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Animal cruelty case moves to District Court

A case is now in District Court involving a fifth-generation Routt County rancher accused of shooting a neighbor’s bulls in the scrotums, killing one of them.

The Record for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

9:45 a.m. Officers were called to a report of an employee stealing lottery tickets from a convenience store in the 500 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

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Katie Carroll: My holiday playlist

There are a number of Christmas tunes to hear throughout the holiday season. But which ones do music gurus suggest are a few of the best? Our new music contributor, Katie Carroll shares her list.

Dog's Eye View: Puppies are for life, not just for Christmas

Most of the time the gift-giver has a heartfelt and emotional reason for this precious gift, or seeing the puppy in the pet store is just too much to resist. Sometimes the puppy is used as an expression of love and fulfilling a desire but no education has taken place to prepare the recipient.

Steamboat Briefs: Rabbi to visit Steamboat Friday through Sunday

Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman, spiritual leader of Har Mishpacha, the Jewish congregation of Steamboat, will visit Steamboat from Friday to Sunday.

Routt County's improving economy confronts a shortage of workers

Yampa Valley Data Partners declared a labor shortage in Routt County in its Fast Facts release on Wednesday based on a statistical analysis that shows employment opportunities are out of balance with the work force.

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South Routt fire departments seek new volunteers

The Oak Creek and Yampa fire departments are looking for new recruits.

The Record for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

7:03 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a reckless driver at 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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CDOT makes significant changes to Pine Grove Road intersection to make it safer

By changing the light configuration and geometry of the intersection of Pine Grove Road and U.S. Highway 40, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the city of Steamboat Springs are aiming to prevent tragedies like the death of Robert "Bob" Bear.

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Steamboat's free concert series lineup announced

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. on Wednesday afternoon announced the lineup for the 16th annual Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series. Continuing through the spring, the lineup this year includes audience favorites and new acts.

Steamboat Briefs: Children’s snow reporting contest entries due Wednesday

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. is looking for children ages 12 and younger who would like to help report the snow conditions this winter.

Steamboat City Council approves 1st reading of stricter trash rules to prevent wildlife conflicts

City officials, local trash haulers and representatives from Colorado Parks and Wildlife think the new rules will go a long way to help prevent encounters and problems with black bears.

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Steamboat City Council gets an earful about recent cuts to winter bus service

Critics of the new service got the attention of the City Council, which broke its norm of not responding to public comment by asking its city manager what was going to be done about it.

Live updates from the Steamboat Springs City Council meeting

City reporter Scott Franz will provide live news updates from tonight's Steamboat Springs CIty Council meeting. A strengthening of the city's trash rules to prevent problems with wildlife headlines the agenda.

Yampa Valley Housing Authority explores means to address rental housing shortage in Routt County

With the recognition that there is an acute shortage of rental apartments in Steamboat, there is renewed hope that the Yampa Valley Housing Authority's land on Elk River Road could be used for community housing.