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Steamboat briefs: Boys & Girls Club event at Four Points Lodge Friday

The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs will hold its annual fundraiser Friday. This year’s event will be an evening affair that celebrates five years of serving the Steamboat Springs community.

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Moffat County School District hires new head football coach, athletic director

Moffat County School District has a new head football coach and athletic director. The district announced Wednesday morning that it has hired Mike Mitchell as the seventh-through-12th-grade athletic director for the school district, and Keith Gille is the new head coach of the Moffat County High School Bulldogs football team.

Dog's Eye View: Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Here are some tips for multiple dog households

So many of us open our homes to multiple dogs and experience the joy and the chaos that ensues. Two dogs are manageable most of the time. Three dogs can create chaos, but in the right household, it can be managed effectively. More than three can create two different families living under the same roof. Why?

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Wildlife officials seeing high number of bear incidents

This time of year, all the black bears in Steamboat Springs are problem bears.

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Moffat County resident Francone named new REPS executive director

Moffat County resident Meghan Francone has been named the new executive director for Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide.

The Record for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

12:22 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a loud party with 20 to 30 people in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle.

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Steamboat astronaut will run in relay race from International Space Station

When Steve Swanson needs to either grab or pass the baton in the Wild West Relay race this weekend, things could get complicated.

Steamboat briefs: Alzheimer’s Association sponsors support group

A new caregiver information and support group, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, will begin today. The group, which will meet from 3 to 4:15 p.m. at Rollingstone Respite House, will focus on the specific issues faced daily by spouses who care for their partners suffering from dementia. Concerns and ideas will be shared with others who experience similar situations. The group will be facilitated by Barbara Bronner, geriatric social worker. For more information, call 970-879-8942.

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Future of U.S. Forest Service trails will be focus of upcoming meeting in Steamboat Springs

There are lots of dreams and visions floating around about the future of trails in the Routt National Forest surrounding Steamboat Springs. The challenge? There likely isn't enough money or manpower to build and maintain all of the proposed mileage.

Century Link phone service restored late Wednesday

Phone service was restored Wednesday evening after a Century Link outage that affected some customers, including Routt County Communications.

The Record for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

12:01 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of people taking pictures of a bear in a tree in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive.

Heavy rain subdues wildfire in Zirkel Wilderness Area

Trail closures in the area have now been lifted by the U.S. Forest Service.

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Outskirts of Steamboat see more than 1.5 inches of rain in less than 24 hours

Weather forecaster Chris Cuoco confirmed that the official rainfall total for the 24 hours preceding 7 a.m. Wednesday was 0.98 inches, well short of the record of 1.29 inches set in July 1996.

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Local rider's journey to raise awareness begins with diagnosis

When James Lehmann was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago the news came as a shock. Since then the Steamboat Springs resident has been working to get his blood sugar under control, and raise awareness about the disease that changed his life.

Steamboat briefs: Entries wanted for Routt County Fair parade

Entries for the 100th annual Routt County Fair Parade are being accepted. The parade, sponsored by the Hayden Lions Club, will be held Aug. 16 beginning at 10 a.m. To register, call Jim Schoening at 970-276-1600 or email him at james.r.schoening@xcelenergy.com.