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Steamboat briefs: Volunteers are needed for Zero Waste Program today

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Zero Waste Program needs Zero Heroes this weekend. The last Steamboat Farmers Market and Steamboat OctoberWest will take place today along with the DitchFest Art and Music Festival in Oak Creek.

Routt County school lunch menus for the week of Sept. 22

Routt County school lunch menus

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Alleged hazing results in no charges against students

Concerned parties want community to heal

In late June, news about alleged hazing incidents involving the Moffat County High School football team shook the Craig community, resulting in the removal of football coaches, suspension of upperclassmen and a police investigation.

Man receives probation for distributing cocaine for former girlfriend

The final person investigated by the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force for dealing cocaine was sentenced Friday at the Routt County Justice Center.

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Rogues on the Rogue

A sister to the Yampa teaches the value of a wild river

With this month's 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, those of living along the Yampa River, whose headwaters helped usher in the legislation, would be well advised to look northwest to Oregon’s Rogue River as another waterway teaching the value of wild rivers.

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U.S. 40 paving project reaches east side of Steamboat, remains on schedule

Although the project has been underway for seven weeks, motorists still are adjusting to signage posted by the contractor asking motorists to remain in two lanes until they reach the designated narrowing point, where they are asked to alternate.

The Record for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

12:06 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a person who heard what sounded like an animal in distress in the 300 block of Steamboat Boulevard. Porcupines were found in the area.

Brothers, a former teacher, pastor, sentenced to 20 years to life for child molestation

The former Christian school teacher and pastor convicted of repeatedly molesting a boy was sentenced Friday at the Routt County Justice Center to 20 years to life.

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.