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Spoke Talk: To yield or not to yield

According to International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Rules of the Trail, “bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic.” That’s the rule many of us grew up with and teach our kids. But there is another side of the coin to consider. Enter the uphill yield.

Tales from the Tread: Celebrate the Crawfords

On July 24, the Tread of Pioneers Museum staff and board of directors dedicated the museum’s community room to James L. (Jim) Crawford and Anna Fang to recognize their continued support and contributions to the Tread of Pioneers Museum and our local history.

Kent Vertrees: State water plan

As one of the last states in the west to develop a comprehensive, guiding vision for managing its water, Colorado’s efforts to develop its own state water plan is nearing the finish line. The plan is timely and important, as water has increasingly become a controversial issue, as outdated laws struggle to keep up with new and existing uses and a growing, thirsty population.

Chris Ricks: Lion cartoon disgrace

Your cartoon depicting big game hunters under the caption of “a shame” is a slap in the face to me and probably 99 percent of the hunters, guides and related businesses in our local communities.

Arin Daigneau: Support employees

In recognition of World Breastfeeding Month in August, we want to highlight the challenge facing working moms who want to give their babies the affordable and irreplaceable health benefits of breast milk.

Steamboat briefs: Work on road to hot springs scheduled to begin Aug. 17

Motorists destined for the Strawberry Park Hot Springs north of Steamboat late this month are likely to encounter construction delays as Routt County replaces the culvert that carries Gunn Creek beneath Routt County Road 36 (Strawberry Park Road).

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Northwest Colorado reacts to Obama's Clean Power Plan

On Monday, Obama introduced the plan at a White House event, labeling it the nation’s “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change.”

Steamboat Springs School Board discusses future of 7th Street building

The future of the Steamboat Springs School District’s administration offices was the focus of a school board meeting Monday night.

Woman rescued in North Routt County after getting lost in woods at night

Search and rescue volunteer Kristia Check-Hill said the woman in her late 30s called 911 at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night to report she couldn't get back to her vehicle because she was lost in the woods.

The Record for Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015

8:35 p.m. Officers and Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a report of a strange man who asked an 11-year-old boy for water and then started to chase him at Spring Creek Park. The boy made it back to his mother, and deputies contacted the man.

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City manager could be subject of Tuesday executive session

Council members Scott Ford and Sonja Macys, who have twice this year made unsuccessful efforts to seek a new city manager, asked for the closed door session about Deb Hinsvark that could take place tonight.

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Beijing's win draws mixed reactions in Steamboat Springs

Kidd: Decision is unfortunate

The site of the 2022 Winter Olympics was announced Friday, and local Olympians and Olympic hopefuls met the news with mixed reactions.

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Steamboat's mountain urban renewal authority seeking redesign for difficult intersection

The new "beach" at the base of Steamboat Ski Area would be downstream from the existing sandy area at the foot of the stairs into Torian Plum Plaza. With wading pools and small waterfalls to play in, it has become an attraction for families.

City hires search firm to help recruit next police chief

When four to five finalists are selected, they will be brought to Steamboat for interviews and to meet with community members. City Manager Deb Hinsvark said the search process should take about 90 days.

Councilwoman Macys won't run again in November

Her announcement ensures that there will be at least three new council members on the dais in November.

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Fires continue to ignite across Moffat County

Craig Fire/Rescue responded to three fires in Moffat County on Sunday and another Monday morning.

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Jimmy Westlake: Don’t miss the Perseid meteor shower

The annual Perseid meteor shower is cranking up and is expected to peak around 2 a.m. MDT Thursday, Aug. 13.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs airport projects begin in August

The city of Steamboat Springs will begin several projects in August to improve the taxiways and runway at Bob Adams Field in Steamboat Springs.

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Steamboat's Gollnick wins age division at Ironman Boulder

When Heather Gollnick first had the idea of competing in Ironman Boulder, it was because she wanted to better understand the race for her IronEdge Coaching triathlon team. But Gollnick’s competiveness — the same one that has carried her to five Ironman championships — simply can’t be caged when an opportunity presents itself.

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