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Ikon Pass start of new era for Steamboat season ski passes, comes with caveats

February 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Ski Area is now part of an emerging powerhouse in the ski industry, and with that, comes some perks. Alterra Mountain Company on Thursday announced its new $899 Ikon Pass will give skiers unlimited access to Steamboat and 11 other destinations

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Hayden invests in marketing to tell town’s affordable housing story

February 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS— The town of Hayden has a story to tell, and they want to do a better job telling it. As home prices skyrocket and become unattainable for many in Steamboat Springs, the town 25 miles west has launched a marketing campaign aimed at

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Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins prevails in lawsuit

February 20, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A former Steamboat Springs Police Department officer has lost a lawsuit she filed against Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins nearly two years ago. Kristin Bantle filed the lawsuit in federal court May 13, 2016, alleging Wiggins violated her constitutional right to privacy

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3 Routt County deputies hurt during incident with inmate

February 20, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Three Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were injured during a scuffle with a jail inmate Sunday night. Keak C. Taing, 47, was being held at the jail until a bed became available at a state-run mental health hospital. He now faces three

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Search and Rescue helps man with frostbite at remote cabin north of Hayden

February 19, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers were called early Monday morning to rescue a man who possibly had frostbite. Search and Rescue member Kristia Check-Hill said they were paged at 4:50 a.m. to help the 36-year-old man north of Hayden. She did

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Steamboat Ski Area’s parent company partners with Protect Our Winters, Clif Bar

February 19, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The parent company of Steamboat Ski Area has partnered with an environmental group to the tune of $50,000. It is the newest partnership announced by Alterra Mountain Company, which formed in 2017 after the acquisition of Steamboat and 11 other ski destinations.

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Hayden’s ‘Science Ninja’ star defends doctoral thesis with honors

February 18, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Routt County scholar who tackles televised obstacle course competitions in his free time now goes by Dr. Mitchell VeDepo. The 2009 Hayden High School graduate presented his doctoral dissertation at the University of Kansas on Friday and passed with honors. "Ideally,

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North Routt fire department adds ladder truck to fleet

February 18, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — One local fire department is helping another with the donation of a truck equipped with a 75-foot ladder. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue decided it was time for an upgrade, but the department in North Routt County thought the 1985 Sutphen Ladder Truck

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Investigators do not believe Hayden church fire was arson

February 15, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Investigators do not believe a fire Wednesday evening at the Mission of Grace church in Hayden was intentionally set. "At this point, the initial investigation indicates it being an accident — something mechanical," Hayden Police Chief Greg Tuliszewski said. "We don't have

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Mission of Grace church in Hayden catches fire

February 14, 2018 — A fire broke out at the Mission of Grace church in Hayden on Wednesday evening. The church posted about the fire on their Facebook page: "It’s true Mission of Grace caught on fire today. The West Routt Fire Department and law enforcement came quickly. No

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Stagecoach State Park invites community to Debunk the Winter Funk

February 14, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The fishing has been great, the trails are groomed, and Stagecoach Stage Park is preparing for its annual event geared toward getting people outside. "It's been growing every year, and we're really excited," senior ranger Andrew Dean said. The park will host

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Watches, warnings issued for Steamboat area as storm approaches

February 14, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued winter storm warnings and watches as well as an avalanche watch for the Steamboat Springs area. The winter storm warning begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening and goes through Thursday night. Impacted areas

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96-year-old Fran Gold is one proud grandma after her granddaughter wins Olympic bronze

February 13, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Dinner is on 96-year-old Fran Gold once her granddaughter returns to Steamboat Springs holding that bronze medal she earned Monday night at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. "I can't even begin to tell you about last night," said Fran, whose

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Storm keeps emergency responders busy in Steamboat area

February 13, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Fender benders, terrified drivers and rollovers were keeping emergency responders busy as snow continued to fall Tuesday morning. The snow started accumulating Monday afternoon, and road conditions quickly deteriorated. There was a two-car crash in Mount Harris Canyon between Steamboat and Hayden

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Man arrested after altercation with Steamboat Ski Area parking attendant

February 12, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Steamboat Springs man faces three misdemeanor charges after an altercation with a parking attendant at the Meadows parking lot. At about noon Sunday, Steamboat police responded to a report of an assault at the parking lot, where the Steamboat Ski Area

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North Carolina man thankful after surviving heart attack at Steamboat Ski Area

February 12, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A North Carolina man is recovering and says he is thankful for the care he received after having a heart attack at Steamboat Ski Area. Bruce Stovall Jr., 71, has visited Steamboat about a dozen times over the past 15 years and

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Steamboat’s history and its future on display at annual Diamond Hitch Parade

February 11, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Saturday provided the snow, and there was plenty of sunshine downtown Sunday to conclude the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's 105th Winter Carnival. After a final round of donkey jumps, shovel racing and skijoring, a modern snowcat created a smooth service for

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Night Extravaganza, fireworks with 36-inch shell finale to shine at 2018 Winter Carnival

February 9, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Saturday’s Night Extravaganza never disappoints. That is thanks, in part, to Tim Borden, a Steamboat Springs resident and fireworks nut who donates the fireworks each year to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club on behalf of Yampa Valley Bank. In recent years,

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Hayden man leads police on car chase

February 7, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Hayden man was arrested after he lead police on a high-speed pursuit early Wednesday morning. At about 2 a.m., Hayden police were called after they learned Cliffton Riele, 40, was possibly going to violate a restraining order. After arriving at a

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Recreational marijuana sales in Steamboat surpass $10M

February 7, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The marijuana business continues to thrive in Steamboat Springs, but there a few signs that it is slowing down. For the first time, recreational marijuana sales surpassed $10 million in Steamboat. When combined with medical marijuana sales, Steamboat's three stores sold $12.25

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