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Teresa Ristow

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Possible Medicaid cuts worry local advocates for people with disabilities

Last month’s proposed American Health Care Act would have cut components of Medicaid funding that give beneficiaries in some states greater access to home and community-based services, allowing people more freedom to decide where they live.

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Grant for car helps widowed father of two commute from Oak Creek

Things haven’t been easy lately for Jesse Partlow, an Oak Creek man who had run-ins with law enforcement and lost his wife to ongoing health issues last August.

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Steamboat Springs School District's Early Childhood Center improves state ranking

The Steamboat Springs School District’s preschool has improved its score on a state-ranking system that evaluates Colorado preschools.

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Bill would offer stipends to rural Coloradans with high insurance costs

A bipartisan bill that passed the Colorado House Monday would provide financial relief to middle-income rural residents with exceptionally high health insurance premiums.

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Steamboat Springs school board talks class sizes

School board members Monday considered whether the Steamboat Springs School District’s policies on class size are sustainable and the best use of district funding.

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Northwest Colorado Health recognized as top performer by CDC

When clinical staff at Northwest Colorado Health meet a patient with high blood pressure or diabetes, they consider how the patient’s personal goals might drive them to improve their health.

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Yampa Valley Sustainability Council's Earth Month kicks off Tuesday

With more than a dozen Earth Month events planned during the next four weeks, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is giving local residents plenty of opportunities to pay tribute to the planet.

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The Foundry Treatment Center opens transitional sober housing

People in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction can now take advantage of new transitional sober housing provided by The Foundry Treatment Center.

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Mud Season Survival Guide: Warm spring weather great for hiking

Local hiking expert Diane White-Crain said there are many popular and lesser-known hiking trails that tend to dry out earlier than others and are great for early season hiking.

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More than $3.4M awarded in half-cent sales tax money for 2017

More than $3.4 million in half-cent sales tax revenue was tentatively awarded Wednesday to Routt County school districts and school programs.

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Sen. Michael Bennet visits with ranchers in Steamboat Springs

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet stopped in Steamboat Springs Tuesday to gather input from local farmers and ranchers about the nation's next farm bill.

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Steamboat Springs woman collecting blankets for police to distribute

While living on the Big Island of Hawaii over the winter, Steamboat Springs resident Gayle Dudley linked up with a group of quilters who were making quilts and blankets to give to local law enforcement.

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Excessive speed possible factor in head-on crash on Rabbit Ears Pass

Excessive speed may have played a role in a head-on collision on Rabbit Ears Pass Sunday morning that sent four people to the hospital with injuries.

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Proposed elimination of AmeriCorps would have significant impact on Steamboat nonprofits

Among Trump’s proposed cuts is a complete elimination of AmeriCorps, along with the rest of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency established by Bill Clinton in 1990 to support service work and volunteering across the country.

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Head-on crash closes Rabbit Ears Pass Sunday morning

A head-on crash between two SUVs heading opposite directions on a snowy Rabbit Ears Pass sent four people to the hospital and brought U.S. Highway 40 traffic to a stop for an hour Sunday morning.

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Steamboat humanitarian Mayling Simpson recognized by Longwood University

As a child, Mayling Simpson and her family moved into a Reynoldsburg, Ohio, home that was once part of the Underground Railroad.

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Free birth control now available through Choose When project

Free, long-acting birth control is now available for low-income Steamboat Springs women, thanks to the efforts of the newly formed Choose When group.

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Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series 2017 lineup announced

New this year will be a mini festival Sept. 3, the Sunday before Labor Day, featuring at least three bands and an early afternoon start time.

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Outdoor kitchens prove popular in Steamboat Springs

When remodeling their Elkins Meadows home seven years ago, Dianne Fox-Welch and her husband, Keith Welch, prioritized adding an outdoor kitchen.

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Routt County ranked fourth healthiest county in Colorado for 2017

A set of newly released annual health rankings place Routt County as the fourth highest in overall health among Colorado counties, the area’s highest ranking yet.

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Some Steamboat school classified staff concerned about wages

When 28-year Steamboat Springs School District employee Steve Schibline was asked whether there were any elephants in the room Wednesday, he quickly spoke up for his fellow classified staff members.

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Steamboat schools bargaining team agrees to small raises, paying insurance premiums

Steamboat teachers and school employees could soon begin paying insurance premiums, using a portion of their modest raises to do so.

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Routt County Youth Art Show returns Friday to Depot Arts Center

The work of young Routt County artists will once again be on display at the Steamboat Springs Art Depot beginning April 7.

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After threatening note found, Steamboat school officials debrief

Administrators said they did their best last week to quickly give the public accurate information about a threatening note found at Steamboat Springs High School, despite social media rumors that surfaced faster.

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West Virginia school leader next SSMS assistant principal

A current high school principal from West Virginia will be the next assistant principal of Steamboat Springs Middle School.

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Top dogs: Dylan joins family of nationally known retrievers

At just a few days over 6 weeks old, black Labrador Dylan is already mastering the retrieving skills he’s likely to use years later in field retriever trials across the country.

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Top dogs: Agile border collie Kenna speeds through the course

When 8-year-old border collie Kenna sees a trio of plastic hurdles or a series of slalom weave poles, she knows just what to do.

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Top dogs: Wellington the champion Berner

Beth Dennehy fell into the show ring eight years ago when she adopted her second Bernese mountain dog, Wellington.

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Top Dogs: Meet Routt County's most competitive canines

Meet Routt County’s most competitive canines, known across the country for strutting their stuff at breed shows, using smarts and speed in bird-fetching retriever trials and darting through tunnels and slalom poles in agility competitions.

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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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13-year-old Steamboat Springs girl adopted from China to visit first home

Zofia Xinghao Stroman doesn’t remember the place where she was born or the social welfare center where she spent the first 22 months of her life.

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Tickets on sale for Red Ball Express fundraiser April 8

Six Steamboat Springs nonprofits serving children will benefit from the third annual Red Ball Express, a fundraiser that sends more than 100 giant red exercise balls down the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area.

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WinterWonderGrass donates $20K to nonprofits

Organizers with February’s sold-out WinterWonderGrass Festival said the successful event helped generate more than $20,000 for nonprofits from Steamboat Springs and outside the area.

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Colorado Mountain College hosting career conference Friday

Colorado Mountain College students and the general public can brush up on their job-searching skills Friday during a Career Mini Conference at the school.

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Veterinarians report nearly half of Steamboat Springs pets overweight

Though Routt County is often recognized for its healthy, physically fit adults, pets in the community aren't keeping up, according to local veterinarians.

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Colorado bill would extend notice for rent increases, ending contracts and vacating rentals

When landlord Matt Patterson contemplated raising the monthly cost for a four-bedroom home he rents out in Steamboat II, he gave his tenants six months notice of the change as a courtesy.

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North Routt Community Charter School employee named to state board

North Routt Community Charter School’s business manager has been chosen over several other applicants to be the newest member of a state board that oversees a charter school advocacy organization.

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Steamboat Springs High School presents "Grease" musical

Sandy, Danny, Doody, the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies and dozens of others have spent the past two months rehearsing for Steamboat Springs High School’s production of "Grease," with shows this weekend and next.

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Yampa Valley Autism Program's Masquerade Ball returns April 1

The event is the Yampa Valley Autism Program’s signature fundraiser and supports all of the organization’s important programs for children and adults on the autism spectrum.

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South Routt School District names new superintendent

South Routt School District’s next superintendent is Rim Watson, the school’s current assessment coordinator.

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25th annual Literary Sojourn author lineup announced

Avid readers can now put the finishing touches on their summer reading lists in preparation for this September’s 25th annual Literary Sojourn event.

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Steamboat Springs School District seeking professional to cost out facilities options

The Steamboat Springs School District is seeking proposals from architects, owner's representatives or construction managers interested in reviewing the options for future district facilities upgrades.

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National Guard spends weekend blizzard rescue training in North Routt

Sunny weather didn’t deter a group of National Guard members from spending the weekend in North Routt, sharpening their blizzard rescue skills.

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North Routt Preschool mortgage fundraiser Saturday

A fundraising campaign to help pay down the building mortgage of the North Routt Preschool in Clark is making steady progress, with school supporters raising $27,000 during the past few months.

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Soroco saving energy, money after free audit

A state energy program is helping the South Routt School District save energy and lower utility costs for district buildings.

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Neste Auto Glass fundraising for employee with brain cancer

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Jesse James “Buddy” Romero was hit with troubling news last October, after suffering a seizure in his home.

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Four chances to weigh in on future Steamboat Springs School District facilities

The Community Committee for Education is ready for the general public to weigh in on a handful of possible options for the future of Steamboat Springs School District facilities.

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Struggling young readers could benefit from new Steamboat Springs camp

Two Steamboat Springs educators with a passion for teaching children to be stronger readers are partnering to offer a new intensive reading camp this summer.

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Steamboat Christian Center travels to Cuba during Blues Break

Like many Steamboat Springs residents, a group of 18 from the Steamboat Christian Center headed for a destination closer to the equator this Blues Break.

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Yampa Valley Medical Center named among Top 100 Hospitals

Yampa Valley Medical Center has been named a Top 100 Hospital in the United States by an organization that evaluates more than 2,700 hospitals across the country.

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