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Steamboat briefs: Sustainability group sells items in honor of Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council/Yampa Valley Recycles is selling “keep our mountains green” reusable shopping bags and 2014 ReTree trees from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Market in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat City Council weighs in on 7-year plan for fire and ambulance services

The plan proposes minimal staffing increases through 2020 and also includes the possibility of a new fire station west of Steamboat and the establishment of a new or expanded central fire station in downtown Steamboat.

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Discovering Steamboat: A car that keeps away cancer

Jean Benton and her art-on-wheels car are a common sight in Steamboat Springs, and as Jean drives down Lincoln Avenue, she gets waves and honks and thumbs-up from the people she passes.

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Jimmy Westlake: Spot Corvus and Crater in our spring sky

The four main stars of Corvus form an unmistakable kite-shaped pattern located one-third of the way up in our southern sky about 10 p.m. in late April. The distinctive pattern makes Corvus easy to spot.

The Record for Sunday, April 20, 2014

7:37 a.m. Officers were called to a complaint about a dog that was howling all night long in the 300 block of Eighth Street. The dog's owner was given a warning.

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Hayden Station coal power plant to get emissions reduction upgrades

The Hayden Station coal-fired power plant is getting $160 million worth of emissions-reducing upgrades as part of a larger $1 billion push by Xcel Energy.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Monday, April 21

State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, is working to keep Safe Routes to School grants alive, a new cooking class in Hayden is funded by LiveWell Northwest Colorado and Trevyn Newpher is Steamboat Ski Area’s new Steamboat Bike Park manager.

Monday Medical: Core training is essential

Now that spring weather finally has arrived in the Yampa Valley, thoughts turn to spring activities such as biking, hiking and running. “Getting fit for spring sports is essential,” occupational therapist Marty Melland said. “You want to condition yourself in order to avoid injury.”

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New cooking class in Hayden is 1 part fun, 1 part education

A high trend of obesity in Hayden School District spurred a new cooking course funded by LiveWell Northwest Colorado and a Healthy Schools Successful Students grant.

Routt County track teams stretch legs through weekend

The Hayden and Soroco high school track teams competed during the weekend, racking up strong results.

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Newpher set to guide Steamboat Ski Area bike park

Trevyn Newpher will step in as Steamboat Ski Area’s Steamboat Bike Park manager, a newly created position.

Steamboat briefs: Centennial Bank takes part in statewide book drive

Centennial Bank is participating in a statewide book drive through Executives Partnering to Invest in Children. Centennial Bank will host a donation center for new and gently used books for children from birth to 8 years old.

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State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush pushing to keep Safe Routes to School grants alive

Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, is working to keep the Safe Routes to School program intact by bringing a bill to the House and Senate floors.

The Record for Saturday, April 19, 2014

12:26 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident in a residence at the 1900 block of Clubhouse Drive. A neighbor called and said someone was walking around in the residence with a flashlight when the place was supposed to be unoccupied. When officers arrived no one was inside the residence.

Health briefs: VNA offering immunizations for infants, children at Soroco High School

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will offer immunizations for infants and preschool children (including those entering kindergarten) at the South Routt High School Commons Area from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Routt County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda for April 21 and 22, 2014

Routt County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda for April 21 and 22, 2014

Thoughtful Parenting: April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness to the issues of child abuse and neglect in our county.

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Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Vaccinating on time important for keeping kids safe, healthy

Parents agree that feeding and sleep schedules are important to help keep their children healthy. The same goes for childhood immunizations. Vaccinating children on time is the best way to protect them against 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before their second birthday.

Healthy Eating: Lemon Chicken Soup

A delicious soup for lemon lovers. Not as good for leftovers, but you won’t have leftovers anyway!

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Serving Steamboat: Female bartenders of the 'Boat

Bartenders serve patrons. Patrons have fun, sometimes too much fun. It’s a unique relationship. It’s part friendship and part therapy.