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Matt Stensland

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Labor department goes after man for unemployment fraud

A 52-year-old man Routt County man has been charged with two felonies following an investigation by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment that alleges he collected unemployment while working.

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Stuck in the clouds? How to ski in low visibility

Follow a few simple tips, and anyone can conquer low visibility.

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Man suspected of slitting Hayden officer's wrist

The community of Hayden is thankful one of its police officers is safe following a life-threatening encounter with a suspect that left the officer with a slit wrist.

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Still waiting on that Christmas package?

Tuesday was a big day for the Steamboat Springs Post Office, which received about 5,000 packages.

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Phenomenal Falafel gets taste of downtown Steamboat

Downtown Steamboat Springs has a new option for quick, affordable food.

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Busy weekend ahead in Steamboat Springs

Yampa Valley Regional Airport and hospitality workers anticipate a busy day Saturday as visitors arrive to spend the holidays in Steamboat.

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Skiers could face fine for rescues in backcountry

The fine print on the trail maps and signage at backcountry access gates now alert skiers that they can be charged up to $500 per person for rescues at the Steamboat Ski Area.

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Steamboat Springs woman seriously hurt after being hit by car

At about 6 p.m., Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters and police officers responded to the intersection of Downhill Drive and Elk River Road.

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Steamboat Ski Area opens additional terrain

Morningside is among the additional terrain being opening at the Steamboat Ski Area on Saturday.

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Beaver Creek Fire cost $30 million

The Beaver Creek fire in neighboring Jackson County proved to be costly.

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Police dog sniffs out felony

An Oak Creek man faces felony drug charges after he failed to move his car to make way for snow plows.

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Snow remains in forecast for Steamboat Springs

A strong storm approaching Friday is expected to favor the mountains in southern Colorado, but Steamboat Springs should get its share of powder.

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Yama Kawa restaurant prepares for downtown opening

Yama Kawa plans to open at its new location where Bamboo Market was located at 11th and Yampa Streets late next week.

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Snowmobilers urged to follow rules or face fines

The U.S. Forest Service recently cited six people who were riding in non-motorized areas on Rabbit Ears Pass. The west side of the pass is reserved for non-motorized uses, while snowmobiles can be used on the east side.

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Man injured in crash was doing work at Yampa Valley Medical Center

Matt Ingles is a veteran who flew Blackhawk helicopters in the Middle East. He was a second lieutenant in the Army from 2007 to 2012.

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An early Christmas for kids while they shop with a cop

The toy aisles at Walmart were busy Sunday when 18 local youth with a $125 budget got to shop during the third annual Shop With a Cop event.

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Fundraising website established for man injured in crash

The man who was seriously injured in a crash Thursday morning on Rabbit Ears Pass is recovering.

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Soroco takes wrestling tournament championship

The Soroco High School gym was filled with pride Saturday after the home wrestling team grabbed the title as overall champions.

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Oak Creek apartment building declared dangerous

Following an inspection, an Oak Creek apartment buidling has been deemed uninhabitable, displacing at least six people.

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Rabbit Ears Pass reopened following crash

U.S. Highway 40 over Rabbit Ears Pass has been reopened following a head-on crash that critically injured one driver.

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High cost hijacks detox program

Due to the high cost, those in need of detox are again being taken to Routt County Jail.

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Additional victims come forward in sex assault case

Bond remains at $1 million for the 60-year-old Steamboat Springs man charged with 21 felonies related to sexual assault and engaging in prostitution with children.

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Heat lamp causes barn fire near Steamboat Springs

Fire officials believe a heat lamp caused a fire at a barn early Wednesday morning at Colo. Highway 131 and Routt County Road 22.

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New bikes memorialize longtime Old Town Hot Springs member

When Old Town Hot Springs members feel that extra burn during their next spin class, they will have Jonathan Heuberger to thank.

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Creekside to reopen Dec. 10 following smoke damage

A popular Steamboat Springs breakfast spot plans to reopen Dec. 10 following an incident that resulted in smoke damage.

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Ski area opens Burgess Creek

Snowmakers have been hard at work allowing Steamboat Ski Area to open additional terrain Saturday.

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Overdoses, rumors prompt police response

Emergency responders responded to an overdose Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

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Holiday Stroll, Tree Festival returns to Hayden

The seventh annual Holiday Stroll in Hayden will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday and continue until 4 p.m.

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Accused Steamboat man previously arrested for engaging in prostitution

The man who has been charged with 21 felonies related to sexual assault and engaging in prostitution with children has a criminal history that includes a misdemeanor arrest for arranging prostitution in Oak Creek.

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$1M bond set for man charged with sex, drug, prostitution crimes

Bond was set at $1 million Wednesday for a 60-year-old man suspected of trading drugs for sex with four underage girls in Steamboat Springs.

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Former Steamboat teacher pleads not guilty

A former Steamboat Springs High School teacher on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to 10 misdemeanor and felony charges filed against him by the Routt County District Attorney's Office.

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Hayden eyeing new schools

The Hayden School District is eyeing free money from the state to help pay for a single building and campus that would house all of the district's facilities.

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The Record for Monday, Nov. 28, 2016: Snow problems on Après Ski Way

12:40 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a person in the 600 block of Steamboat Boulevard who got a strange Facebook message.

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Hayden prepares for Turkey Day

Hayden residents were earning their turkey next week with the second annual Turkey Trot on Saturday at Dry Creek Park.

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No serious crashes reported during storm

The first major snowstorm of the season caused havoc on Interstate 70, and police responded to 10 crashes in Routt County.

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Steamboat Springs man receives 5-year prison sentence for drug, sex crimes

A 38-year-old Steamboat Springs man was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for unlawful sexual contact and drug distribution.

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Police continue investigations into overdose deaths

Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said Thursday that the two men who recently died from drug overdoses had a combination of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and alcohol in their systems.

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Grant helps Hayden School District improve

Thanks to a grant from a local foundation, the Hayden School District has a multi-year plan to raise test scores and improve learning in the district.

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Hayden turkey trot Saturday

The Hayden Valley Elementary School Health and Wellness Team will host its Turkey Trot run and walk on Saturday.

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Judge rules Steamboat Springs man should stand trial for manslaughter

Routt County Judge James Garrecht on Wednesday determined there was sufficient cause for a Steamboat Springs man to stand trial for manslaughter related to the death of his girlfriend.

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2 suspected overdose deaths alarm Steamboat Springs community

There was also a close call on Sunday with a drug overdose, but the patient was revived.

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Big change headed Steamboat Springs' way

After near record-high temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday, the weather is expected to change drastically in Steamboat Springs.

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2016 Navigator Award: Young Professional of the Year — Nick Sharp

Nick Sharp was honored as the 2016 Navigator Award's Young Professional of the Year.

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2016 Navigator Awards: Business Leader of the Year — Scott Marr

Scott Marr was recognized as one of the 2016 Navigator Award winners. He was named Business Leader of the Year.

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Community competes for title

During the first day of the Steamboat City Singles and Doubles Championships match Saturday at The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs, Marlyn Myers was hoping to repeat the victory with doubles partner Robin Schuellein.

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Uncontested DA races commonplace in rural Colorado

In Colorado, there were only seven contested races in the 22 judicial districts. In the 14th Judicial District encompassing Routt, Moffat and Grand counties, there has only been one contested election since 2000.

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K-9 sniffs out heroin, meth

A 31-year-old Routt County woman faces felony drug charges after Sheriff's Office K-9 Boomer smelled narcotics in the car she was riding in.

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As the 'Boat turns: Praying for powder

Toggle the slider to compare Nov. 10, 2011 to Nov. 10, 2016

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Hayden's new town manager sought small town life

Hayden's new town manager understands the inner-workings of government and has a true desire to return to small-town life.

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Steamboat man suspected of dealing methamphetamine

A 29-year-old Steamboat Springs man has been charged with dealing methamphetamine.