News for Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Steamboat City Council questions downtown blight designation and delays urban renewal discussions

During one of its longest and liveliest meetings of the year, several council members questioned a recent designation of downtown as blighted along with the suggestion the area is in need of the tax tool to correct that.

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Steamboat boys soccer downs Glenwood Springs, 2-1

Plenty of scoring opportunities were available for the Glenwood Springs High School boys soccer team against Steamboat Springs on Tuesday. The Sailors made sure to take advantage of theirs.

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Customers' seizures at Walmart force store evacuation

Two customers at Walmart in Steamboat Springs were struck by seizures, and two more people at the store reported feeling ill, triggering an evacuation of the Central Park Plaza location at about noon Tuesday.

The Record for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

1:36 a.m. Steamboat Springs police officers were called by an employee to a report of a person passed out at the base of the stairs in a hotel on the 3100 block of Ingles Lane.

Montessori charter school looks at 2016 opening

Organizers with the envisioned Mountain Montessori Charter School are moving forward with their application to the Colorado Charter School Institute, but have pushed back a target opening until fall 2016.

Newest easement brings total conservation acres at Smith Rancho to 11,807

Tuesday’s vote by Routt County commissioners to use $600,000 of property tax dollars to conserve 3,507 acres of Dry Fork Ranch marks a landmark 50th conserved property for the Purchase of Development Rights program.

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Jimmy Westlake: Take the Neptune challenge

If you know right where to look, catching a glimpse of Neptune is not all that tough. I hereby challenge you to do something that few people have accomplished: find the planet Neptune with your binoculars.

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Tales from the Tread: Black gold — ghost mine bus tour

History came to life on July 11 when the Tread of Pioneers Museum and local historian Jim Stanko took 27 participants on a three-hour Ghost Mine Bus Tour from Steamboat Springs to Oak Creek.