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Steamboat briefs: City hosts open house today, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The city of Steamboat Springs and the Urban Renewal Authority Advisory Committee (URAAC) will host an open house today from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Torian Plum’s Creekside Room to update the community on improvements planned for the Apres Ski Way and Village Drive intersection.

AUDIO: Segments of Hinsvark interview

During her final hours as Steamboat Springs city manager, Deb Hinsvark, during an interview Tuesday, shared some more details about the investigation into the police department.

The Record for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

10:09 a.m. Officers were called to a report of two people smoking marijuana in a car at Little Toots Park. The person who called said there were lots of kids in the area, and the people should find a better place to smoke.

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Hinsvark: Investigator found "paramilitary" culture at Steamboat Springs Police Department

During her final hours as Steamboat Springs city manager, Deb Hinsvark, during an interview Tuesday, shared some more details about the investigation into the police department.

Possible sale of Iron Horse Inn still being negotiated

The council took no action after an executive session on Tuesday night that was called to discuss the potential sale of the property that currently has a defunct hotel next to an apartment complex that houses about 50 tenants.

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OSMRE releases Colowyo environmental assessment ahead of deadline

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has completed its environmental assessment of Colowyo Coal Mine and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact. Sometime this week, it will issue a mining plan recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior's Office.

Steamboat briefs: Access control plan public open house Wednesday

The city of Steamboat Springs, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Routt County and the U.S. Forest Service will hold a public open house.

Interim city manager interviews scheduled for next week

All three of the candidates are Colorado residents who have extensive experience managing cities in Colorado and around the country.

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Hinsvark reflects on tenure as Steamboat Springs city manager

Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark's last day in City Hall was marked by hugs and well wishes from several city employees and a resolve from her seven bosses on the city council to figure out how to avoid similar departures of their managers in the future.

The Record for Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

12:31 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. It was trying to get into a locked dumpster and was scared away.

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Medicaid enrollment surges; Northwest Colorado uninsured rates drop but still high, survey shows

The numbers are in: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act has dramatically reduced uninsured rates in Colorado since pre-ACA levels in 2013, including in Northwest Colorado.

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Routt County Regional Building Department drops permit fees 10 percent

For a residential project in the city valued at $400,000, the building department’s permit fee prior to Sept. 1 would have been $2,673, and as of Sept. 1, that fee will drop to $2,450 after the 10 percent fee reduction.

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Steamboat students perform well on two college readiness exams

Steamboat Springs High School staff learned last week that students in 2015 excelled in two forms of assessments known for predicting college readiness — the Colorado ACT and Advanced Placement exams.

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Jimmy Westlake: The Eyes of the Dragon

Peering at us from out of the darkness on late summer evenings are the twinkling eyes of Draco, the Dragon.

Thomas Lee Johnson's latest murder trial could be held in Routt County

The man imprisoned for the May 2000 slaying of a Steamboat Springs woman is returning to Routt County, where a new trial might take place.