Jim Patterson

Evening editor/copy desk chief


Jim Patterson joined the staff of the Steamboat Pilot & Today as assistant editor in February. A graduate of Arkansas State University, Jim brings more than 15 years experience in the field of print journalism, having worked as an award-winning reporter, columnist and editor at several newspapers across his home state of Arkansas. Jim fell in love with the Rocky Mountains during a vacation here in the early 1990s and has been looking for an excuse to return ever since; he is delighted to now be able to call Steamboat Springs his home. In his spare time, Jim enjoys hiking, weightlifting, martial arts, reading, writing, filmmaking and catering to the capricious whims of his two cats, Linus and LJ. He is also looking forward to cementing his position as a Steamboat resident by learning to ski.

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Sailors lose nail-biter in opening round of state tourney

Athletic contests seldom get much closer than Wednesday’s Class 4A showdown matching the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team against the visiting Windsor Wizards in the opening round of the state playoffs.

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WinterWonderGrass promises weekend of music, beer, fun

If the speed with which tickets have disappeared is any indication, WinterWonderGrass Music and Brew Festival’s inaugural appearance in Steamboat Springs is looking to be a packed out event.

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Winter Carnival 2017: Lon and Eileen Allen named grand marshals

Local couple is still passionate about the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club after decades of dedicated volunteer service.

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Power outage affects west Steamboat, Clark

An early morning power outage darkened the homes of a yet-to-be-determined number of Yampa Valley Electric Association customers in west Steamboat Springs and the Clark area Monday, according to Tammi Strickland, member outreach specialist for YVEA.

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Transportation is top Colorado State Senate priority

Though a number of important issues await state legislators as they prepare for the first regular session of the 71st Colorado General Assembly, the top area of concern with leadership in both houses is finding a way to fund transportation issues in the face of an estimated $500 million shortfall in state budget projections.

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Federal changes breed uncertainty in upcoming Colorado General Assembly

A full plate of important issues, seasoned with a generous portion of budgetary uncertainty, awaits state legislators as they prepare to convene Jan. 11 in Denver for the first regular session of the 71st Colorado General Assembly.

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Legislators anticipate crucial issues ahead of upcoming general assembly

A number of important issues await Colorado legislators as the first regular session of the 71st Colorado General Assembly convenes Jan. 11 in Denver, and according to incoming Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, and state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, transportation, education and housing will figure highly on the list of legislative priorities.

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Mitsch Bush hopes to resurrect passenger vehicle traction law for I-70

State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, is hoping three might be a charm in terms of revising and clarifying the state’s winter traction regulations as they apply to passenger vehicles.

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Steamboat Springs congregations plan holiday services

Residents and visitors looking to celebrate the holidays in Steamboat Springs are invited to a special Christmas Eve service, hosted by Steamboat Bible Church and scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 at Olympian Hall, 845 Howelsen Pkwy.

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Drug search turns up no illegal substances

No drugs or illegal substances were discovered during a K-9 search of Steamboat Springs High School Monday, according to Steamboat Springs Police Chief Cory Christensen.

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