News for Monday, July 27, 2015

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Steamboat briefs: Vacant lot at 400 Anglers Drive approved for parking

City of Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark has approved the use of the vacant lot at 400 Anglers Drive for temporary parking in connection with the Fish Creek Mobile Home Park utility replacement and sanitary sewer upgrade project.

Military offered free parks entrance

Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27.

Ed Miklus: City must hire smart

Regarding the police investigation, the present presents us with, in my opinion, bogus legal advice that has enhanced stonewalling, obviated transparency, is coupled with a continuum of poor decision making by the city manager enhanced by inane public pronouncements and the release of “Pablum Report 6.”

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Longtime Routt County Attorney John Merrill retires this week

The side of Routt County Attorney John Merrill the public didn’t see was the man who liked to go on walkabouts, popping in on employees in other departments just to chat and form relationships.

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Epic challenge awaits triathletes in Boulder

Fast or slow, a pack of Steamboat Springs triathletes are focused on finishing Sunday's Ironman Boulder triathlon, a 140.6-mile test that's in many ways taken over their lives this summer.

Jimmy Westlake: Friday’s full moon — blue or not?

You’ll have an opportunity to witness an unusual “blue moon” this month but don’t expect to go outside and literally see a blue-colored moon staring back at you. The term “blue moon” has an unusual and uncertain history, but it certainly does not refer to the actual spectrum of the moon.

The Record for Sunday, July 26, 2015

12:05 p.m. Officers were called to a report of two roommates who were arguing about leaving each other's property alone in the 500 block of Harms Court. Police mediated the argument.

Driving to the Front Range? Construction projects make planning ahead important

Delays on Colorado Highway 9 could reach up to 45 minutes because of the major highway improvement project there. Meanwhile, road work is also expected to create significant delays on U.S. Highway 40 on Berthoud Pass, which some drivers have been using as a detour.

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Police station committee finalizes recommendation

The Steamboat Springs City Council will weigh the committee's recommendation on Aug. 4 and decide what to do next.

Camping hookups at Routt County Fairgrounds viewed as economic benefit in all seasons

The plan to create modern RV hookup camp sites at the Routt County Fairground is viewed as a piece of economic development for both the Fair Board and the town of Hayden.

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Steamboat ski passes getting tech upgrade

The era of fumbling through jackets and layers to find and display that ski pass to a lift agent at the Steamboat Ski Area is over.

Steamboat briefs: Art museum to host 3-day workshop starting Tuesday

The Steamboat Art Museum will be holding a workshop taught by our exhibiting artist, John Fawcett, at 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The cost is $450.