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Steamboat fire issues back on table at City Council meeting

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, several fire-related issues will be discussed starting with presentations from Public Safety Director Joel Rae and district President Kathy Connell.

Former city manager likely to get another loan extension

Alan Lanning unable to sell Steamboat home, repay $133K to city

Former City Manager Alan Lanning has not been able to sell his Steamboat home and thus hasn’t repaid a loan given to him by the city to purchase the house when he moved here.

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Steamboat resident searches for cause of flooding

Ice damming issues build up along Yampa River west of town

A west Steamboat Springs homeowner is dealing with an unexpected issue this year: winter flooding.

Routt County rancher makes national policy committee

Doc Daughenbaugh serving on 2012 national policy group

Doc Daughenbaugh recently was appointed as one of seven members of the 2012 national policy committee for the National Farmers Union.

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Retiring Human Resources Director John Thrasher filled various roles with Steamboat

Considering his many roles in Steamboat Springs government, retiring Steamboat Springs Human Resources Director John Thrasher said he actually has enjoyed several different careers here, each with steep learning curves.

2011 sales tax collections in Steamboat Springs exceed 2010 totals

Steamboat Springs’ 2011 sales tax collections exceeded those collected in 2010 by 4.3 percent.

Steamboat to update salary survey, pay plan

As it continues employee salary freezes, the city of Steamboat Springs hasn’t had retention issues, but Human Resources Director John Thrasher said that isn’t guaranteed to continue.

Farmers Market in Steamboat Springs looks to grow

Mainstreet thinking about expanding, moving annual summer event

It’s just two weeks into the application period for the 2012 Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Farmers Market, and 57 vendors already have submitted applications for 67 booths.

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Steamboat couple creates a new product for lost items

Requists to introduce U Grok IT this year

Need help finding your lost stuff? Carrie and Tony Requist did. With three children participating in a variety of activities, their things started to disappear. So the couple who moved to Steamboat Springs in 2000 set out to create a product to find their lost items.

Downtown Steamboat's Chief Plaza theater update moving forward

News delivered at annual Mainstreet meeting

Friends of the Chief has been asked to submit a final application for a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan to convert the theater in downtown Steamboat to a performing arts center.

Page-Allen to ease transition for Yampa Valley Housing Authority

Manager will stay until joining Oak Creek full time

Yampa Valley Housing Authority Manager Mary Alice Page-Allen accepted the Oak Creek town administrator position, but she plans to help her current employer through the transition before she leaves.

Wedding Guide: Make it a mountain theme

Cowboy boots, wildflowers, river rock all spice-up a wedding Steamboat-style

If you’ve chosen Steamboat Springs for your mountain-themed wedding, you’re already off to a great start, says Lindsey Grannis, owner of wedding planner One Fine Day.

Steamboat Planning Commission backs changes to development review process

Changes to the city of Steamboat Springs development review process will move forward after the Planning Commission informally supported them Thursday night.

Steamboat nonprofit group hosts film festival to reach new audience

The Steamboat Springs-based nonprofit organization that provides outdoor education for youths and adults is sponsoring the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Depot Art Center.

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Talks about Steamboat business improvement district tax to continue

There was support for and objection to a business improvement district property tax measure this November at the Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Economic Restructuring Committee meeting Wednesday, but everyone agreed that the discussion needs to continue.

Steamboat mulls development review changes

Proposed changes to the city’s development review process will be up for public discussion at a Steamboat Springs Planning Commission meeting Thursday.

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Sustainability expert: 'Standard approaches aren't enough'

Aspen Skiing Co. Director of Sustainability Auden Schendler told a Talking Green audience Tuesday night that it would take “radically different things” to solve climate change.

Jack Weinstein: Downtown tax to be discussed

Meeting Wednesday about potential to fund business improvement district

The first public meeting to discuss a potential downtown property tax to fund the existing business improvement district is scheduled for Wednesday.

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Ski season bookings slow in Steamboat; lodging properties stay optimistic

A lack of snow across much of the West didn’t appear to impact resort lodging property bookings through December, but it’s now starting to slow the pace of a strong early ski season.

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Tacos del Barco opens in downtown Steamboat

Steamboat resident Nick McDowell didn’t expect to get tacos for lunch Friday, but when he saw the Tacos del Barco sign in his rearview mirror, he had to try them.

Steamboat fire chief resigns for job in Montana

Ron Lindroth, the department's chief since 2009, will become the new chief of a fire district in Belgrade, Mont. Police Chief Joel Rae will become director of public safety.

Energy exploration possible in Steamboat city limits

Steamboat Springs is jumping on the oil and gas regulation bandwagon. The city will work on developing its own regulations specific to oil and gas development.

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Yampa Valley forecast indicates continuing economic recovery

According to the Yampa Valley Data Partners Economic Forecast Newsletter for the first quarter of 2012, the local economy began recovering during the first quarter of 2011.

Steamboat Springs Arts Council to remain at Depot Art Center

One of several strategic initiatives presented Tuesday night to the Steamboat Springs City Council was issuing requests for proposals from organizations to run the century-old restored train station for a fee.

Steamboat seeks feedback on Brent Romick Rodeo Arena site plan

The Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department is hosting a public meeting Thursday to get feedback on a schematic site plan design for the 14-acre rodeo arena site.

Steamboat's November sales tax revenue increases

The final sales tax collections for November 2011 increased slightly from the preliminary report the city of Steamboat Springs released earlier this month.

Advisory group to present report about Steamboat’s revenue sources

For the second time in seven years, a volunteer group that evaluated the city’s tax structure isn’t recommending significant changes to the way Steamboat Springs generates revenue.

Jack Weinstein: Start-ups and drop-offs

A local company is on display this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Water rate hike takes effect for Steamboat customers

This month marks beginning of second of three straight years of increases

This month marks the start of the second year of a three-year rate increase schedule intended raise money for improvements to Steamboat’s water and sewer system infrastructure.

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Steamboat junior launches Parka clothing company

Logan Banning looks down and shrugs when asked whether he considers himself an entrepreneur. But those who know the 16-year-old don’t hesitate when describing him.

Steamboat Springs launches educational budget tool

The city's budgeting survey asks people to prioritize a list of city services, which are provided with a cost that totals $1.42, but there is only $1 to spend.

Steamboat fire chief pursuing another job in Montana

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue Chief Ron Lindroth is a finalist for the same position with the Central Valley Fire District in Belgrade, Mont.

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Lack of snow hurts Steamboat businesses, helps customers

The lack of snow this winter has been bad news for many of the businesses that provide snow removal services but good news for their customers — or at least for their wallets.

Bambook Cafe opens at Steamboat library

New concessionaire now offers local food options

Bamboo Market took over food and beverage operation Monday at the front of the Bud Werner Memorial Library when it opened Bambook Cafe. It takes the place of Amante Coffee.

Steamboat City Council delays action on ambulance privatization

The Steamboat Springs City Council delayed action Tuesday after a discussion about whether to submit bids for a private company to operate ambulance services in and around the city.

Jack Weinstein: New Hungry Dog venue opens Thursday

Hungry Dog devotees will be able to get a Chicago dog, Cincinnati cheese coney, Steamboat dog or whatever they crave after coming off the slopes.

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Jack Weinstein: New businesses pop up in Steamboat

After nearly two years on the market, the former Village Inn location in Central Park Plaza has a new tenant.

Steamboat City Council hears report on fire services

Action is delayed pending more information

After hearing a report about fire and emergency services for Steamboat Springs and the surrounding area Tuesday, Steamboat Springs City Council members decided they wanted more information.

Steamboat sales taxes increase in November

City collections jump more than 5 percent from same month last year

For the seventh month in a row and the eighth time in 2011, Steamboat’s sales tax collections increased from the same month in 2010.

Routt County oil and gas working group to finish reviewing conditions

The Routt County oil and gas working group will finish reviewing 61 conditions of approval for oil and gas permits and possibly add more at a meeting Wednesday night.

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Fire, emergency services on tap for Steamboat City Council meeting

Issues identified as a priority this year for Steamboat City Council

A discussion of Steamboat Springs’ fire and emergency services will resume Tuesday with a presentation from a consultant the city hired this year to evaluate them.

Law enforcement patrols set to increase during holiday weekend

Local law enforcement agencies are planning extra patrols on New Year’s Eve, when there will be not shortage of alternate transportation options for holiday revelers.

Routt County oil, gas group reviews conditions of approval

Routt County’s oil and gas working group used its first meeting Wednesday to make a significant dent in the review of 61 conditions of approval for oil and gas permits.

Local marijuana dispensary owners not worried about federal action

Local medical marijuana dispensary owners aren’t concerned about a recent report that the federal government might begin targeting their industry in Colorado.

Routt County oil, gas group to meet for 1st time

The new Routt County oil and gas working group will review the county’s proposed 61 conditions of approval for oil and gas permits at Wednesday night's meeting.

More arrests made in connection to downtown Steamboat fight

Two men turned themselves in at the Routt County Jail Tuesday on charges of second-degree assault. A total of four men have been arrested in connection with the Dec. 11 incident that hospitalized a man.

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Steamboat businesses report strong Christmas sales

Not many downtown businesses were open Christmas Day, but the ones that were reported strong sales.

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Steamboat base area promenade an early hit

In spite of the lack of snow so far this year, the new public promenade ringing the base of the Steamboat Ski Area is getting a lot of use in its inaugural season.

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Steamboat Realtors' Christmas dinner garners overwhelming support

There was so much support for the 20th annual Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors Community Christmas Dinner that some of the volunteers didn’t even get to work.

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Linville returns to Steamboat after traumatic brain injury

The Lowell Whiteman School teacher and Routt County Search and Rescue member Jim Linville may be home for Christmas, but that doesn’t mean he won’t try to spend as much time as he can outside the house.