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Iran nuclear deal topic of Seminars program Monday

This season’s final Seminars at Steamboat program may also be the most proactive subject presented this summer — a discussion of Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian talks.

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Keeping it wild

Tracy Bye’s commitment to wildlife rehabilitation led her to open a center near Steamboat Springs

There is love in Tracy Bye’s voice as she prepares specially formulated bottles in the kitchen sink of her home just outside of Steamboat Springs. As she talks, she describes the animals she has saved, the ones she has lost and the ones she is caring for now at the Born Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, which is located just a few steps outside her back door.

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Wildlife rehabilitation center has humble beginnings

Back in 1989, Colorado Department of Wildlife officer Jim Hicks started coming into Tracy Bye’s Soda Creek Elementary School classroom to talk with students about animal tracks.

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Born Free: Stories from the heart

You can find many of Born Free’s most heartwarming stories on the center’s website — wildlife-rehabilitation.com — under the tab “Stories From the Heart.” There you can read about Bee, a hummingbird who came to the wildlife center after the nest she was in blew off its perch on a satellite dish, or the story of Sailor, a golden eagle found dehydrated near Maybell.

Steamboat briefs: Partners in Routt County to hold anniversary event

Partners in Routt County will be kicking off its 20-year anniversary at this year’s Java & Jazz, scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Larson Barn. The event will feature live jazz/blues from Tera Johnson and Friends as well as great food, wine, coffee, specialty drinks and an incredible silent auction.

The Record for Friday, Aug. 21, 2015

11:05 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of shoplifting in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive.

Steamboat briefs: School district’s Safe Routes to School program launches

The Steamboat Springs School District and Bike Town USA Initiative are teaming up for the 2015 Safe Routes to School program. Thanks to a generous grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation, this program aims to get more kids out hiking and biking to school this school year.

The Record for Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

7:08 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a man flipping people off in the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue. He could not be located.

Sprint cars set to invade Hayden Saturday night

The smell of alcohol fuel and the rumble of pure horsepower might overwhelm the town of Hayden Saturday night, and that’s perfectly fine for Corey Hunter.

Preliminary hearing scheduled for police officer charged with felony

Steamboat Springs Police Department officer Kristin Bantle, the officer who has been charged with a felony related to providing false information on an employment application submitted to the Routt County Sheriff's Office, appeared in court again Friday.

Judge hears arguments in Pollard case

Cole Pollard, the man accused of murdering 22-year-old Patricia Richmond, appeared in court Friday.

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Wood straw used to stabilize ground along side Routt County road as project comes to close

Mountain Pine Manufacturing President Trent Jones smiled Friday morning as crews applied wood straw to the hillside of a nearly complete project along Routt County Road 33. He has bought into the product his company has produced for more than 5 years, and now for the first time he was getting to see it used in his own backyard.

New courses, larger field highlight Sunday's Enduro-X stage race

In its third year, the Steamboat Springs Enduro-X mountain bike series has downsized while at the same time growing larger than ever.