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Ben Beall: Where are GenXers, millennials?

At the meeting last week, most of the members of the planning commissions showed their preferences through straw votes. If these preferences stand, the concept of the UGB will be changed forever. It was unbelievable to witness member after member unwilling to consider the community’s previously developed vision. Their objective only was to make it easier to change the UGB.

Steamboat girls lacrosse struggles at Aspen, loses, 16-0

Aspen scored easily and it scored early, and it rolled Wednesday to a 16-0 victory against the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team in Aspen.

New triathlon team looks to push local athletes to the next level

A new triathlon team will start competing in May and hopes to take athletes from Steamboat Springs to the next level.

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Steamboat's 2013-2014 ski season saw measurable snow on 88 mornings

The best powder day of the season at mid-mountain arrived Dec. 23 with 13.5 inches, which landed in the midst of a six-day run ending Christmas Day that saw 27 inches accumulate at Thunderhead.

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Students sign to follow their sports to college

They often made it look easy on the court, on the field and on the mat, but not everything came easy to the the 12 athletes who signed collegiate letters of intent on Wednesday morning at Steamboat Springs High School.

The Record for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

12:53 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a couple at Rotary Park. They were watching the eclipse.

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Steamboat single-family home supply low under $450,000

In Steamboat Springs, prices for single family homes have faced upward pressure in the past year and increasingly are concentrated above the threshold for what’s considered affordable.

Steamboat Parks and Recreation Commission candidates talk about city funding challenges

City Council members asked prospective commission members about their views on such things as a possible parks and recreation taxing district and whether they'd want the commission to dive back into master plans for Rita Valentine and Bear River parks.

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Seed exchange program sprouts at Hayden library

Spring is in the air at the Hayden Public Library, where patrons have been given access to a variety of free seeds to plant in their gardens.

Officials to get update on Hayden Speedway

The Hayden Town Council on Thursday is expected to get an update on bringing back racing to the Hayden Speedway.

Gardening with Deb Babcock: Itching to work in the garden?

With hints of spring in the air, many of us who enjoy gardening are itching to get out and start working in the garden. Should we? Not yet, unless you want to do a little clean up and pruning of trees that haven't leafed out yet. It's too early to start digging around in the soil.

Sales tax collections continue to climb with February report

The city of Steamboat Springs released its final February 2014 sales tax report showing a 3.6 percent increase from sales tax collections in February 2013.

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, April 16

A judge unsealed the arrest warrant for a Steamboat mother whose 3-year-old died, Chelsea's Chinese restaurant plans to open at the base of the ski area and the USSA announced it is cutting funding for the U.S. Nordic combined team.

Steamboat briefs: Casey’s Pond to host free information seminar, lunch

Casey’s Pond Senior Living will hold a free informational seminar and luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Our View: Upside-down salaries

Disentangling the knotted rope that is Colorado’s set of rules for increasing the salaries of elected officials isn’t easy. If it were, the state Legislature would have long since approved a pay increase for the governor, state treasurer and attorney general, positions that haven’t seen pay raises since 1999.

Steamboat City Council members to continue to push for changes at regional building department

City staff has since last year considered privatizing the department as a way to make it more efficient, but Routt County officials earlier this month indicated they would reject such a proposal.

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Steamboat girls soccer tops Glenwood Springs in key conference game

The Steamboat Springs Sailors rolled past the Glenwood Springs Demons Tuesday night at Gardner Field.

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Steamboat beats Moffat County in back-to-back games

The Sailors played complete baseball while the Bulldogs struggled in their double header Tuesday.

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Firefighters urge caution around high water

As the snow melts and the Yampa River begins to swell, Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue is reminding people to be careful around high water.

The Record for Monday, April 14, 2014

3:37 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to help a man in the 1300 block of Dream Island Plaza. The man said he could not get in his car, and his keys were not working. The man also wanted police to help him break out the front window to his home. The man thought he had been drugged, and he was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center.