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John F. Russell: Learning the parent position

I've learned that being the parent of a competitive soccer player isn't always easy, but it's a position I'm welling to learn.

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Downtown Steamboat Springs on verge of one of its biggest makeovers in years

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Manager Tracy Barnett is used to things being busy downtown.

North Routt BBQ proceeds will benefit charter school

The North Routt BBQ will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse. The event will include wagon rides, games, food, live music, silent auction, dunk tank, cow plop bingo and more.

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Northwest Colorado residents to rally for coal in Denver

EPA carbon emission hearings to be held next Tuesday and Wednesday

Next week is a big deal for friends of coal. Dozens of Northwest Colorado residents and lawmakers will head to Denver on Tuesday to testify and rally on behalf of the coal industry.

Officiating football as simple as loving the game, head ref says

The Northwest Colorado prep football region is in need of game officials for the upcoming season and beyond, a strenuous time commitment at times, one ref says, but worth it for those who love the game.

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Strings co-music directors Cárdenes and Mead to lead final concert Saturday

For the past five years, Andrés Cárdenes and his wife, Monique Mead, have brought a new vision to Strings Music Festival. As change leads them in a new direction, their legacy lives on.

Fire remains at 6 acres in Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

The South Fork Fire burning in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area this week was still an estimated six acres in size Friday.

Residents advised not to let strangers into homes

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is advising residents to be careful of who they invite into their homes.

Transients passing through Steamboat from Rainbow Family gathering

A spike in the number of transients passing through Steamboat Springs can be attributed partly to the Rainbow Family of Living of Light's annual gathering.

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Author discusses Steamboat's seedy past

The talk was focused on the historic Brooklyn neighborhood and its reputation between 1890 and 1916 as being a red light district.

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Friends, community remember Father Tom as caring, active and loving person

When Father Tom Dentici passed away July 17, he left behind a long legacy of caring that inspired the members of his parish, and the community of Steamboat Springs.

The Record for Thursday, July 24, 2014

12:45 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear dragging food from a Dumpster in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive.

Steamboat swimmers impress at league championships

The Steamboat Springs Swim Team showed well at the annual Western Slope League Championships last weekend, taking home several podium finishes as well as some berths to the state meet.

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Exploring Steamboat: A peaceful paradise right in town

The Yampa River Botanic Park awaits exploration and is described best as peaceful and serene.

Steamboat briefs: Community forum held to introduce parking analysis

As part of the downtown area parking analysis, the city of Steamboat Springs and Desman Associates will host a community outreach forum from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Center — 1605 Lincoln Avenue.

Sureva Towler: 1970s were ‘groovy’

The 1970s were “groovy” and so where the kids who grew up here. Steamboat Springs was a sleepy town, boasting 2,340 residents when the decade began, and “boom town” 10 years later when the population had doubled from the gondola opening Mount Werner to skiers, condominiums and watering holes.

Oak Creek sides against sin tax on pot

Steamboat Springs residents also have not been asked whether they want an additional tax placed on recreational marijuana sales.

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Aviation, aerospace discussion lands in Northwest Colorado

Venues in both Moffat and Routt counties played host to the Colorado Space Business Roundtable Wednesday and Thursday as part of the second annual Aerospace Business Development Road Trip. A crowd of about 50 — including Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid and Colorado House of Representatives candidate Chuck McConnell, among others — gathered Thursday morning at Colorado Northwestern Community College to hear an array of speakers discuss the ever-changing world of aircrafts and related topics.

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Alkali Fire 50 percent contained after burning nearly 20,700 acres

Several lighting-caused fires keeping firefighters on their toes

The Alkali fire in Moffat County is now 50 percent contained after burning roughly 20,7000 acres 14 miles west of Maybell, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

Moffat County High School to hire new coaches

Police investigation still underway

Moffat County School District is moving forward with its search for new football coaches and plans to hire a new head coach by early next week.