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Steamboat Briefs: Bear River Bike Park opens back up again Friday

The Bear River Bike Park will reopen Friday after a temporary closure. It was closed in order for Routt County Riders to make improvements to the park. Improvements included completing the return of the free ride downhill jump line. For more information, visit Routt County Riders at www.routtcounty

More than 3,700 abandoned Routt County tires will fuel El Paso County cement plant

Funding of $17,000 from the Colorado Waste Tire Program is available to cleanup nearly 4,000 tires from four sites in Routt County including one in Oak Creek Canyon where an estimated 3,000 tires are being stored.

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Wildhorse Marketplace sold for $17 million

The majority of Wildhorse Marketplace, including the buildings currently leased to Wildhorse Stadium Cinemas and Sports Authority as well as two undeveloped lots, has been sold for $17 million to a Steamboat Springs family's company.

Hayden School Board votes in favor of putting property tax renewal issue on November ballot

The Hayden School Board voted Aug. 20 to officially ask local voters to approve a renewal of the district's 2010 property tax increase in November. The tax that generates more than $321,000 annually for its district.

Rain returns to forecast for Steamboat Springs area

After a week filled with sunshine and warm weather, rain is expected to return to the Steamboat Springs area Friday afternoon.

Steamboat Today seeks Editorial Board members

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting letters of interest from readers who would like to serve as community representatives on the newspaper’s Editorial Board. Those representatives will be asked to serve a four-month term beginning in November.

The Record for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

12:42 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person who thought a construction flagger near 13th Street had been drinking. The flagger was sent home before officers arrived.

Steamboat briefs: 7.8K visitors expected to be in Steamboat on Saturday

About 7,856 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer. The figure represents 50 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 84 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 63 percent capacity, and condos are predicted to be 33 percent full.

Steamboat Springs hikers use sticks to defend themselves from mountain lion

A group of Steamboat Springs hikers has reported a scary, up-close encounter with a mountain lion that had them defending themselves with sticks.

Eight-lot residential subdivison proposed in Stagecoach

County planner says removing the dated high-density zoning from the Young’s Creek Preserve parcel would be a benefit if the project subdivision goes forward.

Hayden Town Board to consider not giving donations

With a tight budget, the Hayden Town Board on Thursday night will take a look at its policy for giving donations.

Routt County United Way holds $20K Day fundraiser

Routt County United Way hopes to bring in at least $20,000 in donations Friday to help with community health and human service organizations in the region during its annual $20K Day fundraising drive at Yampa Valley Bank.

The Record for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

2:46 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a car being driven east from Lincoln Avenue and 13th Street by a person who was possibly drunken. The car could not be located.

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Steamboat City Council approves operating plan for winter air service program

The flight plan for Steamboat Springs' upcoming winter air service program will grow the program's number of round trip seats by 8 percent, expand flights to and from some west coast destinations and dedicate $250,000 to spend on the marketing of winter flights.

Steamboat briefs: Bank will match donations to United Way on $20K Day

Routt County United Way’s 2014 $20K Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Yampa Valley Bank in Steamboat Springs. Anyone who donates on this day will have their donation matched by Yampa Valley Bank with as much as $10,000 in matching funds available.