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Plane crash survivor doing 'amazingly well' at Denver hospital

After Darling's plane crashed Sunday morning south of Rabbit Ears Pass, Darling climbed out of the wreckage of his mangled Cessna and lit a pool of spilled fuel to stay warm until rescuers reached him in a remote part of the woods.

The Record for Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

9:43 a.m. Officers were called to a report of dispute between a Steamboat Ski Area employee and someone who was parked illegally and refusing to move in the 15-minute waiting area at the Gondola Transit Center. The argument was mediated.

The Record for Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

12:55 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident at the 3300 block of Columbine Drive. An intoxicated man was attempting to get into the wrong apartment. Officers arrived and found him a sober party who got him home.

The Record for Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

7:40 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 3300 block of Après Ski Way. A man came home and thought an intruder was inside. He locked himself in the basement with a gun and waited for police. There was no intruder. Police said the man was hallucinating, and he claimed he had just smoked marijuana. He was cited for prohibited use of a weapon and false reporting.

Jail Report for Jan. 17 to 23, 2015

The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

The Record for Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

11:01 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The hospital received a package containing medications and a bullet casing. Officers learned the hospital had ordered the medications from a pharmaceutical company. It was suspected the casing got lodged in the box accidentally at some point while being shipped.

Animal cruelty case set for trial

Trial dates have been set for the fifth-generation Routt County rancher accused of shooting two bulls in the testicles, killing one of them.

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Oak Creek swears in new police chief, looks to fill out full-time patrol

The town of Oak Creek has its new police chief after Ralph Maher was sworn in prior to Thursday night's Town Board meeting.

The Record for Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

12:11 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken man who was refusing to pay for nachos he was eating at the corner of a convenience store in the first block of Anglers Drive. He eventually paid and left.

Crime Tip of the Week: Credit card fraud protection tips

Here are some tips on how to prevent credit and debit card fraud.

The Record for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

10:29 a.m. Officers were called to a report of vandalism in the 2700 block of Burgess Creek Road. A pedestrian carrying skis and poles was startled by an oncoming shuttle bus and accidentally broke a shuttle window with a pole.

Steamboat man charged with stalking

Charges have been filed against a 44-year-old Steamboat Springs man who police believe was stalking a woman.

The Record for Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

10:22 p.m. Officers were called to check on a drunken man at Chinook Lane and Willowbrook Court. The man was having trouble standing up. He was locked out of his condo after losing his keys in the snow. Friends did not want to take care of the man, so he was taken to detox.

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Steamboat City Council appears ready to ask public for help with police station planning

Based on recent comments from council members, a public vote on the station appears to be unlikely, but there are several members who are open to the idea of forming a citizens committee to recommend building sites.

The Record for Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015

7:51 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a vehicle that was stuck on a cross-country ski trail on Howelsen Hill. The driver of the vehicle said he was lost and he didn’t know the Nordic ski trail wasn’t a road. He got his vehicle stuck while he was attempting to turn around.