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The Record for Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

2:33 a.m. Officers found a suspicious open garage door in the 2600 block of Ski Trail Lane. They tried to contact the residents and then closed the door.

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Southwest Airlines makes rare appearance at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, serving Steamboat Springs

Charter flights boost tourism here

A pair of chartered Boeing 737s — one from Southwest Airlines and a second from the new version of Eastern Airlines, delivered ski vacationers from New Orleans to Yampa VAlley Regional Airport this week.

YVMC to host reception for “Is There a Hospital in This Place?”

A book signing and reception for Christine McKelvie, author of the new book “Is There a Hospital in This Place?”, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

Coffee with Council returns Friday

Coffee with Council will continue with councilman Scott Ford from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12 in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St.

Film about historic Buckley, Vidal debates screens Thursday

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of the documentary “Best of Enemies,” a film by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon about 10 political debates in the summer of 1968 that changed television news forever, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 in Library Hall. 

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South Routt superintendent finalist for South Dakota job

South Routt School District Superintendent Darci Mohr is a finalist for a superintendent position in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Jimmy Westlake: Behold the Dog Star

There are 6,000 or so stars visible to the naked eye under ideal conditions, but only Sirius, the famous Dog Star, can claim the title of “The Brightest Star.”

Steamboat briefs: City to host Bear River Park master plan open house

The city of Steamboat Springs, in conjunction with the National Parks Service, is working to update the Bear River Park master plan and will host a series of open houses to present information regarding the project and solicit public feedback.

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Hahn's Peak water system at issue in long-term housing of workers in country inn

Resort workers living in the Hahn's Peak Inn in North Routt County face an uncertain housing future in mid-ski season.

The Record for Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

10 p.m. Police were called to a report of two intoxicated men who had gotten lost in the Hilltop Parkway area while they were trying to get home to the Iron Horse Inn.

Local choirs to present Valentine’s Happy Hour Soiree

The Steamboat Chamber Singers will present their third annual ‘Love and Harmony’ Valentine’s Happy Hour Soiree on at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb.14 at Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Library Hall.

Filmmaker to screen, discuss human trafficking documentary

Bud Werner Memorial Library will present a free screening of the documentary film “Untouchable: Children of God” and a conversation with the film’s director, Grant Knisely, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 in Library Hall. 

City to host Bear River Park master plan open house

The city of Steamboat Springs, in conjunction with the National Parks Service, will host an open house to discuss the Bear River Park master plan update from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

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Steamboat schools embrace K-12 Junior Achievement program

A nationwide program that matches community volunteers with K-12 classes to give lessons about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness is starting up in Steamboat Springs.

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City Council to discuss downtown sidewalk assessment plan

About 42 property owners in downtown Steamboat Springs who don't currently have complete or adequate sidewalks in front of their homes or businesses may want to tune into a Steamboat Sprigns City Council work session on Tuesday night.