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Business briefs: U Grok It wins 2014 GROW conference Smackdown

U Grok It Inc., the makers of a UHF RFID reader and system for iOS and Android devices with offices in Steamboat Springs, San Francisco and Seattle, was selected as the winner of the 2014 GROW conference Startup Smackdown, according to a news release.

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A visceral experience above the Yampa Valley

Friday afternoon reporter Audrey Dwyer had the opportunity to fly with the International World Aerobatic Champion, Dagmar Kress who will be performing for the Wild West Air Fest this weekend.

Sailors golf team 4th in Montrose

The Steamboat Springs High School boys golf team took a bit of a step back Thursday, finishing fourth at a tournament at The Links at Cobble Creek in an event hosted by Montrose High School.

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Tom Ross: Linda Long talks about 6 generations of ranching in Routt County

Before the railroad came to Yampa, Doc Marshall and another man drove most of the cattle in South Routt to Salida where there was a railhead that passed them on to Texas.

DUI enforcement stepped up for holiday weekend

Despite a drop in DUI arrests last year, Steamboat Springs police continue to step up enforcement during busy holiday weekends.

Nighttime road construction to begin Tuesday

Night road construction is slated to begin Tuesday on Lincoln Avenue on either side of downtown Steamboat Springs.

The Record for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

1:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a loud party in the 2900 block of Whistler Road. A warning was given.

Labor Day Color Run and all-women's triathlon headline holiday weekend

The Color Fun Run is making its second stop in Steamboat Springs over the holiday weekend, and race directors are expecting a huge turnout from the projected 10,000 visitors in town for Labor Day.

Andy Kennedy and Emilie Rogers: Recycle drop-off spots

We at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, in partnership with Routt County, Waste Management, Twin Enviro and the city of Steamboat Springs, have spent the past two years struggling to provide adequate options for the high demand on our public recycling drop-off locations.

Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper is Wednesday at newspaper

This month’s Coffee and a Newspaper will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza.

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Annual Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge brings new competitors, secret recipes

Bringing new competitors and secret recipes the ninth annual Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge will take place this Sunday in downtown Steamboat.

New 'feel' to Rams as volleyball season begins

The Soroco High School volleyball team is looking to bounce back from a rough 2013.

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Steamboat optimistic as volleyball season begins

As the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team heads into the season, the Sailors are positively high on this year's squad.

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Unrelenting rain ratchets up pressure on farmers, ranchers

City dwellers are saying “Enough already!” But the real pain is being felt by farmers and ranchers who depend upon the valley’s grass hay crop to make their world go around.

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Before the end of summer, embark on a new adventure

Surrounded by national forest, Steamboat is far enough out of the way that there are many secret getaways for a weekend adventure. A few locals shared their favorite trails for hiking, biking, camping, and climbing.

Being choosy important in choosing right animals for Bull Bash

The annual Professional Bull Riders event is headed back to Steamboat Springs this weekend, and organizer Judd Mortensen said a pen full of top-tier bulls and a lineup of elite riders await fans.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘If I Stay’ offers mellifluous music-based melodrama

Hopefully you’re consulting something other than contemporary cinema when you look at the big questions, such as, “What’s the point of life?” Indeed, “If I Stay” can’t answer queries like this — and doesn’t try — but it maintains its own charms nonetheless.

2nd man suspected of marijuana crimes turns self in

The second man who police believe produced marijuana that was then mailed to Illinois turned himself into authorities Wednesday.

The Record for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

12:13 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted several drunken juveniles in an alley near 10th Street. One summons was issued for minor in possession of alcohol.

Free, drop-off recycling program meets demise in Steamboat

After Saturday, recycling for some Steamboat Springs area residents will require a little more effort and possibly money.