Blythe Terrell

City editor

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Blythe Terrell is the city editor at the Steamboat Pilot & Today. She came here in March 2008 from Austin, Texas, where she was a copy editor at the Austin American-Statesman. Blythe graduated in May 2005 with a bachelor's of journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has
interned as a reporter at The Kansas City Star, at Third Sector magazine in London, and as a copy editor at the Traverse City (Mich.) Record-Eagle and the Orlando Sentinel. Blythe was born in Louisville, Ky., but grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis (after a brief stint in Aurora). She's a fan of St. Louis sports teams and college athletics, and she loves having adventures, meeting strangers and reading Hunter S. Thompson.

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Andersons of Clark to be honored at ranch rodeo

Gilbert Anderson and his wife, Stephanie, received the Heritage Family Award from the Community Agriculture Alliance at the Mountain Valley Bank Ranch Rodeo on Friday night. The Andersons raise cattle and hay in Clark with their two sons, 12-year-old Will and 10-year-old Tyler.

FDIC penalizes former Steamboat bank official

Lucy Middleton accused of taking money from Yampa Valley Bank

Lucy Middleton, former assistant vice president at Yampa Valley Bank in Steamboat Springs, can no longer conduct affairs for a bank. She is accused of taking money from Yampa Valley Bank in 2009, which a bank official said she later returned.

Routt County unemployment rate increases in May

Routt County unemployment increased more than a percentage point in May, to 11.2 percent from 10.1 percent in April, according to figures released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The figures for May represent 11,643 people with jobs, out of a labor market of 13,106. Up until the economic recession, the labor force in Routt had steadily increased.

Steamboat Springs School District picks 4 superintendent finalists

Candidates to interview with public, board next week

The Steamboat Springs School Board has invited Rosanne Fulton, Michelle Johnstone, Bradley Meeks and Lance Villers to interview next week with members of the public and the board. The process will be open to the public.

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Routt jobless rate increases in April

Numbers don’t account for normal seasonal changes, including end of ski season

Unemployment numbers increased from March to April in Routt County, from 8.3 percent to 10 percent. The county figures, released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, don’t include typical seasonal changes.

Foreclosures slowing in Colorado metro areas, but not in Routt County

Area was slow to get into recession, could be slow to recover

Foreclosure filings are slowing in Colorado’s metropolitan counties, but the positive trend hasn’t made its way to Routt County. Filings decreased 40 percent in metro counties in April, compared with the same month in 2010.

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Soroco talent show to help Oak Creek child

High schoolers organize fundraiser for Abby Voorhis

Three weeks ago, Abby Voorhis was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The Oak Creek 7-year-old, a first-grader at South Routt Elementary School, was flown to Denver to start chemotherapy the next day, said her father, Josh Voorhis. Now the community is rallying in support of the Voorhis family with a talent show scheduled for 7 p.m. today at Soroco High School.

Steamboat's Harbert Lumber to become ProBuild

Harbert Lumber in Steamboat Springs is slated to reopen Monday as a ProBuild, store General Manager Rod Wille confirmed today. Wille said the change in ownership to Denver-based ProBuild would result in "business as normal."

Sue Birch receives Rocky Mountain PBS award

The former CEO of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association received the 2011 Be More Award from Rocky Mountain PBS at a luncheon Thursday.

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Routt jobless rate increases in January

Unemployment was 8.6 percent, up from 7.9 percent in December

The unemployment rate in Routt County increased from December to January, from 7.9 percent to 8.6 percent. The figures show an increase from 1,183 people unemployed in December to 1,321 unemployed in January.

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Spring Creek Trail

Patti Rackstein and her grandson Colton Mays plant a lodgepole pine seedling Saturday at Steamboat Lake State Park. The Racksteins live in Florida and have a house in Steamboat Springs, and Rackstein and her husband, Andy, brought twins Colton and Harper out to help with ReTree Colorado. The Mayses also live in Florida.

The new site for the LIFT-UP food bank in Hayden includes far more shelf space and square footage than the previous spot. Volunteer Holly Blake, displaying the wares Thursday, handled much of the move and will run the food bank.

Kathy and Shawn Sulzner stopped by the Creek View Grill for lunch Tuesday when they saw it had reopened.

Native Excavating crews are working on the reconstruction of Poplar Street in Hayden. A pair of trucks move equipment and materials south on the road Tuesday afternoon.

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