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Danie Harrelson

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Communications director arrives

Faith Mendoza is here for the long haul.

Justice center site undecided

Facility will be west of Steamboat

Routt County will build its proposed justice center west of Steamboat Springs. How far west is still up in the air.

Three locals to be tried in hit and run

Three Steamboat Springs men will be on trial later this month for their suspected connection with a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a Hayden man last summer.

Children get their day in court

An 11-year-old boy presided over court proceedings at the Routt County Courthouse on Friday. He took testimony from a blue ox, heard closing arguments from a pint-size prosecutor and entrusted the fate of a man named Paul Bunyan to a jury of fifth-graders.

May 14 is the day to show you care

United Way event gives opportunity to help elderly, disabled, disadvantaged

It's time to care. Routt County United Way is holding its annual Day of Caring the morning of Wednesday, May 14.

Euzoa Bible gets OK to continue services

Euzoa Bible Church got a little breathing room to continue holding worship services and other church activities at its Strawberry Park location Thursday night.

Watch out for phone scams

Give them the cold shoulder. That's how people should respond to telephone solicitors with something to sell, Routt County Sheriff John Warner said.

Planning Commission hears church request

Officials say public did not back facility

Members and supporters of he Hayden High School track team will appear before the Hayden Town Board tonight to seek a new track facility.

Man beaten, robbed by five

Victim was leaving Shadow Run

Police are looking for five men who reportedly attacked and robbed a Steamboat Springs man late Monday night.

Forest plan proposed

U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis hopes his colleagues in Congress don't let another opportunity to improve the sad state of the nation's forests pass them by.

Bill changes gun laws

Only Sheriff's Office can issue permits

The criteria for deciding who gets to carry a gun in Colorado is changing. However, Routt County firearm enthusiasts may not notice the changes as much as people in other counties.

Police unsure about charges in drugging case

Authorities will decide later this week whether they will pursue charges against two people suspected in a burglary at a local clothing store last month.

Screenings offered as part of Autism Awareness Month

Expert can recommend follow-up treatment

An autism expert is coming to Steamboat Springs this weekend, the last weekend in National Autism Awareness Month.

'Magic Flute' auditions begin tonight

Will the next Pavarotti please stand up.

Woman in stolen clothes case not drugged

A 28-year-old Steamboat Springs woman who told police she thought someone slipped a date-rape drug into her drink the night before she found stolen clothing in her house was not drugged, police said Friday.

YVRA seeks expansion funds

TSA says security devices have reduced lobby space

Routt County is still waiting to hear whether funding is available for an expansion project at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Search and Rescue given useful new tool: a printer

Some unexpected generosity will ensure that Routt County Search and Rescue has the tools for continued success in North-west Colorado.

Police continue probe of vandalism at club

Winter Sports Club suffered up to $12,000 in damage to facilities, vehicles

Police are still investigating a break-in and vandalism that did more than $10,000 worth of damage to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's training facilities and vehicles earlier this week

Fire officials push for defensible space

Fields and forests left bone-dry by drought might have seemed like a distant summer memory when winter showed its face Wednesday.

Gravel pit decision delayed

Board will not hear proposal until July 22

A decision anytime soon on a proposal to mine gravel in the south valley is wishful thinking.

Grasshoppers could be back

Rains will determine population levels

Last summer's winged nightmare isn't a bad memory yet.

Judicial facility plan changing

Building will be smaller than originally planned

The building expected to hold the county's new courtrooms and judicial staff will be a smaller a version of what voters rejected last fall, but just how small is in question.

Gravel pit open for discussion

Meeting is public's last chance to comment before decision is made

People who have something to say about a proposed gravel pit in the south valley can say it tonight at Centennial Hall.

Wins and losses

Rep. Al White doesn't get funds for tourism, but his boxers are still bulletproof

State Rep. Al White is going places. Every morning he hops aboard his electric scooter and rides five blocks to work. It's an amusing combination of man and machine.

Carrying the cross

Christ's sacrifice remembered

A small band of committed followers was undeterred by the wind and snow Friday in downtown Steamboat Springs. The courthouse was one of 14 places where the short procession of clergy and parishioners stopped to pray, read and sing.

Woman, children injured in accident

Police are investigating a two-vehicle accident that sent a woman and her two children to the hospital Thursday afternoon.

Routt County shows support for troops

It was a simple gesture of support. Rally organizers encouraged people who showed up on the Routt County Courthouse lawn Thursday evening to sign their name in support of President George Bush and U.S. troops in Iraq.

County Planning nixes wedding plan

Brides and grooms will have to take their vows elsewhere. The Routt County Planning Commission nixed a proposal to host weddings on a ranch nine miles south of Steamboat Springs Thursday night.

Justice center plan unveiled

Architects present sketch of facility

A few dozen people got a vision of what the county's proposed justice center could look like Wednesday night.

Vandals hit Anchor Way Baptist Church

Some local parishioners are wondering why vandals have targeted their church.

Commission will hear inn request

Woman wants to host weddings, seminars on property

The Routt County Planning Commission will consider tonight granting a woman's request to share her back yard with brides, professionals and leisure-seekers.

Man pleads guilty to string of burglaries

Eight local businesses were broken into last summer

A Longmont man pleaded guilty Monday to burglary for his part in a string of local burglaries last summer.

Architects will present vision for justice center

Introductions are in order tonight.

Alleged shooter allowed to return home

Marmon accused of firing at river-improvement project workers

A Steamboat Springs man ordered to stay away from his trailer after he reportedly shot at two men excavating rock on the Yampa River can return home.

Locust control plan in works

They're coming. Signs of the big-eyed bugs everyone loves to hate could pop up in Routt County as early as next month, Routt County Cooperative Extension Office Dire

Man charged in shooting incident allowed to go home

A Steamboat Springs man ordered to stay away from his trailer after he reportedly shot at two men excavating rock on the Yampa River can return home. At a court appearance Monday, Routt County Judge James Garrecht allowed Russell Dean Marmon, 45, to return to his mobile home at 20 Dream Island Plaza.

Jack of all trades

A day in the life of Steamboat's Republican senator

The phone never stops ringing. The lobbyists have questions, and the people back home want answers. Their inquiries, hurriedly scribbled on pink slips and yellow Post-it notes, add to the clutter of an already crowded desk.

Officials ask for notice for open burns

Spring brings the yearn to burn. Local, state and federal fire officials are aware warmer temperatures and longer days give residents more reason to build fires in their backyards and fields.

Fire damages home in Tree Haus

City officials are investigating the cause of a fire that damaged a home in the Tree Haus subdivision Thursday morning.

Lafarge will plead case tonight

Company has opportunity to refute claims made last week

The company that wants to bring a gravel pit to the south valley has one last opportunity to plead its case to the Routt County Planning Commission.

Young Life reaches area teens

Program aims to build relationships

Organized chaos.

Study shows LPS benefits

A planning tool developed to preserve open space and satisfy development demands in rural Routt County is paying off.

Search dog retires

'Pepper' served eight years on county rescue squad

One veteran of Routt County Search and Rescue doesn't have much to say about her time with the volunteer organization. She prefers to keep her nose to the ground and let her tail do the talking.

Planning Commission delays decision on Lafarge pit

People holding their breath to hear what the Routt County Planning Commission has to say about a proposed gravel pit in the south valley will have to wait until next week.

Two injured in accident

Two women were injured in a crash that occurred around 8:30 a.m. Thursday on Colorado Highway 131 just south of the intersection with County Road 179.

Shots fired at river workers

A Steamboat Springs man reported to be upset with a river excavation project behind his home shot at two men working on the project Thursday morning, police said. Russell Dean Marmon, 45, was arrested on suspicion of firing two shots outside his home at 20 Dream Island Plaza around 11:15 a.m. Steamboat Springs police said Marmon appeared to be intoxicated.

Marmon makes court appearance

Man accused of shooting at excavating crew

A Steamboat Springs man accused of shooting at two men excavating rock on the Yampa River was ordered Friday to stay away from the workers.

Ski area theft investigation continues

With fingerprints, personal items and other evidence collected, investigators are closer to solving a February break-in at Rendezvous Saddle. Approximately $10,000 was stolen from a restaurant safe.

Public can hear gravel pit plans

Commissioners will be presented with proposal tonight

Come early. Stay late. Lafarge's request to mine gravel south of Steamboat Springs is sure to draw a crowd to Centennial Hall tonight.