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Matt Stensland

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Bears poach hot tub area at Steamboat condo complex

The concern is that the bears will get too comfortable and make the area underneath the decking their winter home.

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Steamboat astronaut to visit troops in Middle East

Steamboat Springs astronaut Steve Swanson is preparing for another important mission, this time to visit troops overseas.

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U.S. Forest Service again selling Christmas tree permits

It is that time of year again when Routt County families will head out into the forest to find that perfect Christmas tree. Or maybe a not-so-perfect tree.

Craigslist scam results in arrest

A woman arrested Tuesday is suspected of bilking a Routt County couple out of $17,900 in a Craigslist scam.

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Parking restrictions aid plow operations

As the community digs out, Routt County and the city of Steamboat Springs are reminding people to keep plow drivers in mind.

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Steamboat Ski Area announces Scholarship Day terrain

Powder should be aplenty Wednesday morning when Steamboat Ski Area opens for the 2014-15 season.

Man suspected of burglarizing Steamboat Springs car wash

Steamboat Springs police have arrested a man they think broke into a car wash and stole money.

Steamboat Springs man suspected of possessing child pornography

The Steamboat Springs Police Department on Friday arrested a 46-year-old Steamboat man on suspicion of charges related to child pornography.

Autopsies performed on 2 missing people found dead Saturday

Police say no significant discoveries were made during the autopsies that were performed Monday on the two Steamboat residents found dead in the back of a pickup Saturday.

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Police think carbon monoxide poisoning was a factor in deaths

Police confirmed Saturday that they found the bodies of Page Stockdale and Mark Schiebel in the back of a pickup in the Sarvis Creek parking area south of Steamboat Springs.

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Missing Steamboat Springs woman's body found

A close friend of missing Steamboat Springs woman Page Stockdale has confirmed that she was found dead Saturday morning in Routt County.

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Third marijuana dispensary opens in Steamboat Springs

Natural Choice started selling marijuana products for medicinal purposes in 2010, but on Thursday, the business opened shop for retail sales.

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Police continue search for missing Steamboat Springs woman

Police on Friday evening searched the home of the man they believe might have been with Steamboat Springs resident Page Stockdale when she disappeared.

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Police ask for help in finding missing Steamboat Springs resident

A man reported Page Stockdale missing after Stockdale did not show up for a 6 p.m. dinner date Tuesday. Stockdale also missed a physical therapy appointment and did not show up for a flight to Denver.

The Record for Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

10:57 a.m. Officers were called to a report of 40 pounds of processed venison meat stolen from the bed of someone’s pickup in the 1900 block of Ski Time Square Drive.

Everything is fine following a lockdown at Soroco High School

Undersheriff Ray Birch said there was a female student who was creating a disturbance outside the school.

Faith groups to gather to show gratitude

Residents with a variety of religious backgrounds will come together Friday to express gratitude during the Thanksgiving season.

Hayden officials to consider adopting tight budget

Despite a tight budget, officials in Hayden do not foresee making cuts, and they plan to give raises to staff members.

Carbon monoxide can be a silent killer

“Normally we expect a couple different things,” Oak Creek Fire Protection District Chief Chuck Wisecup said. “Chimney fires and carbon monoxide alarms.”

Hayden School District to embark on long-term planning process

With local tax revenues guaranteed for the next five years, the Hayden School District is moving forward with its long-term planning.

Man suspected of possessing heroin

Joshua Madsen’s arrest came after officers from the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force and the Steamboat Springs Police Department searched his home Thursday morning at 367 Third St.

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Settlement reached in Ski Town U.S.A. lawsuit

The feud between Ski Town USA and Ski City USA is over. On Friday, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. announced it has settled a lawsuit against Visit Salt Lake involving Steamboat's trademarked Ski Town USA brand.

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New cameras give big glimpse of Rabbit Ears road conditions

As winter weather takes hold in the Yampa Valley, new traffic cameras have gone live and give travelers a better idea of what it looks like on Rabbit Ears Pass.

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Routt County recycling rate at 13 percent, consultant says

Routt County residents were given a glimpse of their report card when it comes to recycling, and some think there is room for improvement. During a public meeting Wednesday night at Colorado Mountain College, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council presented the results of a recycling study. During a public meeting Wednesday night at Colorado Mountain College, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council presented the results of a recycling study.

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Celebration of life to be held Saturday for Michael Roberts

A celebration of life service has been scheduled for Michael Roberts, the man who died Friday from injuries sustained in an Oct. 19 fall while hiking in Summit County.

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Snowmakers bring record number of guns online

Colder weather on Monday night allowed snowmakers at the Steamboat Ski Area to set a new record for the number of guns simultaneously online.

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North Routt residents embrace community recycling program

North Routt County resident Kelly Subr recognized there was something amiss in her community.

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Routt County cold cases

From missing persons to strong-armed robbers, Routt County has its share of unsolved mysteries. Families still are desperately looking for closure, and police still are seeking justice.

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Steamboat man dies from injuries sustained in Oct. 19 fall

Michael Roberts' death was peaceful and he was “surrounded by the love of his family.”

Hayden Town Council to schedule budget hearing

The Hayden Town Council will meet Thursday and is expected to set a date and time for the town's annual public hearing on the proposed 2015 budget.

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Mother gets 22-year sentence for death of 3-year-old son

During an emotional hearing Wednesday, a Steamboat Springs mother was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the death of her 3-year-old son.

Voters re-elect Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg

Voters again have decided they want to keep Rob Ryg as their Routt County coroner.

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Yampa Valley Medical Center honored as 2014 Navigator Awards' Business of the Year

On Friday evening, Yampa Valley Medical Center will be honored as the Business of the Year during the 2014 Navigator Awards ceremony at the Strings Music Pavilion.

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Ed MacArthur honored as 2014 Navigator Awards' Business Person of the Year

Ed MacArthur, owner of Native Excavating, will be honored as the 2014 Navigator Awards' Business Person of the Year.

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Steamboat Living: Ski training tips from personal trainer Brady Worster

Brady Worster’s personal story serves as an inspiration to many. “It was a harsh reality to gain 70 pounds during pregnancy, and then gain more after your child was born,” says Worster, who weighed in at 220 pounds in 2008. “I bought a belt that was an XXL, and I didn’t want to be an XXL mom.”

Steamboat Living: Things Steamboaters should know

No matter how long you’ve been here, there are certain things you ought to know how to do living in Steamboat. We’re not talking the obvious how to ski or bike, but the more intrinsic things to have in your seasonal arsenal here in Ski Town USA. No masters ourselves, we combed the valley floor for tips from experts to help ease the learning curve.

Man fires shot after being contacted by Routt County deputy

A wanted man shot himself Wednesday night after being contacted by a Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

Only minor injuries after head-on accident on US 40 west of Steamboat

A 30-year-old Steamboat Springs woman is lucky to be alive after getting into a head-on collision with a semi truck Tuesday evening.

Sheriff's Office thinks woman possibly was stopped by phony cop

The Routt County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Tuesday morning incident where they think a driver might have been pulled over by a man impersonating a police officer.

District Attorney’s Office investigation into irregular transactions ongoing

The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is continuing its investigation into irregular transactions in the Routt County Treasurer's Office.

3 teens arrested after assault at Howelsen Hill

A fight at Howelsen Hill early Friday evening sent one teen to the hospital and three others to jail.

Woman sues after being booted from Rotary Club of Steamboat

A woman is suing after being kicked out of the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs. The lawsuit was filed Sept. 30 by Leslie Gamel, and she names nine current and former Rotary Club members as the defendants.

Inmate suspected of inappropriate advances toward another man

A Routt County Jail inmate faces charges related to allegations that he did sexually inappropriate things to another male inmate.

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Best of the Boat: Saddleback Ranch wins best guest ranch

It doesn’t take long to figure what makes Saddleback Ranch such a special place and worthy of being named Best Guest Ranch.

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Best of the Boat: KBCR Big Country Radio wins best radio station

At KBCR Big Country Radio, the concept is simple. Give the people what they want.

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Staying Fit: Ski training tips from personal trainer Brady Worster

Brady Worster’s personal story serves as an inspiration to many.

Navigator Award winners announced

The awards will be presented at a new time and location this year. An evening cocktail reception with live acoustic music performances will be held Nov. 7 at the Strings Music Pavilion.

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Oak Creek Planning Commission gives approval for new building for growing marijuana

The Oak Creek Planning Commission on Wednesday night unanimously recommended a new building be approved that will house a recreational marijuana growing operation.

Man ticketed after hitting bear with car in Steamboat Springs

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins estimated the bear weighed between 400 and 500 pounds.

Benefit fund established for Steamboat man hurt in fall

A fund has been set up for people who want to contribute to Michael Roberts, the Steamboat Springs man who was seriously injured while hiking in Summit County on Sunday.

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