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Steamboat briefs: Secure 24-hour drop-off box available to voters

Routt County voters now have access to a secure 24-hour ballot drop-off box, which is located in the alley between the Historic Routt County Courthouse and annex. Drop-off boxes are also available during regular business hours at the Clark Store and the Oak Creek, Yampa and Hayden town halls. Ballots may be also be sent by mail; however, to ensure delivery by Nov. 4, the latest recommended mailing date is Oct. 28.

Our View: BID-ing for downtown upgrade

With a week remaining before election day, a relative handful of Steamboat Springs business and commercial property owners, along with a sprinkling of out-of-town owners, will make a decision affecting the future viability of our historic downtown commercial district and the entire business community with it.

Steamboat girls 9th at state cross country

The Steamboat Springs High School girls cross country team placed ninth overall in Saturday’s Class 4A state championship meet at the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.

Steamboat spikers bounce back

The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team bounced back from an unexpected loss Friday to win a match that should have been scary, beating Delta in four sets.

3 teens arrested after assault at Howelsen Hill

A fight at Howelsen Hill early Friday evening sent one teen to the hospital and three others to jail.

Jail Report for Oct. 18 to 24, 2014

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.

The Record for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

11:03 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a credit card and insurance card found at a restaurant in the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

John F. Russell: It might be the end of the road for high school athletes, but that’s why we have adult leagues

The end is near for many seniors in Routt County, but there are sports after high school.

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Book Review: 'Narrow Road' destined to be a classic war novel

Gracefully told and with fluidity more akin to a symphony than a piece of historical fiction, the 2014 Man Booker Prize winner "Narrow Road to the Deep North" is the story of a group of Australian POWs forced to work on the notorious Burma Railway. The summary could end there, but that would be an affront to everything that Flanagan has so delicately poured into this novel.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Oct. 16 to 22, 2014

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Oct. 16 to 22, 2014

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Piecing it together: Excavators working quickly to get Howelsen Hill ready for ski season

Howelsen Hill suffered a major mud slide this spring stemming from wetter-than-usual weather last fall. Now, the city with input from the Winter Sports Club is on a dash effort to fix the ski area before snow falls.

Business briefs: Veteran broker is new director of business development for Coldwell Banker

The new Director of Business Development for Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties' local offices is Michael Taylor.

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Steamboat City Council to consider downtown parking meter proposal Tuesday

A parking consultant with Desman Associates on Tuesday night will tell the council it should consider installing parking meters on Lincoln Avenue and Yampa Street where they run from Fifth to 10th streets.

Wayne Williams: Ensuring Colorado elections run fairly

My name is Wayne Williams, El Paso County clerk and recorder and candidate for Colorado Secretary of State. Seventeen years ago, I first served on the Canvass Board overseeing elections. I saw firsthand the importance of fair and accurate processes.

Joe Neguse: Empower citizens with right to vote

My name is Joe Neguse, and I am running for secretary of state for a very simple reason: I believe that the right to vote is sacred. My parents came to this country more than 30 years ago from a war torn country in East Africa.

David Ihde: 27 amendments

Maybe if you watched Fox News or listened to Rush Limbaugh and the others you mentioned, instead of disparaging them you would learn something, Mr. Farquhar. There are 27 amendments to the constitution, not 33.

Amy Bollinger: Chances to learn

The Northwest Board of Cooperative Educational Services organized and hosted a professional development day Oct. 10 on behalf of its six members and one associate member districts.

Ron Szerlong: Facing Ebola issues

This letter is regarding our current policy for the Ebola issues that we are facing as a nation. No, I am not saying it’s scary at this time, but should we be more conservative in our procedures?

Paul Bonnifield: Coal mine near its end

I usually don’t respond to a letter to the editor that comments on a letter I’ve written. I think I need to comment on Mr. Kevin Copeland’s letter “Fact 1st on Coal.” The hard truth is that the Twenty Mile coal mine is running out of coal to mine and several miners and railroaders better be looking at their future.

Steamboat briefs: Emerald Mountain School to host auction fundraiser

Emerald Mountain School in Steamboat Springs has set the date for its annual Scholarship Fundraising Auction. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Rex’s American Grill & Bar.