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Lisa Schlichtman

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From the editor: Immerse yourself in the Steamboat experience

Wish You Were Here is a new 360 video project that we’re embarking on, which will allow our audience, near and far, to immerse themselves in the Steamboat Springs experience.

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From the editor: Sidestepping the spin

"Our problem with the city’s new public relations strategy centers on the fact that the city is disseminating false information as if it were fact, especially as it pertains to elected officials." — Editor Lisa Schlichtman

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Steamboat's live morning show resumes Monday with new host

The Steamboat Today Show returns for the winter season on Monday, Dec. 5, featuring a new host and plenty of informative and entertaining features that focus on what’s happening in Steamboat Springs.

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From the editor: Join the conversation

If you want more interaction with your fellow voters, the Steamboat Pilot & Today is offering a new way to join the Election Day 2016 conversation.

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From the Editor: Politics at the grassroots level

Regardless of your political affiliation or if you’re completely fed up with politics in general, I invite you to attend our 2016 Election Forum Thursday night to experience politics at its most grassroots level.

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Best Yoga Instructor: Ally Johnson

Steamboat Springs yoga instructor Ally Johnson won Best of the Boat honors for Best Yoga Instructor.

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Most Eligible Bachelorette: Meg Palumbo

Meg Palumbo was selected as Best of the Boat's Most Eligible Bachelorette.

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Medical examiner testifies in Thomas Lee Johnson murder trial

Jury members in the first-degree murder trial of Thomas Lee Johnson heard detailed testimony Monday about the numerous slash and stab wounds inflicted on Lori Bases, whose lifeless body was discovered in a Steamboat Springs residence in the early morning hours of May 12, 2000.

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Autopsy photos from Lori Bases murder admitted into evidence

The first police officer to arrive at the Steamboat Boulevard home where Lori Bases was found murdered in May 2000 was the first witness to be called by the prosecution Monday in the trial of Thomas Lee Johnson, the man accused of killing the 31-year-old Bases.

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Steamboat welcomes literary rock stars

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents its annual readers festival

Literary Sojourn welcomed six critically acclaimed authors to Steamboat Springs who offered inspirational insights into their creative process to a sold-out crowd of readers.

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Editor's top picks for All Arts Festival weekend

To help you navigate the festival, I’ve studied the events schedule and consulted with several leaders in the arts community to create my top five picks for the All Arts Festival weekend.

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A towering vision: Steamboat couple builds home as fundraising tool for nonprofits

Steamboat couple Guido and Naoko Costantini have embarked upon a new fundraising concept they'll be introducing to the community through a series of events that will highlight and support three different local charities — Selah, Yampa Valley Autism Program and Come Let’s Dance.

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Acclaimed author Bonnie Nadzam returns to Steamboat Springs for book signing

Author Bonnie Nadzam, who called Steamboat Springs home for two years after college from 1999 to 2001, wrote “Lions” while living in Fort Collins, and she said the fictional town, which emerged as another character in the novel, is a “mash-up” of different places around the state.

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Editor chooses 4 'best bets' for weekend

Steamboat Pilot & Today Editor Lisa Schlichtman offers her top arts and entertainment picks for the upcoming weekend.

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Steamboat Living: 20 Under 40-Ashlee Anderson

After traveling the country for five years, living in no place longer than six months, Ashlee Anderson was looking for a community where she could put down roots. She found that perfect place when she traveled to Steamboat in 2012...

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Steamboat Living: 20 Under 40-Helen Beall

Since moving to Steamboat in 2008, Helen Beall has worked tirelessly to contribute the community. The former Mars Hill University soccer player now coaches soccer in Steamboat. She also serves on the boards of Yampa Valley Gives and the Steamboat Soccer Club, is former director of the Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament, and is a proud member of the 2015 Leadership Steamboat class.

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Perry-Mansfield dance students to perform original choreographed works

Perry-Mansfield dance and musical theatre students to present a weekend of performances, including one in collaboration with Strings Music Festival.

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Celebrate Fourth of July Steamboat style

A spectacular fireworks show, an old-fashioned block party and a festive parade along Lincoln Avenue highlight Steamboat Springs’ Fourth of July festivities and the 113th Cowboys’ Roundup Days.

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Steamboat woman honored by sporting goods industry

Honey Stinger's Jennifer Shea was tapped as one of SportsOneSource’s annual listing of 40 under 40 award winners.

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Hayden woman killed in rollover crash

Christine Carlberg, of Hayden, was killed Sunday night in a one-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 40.

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Steamboat Pilot & Today wins 2015 General Excellence Award at CPA Convention

Steamboat Pilot & Today won the General Excellence Award as the best overall newspaper in its circulation class at the 2015 Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper Awards, which were held Saturday during CPA’s annual convention at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel.

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Rifle woman killed in early morning crash on U.S. 40

A Rifle woman was killed in a one-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 40 approximately 4 miles west of Hayden at 12:40 a.m. Thursday.

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From the editor: What's happening, Steamboat?

Newspaper launches new events calendar online, in print

To help readers discover all Steamboat has to offer when it comes to entertainment, art, music, film, meetings, educational lectures and the performing arts, we are launching a new online calendar and Happenings events listing.

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From the editor: Steamboat Today launches new app

Updated version offers enhanced user experience

The Steamboat Today has launched a new app that offers readers an enhanced experience when searching for local news on their smartphones or tablets.

Breaking the silence: Access to addiction treatment is a challenge in Northwest Colorado

Access to addiction treatment is a challenge in Northwest Colorado

A key piece to the puzzle of addiction lies in access to treatment and recovery — a resource that local experts say is limited in Northwest Colorado.

Breaking the silence: Laura's story

For Steamboat Springs native Laura*, an addiction to prescription pills began with a snowboarding injury at 16.

Breaking the silence: Amanda's story

“No one thinks they’re going to become a heroin user.”

Watching Amanda* interact with her young son, it’s hard to believe that a year and four months ago she was a hardcore heroin user.

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Breaking the silence: Steamboat Springs is not immune to national health crisis

Steamboat Springs community begins to address national issue of opiate addiction

“This community has 100 percent been affected; I see it on a daily basis — the abuse of alcohol and drugs,” Dr. Davis Wilkinson, a Steamboat Springs medical provider, said. “It’s here, and the problem isn’t going to go away, and we don’t have a lot of time.

From the editor: National crisis hits home

If nothing else, I hope the article serves to educate people about the dangers of prescription painkillers and the fact that these legally prescribed drugs are highly addictive.

2015 Holiday Guide: From the editor

Skiing on Christmas is our family tradition, and inside the pages of our inaugural Holiday Guide, you’ll read about how other local families celebrate the holidays.

Best Fitness Instructor and Best Personal Trainer: Rebecca Williams

Two-time podium topper: Old Town Hot Springs personal trainer and fitness instructor Rebecca Williams finished at the top of both categories in this year's rankings.

Best Floral Shop: The Tall Tulip

You won’t find roses or carnations at Tall Tulips Flower Shop, which has been selected for the fifth year running as Best Flower Shop in the 2015 Best of the Boat contest. Instead, the Tirones order flowers from the Aalsmeer Flower Auction in Holland.

From the Editor: Picking our battles

Steamboat Today and the city of Steamboat Springs have reached an impasse over the release of three portions of the police investigation conducted by independent investigator Katherine Nuanes.

USA Pro Challenge: Soon to be a Steamboat Springs keepsake

To commemorate the Steamboat Springs start of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge, artist Chula Beauregard was tasked with creating a poster that would highlight the Stage 1 start route, which begins with parade laps through downtown.

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Exploring Steamboat: An anniversary camping trip to Mica Lake

While hiking up to the Royal Arch in the Flatirons of Boulder two weekends ago, I decided it was time for me to push my boundaries a bit. It had been 29 years since my husband Mike and I had last done a real backpacking trip, so we decided that’s how we’d spend our 30th anniversary weekend — hiking up to Mica Lake in the Mount Zirkels Wilderness Area and camping overnight.

CenturyLink reports telephone outages in Steamboat Springs, Yampa and Oak Creek

CenturyLink is currently working to restore telephone outages in Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek, Yampa, Fraser and Granby.

From the editor: Lovin' those Steamboat summers

This summer’s photo contest is not limited to selfies. You may also send in photos of you, your friends and family enjoying summer in Steamboat that are taken by others.

Steamboat firefighters extinguish fire at marijuana-growing facility

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue responded to a fire at a marijuana growing facility on Downhill Drive Saturday morning, and firefighters were able to suppress the blaze before it spread to adjacent units.

From the editor: Step up and serve

“Step Up and Serve” is the name we’ve chosen for a pair of forums the Steamboat Pilot & Today will be sponsoring June 10 and 17. The events, which will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. both nights in the newspaper’s community room, are open to anyone in the community interested in running for Steamboat Springs City Council.

Spirit Challenge is an event for the whole family

The 2015 Spirit Challenge features 10K and 5K running races beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Middle School.

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Steamboat Art Museum announces $500,000 capital campaign

The Steamboat Art Museum has launched a capital campaign to raise an estimated $500,000 to renovate the museum’s home in the historic Rehder building at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Eighth Street.

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Cabin turned Craftsman: Novel home arises from abode of famous novelist

The iconic, two-story Craftsman-style home that Susan Handloff and Bert Halberstadt built at 173 Maple Avenue downtown rose from humble beginnings. At its heart is a simple log cabin, one of three constructed by Steamboat’s most famous author, John Rolfe Burroughs, upon his return to Steamboat in 1945 after spending four years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II.

From the editor: Continuing the community conversation at a new time

After more than four years of hosting Coffee and a Newspaper events, the Steamboat Pilot & Today has decided to change things up a bit. The April 1 event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the newspaper office.

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Dave Wittlinger named Steamboat Pilot & Today's new digital sales manager

Long-time Steamboat Springs resident Dave Wittlinger has joined the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s staff as digital sales manager for Explore Steamboat Digital Services.

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Ski Corp. unveils prices for 2015-16

Season pass price increases to $1,049

Unrestricted adult season passes will cost $1,049 next winter, which represents a $50 increase over this season. Last year, season pass holders saw a $20-a-year bump in price.

From the editor: A year of recreational pot

The Steamboat Pilot & Today team is looking back on the past 365-plus days of legalized pot, and we’re publishing a five-part series of articles breaking down the first year and what it means for Steamboat Springs and Routt County.

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Steamboat Springs library tastes lean toward the literary

The top-circulated adult fiction title at Steamboat Springs' Bud Werner Memorial Library in 2014 was Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Invention of Wings.” The book choice provides a glimpse into the literary likes of Steamboat readers.

Single-engine Cessna crashes south of Rabbit Ears Pass

A single-engine Cessna aircraft crashed late Sunday morning south of the summit of Rabbit Ears Pass.

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2014 Year in Review: Top news stories

From problem bears poaching food from trash cans and sneaking into condominium hot tubs to Steamboat’s first foray into recreational pot sales, 2014 was a year to remember.

Exploring Steamboat: A community that gives where it lives

The longer I live in Steamboat, the more impressed I become with this community’s spirit of generosity and the willingness of local residents to step up and get involved when there’s a need.