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Steamboat briefs: More than 15,000 visitors expected in town Saturday

And estimated 15,400 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday.

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Leadership Steamboat's 2016 class tackles costly sidewalk program for LiftUp

Showing leadership, Steamboat style

Leadership Steamboat spokesman Randy Rudasics confirmed the group has accepted the expensive challenge of helping the nonprofit LiftUp of Routt County to develop sidewalks at the new home of its food bank.

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Steamboat police chief gives update on department

Being down three sworn officers continues to present challenges for the Steamboat Springs Police Department, Chief Cory Christensen told the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night.

Routt County commissioners delay decision on Hahn's Peak Inn worker housing

You can check out any time you want, but....

Attorney Bob Weiss, representing the owners of the Hahn's Peak Inn, countered county staff's position that the inn is not allowed to host long-term rentals by pointing out that the actor Peter Sellers (of Pink Panther fame) lived in a single hotel for 22 years.

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Lost snowboarder travels more than three miles

One snowboarder got very, very lost Tuesday after unintentionally going out of bounds at the Steamboat Ski Area.

The Record for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

4:35 p.m. Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers were called to search for a lost snowboarder in the Fish Creek drainage area. The snowboarder was found about five hours later. Rescuers learned the man had traveled 3.6 miles from the ski area while lost.

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Newly found map shows early glimpse of Craig

“To me this is the first official document of the town of Craig,” said Paul Knowles, assistant director of the Museum of Northwest Colorado. “This really is kind of what started the town. It shows the first streets, the first lots.”

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City Council wants more police station sites to consider

Police Chief Cory Christensen on Tuesday told the Steamboat Springs City Council he is worried about the working environment of his employees, adding that the city cannot wait many more years to build a new police headquarters.

Marijuana store seeking more visible retail space

A local marijuana business has proposed moving its retail operations to a more visible location at Curve Plaza between two restaurants and a liquor store.

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Moose charges hikers, man with baby on Spring Creek Trail

Nobody was hurt Tuesday afternoon after a moose charged hikers, their dogs and a man walking along Spring Creek Trail with his baby in a backpack.

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Community members could soon pitch proposals for excess lodging tax revenue

The Steamboat Springs CIty Council could soon invite the public to submit their ideas for how to best spend hundreds of thousands of excess lodging tax dollars to draw more visitors to town.

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.