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City, Orton reach agreement on Emerald purchase

586-acre land deal contingent on factors including GOCo grant, council approval

City officials have reached a signed contract with landowner Lyman Orton that represents a significant step toward Steamboat Springs’ purchase of 586 acres on Emerald Mountain’s north side. Orton said Monday that the contract includes a $1.3 million upfront purchase price for the land.

County Agenda for Sept. 20

County Agenda for Sept. 20

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Laps for Lindsay a success in Steamboat

About $3,000 has been raised to assist Steamboat native

On Sunday, 26 people swam 1,200 laps — the equivalent of 60,000 yards — during Laps for Lindsay, an event to benefit Lindsay Labaree Bathke. Labaree Bathke, a 1998 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, is recovering from a swollen blood vessel in her brain.

Aging Well: Make fruits and vegetables a priority

The message from health organizations about eating fruits and vegetables is straightforward: more, more, more. Americans are not getting enough nutrient and fiber-rich produce, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Passion drives new Steamboat hockey director

A native Minnesotan who grew up slapping pucks around frozen ponds, Brent Tollar said he came to miss the fun and competitive spirit he found in hockey after a move to Colorado. Those attributes got him back on the ice coaching and playing in Steamboat Springs five years ago, and it’s those attributes that he hopes to bring to Yampa Valley hockey now.

The Record for Sept. 18, 2010

Saturday, Sept. 18

Steamboat Briefs: DOW hunter safety class begins today in Hayden

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is offering a hunter safety class at Hayden High School. The class is from 6 to 9 p.m. today through Friday. The time is to be announced for a Saturday class.

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Steamboat family hoping for changes to citizenship regulations

A Congressional battle bre­­wing in Washington, D.C., this week is raising the hopes of a Steamboat Springs family trying to boost support for the DREAM Act.

Forum to address ballot measures

Candidates to attend event, discuss early childhood education

The 2010 First Impressions of Routt County Candidates and Issues Forum is more than an opportunity for candidates in local races to introduce themselves and answer questions. The forum also is intended to provide information about how three ballot measures voters will consider in November could affect county revenues and funding for local public education.

2010 Run, Rabbit Run race results

Run, Rabbit Run 50-mile trail run

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Luke Graham: High school golf’s unfair day

The Steamboat Springs High School golf team has played in eight tournaments this season, leading up to Tuesday’s regional tournament. Most of the state has done the same. But essentially, none of those eight tournaments mean anything at this point.

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Monday Medical: What’s cooking in the lunchroom?

Kids say the funniest things. In making conversation with elementary school students, I ask the obligatory question, “What is your favorite subject?” Much to my amusement, many respond, “Lunch.”

Deb Babcock: Plants need moisture to survive winter

Even though our gardens seem to be going into hibernation for the coming winter, they still may need watering before the snow covers them. Several factors determine how much, if any, water gardeners should give their plants in fall.