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Routt County Building Department studying possible cut in permit fees

With construction picking up, Routt County Manager Tom Sullivan may ask the Commissioners’ approval to offer full-time status to a building inspector who has previously been on seasonal employment status.

Steamboat man charged with stalking

Charges have been filed against a 44-year-old Steamboat Springs man who police believe was stalking a woman.

Snow dance may be in order as mid-season approaches

Steamboat Ski Area needs to get 6.5 inches of snow in the next 11 days if it wants to just tie the single worst January in the resort's history of record keeping going back to 1979.

NW BOCES executive director leaving organization

Northwest Colorado BOCES Executive Director and Special Education Coordinator Amy Bollinger will leave the organization after her current contract expires June 30.

Alaskan tourism companies will be in Steamboat Friday to recruit summer bus drivers

A recruiter from Holland America Line and Princess Cruises will be at Stock Bridge Transit Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday seeking drivers who want to spend their summer in Alaska or the Yukon.

The Record for Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

10:22 p.m. Officers were called to check on a drunken man at Chinook Lane and Willowbrook Court. The man was having trouble standing up. He was locked out of his condo after losing his keys in the snow. Friends did not want to take care of the man, so he was taken to detox.

Steamboat briefs: Stagecoach park offers free rental of ice fishing kits

To help introduce aspiring ice anglers to the joys of catching fish on frozen water, Stagecoach State Park is offering the free rental of ice fishing kits to anyone who wants to learn about the sport.

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41st Cowboy Downhill attracts a big crowd to base of Steamboat Ski Area

Miss Rodeo Virginia Kaitlyn Gill was in the field as 97 cowboys and cowgirls took on the dual slalom at Steamboat, which requires them to rope a tall cowgirl in a duster and sling a saddle on a nervous horse before they sprint across the finish line to glory.

Affordable housing, URA proposal headline Steamboat Springs City Council agenda

The council meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Citizens Hall. Public comment is accepted on each agenda item. General public comment on items not on the agenda is accepted at 7 p.m. or at the end of the meeting, whichever comes first

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Steamboat City Council appears ready to ask public for help with police station planning

Based on recent comments from council members, a public vote on the station appears to be unlikely, but there are several members who are open to the idea of forming a citizens committee to recommend building sites.

Steamboat City Council member pushes for more transparency after city's hiring of his relative stirs controversy

Tony Connell is now proposing that the council consider using a new written conflict of interest disclosure form to be more transparent and avoid similar situations and controversies in the future.

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Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival grand marshals announced

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club has named Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. President and COO Chris Diamond and his wife, Eileen, as grand marshals of the 2015 Winter Carnival.

The Record for Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015

7:51 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a vehicle that was stuck on a cross-country ski trail on Howelsen Hill. The driver of the vehicle said he was lost and he didn’t know the Nordic ski trail wasn’t a road. He got his vehicle stuck while he was attempting to turn around.

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Fundraising underway for water station at Soroco High School

Water bottle-filling stations installed at South Routt Elementary and Soroco Middle School are proving popular with students, and the district is fundraising to install a third station at the high school.

Steamboat Springs Planning Department makes changes to fee schedule

Some fees for planning services are up, while others are down.