News for Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Steamboat briefs: Benefit hockey game with former NHL stars is Saturday

Players from the Red Wings Alumni Association will be playing in a benefit hockey game in support of the Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Howelsen Ice Rink. Former NHL stars, including Dennis Hextall, Joe Kocur, Petr Klima, Mike Knuble and many others will be in attendance as they skate with some of Steamboat’s best recreational league players. 

2014 Pinewood Derby race results

2014 Pinewood Derby race results

Concerns expressed about attendance of Hayden Town Council members

One Hayden Town Council member thinks his fellow council members need to be reminded of the commitment they have made.

Local recovering in Grand Junction hospital after falling at Arches National Park

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Ryan McConnell is recovering in a Grand Junction hospital this week after falling off of a rock "fin" at Arches National Park in Utah.

Agreement quickly reached in Steamboat Springs stabbing case

The case against a woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend last week in Steamboat Springs was resolved quickly in Routt County Court on Wednesday.

New ranger oversees forest district

Chad Stewart replaces former Hahn's Peak/Bears Ears District Ranger Jamie Kingsbury who now is the deputy supervisor of the Coronado National Forest based in Tucson, Ariz.

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Lodging tax committee recommends purchase of riverside lot on Yampa Street

Committee members stressed that while the conversion of the Seventh Street parcel into a park is the most immediate priority in their eyes, they want to accomplish the entire parks and promenade project.

Business improvement district board works to create survey

The newly revived board of the business improvement district in downtown Steamboat Springs continues to work toward getting a funding question on November’s ballot.

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Cody's Challenge set for 6th year

The challenge for Cody’s Challenge is to grow, yet retain both the local vibe and the memorial spirit that’s defined its first five years.

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Steamboat Springs Middle School's Swedish exchange program will end this year

For the past 20 years, the Steamboat Springs Middle School has collaborated with Helenelundsskolan, a kindergarten through ninth-grade school in Sollentuna, Sweden, for an annual short-term exchange. The program began as a teacher exchange, and after four years evolved into a student exchange. Each year, about 30 girls and eight boys in seventh grade apply for a chance to travel to Sweden the following year. The four girls and four boys who are selected for the honor each are paired with a Swedish student.

Swedish exchange program sparked spirit of adventure in young student

I am a graduate of the 2010 Swedish Exchange program, and since the moment I was accepted, there hasn’t been a day that has gone by when the experience doesn’t cross my mind.

Share the Road campaign gets makeover in Routt County with new print, digital presence

The city, Routt County and Livewell Northwest Colorado this week have started their spring push to educate residents and visitors about sharing local roads and being responsible users of trails.

The Record for Tuesday, March 18, 2014

12:05 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a man who was pushing people around and trying to start fights near a hot dog stand at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue. The 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

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Steamboat Dance Theatre returns for 42nd rendition

Steamboat Dance Theatre returns for its 42nd year with 17 original pieces.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, March 19

Sweetwater grill is sold, a man receives an 18-year prison sentence for meth and local marijuana dispensaries are implementing new packaging rules.