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• Three decades ago Yampa Valley Regional Airport had no commercial air service but the late Bill Haight and Martin Hart collaborated to widen and lengthen the runway and attract direct jet flights from four major cities. Bill Haight and Martin Hart moved mountains to bring commercial jets to airport that serves Steamboat
• The committee voted to recommend allocating $5,000 toward preliminary planning to see what can be done to the facade of the concrete overpass over Mount Werner Road. Advisory committee discusses base area improvement projects slated for 2014
• A new chief deputy district attorney has been named in Routt County. Matt Karzen started work Monday and was hired by Brett Barkey, district attorney for the 14th Judicial District, which encompasses Routt, Moffat and Grand counties. Man with strong ties to Steamboat returns to be chief deputy district attorney
• The latest intercept survey of about 2,730 summer visitors found that the city's net promoter score, a measure of how likely people will recommend Steamboat as a destination to their family and friends, fell a bit since the last time it was measured in 2010. New customer service training in Steamboat aims to help turn summer visitors into raving fans
• Soda Creek Elementary School third, fourth and fifth graders performed their version of the Parade of Nations Thursday morning, a day before the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony was set to begin. Soda Creek students march to their version of the Parade of Nations
• As fun as they may be, three-day weekends usually aren’t life-changing events for most people. Then again, the story of “Labor Day” involves far more than just a time to sleep late and eat hot dogs at the annual neighborhood block party. Memory lane not always fun in 'Labor Day'
• The mixed-medium exhibition from Bonnie McGee and Sandy Graves takes visitors above and below mountain waters in this month’s “A River Runs Through It” First Friday exhibit at Circle Seven Fine Arts, 1009 Lincoln Ave. A river runs through it: New dual-artist exhibit opens at Circle 7
• “Trouble,” Missed the Boat's third album, has 12 original tracks and will debut Saturday evening at a release party at the Chief Theater. Tickets are $15 and include a copy of the album at the door. 'Trouble' is brewing as Steamboat's Missed the Boat releases 3rd album
Community Agriculture Alliance: The worth of water
Dog's Eye View: Can’t we all just get along?
Steamboat briefs: Blackmer, all Emerald trails temporarily closed Saturday
The Record for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
Steamboat to Sochi
• American skiers Hannah Kearney and Eliza Outtrim made the women's moguls finals on Saturday. Kearney, Outtrim make moguls finals
• In her first Olympic experience, Steamboat Springs skier Eliza Outtrim performed like an old pro, advancing to Saturday's women's moguls finals. Outtrim advances to moguls finals
• Vail skier Heidi Kloser injured her knee Thursday before the first women's moguls qualifications. Vail's Kloser injures knee
Luke Graham: Let's not call these the worst games ever
Joel Reichenberger: Busted on the Olympics' buses