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Steamboat Living: Things Steamboaters should know

No matter how long you’ve been here, there are certain things you ought to know how to do living in Steamboat. We’re not talking the obvious how to ski or bike, but the more intrinsic things to have in your seasonal arsenal here in Ski Town USA. No masters ourselves, we combed the valley floor for tips from experts to help ease the learning curve.

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Steamboat Living: A look inside Bridgestone Winter Driving School

A tire education via celebs and snow laps

We’re here burning rink rubber to test Bridgestone’s new WS80 Blizzak snow tires. The company has flown in media wonks from across the country — including writers from Road & Track, Car & Driver and more — to the home of its heralded Bridgestone Winter Driving School, to let them test firsthand the grippiness of the company’s new tire technology.

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Steamboat Living: 5 minutes with Chhiring Dorje Sherpa

Last April, an avalanche struck the Khumbu Icefall above base camp on Mount Everest, killing 16 Sherpas and marking the deadliest avalanche in the mountain’s history. One of their own, Chhiring (pronounced “sear-ring,” meaning “long life”) Dorje Sherpa, 39, who has summited Everest 12 times and seven other 8,000-meter peaks, now calls Steamboat — where he bases his guide company, Rolwaling Excursion — home.

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The Bock’s Office: Halloween movies take all forms

Another October, another selection of horror-centric movies released in theaters. This year is no exception, whether your tastes lie with the extremely abject — in which case, be sure to check out Kevin Smith’s “Tusk” — the sensation of a good old-fashioned seance — “Ouija” — or something that is only slightly in the neighborhood of the holiday like the dramedy “The Skeleton Twins.” Here’s an assessment of some of the latest appropriate offerings.

State House candidates fed up with super PACs

Candidate Chuck McConnell said the charge that he backs a plan to drain tax dollars out of public schools in Routt and Eagle counties and send them to private schools in Denver is “ludicrous, but probably hurting me.” The claim was made in a super PAC mailer.

Man fires shot after being contacted by Routt County deputy

A wanted man shot himself Wednesday night after being contacted by a Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

The Record for Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

12:55 a.m. Oak Creek Fire Protection District firefighters were called to help a person with an unknown medical problem in the 300 block of Myers Street.

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Tennis pro brings elite experience to Steamboat

Lilia (Osterloh) Snape is coming on as a pro at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs after a long, accomplished career playing at the very top of the top of the sport.

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Annual Navigator Awards to have new addition this year

As part of the entertainment addition to this year's 107th Navigator Awards to be held Nov. 7 at the Strings Music Pavilion, Steamboat local Brent Rowan and country artist Joe Nichols will perform together for the first time.

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Up-and-coming bluegrass musicians to headline Strings

On Tuesday, November 4, Bluegrass duo Aoife O’Donovan and Noam Pikelny will headline the concert at the Strings Music Pavilion as part of their November 2014 tour.

Benefit for Steamboat resident Mary Stone is Monday

Mary Stone is home in Steamboat Springs, off oxygen for the first time since 2005 and recovering nicely from a double lung transplant in July necessitated by the severity of her cystic fibrosis.

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Ken Rogers settling in as new manager at South Routt Medical Center

The recently renovated South Routt Medical Center has been operating without a manager since its doors reopened earlier this year. Since Oct. 20, 10-year Oak Creek resident Ken Rogers has filled that void, bringing in roughly 40 years of medical and business experience.

Tree Haus district seeks referendum to improve sewer line

A referendum on the local ballot next week will ask the residents of Steamboat's Tree Haus Metropolitan District to approve an increase in their mill levy to help pay off the cost of improving its sewer system.

Dog's Eye View: The crow in the cartoon

In the Oct. 5 issue of the Denver Post’s cartoon section, I found a little gem that spoke eloquently to one premise of understanding dog behavior; the importance of looking at the environment surrounding a specific behavior.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Rethinking grazing

In the '50s and '60s, there was a real movement to remove grazing as a use for public lands here in the West because it was thought that grazing was responsible for all sorts of ecological ills such as erosion and endangering species. In the past, the solution was to remove all human activity from the land. However, the results were not what was expected.

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Holiday crafts fair to be held at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport

With more vendors than any previous year, the 4th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair will take place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Tina Kyprios, Kay Weinland and Catherine Carson: Exercise your right to vote

The 2014 General Election is a mail ballot election. Mail ballots were sent to all eligible voters to the address on their voter registration, beginning Oct. 14.

Steamboat briefs: Boys & Girls Club to host open house, lifestyle event

The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs will host an open house and healthy lifestyles event from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the club’s gym on Eighth Street between Pine and Aspen streets.

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Steamboat seniors aiming to kill Glenwood Springs' playoff push

The Steamboat Springs High School football team doesn't look like it's playoff bound, but the Sailors have a prime opportunity to play the spoiler role when Glenwood Springs visits this Friday on Senior Night.

Steamboat Springs City Council continues to tweak city manager review process

"We're still just working on the process," Council President Bart Kounovsky said Wednesday following an awkward conclusion to what was supposed to be City Manager Deb Hinsvark's regularly scheduled performance review Tuesday night.