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Dana Strongin

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Hunters should recognize health risks

Hunters are susceptible to health problems when they're in the backcountry.

Illegal activities? Pay a hefty price

Illegal hunting-related activities include interfering with hunting. This year, Colorado Division of Wildlife officials are looking out for people who "herd" animals by trying to move them onto private property or keep them on private property.

A magical place: Covered Bridge House

Imagine a bridge, water flowing underneath, as the entrance of a home. You can do so in the Steamboat Covered Bridge House, perhaps Steamboat's most renowned luxury home. The house sits on a high point overlooking the golf course at Catamount Ranch and Club with views of the Flat Tops and Walton Canyon. Pam Vanatta of Prudential Steamboat Realty has the home listed for $8.9 million.

Council reviews ballot issues

Voters may face

When it comes to the slew of potential questions to pose to local voters in November, Steamboat Springs City Council members still have a lot of questions of their own.

One Steamboat Place on hold

The developers for One Steamboat Place will have another chance to turn their project around.

Gondola plot to be discussed

One Steamboat Place proposal includes residential, retail space

The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission tonight will review plans for One Steamboat Place, a major development at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area.

Housing initiative passed

County developers offering affordable options will be rewarded

Developers who provide affordable housing in Routt County will be rewarded, officials decided Tuesday.

Voting system demos available

County officials to offer free trials of new machines

Voters who want to learn more about Routt County's new voting system have a chance to try it in person.

Making housing affordable

County's plan would offer incentives for deed restrictions

Routt County officials are trying to create incentives for people who provide affordable housing within the county.

County to review dog 'resort'

Kennel would hold 24 dogs, feature music and television

A kennel that the owners say would be a "small, luxury boarding facility" for pets may be built south of Steamboat Springs.

Dance master offers classes

Abdoulaye Camara has been a dancer all of his life.

Eyes on the Skywagons

International Cessna Convention is in town Tuesday

Those who keep their eyes on the sky may notice high air traffic at the Steamboat Springs Airport this week.

Aging well

Program helps elderly stay safe, healthy

Jennie Chin Hansen's interest in older people began when she was 10.

Developers eye metro district

Special area would pay for Wildhorse Meadows infrastructure

Partners in the Wildhorse Meadows project are proposing the formation of a special district to pay for infrastructure and improvements.

Steamboat boosts free bus service

Weekend events spur extra routes

Steamboat Springs Transit officials are offering expanded bus service this weekend in anticipation of some of the highest ridership numbers of the year.

Wildhorse moves forward

Planning commission: Project improvements significant

Improvements to the Wildhorse Meadows project were significant and deserved recognition, members of the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission said Thursday.

Conservation encouraged

Officials ask community members to change watering habits

A few behavioral changes can save gallons of water, along with the community's money, officials say.

Plan up for review

Officials discuss Wildhorse project

Two meetings today will focus on the proposed Wildhorse Meadows project.

City promotes bike program

If you see someone riding a bright yellow bicycle around town, it's likely that the rider is an employee of the city of Steamboat Springs.

Hospital ranks among best

YVMC earns Top Performer award for 4th consecutive year

Yampa Valley Medical Center recently was honored for its efforts to make sure patients are satisfied with their care.

URA has plans for base of ski area

Funding for operational costs of projects still must be identified

Changes are coming to the base of Steamboat Ski Area, but officials still are figuring out how to pay for the ongoing costs associated with those projects.

City puts utility lines underground

City officials are working to improve the appearance of the alley between Yampa and Lincoln avenues.

Holiday bus service expands

Officials hope to reduce traffic during Fourth of July weekend

Residents and visitors who plan to attend the city's fireworks show or other Fourth of July holiday events can take advantage of expanded free bus service.

City acquires riverfront land

Parcel will include trails, fishing areas, conservation plots

The city of Steamboat Springs has acquired land that officials said is ideal for public fishing, wildlife watching and environmental education.

Hotel to be demolished

Council vote means Howelsen Place has cleared planning process

The Harbor Hotel will be torn down and replaced with a commercial and residential project, the Steamboat Springs City Council has ruled.

City's fireworks display still a go

Fireworks fans, have no fear -- yet. The city of Steamboat Springs' annual fireworks display is still a go.

City stands by site

Council reaffirms Stock Bridge choice

Building the new community center at the Stock Bridge site is a sure thing -- again.

City to revisit center debate

Council to revote on Stock Bridge site

The Steamboat Springs City Council tonight may renege on its earlier decision to build a community center at the Stock Bridge Transit Center area.

Fire restrictions considered

Conditions call for bans on certain fires, officials say

Campers be warned: Routt County officials may approve a ban on open fires.

City to rethink center location

Council questions Stock Bridge site

Last week, the Steamboat Springs City Council reluctantly affirmed its decision to build a new community center at the Stock Bridge Transit Center. On Tuesday night, the council second-guessed its site choice, voting 4-3 to revisit the decision later this month.

Rec center nixes pool plans

The Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Association's board president announced Tuesday that the association is withdrawing its plans to build an indoor pool.

City to discuss new rec center

The Steamboat Springs City Council tonight will discuss how to proceed with a city-owned recreation center. Such a center has been discussed for years. Last fall, the city's parks, open space and recreational services department began holding community meetings to discuss the issue.

Seminar to focus on shoplifting

Jan Lomas has seen cards, magnets, vases, pottery and leather disappear from her store. Lomas is just one of several downtown business owners who suffered from shoplifting over the winter, said Tracy Barnett of Main Street Steamboat Springs.

At the heart of the city

Officials debate downtown's future

Jim Cook remembers Christmas in downtown South Bend, Ind. Lights lined the streets, and the smell of warm donuts permeated the air.

Writer's presentation to feature slideshow

A presentation tonight will give people a chance to learn more about local wilderness areas. Ray Ave, an outdoors writer from Fort Collins, will present a slideshow of photos he took during three summers of hiking in the Mount Zirkel and Rawah wilderness areas.

Fighting beetles together

Officials say dealing with this should be a community effort

Dealing with mountain pine beetle infestation should be a community effort, officials said Sunday. More than 20 people, mostly homeowners who have beetle infestation on their properties, attended a community meeting Sunday at Steamboat Lake State Park's visitors' center. The meeting focused on what property owners can do to address infestation.

Housing Authority to start courses

For anyone planning on purchasing a home, an upcoming course could clear up some confusion that often is part of the home-buying process.

Program features electronics recycling

Dusty old computers, outdated VCRs and unwanted stereos soon can find new life.

Harbor Hotel plan gets nod

Council to review Howelsen Place proposal next

A project that would include the demolition of the Harbor Hotel was approved by a majority of Steamboat Springs Planning Commission members on Thursday.

Harbor Hotel up for review

The Harbor Hotel redevelopment project tonight will make what is expected to be its final appearance before the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission. However, the City Council must give final approval for the downtown project before construction can begin.

Council sets city manager's contract

Alan Lanning, Steamboat Springs' new city manager, will make $120,000 a year in addition to benefits, according to a contract approved Tuesday.

Board debates home funding

Members of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority's board of directors remain unsure about whether to ask voters to provide a dedicated source of funding for affordable housing in the region.

Stock Bridge site settled

Council affirms decision to build community center at transit area

By vote, the Steamboat Springs City Council stands by the Stock Bridge Transit Center area for the new community center site.

Triple Crown contract up for renewal

The summer sports organization Triple Crown is one step closer to seeing another year in Steamboat Springs.

Decision time

City could make community center location official

The future site of a new Steamboat Springs community center could be made official tonight.

Triple Crown up for review

Regardless of whether a Northwest Colorado regional sports complex is built, Triple Crown Sports could continue to have a presence in Steamboat Springs through summer 2008.

Open house details project

Burgess Creek site up for public review

Residents will get an initial look Tuesday at the first proposed steps in a major development project at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area.

Wind powers Centennial Hall

$5,000 in 'green tag' renewable energy certificates purchased

The city of Steamboat Springs recently purchased renewable energy certificates from wind farms.

City kicks off alternative transportation program

Employees asked to ride bicycles or walk to work

Starting this month, the city of Steamboat Springs is encouraging employees to skip driving to work alone and to find another form of transportation.

Noxious weed packs a painful punch

A family trip turned into a medical emergency for Jill Altman and her daughter, Belle Mazzola.