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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs airport projects begin in August

The city of Steamboat Springs will begin several projects in August to improve the taxiways and runway at Bob Adams Field in Steamboat Springs.

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Steamboat's Gollnick wins age division at Ironman Boulder

When Heather Gollnick first had the idea of competing in Ironman Boulder, it was because she wanted to better understand the race for her IronEdge Coaching triathlon team. But Gollnick’s competiveness — the same one that has carried her to five Ironman championships — simply can’t be caged when an opportunity presents itself.

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Jack Burger named new boys' tennis coach at SSHS

Jack Burger, a 2011 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, is making his return to the Yampa Valley as the new boys' tennis coach at SSHS.

Health briefs: New K-12 varicella vaccine requirement

The Colorado school required immunization schedule requires students in kindergarten through 12th grade to have two varicella (chicken pox) immunizations at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

Fletcher wins second straight Nordic combined national championship

Bryan Fletcher knew he could celebrate. As he closed in on the finish line during Saturday’s U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Soldier Hollow, Utah, he allowed himself to let up and give the crowd what it wanted.

The Record for Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

2:35 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a drunk person who was lost in the 2400 block of Storm Meadows Drive. The person was handed over to a sober friend.

Thoughtful Parenting: Encourage children to drink water

A cold drink of water tastes amazing on a hot summer day. Water is one of the most natural, healthy beverages children can drink. Encouraging children to quench their thirst with water will help them develop a taste for it, an important step toward life-long health.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Choice food and food choice

We are fortunate to have Lift-Up of Routt County, which provides emergency food assistance to almost 2,000 individuals each year at its three sites (Hayden, South Routt and Steamboat Springs). Thanks to the generous support of our community (churches, grocers, individuals), their food bank shelves stay stocked.

Monday Medical: There's a code for that

While the world of medical coding may not seem all that interesting, it’s certainly important to many aspects of healthcare.

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Building support: A closer look at the proposed Steamboat Springs School District bond measure

Just three months remain for Steamboat Springs School District officials to make their case for why the community should support a bond measure to fund a new high school and capital upgrades that come with a price tag in excess of $90 million.

Local volunteers help seniors in Northwest Colorado navigate Medicare

With as many as 10,000 baby boomers across America reaching the age of 65 each day, helping seniors navigate Medicare has become a growing task for local counselors.

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100-year-old downtown Steamboat cottage offered for free

Just days after the 101-year-old Workman house was relocated via a truck to South Routt, another historic Steamboat home is being offered for free to anyone willing to pay the costs to move it.

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Monks visiting Steamboat complete mandala, then destroy it

Millions of grains of colored sand used by a group of six monks to create an intricate mandala over the last five days were washed down the Yampa River Sunday night.

Steamboat briefs: Newspaper looks for community representatives

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting letters of interest from readers who would like to serve as community representatives on the newspaper’s Editorial Board.

Our View: Bear-ish politics

In early February, five members of Steamboat Springs City Council reversed their initial votes on an ordinance that would have required bear-proof trash containers throughout the community. Instead, council settled for requiring only that owners of commercial dumpsters ensure they are bear resistant. Fines were established, but only a handful have been issued.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of July 23 to July 29, 2015

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

John F. Russell: Even a City Slicker can find a place at Routt County Fair

After spending most of my life in the City I have to admit that it's taken me years to learn to appreciate the Routt County Fair and what our local agriculture community brings to life in my home town.

Jail Report for July 25 to July 31, 2015

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.