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Book review: 'Fates and Furies' astounding classical epic

Lauren Groff’s third novel, “Fates and Furies,” is an astounding epic in the classical sense of the word: a Greek tragedy told in sweeping language that moves the reader forward at a breakneck pace, showing how even in the most intimate of personal relationships, people rarely know one another as well as they believe they do.

Jail Report for Nov. 21 to Nov. 27, 2015

The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

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City plans to start releasing more marijuana sales tax data

The upcoming monthly releases of marijuana sales tax data also could be used to estimate how many of the sales are coming from locals and tourists.

County Council on Aging menus for week of Nov. 30

■ Steamboat Springs Community Center Monday: Turkey sandwich, squash soup, fruit salad, chocolate chip cookie Tuesday: Fish sticks, scalloped potatoes, broccoli salad, wheat roll, oranges Thursday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, Texas toast, fruit parfait Friday: Chili, rice, spinach, biscuit, fruit

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Nov. 30

■ Steamboat Springs School District Monday: Hamburger bar Tuesday: Broccoli cheese soup Wednesday: Pasta Tuscan style or alfredo sauce Thursday: Hot dog bar Friday: Homemade pizza

Steamboat briefs: Hayden Turkey Trot, Fun Run set for 10 a.m. today

The event will include a 5K run/walk, plus a one-mile fun run for kids. Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers in the 5K and for kids who grab a feather from the running turkeys during the fun run.

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Town of Dinosaur might get natural gas

Residents in the town of Dinosaur may have access to natural gas before next winter.

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Colbert: Learning to (love) snowboard(ing)

Friday, sitting on that run just up from Christie Peak Express, I was pretty sure I was the worst snowboarder in the history of Steamboat Springs.

Greg Brown: Leafy Spurge control proves challenging

Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) is an aggressive invasive weed that is responsible for considerable impacts on native and agricultural plant communities. This rhizomatous perennial is found in pasture, rangeland, cropland, roadsides, shelter-belts and other non-cultivated sites, including riparian habitats up to water's edge.

John F. Russell: It's a time to give thanks for the traditions of living in Ski Town USA

Some skiers have made a tradition of celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday a bit early in Steamboat Springs as part of Scholarship Day.

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Officials address cannabis and detox

Routt County's detox facility is intended for alcohol only, but a need also exists for people who have ingested too much cannabis.

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City outlines possible changes to Howelsen Hill operating plan

Potential changes include the addition of a aerial adventure course and zipline in the summer, and a privately run ski school in the winter.

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Stealth storm delivers fresh powder day to Steamboat's holiday skiers

In terms of the entire ski season, four inches of powder isn’t a big thing. But in terms of transforming a Thanksgiving holiday ski experience, it means a lot.

Jim Clark: Shopping local makes good sense

Why should we buy our goods and services locally? I think we all know that on some things, you can get better deals online or by making that trip down the road to Denver or Silverthorne. I’ll admit I’ve done it. But it isn’t always the best thing — or even the least expensive thing —in the long run.

Rabbit Ears Pass sees above average snowpack

Recent storms have helped build an above average snowpack on Rabbit Ears Pass.

The Record for Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

2:42 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of threats in the 1300 block of Dream Island Plaza. People in a car yelled at pedestrians. The car then did a donut and drove off. It could not be located.

Steamboat briefs: Yampatika in search of volunteers, training Dec. 4

Yampatika is recruiting volunteers to help with winter programs, including weekly ski and snowshoe tours. Volunteers support Yampatika naturalists leading education programs and are vital to keeping the tour group together and assisting participants as needed.

Richard Lowe: Conflicts raise questions

During the Nov. 23 meeting of the Steamboat Springs School Board, I tried to point out what I think to be some inherent and obvious conflicts of interest that, left unchallenged, would have put the school board in a precarious position in the future.

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Turkey Trot sees big turnout despite snow

A layer of fresh snow wasn’t going to slow Bruce Darcy Thursday morning, nor was the warmth and comfort of his own bed. A 2015 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, Darcy was bursting at the seams to be reunited with his hometown buddies.