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LEAP offers more than just help with home heating bills

The primary mission of the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is to help Coloradans pay winter home heating costs but that program is complemented by the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program.

U.S Forest Service begins seasonal job hiring

Temporary positions are available in a variety of occupations such as trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archeology and administrative support.

Steamboat Dance Theatre concert tickets now on sale

Tickets are on sale for Steamboat Dance Theatre’s 44th annual concert, which takes place Thursday, Feb. 25 to Saturday, Feb. 27. They are available online at www.steamboatdancetheatre.org.

Zika virus travel warnings issued

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending women who are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant consider postponing travel to areas where there is ongoing risk of Zika virus.

The Record for Monday, Feb.1, 2016

8:18 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person who lost a necklace downtown.

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Snow water stored on Rabbit Ears Pass is 135 percent of median for Feb. 1

Steamboat skiers and snowboarders prefer their champagne dry, but the relatively wet snow that buried the slopes over the weekend put a big boost into the snowpack on nearby Rabbit Ears Pass

Steamboat Springs School District may need to cut $1 million from budget

The Steamboat Springs School District will need to cut more than $1 million in operating expenses next year in order to get a balanced budget.

Steamboat Springs High School holding fundraiser for Iceland trip

A group of Steamboat Springs High School students are hosting a showing of the documentary “Future of Energy” on Wednesday to raise money for an upcoming educational trip to Iceland.

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Housing policy, police station on council's Tuesday agenda

The Routt County commissioners and the Steamboat Springs City Council have a lot to talk about when they meet Tuesday for the first joint meeting in several months.

The Record for Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

2:39 p.m. Someone called police to report they didn't like an online comment they received after they posted a review of a local restaurant on Yelp. Police did not take any action based on the complaint.

Jimmy Westlake: History of Groundhog Day

Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day, marking the midpoint of winter. The tradition of this unusual holiday can be traced back for many centuries, though not in the same form we celebrate today.

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City wants to implement new snow plowing system

When a veteran city sand truck driver almost went rolling down a steep embankment on Amethyst Drive last month while clearing snow from the road, David Van Winkle knew it was time to act.

Task Force will host series about the dangers of pain killers

The Rx Task Force, a collaboration of community organizations, will host a four-part, lunch-and-learn community education series about the prevalence and dangers of heroin and pain killer use in Northwest Colorado.

Preschool screenings to be held in South Routt

South Routt Elementary School in Yampa will host free developmental screenings for preschool-aged children on Monday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 8.

Artist will sign official Winter Carnival posters Saturday

Artist Jill Bergman will be at Lyon Drug in downtown Steamboat Springs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 to sign official 2016 Winter Carnival posters that feature her artwork.