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20,000 acres ignited by Alkali fire in Moffat County; no containment in sight

BLM reports three smaller fires in Northwest Colorado

The Alkali Fire located in Moffat County has scorched roughly 20,000 acres since it was ignited Wednesday, burning a homestead, a barn and killing three cattle, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

Dr. Andi Kohler and Dr. Craig Stanton: Decision to close AHC

It is with a heavy heart that Craig and I (Andi) have decided to close the Animal Healing Center. Craig and I want you all to know that this decision was not made lightly. We both have enjoyed taking care of our patients and developing wonderful relationships with our clients. Owning the AHC has been a rewarding experience for us, and we have deep gratitude for all that we learned and for this special community of animal lovers.

Steamboat briefs: Wawona Packing recalling locally-sold fresh fruit

Certain lots of fresh whole peaches, plums, nectarines and plumcots are being recalled voluntarily by Wawona Packing Company of Cutter, California due to the potential of the products being contaminated with listeria.

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Riders overcome grueling Town Challenge climb

There was no break for riders Wednesday as they assaulted the entirety of Mount Werner is one of the toughest Town Challenge races of the season.

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Court Yard Hounds ready to play set in Steamboat

Sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison may be widely known for their role as two-thirds of the Dixie Chicks. But now, they have a new claim to fame.

Federal judge declares Colorado ban on gay marriage unconstitutional

A federal judge declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional but stayed his ruling pending the outcome of appeals to a higher court.

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Couple hopes to bring Steamboat dragon back to Steamboat Springs this summer

There isn't a day that goes by that Steamboat Springs resident Charlie Holthausen doesn't regret selling his iconic dragon that was a fan favorite at some of the town’s biggest gatherings. So last winter he started planning, and this summer he is working to put the dragon back into Steamboat.

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1st Yampa River cleanup day of season is Monday

If you've lost a sandal, sunglasses or a beer can in the Yampa River, Monday would be a good day to go back and retrieve it.

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Alkali Fire jumps to 8,000 acres, burns homestead and barn

The Alkali Fire quickly jumped to 8,000 acres on Wednesday, threatening the lives of three people before it burned a homestead and a barn.

The Record for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

6:36 p.m. Officers were called to a report of shoplifting from a grocery store in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. A man reportedly stole burritos, chicken and fish and then fled from the security guard. The 29-year-old suspect was found during a traffic stop and arrested on suspicion of theft and possession of a controlled substance. Police said he had heroin.

Burgers place high at tennis tournaments

It was another big weekend of tennis last weekend for the Burger family.

Houston flight attracts 1,123 passengers June 26 through July 22

Only three of the flights through July 22 were booked to capacity with 50 passengers, but a total of 15 were scheduled to carry 40 or more passengers.

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Mount Werner Classic returns to ultra running 'sweet spot'

The Mount Werner Classic returns to Steamboat Ski Area on Saturday for another 50-kilometer adventure over Mount Werner and into the backcountry.

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Gardening with Deb Babcock: Waterwise gardening

The growing season this year started out cool and wet followed by a June with very little rain, and now a July with some wonderful rain storms. How do you manage your garden so plants survive through the dry and rainy spells?

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Steamboat Springs bus ridership on the rise again this summer

Transit Manager Jonathan Flint said Wednesday bus ridership this summer currently is running about 4 percent higher this year than last year.

Sentencing hearing continued for man convicted of careless driving resulting in death

A sentencing hearing has been continued until 11 a.m. Aug. 13 for the Steamboat Springs driver who swerved, hit and killed a German motorcyclist.

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Helicopter ordered for Zirkel Wilderness fire

A helicopter geared to drop water is coming in to help contain the lightning-caused fire burning in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

Our View: Raising awareness about a serious subject

This past week, a woman contacted us directly after reading an article the Steamboat Pilot & Today published on July 16 titled, “Police still offering drug detection kits.” The young woman told us about being victimized by someone using a date-rape drug. She did not want to be identified or interviewed for a news article, but she did want us to know about her experience to validate the problem and possibly save other women from the trauma she experienced following a normal night out with friends.

Steamboat briefs: Volunteers sought to work Saturday on Sunshine Trail

Routt County Riders will lead a trail workday on the Sunshine Trail on Mount Werner from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers are needed to assist with the trail re-routing project and should meet at the Knoll Parking Lot on Mount Werner Circle at 8:45 a.m. for transportation to the work area.

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Community members intrigued by high-speed rail system envisioned for Colorado

David Krutsinger, the rail project manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation, was on hand to discuss the latest studies that looked into the feasibility of a 340-mile high-speed rail system that would take travelers from Denver International Airport to the Eagle County Airport and from Pueblo to Fort Collins.