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Recent Stories by Matt Stensland

Sunny skies through the week before weekend weather hits

December 10, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The cold has arrived in the Yampa Valley, and many are hoping it is just a matter of time before the big snowfalls arrive. Mike Weissbluth, who runs snowalarm.com, thinks it might be on the way. This week, high pressure will bring

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3 people ejected, but no serious injuries in rollover crash

December 10, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Five people are lucky to be alive following a rollover crash in South Routt County on Friday. Three of the people inside the car were ejected during the crash, but there were no serious injuries. The crash occurred between Oak Creek and

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Matt Stensland: Exploring the melting pot in Washington, D.C.

December 10, 2017 — WASHINGTON, D.C. — During a recent visit to our nation’s capital, I met many friendly, hard-working Americans, walked for miles to take in the history and then a bald eagle made a prickly landing on my arm. The last time I really got to take

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Soroco wrestling tournament celebrates coach, accomplishments

December 9, 2017 — OAK Creek— Some milestones and legacies were celebrated Saturday during the six-school, regional wrestling tournament at Soroco High School in Oak Creek. On the mats, Soroco took second place as a team at their home meet after taking the top spot last year. Sophomore Gene

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Day of giving to nonprofits raises $728K

December 8, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — After another successful year, the Yampa Valley Gives organization is setting itself up to continue to thrive. On Tuesday, during the annual Colorado Gives Day, the local Yampa Valley Gives group raised more than $738,000 for local nonprofits. "It went well," said

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Small business owner in Steamboat getting retirement for Christmas

December 6, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A small business owner in Steamboat Springs who has kept chainsaws, lawnmowers and snowblowers purring over the years has turned over the keys to a man who plans to carry on the tradition. Jim Pavlic, who moved to Steamboat from the East

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Suspicious incident reported between man and children in Steamboat

December 6, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — An abundance of caution urged Steamboat Springs police on Wednesday morning to send out an alert about a suspicious incident involving a man and young children. The incident occurred at about 6 p.m. Monday in a neighborhood between downtown and the mountain.

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Single-day passes on sale for WinterWonderGrass

December 5, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A music festival that attracts visitors from across the country and is establishing Steamboat Springs as its new home has begun selling single-day passes for this year’s WinterWonderGrass Festival. This bluegrass festival is going into its sixth year in Colorado, and it

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3 men face felony charges following high-speed pursuit, jail assault, bike theft

December 4, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Three men face felony charges following a series of unrelated arrests over the weekend, one of which involved a Routt County Sheriff’s Office jail deputy being assaulted. Casey Baverstock, 44, was arrested Friday night as a result of an incident that occurred

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Steamboat police unveil new black-and-whites

November 30, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Residents are already taking note of the newest police cars cruising the streets of Steamboat Springs. Beginning Wednesday, officers started using two new vehicles with the classic black-and-white police car color scheme. "I'm already getting citizen comments of support," Commander Annette Dopplick

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North Routt firefighters acknowledged by PETA for rescuing horse

November 30, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A local fire department has received some kudos from an animal advocacy group for saving the life of a horse in North Routt County. On Nov. 8, a horse, which had wandered away from a hunting camp, was discovered stuck in a

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Friends to gather to remember former Steamboat resident killed by rattlesnake

November 29, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Friends will gather Saturday to live, love and laugh while remembering the life of an former energetic Steamboat Springs resident who died after being bitten by a rattlesnake Oct. 1 in Golden. The event to remember Dan Hohs will begin at 6

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Despite little snowfall, avalanche caution still advised in Steamboat backcountry

November 28, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Avalanche danger was listed as moderate Tuesday for the Steamboat Springs area, and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center urged caution even though it is early in the season. CAIC expected to downgrade the danger to low Wednesday for the Steamboat area. According

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Kansas man suspected of stealing candy, toys from Steamboat business

November 27, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There were two notable arrests during the Thanksgiving holiday period, including one that involved a man spotted with stolen candy and toys hanging out of his pocket. Daniel Paul Wiese, 35, of Tecumseh, Kansas, was arrested on suspicion of felony theft. On

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Steamboat skiers rewarded for devotion to Champagne Powder, $25 for every 25 days skied

November 27, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Ski Area wants to reward skiers who take full advantage of their season passes. The ski area has rolled out a pilot program that will give skiers a $25 restaurant voucher for every 25 days skied. "It's kind of a way

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Foundation awards grants to repair trails in Steamboat area

November 26, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Donations toward a trail maintenance fund are being put to work. With the voter-approved initiative to build millions of dollars worth of new trails in the Steamboat Springs area using lodging tax dollars, the 2A trails group has been looking to the

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Late-November temperatures close to record highs in Steamboat

November 26, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — With a mid-afternoon temperature of 60 degrees Sunday at Steamboat Springs Airport, Yampa Valley residents were walking around in T-shirts and soaking up the sun. The record high temperature for the same date was set in 1995 at 61 degrees. "Above normal

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Witness who saw woman being brutally assaulted by boyfriend recognized as hero

November 21, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A 44-year-old Steamboat Springs woman is being lauded as a hero for helping save the life of a 21-year-old woman who was being brutally assaulted by her boyfriend. Steamboat Springs Police Department Chief Cory Christensen recently awarded the woman a certificate and

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Steamboat ski shop’s customers can now get tuned up while they get a tune up

November 21, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Facing a challenging retail environment, a local ski shop has expanded its offerings to include a bar and state-of-the-art tuning machine. This is the ninth season former Olympic ski racer Chad Fleischer has been operating the Fleischer Sport store at the base

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Steamboat firefighters put out barn fire

November 20, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — No people or animals were hurt when a barn caught fire Sunday morning near Lake Catamount. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were dispatched to the fire at 27860 Routt County Road 18 shortly after 7 a.m. The cause is still under investigation.

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