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Dream Island gains its own little library

October 18, 2017 — The first official, library-sponsored Little Free Library celebrated its grand opening Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Dream Island. The library features books in both English and Spanish for all ages and reading levels. The project started in the summer, when Sarah Kostin, youth services librarian at

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Teen remains in critical condition after falling from fourth-floor balcony at Aspen’s Hotel Colorado

October 18, 2017 — ASPEN — The mother of the teen who was gravely injured in a fall last week from a fourth floor balcony at the Hotel Colorado doesn’t know how the incident occurred, she said by Facebook message. “I still don’t know how it happened,” wrote Lily

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Superintendent’s Corner: Steamboat Springs School District plans ahead for growth

October 18, 2017 — In a recent letter to Steamboat Today, the Steamboat Springs Board of Education recognized that Steamboat's exceptional quality of life is attracting more and more people to our community. Steamboat Today articles announce emerging housing developments and the recent purchase of Steamboat Ski Resort. A

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Drunken man yelling: The Record for Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

October 18, 2017 — Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 1:06 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken man in his 30s who was yelling in the 300 block of Pearl Street. 1:30 a.m. Oak Creek Fire Protection District firefighters were called to help

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Ballots are in the mail to Routt County voters

October 18, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Election Day is less than three weeks away, and ballots in the all-mail election are going out to voters this week. For voters in the Steamboat Springs area, the big issues are tax questions posed by the Steamboat Springs School District and the

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Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush: Vote ‘yes’ on 4B for CMC

October 18, 2017 — Vote “yes” on 4B. Colorado Mountain College was created as a locally funded college 50 years ago by a vote of 2-to-1. Since that time, CMC has served nearly 500,000 students and is the primary provider of police officers, fire fighters, nurses, early childhood educators

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Michelle Dover: Vote ‘yes’ on 3C, 3D

October 18, 2017 — Be on the lookout for your mail-in ballot. I will be voting "yes" on 3C and 3D to ensure the safety of our children, while also being a responsible steward of our community properties. It is important to note that Colorado spends about 25 percent

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Roger Ashton: Community-wide solution for community-wide change

October 18, 2017 — The Yampa Valley Housing Authority has a recipe for success. The Reserves at Steamboat, the new low-income housing complex at the corner of U.S. Highway 40 and Elk River Road demonstrates a small community investment can result in big housing successes. Through a public-private partnership,

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Tom Zehner: Why is the President hurting people rather than helping them?

October 18, 2017 — The president's agenda has focused on unwinding Barack Obama's legacy. He's more focused on destroying his nemesis than trying to replace, to fix or to improve Obama's biggest accomplishments from the Iran deal to environmental regulation. The White House announced it would no longer pay

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John Spezia: Don’t substitute opinions for fact when talking about climate change

October 18, 2017 — What is weather? What is climate? We can get 8 inches of snow on Oct. 1 but wait five minutes, and the weather will change or it can snow any day of the year. This is all weather and describes daily changes in the atmosphere that

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Obituary: Richard Dale Filer

October 17, 2017 — August 4, 1933- October 6, 2017  After a long and valiant struggle against Parkinson’s Disease, Richard Dale Filer, age 84, died on October 6, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Richard was born on August 4, 1933, Storm Lake, Iowa, to Lloyd Filer and Alice Snow Filer. As

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Steamboat briefs: Community Conversation event focuses on substance abuse

October 17, 2017 — Colorado Health Institute will host a Community Conversation about substance abuse from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs. Community members are invited to attend and participate in a discussion about the need and availability of substance

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Lawsuit claims former Steamboat Springs City Councilman owes former ranch owners $2.3M for unpaid loan

October 17, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Montrose couple has gone to court to collect nearly $2.3 million from former Steamboat Springs City Councilman Tony Connell after he allegedly stopped repaying a loan he got from the couple a decade ago to buy their Routt County horse ranch.

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Extension agent Karen Massey leaves dream job to pursue adventure

October 17, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — At the end of October, longtime Colorado State University Extension Agent Karen Massey will trade in her dream job for an adventure. "To arrive in Steamboat Springs and hear that they were looking for an extension agent was like a dream come

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Steamboat’s Cloverdale Restaurant has culinary history

October 17, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS —The classic craftsman style bungalow at 207 Ninth St. in Old Town, which now houses Cloverdale Restaurant, was added to the Steamboat Springs Register of Historic Place Monday. Chef and owner Patrick Ayres will receive further recognition Oct. 18 when Cloverdale is recognized with

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Illegal camping: The Record for Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

October 17, 2017 — Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 6:53 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a man yelling and cussing at a woman in the 1400 block of South Lincoln Avenue. 9:20 a.m. Officers were called to a report of people camping near

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Routt County’s state treasurer candidates being heavily outspent by Front Range lawmaker

October 17, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The two Routt County Republicans who are running for Colorado treasurer in November 2018 are being heavily outgunned in the fundraising race by a candidate from the Front Range. District Attorney Brett Barkey raised $16,188 in his first quarter as a candidate,

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Credit card skimmers found at Steamboat gas station

October 17, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating suspected credit card skimming devices discovered in the pumps at the Western Convenience gas station. Two suspicious devices were discovered at the station, which is located at 500 S. Lincoln Ave. in Steamboat Springs. Police

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Families, police search for runaway teens from Steamboat

October 17, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Steamboat Springs family is hoping for the safe return of their 15-year-old daughter, who ran away with her boyfriend. John Overstreet said his daughter Noel left Steamboat Springs High School at 8 a.m. Monday and has not been heard from since.

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How to start an avalanche: CDOT preps Gazex exploders for winter (video)

October 17, 2017 — Avalanche mitigation workers with the Colorado Department of Transportation are gearing up for the coming winter onslaught. Workers from CDOT and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) over the last few weeks have been working to prepare avalanche control equipment located on Berthoud Pass and

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