch at Steamboat, 1800 Ranch Road, for a talk about Iraq and Iran titled “The Real War.”

Nate Bird: Vote Yes on 2A

I am writing in support of Vote Yes on 2A for Trails and Yampa River Park, an initiative that will only continue to support the key driver of revenue to our town — tourism.

Ed Miklus: Reasonable request

The recent location-neutral businesses’ letter to the editor regarding our air service program was excellent; their recommendation for a study of our air service is necessary, reasonable and practical.

Our View: Promoting open government

The Steamboat Springs Planning Department is recommending changes to the way it notifies the public about pending projects.

Tuesday, October 1

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Battle Mountain overpowers Steamboat volleyball

The Huskies won in three sets, 25-14, 25-15 and, after an against-the-wall rally, 27-25.

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Bristol, McKelvie honored for making a difference in Steamboat Springs

Their contributions have paved the roads of education in our mountain town and on Tuesday night a former high school history teacher Bill McKelvie, and a woman ahead of her time were recognized for their efforts.

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Steamboat Springs City Council debates latest pay raise plan for city workers

Tuesday marked the second time in three years a new pay raise plan has been debated extensively by the council in budget hearings in Centennial Hall.

Sen. Michael Bennet: Washington should follow Colorado's example

As Congress wastes time in endless debate about shutting down the government and allowing the nation to default on its debt, Coloradans are working together and recovering in the aftermath of unprecedented flooding. The heroism and generosity we’re seeing in Colorado during and after the flood is in stark contrast to the ideology and bluster coming out of Washington.

Deer-vehicle collisions up in Colorado, down nationally

Deer are getting a break this year according to a survey that shows deer-vehicle collisions are down 4.3 percent nationwide compared with last year. In Colorado, the chances of hitting a deer in your car has increased.

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Advocates celebrates 30 years with art installation in Steamboat Springs

When Diane Moore looks at the flock of 7,000 paper doves hanging from the ceiling at Yampa Valley Medical Center, the Advocates Building Peaceful Communities executive director remembers many stories of courage and resiliency. Each of the doves represent a victim who has been served by Advocates in its 30 years in existence.

The Record for Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

11:46 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person who was threatened in the 2600 block of South Copper Frontage. A business owner reported he was contacted by a contractor who had done some work, and the contractor said he was going to break the business owner’s legs if he was not paid.

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council gives energy efficiency presentation to county commissioners

On Tuesday, it was the Routt County Board of Commissioners' turn to hear Sam Jones “connect the dots" between energy efficiency and economic gains.

Steamboat golf squad wraps up season with gritty day at state

The Steamboat Springs High School golf team again was left struggling around a monstrously difficult course Tuesday, and the squad’s season came to an end with the final round at the state championship in Evergreen at the Hiwan Golf Club.

Thoughtful Parenting: Surviving the waiting room

Sitting in a waiting room with young children can be a parent’s worst nightmare. I feel like I’m a good parent and my kids have manners, but sometimes things fall apart at the worst time.

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Government shutdown to have various effects on Northwest Colorado

The federal government has shut down, and although Washington, D.C., is almost 2,000 miles away, people are feeling the effects right here in Northwest Colorado.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, Oct. 1

Eugene Buchanan takes a 12-day float down Alaska's Alsek River, September's precipitation total was enough to make it one of the wettest on record for Steamboat, the Steamboat Springs City Council will tackle the budget Tuesday.