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Local cycling groups eye an easier path up Emerald Mountain

Routt County Riders is proposing that a new, gentler trail be built that would run from the base of Howelsen Hill at Sombrero Stables to the Ricky's Ridge trail on Emerald Mountain.

Annual Routt County Democrats fundraiser potluck Saturday

Colorado Speaker of the House Dickey Lee Hullinghorst will be the keynote speaker at the Routt County Democrats annual potluck dinner Saturday.

Charges filed against Kristen Johnson

The Routt County District Attorney Office on Thursday filed charges against Kristen Johnson, the woman being held in connection with the death of long-time Routt County resident Edward Zimmerman.

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City invites community to weigh in on future of pocket park on Yampa Street

"The use of this park is something we really need to begin a community dialogue on," Planning Director Tyler Gibbs said.

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Former Steamboat police detective has strong words for City Council

Former detective Dave Kleiber on Wednesday night pleaded with the Steamboat Springs City Council to conduct a fair, transparent and objective investigation into allegations he has made against Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob DelValle.

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Local drivers can learn about major Northwest Colorado roadwork at upcoming meeting

The Colorado Highway 9 improvement project will add eight-foot-wide shoulders and wildlife underpasses and overpasses to a stretch of highway between Silverthorne and Kremmling that was the site of 47 car accidents involving wild animals between 2007 and 2011.

The Record for Tuesday, March 24, 2015

1:50 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious person at Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue. A woman was concerned about a man who followed her out of a bar and tried to take a picture with her. Officers contacted the man.

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Hayden School District Superintendent Trudy Vader resigns

School Board President Brian Hoza said Vader will work for the remainder of her one-year contract, which expires June 30.

Former police chief tapped to lead Steamboat Police Department investigation

Steamboat City Manager Deb Hinsvark said Heather Coogan will be paid $150 per hour. Hinsvark has said the investigation could take 60 to 90 days.

U.S. relations with Mexico and Central America topic of Seminars at Steamboat workshop

United States relations with Mexico and Central America will be the topic of a lecture and workshop Saturday at Colorado Mountain College.

32 indicted in massive Colorado marijuana trafficking investigation

Colorado officials have won indictments against 32 people accused of being part of a multimillion-dollar scheme to grow marijuana illegally in Colorado and ship it out of state.

Steamboat Springs School District releases master planning meeting schedule

The architectural company hired by the Steamboat Springs School District to work on an upcoming capital construction project has set a design schedule and began meeting with teachers at each school last week to gather feedback.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs named Tree City USA for 24th year

For the 24th consecutive year, Steamboat Springs was named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of the city’s commitment to effective urban forest management.

Our view: Nothing’s ever easy

Creating a citizens committee to legitimize the process of choosing a site for a new police station has always been a necessary first step.

City Council, School Board discuss downtown urban renewal plan

During a joint meeting with the Steamboat Springs City Council Monday night, several of the Steamboat Springs School Board members urged the council to exhaust all other options before considering an urban renewal plan that would use some property tax increment to fund infrastructure like sidewalks and pedestrian lighting.