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Steamboat briefs: Library hosts World Book Night on Wednesday in Steamboat

Bud Werner Memorial Library is hosting World Book Night in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday. Throughout the day, volunteers will be out in the community handing out free copies of highly recommended books.

The Record for Monday, April 21, 2014

9:54 a.m. Officers were called to a report of trash cans that were left out before trash day in the 3000 block of Après Ski Way. Police determined the homeowners had just moved away.

Routt County green lights new recycling facility at Milner Landfill

The County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a permit to allow Twin Enviro to build a new recycling facility at the landfill.

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South Routt Elementary kindergarten teacher Peggy Barnes says goodbye after 36 years

South Routt Elementary School teacher Peggy Barnes is retiring after 36 years of leading kindergarten classrooms.

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Wildlife officials in Steamboat Springs get new insight into size of local bear population

A survey that relied on collecting the hair of bears found about one bear for every four square miles in large survey area north of Steamboat.

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Local wildlife officials hopeful of no big bear problems this year

With a few bears already starting to get into trash cans and others getting close enough to town to show up in photos, officials again are urging residents and visitors here to take some steps to keep the animals out of trouble.

Yampatika seeks community help to earn grant

Yampatika is looking to win a grant from Seeds of Change and needs the community’s votes to do so.

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Steamboat Planning Department launches new website features

The city of Steamboat Springs Planning Department has launched new features on the city’s website after making changes to its public notice requirements.

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Spring runoff in Steamboat unlikely to match 2011 for sheer volume

Is spring runoff in 2014 destined to be like the epic year of 2011? It’s unlikely, according to a hydrologist who keeps close tabs on the Yampa River Basin.

Steamboat briefs: Sustainability group sells items in honor of Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council/Yampa Valley Recycles is selling “keep our mountains green” reusable shopping bags and 2014 ReTree trees from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Market in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat City Council weighs in on 7-year plan for fire and ambulance services

The plan proposes minimal staffing increases through 2020 and also includes the possibility of a new fire station west of Steamboat and the establishment of a new or expanded central fire station in downtown Steamboat.

The Record for Sunday, April 20, 2014

7:37 a.m. Officers were called to a complaint about a dog that was howling all night long in the 300 block of Eighth Street. The dog's owner was given a warning.

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Hayden Station coal power plant to get emissions reduction upgrades

The Hayden Station coal-fired power plant is getting $160 million worth of emissions-reducing upgrades as part of a larger $1 billion push by Xcel Energy.

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New cooking class in Hayden is 1 part fun, 1 part education

A high trend of obesity in Hayden School District spurred a new cooking course funded by LiveWell Northwest Colorado and a Healthy Schools Successful Students grant.

Monday Medical: Core training is essential

Now that spring weather finally has arrived in the Yampa Valley, thoughts turn to spring activities such as biking, hiking and running. “Getting fit for spring sports is essential,” occupational therapist Marty Melland said. “You want to condition yourself in order to avoid injury.”

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