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Top 4 performances of the weekend in Routt County high school sports

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team had a big night Thursday after beating Moffat County, 3-1, then finding out that the Sailors suddenly are tied atop the 4A Western Slope League.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Time to sign up for health insurance

Yes, it’s already time for our community to start thinking about health insurance for 2015. Clients can re-enroll or sign up for the first time starting Nov. 15.

Health briefs: Connect for Health session and flu clinics offered

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will hold several drop-in flu clinics across Routt County this season along with help sessions for Connect for Health Colorado insurance marketplace.

Healthy Eating: Bran Muffin Starter

Fresh muffins every morning are a breeze with this recipe.

Sailors boys soccer makes 4A state playoffs as No. 29 seed

The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team narrowly made the 4A state playoffs. The 32-team bracket was announced Sunday, and the No. 29 Sailors will travel to No. 4 D'Evelyn on Wednesday.

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Children turn out for annual Pumpkin Float

Dozens of youngsters turned out Sunday afternoon for the Old Town Hot Springs' annual Pumpkin Float.

Routt County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda for Oct. 20 and 21, 2014

Routt County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda for Oct. 20 and 21, 2014

Yampa Valley Medical Center using proactive approach for Ebola

Despite the unlikely chance that Ebola will infect people in Steamboat Springs, state officials and local provider Yampa Valley Medical Center are acting proactively to prevent an outbreak of the deadly disease.

Hayden volleyball picks up 1 more win

The Hayden High School volleyball team capped its regular season with a win Saturday, hitting the road to knock off De Beque, 25-14, 25-10, 25-18.

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Demand for Steamboat rentals driving up prices

A rebounding economy is pushing a new crop of residents into Steamboat rental housing, and the demand is driving prices up while available inventory shrinks, creating one of the tightest rental markets in years.

Gary Hofmeister: It starts at the top

A recent Peggy Noonan’s weekly column in the Wall Street Journal bemoaned the fact that seemingly all of our leaders, spokesmen (that includes gals everyone) and even business types have to be so officiously cautious when speaking publicly. They realize one word can be twisted like an arrow to ricochet back down the throat of the speaker, which can sound the death knell of their career. At the very least, it can give them heartburn for days or weeks while the 24/7 press folks stoke it up to squeeze every ounce of outrage onto the page or broadcast.

Our View: Proposition 105 is costly and confusing

Proposition 105 would require foods that are genetically modified or produced with genetic engineering to be labeled with the words “Produced with Genetic Engineering.” This ballot measure sounds good on the surface, but upon closer study, we don’t think it is as simple and low-cost as proponents claim it to be, or even necessary.

Soroco volleyball picks up another win

Beat in three sets in September, the Soroco High School volleyball team exacted some revenge Saturday in a three-set sweep against Plateau Valley.

Soroco runs wild on Plateau Valley

The Soroco High School football team dialed up its running attack and ran over Plateau Valley on Saturday, beating the Cowboys for the second time this season.

Steamboat Winter Sports Club hopes changes build better skiers

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports club is ushering in some changes for its young athletes, hoping to craft better all-around skiers.

The Record for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

6:08 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious person at the 50 block of Seventh Street. Someone reportedly was passed out on a picnic table in a park, but he or she wasn't passed out when officers arrived.

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Local wins hot dog eating contest for 3rd year in a row

To give back to the customers who support The Hungry Dog, the annual hot dog eating competition took place this Saturday afternoon and brought a number of locals and visitors to watch and participate.

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Oak Creek woman completes her 1st 100-mile ultra race

Of course, Oak Creek resident Melissa Uchitelle-Rogers was going to cry. Nearly 58 years old, the frequent 50-mile runner and 1986 Kona Ironman finisher has had her eye on the coveted-yet-rarely-tried 100-mile ultra distance for a long time.

Community Connections: Routt County United Way serves as backbone of health and human services

Supporting more than 30 local health and human service agencies and programs, Routt County United Way is working on lasting solutions focused on empowering healthy lives, building strong foundations and strengthening families by helping them become self-sufficient.

John F. Russell: Looking back on Johnny Spillane

Looking back it's easy to see Johnny Spillane's accomplishments, but it's the road he traveled that makes his story so special.