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The Record for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

8:56 p.m. West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters were called to a report of an accident near mile marker 112 on U.S. Highway 40. A man was driving, and a mattress blew out from the bed of his pickup. When the man retrieved the mattress, his truck rolled into the ditch. The man was not injured.

Dog's Eye View: Taking the unplanned path

You see them all around town — people are out with their dogs, running, biking and visiting with friends. Your heart aches. You can’t take your dog out because he barks and lunges at other dogs and might start a fight. He’s your dog and you wish he was like those other dogs that get along. You can’t just give him up.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat to see more than 10K visitors Saturday

About 10,905 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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Clean Energy Collective, Craig community celebrate solar garden

Although the solar garden reception started just as the sun dropped behind the horizon, plenty of energy filled the Clarion Inn and Suites lounge on Wednesday night.

School district seeks volunteers for facilities master planning

The Steamboat Springs School District is seeking volunteers to serve on a least four committees to help formulate a district master plan.

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Citizens committee could greatly impact police station project in Steamboat

After failing to get any consensus on the best place to build the station Jan. 7, the council last week voted unanimously to soon discuss the possible formation of a citizens committee to help plan for the new public safety facility.

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$350,000 slated for upgrades at Routt County Jail

Upgrades will be done at the Routt County Jail, but it is going to cost more than expected.

Hayden superintendent arrested, suspected of DUI

Hayden School District superintendent Trudy Vader was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of DUI.

The Record for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

4:21 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person who was upset about the noise coming from a snow plow in the 700 block of Yampa Street. The person thought plowing was not allowed to start until 5:30 a.m.

Steamboat briefs: School district hosts master planning, facilities meeting

The Steamboat Springs School District is hosting a school facilities and master planning meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Steamboat Springs High School cafeteria, 45 Maple St.

Craig briefs: YVEA community solar grand opening is Wednesday

Yampa Valley Electric Association will host a grand opening celebration for the community-owned solar array

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Parks and rec commission to discuss Yampa River Management Plan

The commission also will learn that 13 commercial river outfitters sent 14,791 tubers, 529 anglers, 419 kayakers, 815 stand-up paddle boarders and 802 rafters and canoeists to the town stretch of the Yampa River during the most recent summer season.

Steamboat still flirting with January record-low snowfall record

Snow totals this week will determine whether Steamboat Ski Area experiences its driest January on record.

The Record for Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

12:32 p.m. Officers were called to a report of lost property in the 2800 block of Village Drive. A bellman brought the wrong luggage to a room. The correct luggage was never located.

County calls ‘cease fire’ at fair exhibit hall in Hayden

CSU 4-H Extension Agent Tami Thurston said Tuesday that 85 of the 300 current Routt County 4-H members are in shooting clubs, but the decision by the Fair Board won’t inconvenience them as 4-H shooting clubs are currently practicing in Steamboat anyway.