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The Record for Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

12:55 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident at the 3300 block of Columbine Drive. An intoxicated man was attempting to get into the wrong apartment. Officers arrived and found him a sober party who got him home.

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Steamboat's Dancing with the Stars event takes to the stage Friday

Steamboat's own rendition of "Dancing with the Stars" will take place for the fourth year in a row Friday at the Strings Music Pavilion.

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Good to be the Chief: From the ’20s to the 21st century, this landmark venue unites the community with entertainment

Built for the community, the historic Chief Theater stands as a connecting thread for downtown Steamboat Springs, anchoring the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue.

The Record for Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

7:40 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 3300 block of Après Ski Way. A man came home and thought an intruder was inside. He locked himself in the basement with a gun and waited for police. There was no intruder. Police said the man was hallucinating, and he claimed he had just smoked marijuana. He was cited for prohibited use of a weapon and false reporting.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Jan. 15 to 21, 2015

Check out the most-viewed stories on our desktop site from the past week, and see what you missed.

Jail Report for Jan. 17 to 23, 2015

The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

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Beer leftovers are a treat for pigs and cows in Routt County

There's a good chance the next piece of pork you eat at Creekside Cafe owes some of its good taste to the spent grains the pig ate from a local brewery in Steamboat Springs.

Routt Council on Aging menus for the week of Jan. 26

Lunch menus for Steamboat Springs Community Center, Hayden American Legion Hall and South Routt Community Center.

Routt County school district lunch menus for the week of Jan. 26

Routt County School district menus for week of Jan. 26

Steamboat briefs: City to offer an open gym archery program for adults

The city of Steamboat Springs will be offering an open gym archery program for adults and children from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Soda Creek Elementary gym beginning Feb. 4 and running through March 11 (except for Feb. 18).

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As rental market tightens, Steamboat's defunct hotels become affordable workforce housing

The Sheraton Steamboat Resort found housing for dozens of its seasonal workers by leasing out 23 rooms in the city's defunct Iron Horse Inn close to downtown. In a similar arrangement, Resort Group secured housing by leasing out the empty Alpiner Lodge on Lincoln Avenue.

The Record for Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

11:01 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The hospital received a package containing medications and a bullet casing. Officers learned the hospital had ordered the medications from a pharmaceutical company. It was suspected the casing got lodged in the box accidentally at some point while being shipped.

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Hayden teachers focus on being mindful of stress

To create a better learning environment, Hayden Valley Elementary School teachers on Friday were learning how to cope with stress.

Animal cruelty case set for trial

Trial dates have been set for the fifth-generation Routt County rancher accused of shooting two bulls in the testicles, killing one of them.

Bed and breakfast planned for historic ranch on the Yampa River just north of Hayden town limits

Ryan and Rachel Wattles would host as many as eight people at a time in the guest house and as many as 10 special events — like wedding and family reunions — per year. No amplified music will be allowed.