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Matt Stensland

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Steamboat man suspected of dealing drugs

A 24-year-old Steamboat Springs man’s bond was set at $100,000 Friday after he was arrested on suspicion of drug crimes.

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Winter returns to Routt County

Routt County residents woke up Friday morning to the realization that winter is not over yet.

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Yampa Valley Bank recognized for 2016 performance

Yampa Valley Bank credits its local ownership and a loyal customer base for being recognized as one of the best-performing banks in the country.

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Steamboat season passes good at Winter Park

Steamboat Ski Area season pass holders may not want to put their skis away quite yet.

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Deputy coroner identifies fatal crash victim

Deputy Routt County Coroner Mitch Locke on Wednesday identified the man killed in a crash Tuesday night at 54-year-old Stagecoach resident Robert Forrest Dickey.

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Court of Appeals rules in case involving man possibly linked to teen's disappearance 35 years ago

The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling by a local judge that there was not sufficient evidence to charge a man with kidnapping in connection with an incident in the late 1970s.

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1 person killed in rollover in Routt County

One person was killed in a car crash Tuesday evening near Stagecoach Reservoir. Routt County Undersheriff Ray Birch said it was a rollover crash at Routt County Road 16 and Snowbird Trail south of the reservoir.

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Steamboat bear enters home, car

Wildlife officials are urging residents to take precautions as black bear activity increases in the Steamboat Springs area.

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Burning trash sparks wildfire

A homeowner burning trash in a barrel started a wildfire Friday that burned about three acres.

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Mud Season Survival Guide: Lock up

For those lucky enough to make an escape to the beach at the end of ski season, the Steamboat Springs Police Department has some tips to ensure your homes and belongings are safe.

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Mud Season Survival Guide: Deals, deals, deals

Steamboat can be a tranquil place during the shoulder season, and it is a good time to check out the restaurants and attractions that you were too busy to visit during the ski season.

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Community group makes an impact

A local nonprofit church aimed at youth was the main beneficiary from a philanthropic group that raises money through collective giving.

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Doctor shares Syrian atrocities with Steamboat Springs students

Dr. Samer Attar, who volunteered as an orthopedic surgeon in an underground, make-shift hospital in Aleppo, was visiting Steamboat to ski. He began his talk by showing the students what life looks likes from the eyes of a second-grade girl in parts of Syria.

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Hayden museum to get help from experts

At a museum, sunlight, temperature and humidity can mean disaster for treasures that help tell the story of a community.

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Hayden High School momentarily goes into lockout

The Hayden High School went into lockout as a precautionary measure around noon Thursday.

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Hotel wants to keep beds, furniture out of the dumps

A base area hotel is updating its rooms, and they do not want anything to go to waste.

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Steamboat Springs man suspected of dealing heroin

A 33-year-old Steamboat Springs man faces a felony charge after being arrested on suspicion of dealing heroin.

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Wolf Mountain Pizza in Hayden gets new owner

Todd Wakefield took over the business March 22 from Christine and Charlie Epp, who had owned the restaurant since June 2011.

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Hayden wins grant for economic development

Hayden officials are excited about a grant they received that could provide a path for economic development.

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Lack of snow forcing lower mountain closure

Deteriorating snow conditions is forcing the Steamboat Ski Area to close lower mountain beginning Sunday.

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School facilities group holding final community meetings

The Community Committee for Education is preparing to give a recommendation to Steamboat Springs Board of Education, and they want more feedback from the public.

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Steamboat Ski Area owner stock hits record high

Speculation continues that Steamboat Ski Area is on the market

Local financial advisers think it signals that stockholders believe Intrawest’s assets and ski areas are on the market.

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Wish You Were Here, Steamboat 360: Spring skiing on Heavenly Daze

Take a 360-degree look at spring skiing on Heavenly Daze.

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The return of Steamboat's osprey

The Yampa River Botanic Park is anxiously awaiting the return of their osprey birds from winter vacation.

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Two businesses cited for underage serving

In neither case was the underage person carded.

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Police remain on Steamboat Springs High School campus in wake of shooting threat

Uniformed Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were at Steamboat Springs High School Thursday to help assure students and staff they were safe after a teacher found a vague note Wednesday suggesting a shooting might take place.

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Steamboat bears waking up, time to secure trash

Wildlife officials say the bears are waking up from hibernation, which means it is time for residents to start securing their trash and put bird feeders away.

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LA man suspected of dealing meth

A 37-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested in Steamboat Springs Wednesday on suspicion of dealing methamphetamine.

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Adventure 2017: Tashi Sherpa — Denali’s West Rib/Buttress, Everest for 10th time

Few people get to climb with the likes of Nepalese mountaineer Tashi Sherpa.

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Groomers rob snow stashes to keep terrain open

With about 2 1/2 weeks left in the ski season, the patches of brown at Steamboat Ski Area are growing larger, but veteran groomers are fighting to keep terrain open.

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New Storm Peak Brewing Co. space taking shape

Storm Peak Brewing Co. has stockpiled its beer and is hopeful it can keep anyone from getting thirsty while it moves to its new location.

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Humane Society no longer serving Oak Creek

Oak Creek officials have decided they do not want to pay for the services provided by the Routt County Humane Society.

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Steamboat’s Verne Lundquist to appear on CBS Morning Show

Iconic sportscaster Verne Lundquist, who calls Steamboat Springs home, will be profiled Sunday morning on CBS This Morning.

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Truck crashes into Hayden Town Hall

No one was injured when a Toyota 4Runner crashed into the side of Hayden Town Hall at about 5:30 p.m. Friday evening.

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Powder hits the slopes at Steamboat Ski Area

The 9-week-old Saint Bernard named Powder currently weighs about 25 pounds, and owner Duncan Draper has been getting the fluff ball acquainted to the routine.

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Local deputies strapping on body cameras for 1st time

A body camera helped prevent former Arkansas police officer Brandon Davis from having to pay $2.5 million to the family of the man he shot and killed.

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Dinosaur man suspected of breaking into Steamboat cars

Steamboat Springs police arrested a Dinosaur man they suspect broke into cars at Shadow Run condos.

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Man charged with DUI after allegedly stealing truck, crashing it

Ty J. Tatum faces charges of felony aggravated motor vehicle theft, DUI and careless driving.

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Durango educator named Hayden superintendent

Hayden School District’s new superintendent Christie Bloomquist says she quickly learned that this community was the right fit.

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Transcripts reveal plea offer for man charged with 41 felonies

Transcripts released this week show the District Attorney’s Office is offering the man charged with 41 felonies a deal that means he could spend 18.2 years in prison.

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Police suspect man charged with dealing drugs died from overdose

Police suspect the 37-year-old Steamboat Springs man charged in February with felony drug distribution died early Monday morning from a drug overdose.

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Middle schoolers get hands-on outdoor education

A group of local youth got to learn about survival from the experts at Routt County Search and Rescue.

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1st Amendment triumphs in court

District Judge Shelley Hill on Thursday ruled that a Jan. 26 court hearing should not have been closed to the public, and the transcripts should be released.

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DUI Intoxilyzer 9000 tests called into question

Local defense attorneys possibly have some extra ammo when they try to convince juries that their clients are not guilty of DUI.

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Pedestrian hit by shuttle bus

A man received injuries not thought to be life threatening after being hit by a shuttle Tuesday night.

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In pursuit of powder

The sales of snowbikes are on the rise, but the sport has attracted a new group of users who are newcomers to avalanche terrain.

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Steamboat chief says more officers needed

The demands of police work are growing, and Steamboat Springs Police Chief Cory Christensen has given the City Council a head's up that he will ask to hire for more officers.

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2017-18 season pass includes Winter Park

The adult season pass at the Steamboat Ski Area will cost $50 more for the 2017-18 season, but it includes unlimited skiing at Winter Park.

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Hayden theater students ready for 24-hour workshop

Hopefully, Hayden High School theater students are well-rested, because they have a big night ahead of them.

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Steamboat police going to black and whites

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is planning a new look for its fleet of police cruisers in an effort to make them more recognizable.

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