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Soaring above Steamboat Springs in a motorless plane

August 23, 2017 — Steamboat Today reader Trevyn Newpher shared this video of himself on a tandem glider flight soaring over Steamboat Springs with the Steamboat Springs Soaring Association Aug. 19. Newpher said the motorless aircraft, also called a sailplane, utilizes updrafts or thermals in the same way an eagle […]

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Craig teacher charged with 10 sexual exploitation felonies in court Tuesday, given permission to leave state

August 23, 2017 — Moffat County High School teacher and baseball coach Justin Folley, 35, was arrested Thursday night following a months-long investigation into allegations that he engaged in sexting with a 15-year-old high school student. Folley appeared in Moffat County Court Tuesday morning with public defender Abby Kurtz-Phelan, […]

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Most people ever in Wyoming during eclipse, says transportation spokesperson

August 23, 2017 — The least populated state in the nation has seen total eclipses before but likely never as many people. The amount of traffic during Monday’s eclipse suggests Wyoming may have temporarily doubled its population of 585,000 — as some predicted it would. The Wyoming Department of […]

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Bill Sauter: Changing the name of Robert E. Lee Lane won’t be easy

August 23, 2017 — With regard to the article about Robert E. Lee Lane and Mr. Porter's interest in changing the street name, there are a few things you should be aware of before you start your campaign to change the name.  I'll tell you about my experience. I […]

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Missing couple found dead Tuesday below Capitol Peak summit near Aspen

August 22, 2017 — The bodies of an Aspen couple missing since Sunday were found Tuesday afternoon at the base of the north face of Capitol Peak, an official said. A helicopter crew spotted the two bodies about 2:25 p.m., said Jesse Steindler, a commander with the Pitkin County […]

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Steamboat briefs: 1-day closure imposed Wednesday on Routt County Road 56

August 22, 2017 — 1-day closure imposed Wednesday on Routt County Road 56 Routt County Road 56 will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday oday at about .6 miles south of the intersection of C.R. 56 and C.R. 56A for replacement of a culvert. All motor […]

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Routt County in photos: Aug. 22, 2017

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Oliver Keith Spencer

August 22, 2017 — Long-time Routt County resident, Oliver Keith "Papa Keith" Spencer, passed away July 17, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at the Hayden Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Hope West Meeker, 575 Third St., […]

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Hayden’s ‘Science Ninja’ again an American Ninja Warrior star

August 22, 2017 — The thunder rolled, the lightning cracked and, as Mitchell VeDepo waited nervously at the starting line for the American Ninja Warrior city finals course in Kansas City, the rain poured. "Let's wait a few minutes," a producer for the NBC TV show said. The minutes […]

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Former Steamboat Springs city councilwoman to run again this fall

August 22, 2017 — The first candidate to file for the Steamboat Springs City Council's District 3 seat is a familiar face in Citizens Hall who made government transparency and sustainability the staples of her first term on council. Former councilwoman Sonja Macys said Tuesday she was surprised nobody […]

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3 semi-finalists picked in competition for Steamboat lodging tax funds

August 22, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A facility that brands itself the "coolest place in town," a local recreation center known for its rejuvenating water and a historic barn in need of some TLC are the top contenders to get some lodging tax money in Steamboat Springs. A […]

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It’s back to class at Strawberry Park Elementary School

August 22, 2017 — Steamboat Springs School District students headed back to class for the 2017-18 school year Tuesday.

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Rainbow Family members gather in Routt National Forest

August 22, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — An uptick in the number of transients passing through Steamboat Springs can be attributed to the Rainbow Family of Living of Light's annual regional gathering in the Routt National Forest. "These regional gatherings aren't thousands of people," U.S. Forest Service spokesman Aaron […]

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Fire burns 9 acres in North Routt County

August 22, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A wildfire sparked by lightning has burned 9 acres in the Routt National Forest north of Hahn's Peak. The fire in the Big Red Park area has been named Big Red, and it was reported Saturday by a private land owner in […]

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eBay scam: The Record for Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

August 22, 2017 — Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 7:11 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to check on a missing Steamboat man. The man had broken his phone and was located Tuesday. 10:02 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a Social Security card stolen a […]

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Our view: City should reassess impact fee system

August 22, 2017 — The city of Steamboat Springs' system for charging developers for the impacts their projects have on traffic and roads is under scrutiny once again, this time by two council members who are questioning the fairness of the current process. The question surrounding the fee centers […]

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Senator Michael Bennet to hold town hall Wednesday in Steamboat Springs

August 22, 2017 — Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet will hold a town hall meeting beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave. Doors open at 1:30 and people are encouraged to arrive early, as space is limited. The event is expected to last […]

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Police locate missing Steamboat man

August 22, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The 29-year-old Steamboat Springs man reported missing Monday has been located, and he is fine. Steamboat Police Commander Jerry Stabile said the man did not tell police where he was. His cell phone was broken, and he had no way of contacting […]

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Kara Stoller: Working to find balance

August 22, 2017 — The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association encompasses numerous programs and initiatives with the overarching goal of sustaining a balanced, year-round economy here in the Yampa Valley. One facet of that effort is to influence visitation to the area, in partnership with the city of Steamboat […]

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Colorado’s most popular 14ers ranked by visitor numbers

August 22, 2017 — The number of visitors to Colorado’s most iconic mountains experienced a 20 percent increase in the last year, according to the latest counts. Approximately 311,000 treks up one of the state’s 54 official 14,000-foot peaks took place in 2016, according to the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative. […]

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