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Matt Stensland

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Groomers rob snow stashes to keep terrain open

With about 2 1/2 weeks left in the ski season, the patches of brown at Steamboat Ski Area are growing larger, but veteran groomers are fighting to keep terrain open.

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New Storm Peak Brewing Co. space taking shape

Storm Peak Brewing Co. has stockpiled its beer and is hopeful it can keep anyone from getting thirsty while it moves to its new location.

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Humane Society no longer serving Oak Creek

Oak Creek officials have decided they do not want to pay for the services provided by the Routt County Humane Society.

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Steamboat’s Verne Lundquist to appear on CBS Morning Show

Iconic sportscaster Verne Lundquist, who calls Steamboat Springs home, will be profiled Sunday morning on CBS This Morning.

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Truck crashes into Hayden Town Hall

No one was injured when a Toyota 4Runner crashed into the side of Hayden Town Hall at about 5:30 p.m. Friday evening.

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Powder hits the slopes at Steamboat Ski Area

The 9-week-old Saint Bernard named Powder currently weighs about 25 pounds, and owner Duncan Draper has been getting the fluff ball acquainted to the routine.

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Local deputies strapping on body cameras for 1st time

A body camera helped prevent former Arkansas police officer Brandon Davis from having to pay $2.5 million to the family of the man he shot and killed.

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Dinosaur man suspected of breaking into Steamboat cars

Steamboat Springs police arrested a Dinosaur man they suspect broke into cars at Shadow Run condos.

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Man charged with DUI after allegedly stealing truck, crashing it

Ty J. Tatum faces charges of felony aggravated motor vehicle theft, DUI and careless driving.

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Durango educator named Hayden superintendent

Hayden School District’s new superintendent Christie Bloomquist says she quickly learned that this community was the right fit.

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Transcripts reveal plea offer for man charged with 41 felonies

Transcripts released this week show the District Attorney’s Office is offering the man charged with 41 felonies a deal that means he could spend 18.2 years in prison.

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Police suspect man charged with dealing drugs died from overdose

Police suspect the 37-year-old Steamboat Springs man charged in February with felony drug distribution died early Monday morning from a drug overdose.

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Middle schoolers get hands-on outdoor education

A group of local youth got to learn about survival from the experts at Routt County Search and Rescue.

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1st Amendment triumphs in court

District Judge Shelley Hill on Thursday ruled that a Jan. 26 court hearing should not have been closed to the public, and the transcripts should be released.

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DUI Intoxilyzer 9000 tests called into question

Local defense attorneys possibly have some extra ammo when they try to convince juries that their clients are not guilty of DUI.

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Pedestrian hit by shuttle bus

A man received injuries not thought to be life threatening after being hit by a shuttle Tuesday night.

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In pursuit of powder

The sales of snowbikes are on the rise, but the sport has attracted a new group of users who are newcomers to avalanche terrain.

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Steamboat chief says more officers needed

The demands of police work are growing, and Steamboat Springs Police Chief Cory Christensen has given the City Council a head's up that he will ask to hire for more officers.

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2017-18 season pass includes Winter Park

The adult season pass at the Steamboat Ski Area will cost $50 more for the 2017-18 season, but it includes unlimited skiing at Winter Park.

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Hayden theater students ready for 24-hour workshop

Hopefully, Hayden High School theater students are well-rested, because they have a big night ahead of them.

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Steamboat police going to black and whites

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is planning a new look for its fleet of police cruisers in an effort to make them more recognizable.

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Hayden announces superintendent finalists

Two finalists have been selected to interview to be the new superintendent for the Hayden School District.

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Man who crashed paraglider at Steamboat Ski Area will be ticketed

The U.S. Forest Service plans to issue a Steamboat Springs man a ticket after he crashed his paraglider at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Steamboat men suspected of stealing thousands

Two Indian men working and living in Steamboat Springs for the ski season are suspected of defrauding people out of thousands of dollars.

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Steamboat bike shop burglarized

Three bikes and accessories with a value of more than $20,000 were stolen from Orange Peel Bicycle Service at 1136 Yampa St. The bikes were built and on display in the store.

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Steamboat man suspected of dealing heroin

A 43-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with dealing heroin.

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Avalanche victim fundraiser will include poker run, auction, concert

A full day of events are planned to remember and raise money to help the family of the Steamboat Springs man killed in an avalanche Feb. 14.

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Hot water restored at Steamboat's largest hotel

The largest hotel in Steamboat Springs had a grand problem over the weekend.

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Steamboat launches Citizens' Police Academy

Residents have the opportunity to go back to school and learn about the complexities of police work in Steamboat Springs.

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Hayden graduate peacing out

On Saturday, the 22-year-old will board a plane to begin a 27-month Peace Corps mission in Albania where she will teach English to middle and high school students.

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Statements on marijuana by Trump's press secretary spark local concerns

When Rocky Mountain Remedies co-owner Kevin Fisher began selling medical marijuana in August 2009, he knew he was going into a business filled with uncertainties.

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Final fatal avalanche report released

There is no evidence that a Steamboat Springs man was wearing an avalanche beacon when he was buried in an avalanche for more than an hour Feb. 14 in the Flat Tops Wilderness.

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Moose get the boot, moved to Craig

Three moose were napping on the Steamboat Grand’s front yard Thursday, while another set was exploring their new home north of Craig.

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Complaint prompts investigation of District Attorney's Office

A former Steamboat Springs police officer has accused a Routt County District Attorney’s Office investigator of felony perjury, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation is investigating.

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Snow, cold making a return to Steamboat

Some much needed snow was headed toward the Steamboat Springs area Tuesday.

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Jane Howell recipient of Hazie Werner award

A longtime Steamboat Springs resident who spent her career helping and caring for others is the recipient of this year’s Hazie Werner Award for Excellence.

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Coroner determines cause of death for avalanche victim

The Garfield County Coroner has determined the cause of death for the Steamboat Springs man killed in an avalanche Tuesday.

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Marijuana stores extend hours

Changes to local laws have extended the hours of local marijuana dispensaries.

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Deadly avalanche stretched 880 feet

Investigators have learned more about the avalanche that killed Steamboat Springs resident Jesse Christensen, but questions remain.

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Brothers suspected of posing as housekeepers charged with burglary

Quishani D. Arlington, 24, and Deven R. Arlington-Hernandez, 22, have been charged with felony second-degree burglary, second-degree trespassing and theft. Their bond was set at $10,000.

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Fund established for avalanche victim's family

A fund has been established for Jesse Christensen, the 55-year-old Routt County man who died tragically in an avalanche Tuesday.

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Friends, family remember avalanche victim

Friends and family of Jesse Christensen remember him as a talented artist, musician, devout Mormon and a genuine cowboy who deeply loved his family.

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Wish You Were Here, Steamboat 360: Winter Carnival Street Events

Residents and visitors lined the streets Saturday for the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival Street Events.

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It's show time for 48-inch firework at Winter Carnival's Night Extravaganza

Steamboat Springs fireworks enthusiast Tim Borden is ready to make history again Saturday when he launches what is believed to be the heaviest firework launched in North America.

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Steamboat Chamber names new CEO

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association has hired from within and chosen Kara Stoller as its next CEO.

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Free food program may go away in Hayden

Hayden Valley Elementary School principal Rhonda Sweetser recently sent a letter to parents letting them know the Totally Kids Summer Day Camp free food program is in jeopardy.

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Unresponsive man hits parked car in Steamboat parking lot

Steamboat Springs police and firefighters responded to the Knoll parking lot for a man who was breathing but unresponsive.

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Steamboat arrest sheds light on prescription drug epidemic

A recent arrest helps further illustrate the inner workings of a prescription drug epidemic that is killing people in Routt County.

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Controlled burn taking place on Emerald Mountain

Residents should not be concerned if they see smoke and fire on Emerald Mountain.

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Winter Carnival 2017: Borden goes big again with Night Extravaganza fireworks

Tim Borden returns this year with another 48-inch shell, but this one will be packed with more powder and be 50 pounds heavier, weighing about 1,275 pounds.

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