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Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. files lawsuit against Ski City USA

Ski Town U.S.A is going to battle with Ski City USA in federal court.

No same-sex marriage licenses issued yet in Routt County

Same-sex marriage licenses were being issued across Colorado on Tuesday, but as of the end of business hours, no one had applied for one in Routt County.

Investigators think Hayden resident shot man in self-defense

Court documents show that investigators think a 50-year-old Hayden man was defending himself when he shot a 31-year-old man in the leg Friday night.

Man shot in Hayden on Friday night later arrested

A man who was shot in the leg Friday night in Hayden was later arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault.

Road work planned in Hayden

Next week Walnut Street north of U.S. Highway 40 in Hayden will be undergoing minor repair work. According to the town, Walnut Street will be closed with flaggers posted at Lincoln Avenue to route driver north toward C.R. 80 going up the Cog.

Hunter has close encounter with mountain lion in Routt County

Wildlife officials believe an elk hunter felt threatened when he decided to kill a mountain lion in Routt County.

Woman gets prison for third conviction related to theft from Steamboat employer

A 50-year-old former Hayden resident was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for her third conviction related to stealing from an employer.

Hayden anticipates drop in tax revenues

Economic times are improving nationwide, but officials in Hayden anticipate another decrease in tax revenues for 2015.

Former consignment shop owners respond to concerns

The owners of a downtown consignment store that closed Sept. 1 said they are sorry they owe people money, and they are working to return items that were left at the store.

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High school students to present 'living history' during cemetery tour

The Hayden Cemetery will be alive with history Saturday when Hayden High School drama students tell the stories of seven people buried there.

Cerasoli promoted to deputy fire chief

Chuck Cerasoli has been promoted to deputy chief at Steamboat Fire Rescue.

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Steamboat fire marshal recalls adrenaline-packed career

The photos that line Jay Muhme's office wall tell the story of a very accomplished, long and adrenaline-packed career.

Couple faces hurdles in getting approvals for new building to house Oak Creek marijuana businesses

Two Stagecoach residents will plead with the Oak Creek Town Board on Oct. 9 to let them construct a building to house their marijuana businesses.

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Complaints lodged against Steamboat consignment store that went out of business

The Steamboat Springs Police Department has received multiple complaints related to a downtown consignment store that went out of business.

Severed bear head found in Steamboat came from legally hunted bear

Wildlife officials say a severed bear head discovered in Steamboat Springs on Thursday morning came from a bear that was legally hunted.

Yampa considering restrictions on growing pot

The Town of Yampa is considering new rules that could place restrictions on growing marijuana, which is allowed under the Constitution of the State of Colorado.

Woman sentenced for dealing heroin

A woman charged with dealing heroin in Steamboat Springs was sentenced Wednesday in district court.

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Rescuers save dog from ravine in North Routt County

Rescuers were able to help a dog Tuesday afternoon that fell down a steep ravine near Gold Creek Lake.

District Attorney passes on employee raises

District Attorney Brett Barkey has chosen to not ask for raises for his employees in 2015.

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Routt County Humane Society wants to take over animal shelter

Despite a setback, the Routt County Humane Society wants to continue working with the city of Steamboat Springs to take over the animal shelter.

Man receives probation for distributing cocaine for former girlfriend

The final person investigated by the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force for dealing cocaine was sentenced Friday at the Routt County Justice Center.

Brothers, a former teacher, pastor, sentenced to 20 years to life for child molestation

The former Christian school teacher and pastor convicted of repeatedly molesting a boy was sentenced Friday at the Routt County Justice Center to 20 years to life.

Rain returns to forecast for Steamboat Springs area

After a week filled with sunshine and warm weather, rain is expected to return to the Steamboat Springs area Friday afternoon.

Steamboat Springs hikers use sticks to defend themselves from mountain lion

A group of Steamboat Springs hikers has reported a scary, up-close encounter with a mountain lion that had them defending themselves with sticks.

Hayden Town Board to consider not giving donations

With a tight budget, the Hayden Town Board on Thursday night will take a look at its policy for giving donations.

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Grant will allow programming to expand at Hayden vocational center

Hayden High School vocational education teacher Kevin Kleckler is finding ways to keep up with the demand for his classes.

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On a mission: Rory Clow

Rory Clow gets excited when the first Tuesday of the month arrives.

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On a mission: Russ Sanford

Russ Sanford is one of Search and Rescue’s veteran members, having joined the team in 1995.

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On a mission: Dusty Atkinson

Joining Search and Rescue was an easy move for 28-year-old Steamboat native Dusty Atkinson.

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On a mission: Routt County Search and Rescue prepares for the worst

Routt County Search and Rescue train for the worst.

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Sailors shut out by Warriors

Soccer fans, players and coaches could tell something was missing in Steamboat Springs' 0-4 loss to visiting Centaurus.

Steamboat police asking for help identifying suspect

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a man suspected of using a stolen credit card.

Driver eludes police after Tuesday morning pursuit

Because of safety concerns, local authorities chose not to continue the pursuit of a driver Tuesday morning who was eluding police.

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Mamba makes another break for it

Steamboat's most wanted dog again made a break from the animal shelter on Monday.

Integrated Community hopes to pack the house again during annual fundraiser

With the demand for services on the rise, Integrated Community is holding a fundraiser Saturday to raise awareness about the organization and to celebrate the different cultures that call the Yampa Valley home.

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Officials bear down on trash solution, enforcement

City officials and trash service providers are working together to take a big bite out of the bear problem in Steamboat Springs.

Hayden Town Council candidates face no opposition

With no opposition, the Hayden Town Council races will not appear on the ballot this November.

Forest Service concerned about parties on Buffalo Pass

Local U.S. Forest Service workers are not happy with the illegal activity and damage they say is taking place on Buffalo Pass.

DUI enforcement stepped up for holiday weekend

Despite a drop in DUI arrests last year, Steamboat Springs police continue to step up enforcement during busy holiday weekends.

Nighttime road construction to begin Tuesday

Night road construction is slated to begin Tuesday on Lincoln Avenue on either side of downtown Steamboat Springs.

2nd man suspected of marijuana crimes turns self in

The second man who police believe produced marijuana that was then mailed to Illinois turned himself into authorities Wednesday.

Free, drop-off recycling program meets demise in Steamboat

After Saturday, recycling for some Steamboat Springs area residents will require a little more effort and possibly money.

Charges filed against two men related to shipping marijuana across state lines

Two men face felony charges related to a sophisticated Routt County marijuana-growing operation that police say was used to produce and ship marijuana to Illinois.

Marijuana inspectors visit Oak Creek businesses

An inspection Wednesday at two marijuana businesses in Oak Creek could lead to action being taken by state and Oak Creek officials.

Sheep farmer who died in ATV crash was dedicated to industry, children

The Greeley man who died in an all-terrain vehicle accident last week in North Routt County is remembered as a hard-working sheep farmer who was dedicated to educating future generations.

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Scholars discuss economic impacts from cycling

One of the images shown during Zac Cole's presentation depicted a $100 bill with Benjamin Franklin wearing a cycling helmet.

New hearing dates set to review Oak Creek marijuana business

Hearing dates have been changed in Oak Creek to consider a land-use change for a property at 208 S. Sharp St., where a company by the name of Dank Frank’s wants to operate a retail marijuana cultivation facility, infused products production and retail storefront.

Amid controversy, Fisher resigns from Massachusetts marijuana nonprofit

Amid controversy, a Steamboat Springs marijuana businessman has resigned from the leadership role he held with a Massachusetts company trying to open two medical marijuana dispensaries in the Boston area.

Vote on new Oak Creek marijuana business delayed

An Oak Creek Planning Commission review of a new marijuana business was delayed Wednesday night because of an oversight by the town.

Candidates have until Monday to turn in paperwork for Hayden races

There are four positions up for election on the Hayden Town Board, and those interested in running have until 5 p.m. Monday to turn in their paperwork.