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Focus on Fitness: Breathing in the water

Breath control and exchange in the water make up the first pillar of swimming. Children start learning this skill early in swim lessons by blowing bubbles and doing bobs. Adults become apprehensive about swimming with their faces in the water because incorrect breathing can cause an oxygen debt and create a mild drowning sensation.

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Lake State Park to host First Day Hike Jan. 1

Steamboat Lake State Park will host a First Day Hike at 9 a.m. Jan. 1. Meet at the visitors center for a 1.1-mile snowshoe hike on the Tombstone trail, and dress appropriately for the outdoors and bring snowshoes.

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Moffat County High School student remembered fondly

Candlelight vigil honors life of Torivio “Tory” Tovar

Torivio Tovar was better known to people as Tory, and the 17-year-old who had inspired many smiles also prompted tears Friday when his Ford pickup struck an oncoming semi along US Highway 40 just outside of Craig.

Steven Hofman: Government spin on a holiday display

It would seem that unlike public officials in Routt County, neither the president of the United States nor the speaker of the House, and all the legal minds at their beck and call, sees any church-state problems with multireligious displays and activities.

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Holiday Classic under the lights crowns winners, creates camaraderie

The annual Holiday Classic ski race under Howelsen Hill's lights is an Alpine race with two winners crowned, but that's on the surface. In a deeper look, it's a family event, one that brings together top collegiate skiers with up-and-coming talent, with everyone in between.

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Under the Streetlamp to return to Steamboat on Tuesday

Group pays tribute to musical classics from the American Radio Songbook

On Tuesday, vocal quartet Under the Streetlamp will be back in Steamboat Springs for a holiday concert at the Strings Music Pavilion.

Steamboat forecast predicts 2 feet in mountains; more snow on the way for Christmas

A winter storm moving through the area is expected to bring 8 to 16 inches of new snow to Steamboat Springs by Monday evening, with about 2 feet of accumulation expected in the mountains.

The Record for Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

3:24 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to an emotional distress report in the 2300 block of Aprs Ski Way. It was an agency assist with the fire department and was cleared by the fire department.

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More than 2,500 birds spotted in annual Christmas count

The birds were counted across a 15-mile radius area around Steamboat by 27 volunteers who were split into groups, each led by an experienced birder.

Healthy Eating: Hot Sweet Spiced Pecans

This easy recipe submitted by Pauline Bouchard makes an unexpectedly spicy holiday snack or can be mixed with dried cranberries for a festive salad topper.

Health briefs: Aging Well programs taking a break

All Aging Well fitness classes, Senior Wellness and Foot Care clinics will take a break for the holidays from Dec. 22 through Jan 2.

Eugene Buchanan: Crust, what crust?

One day we’re languishing in the remnants of the worst snow layer ever, and the next thing we know, a 20-inch snowstorm wallops Mount Werner into submission, popping the celebratory cork on full-blown, Steamboat-style Champagne.

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Steamboat support groups offer help for caregivers of dementia patients

After moving to Steamboat in the early 2000s and seeing the need, geriatric social worker Barbara Bronner began a support group for the caregivers of those suffering from dementia.

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Top 4 performances of the weekend in Routt County high school sports

Soroco boys and girls basketball go undefeated over the weekend, 10 Steamboat skiers heading to state and Hayden wrestlers take West Grand tourney.

Routt County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda for Dec. 22 and 23, 2014

Routt County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda for Dec. 22 and 23, 2014

Soroco freshman beats out more than 3,000 Colorado students in stock market competition

Soroco High School freshman Jonah Jonas took first place at the statewide Stock Market Exchange challenge, and a five-student team at Soroco finished in third place.

Thoughtful Parenting: Ready to read

A child cuddles with a parent while listening to the words and seeing the images in a storybook. This activity is one of the most important to introduce a child to the world of reading. It can begin as soon as your child is born.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Free program helps tobacco users quit

For more than 50 years, Steamboat Springs resident Margrit has played tug-o-war with cigarettes. She’s repeatedly quit smoking, only to be pulled back into the habit while coping with stress.

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Medical Milestone: Looking back on 100 years of Yampa Valley Medical Center

Without the original vision of a group of small-town doctors 100 years ago, YVMC may have never become what it is today.

Christmas services in Routt County

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services across Routt County.