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Matt Stensland

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Great North Routt Chili Cook Off fills bellies

The community did not disappoint during the 14th Annual Great North Routt Chili Cook Off on Saturday at Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse.

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Hayden graduates begin dance of adulthood

Hayden High School valedictorian Grace Wilkie told the graduating class of 2017 that she hopes they dance.

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Woodchuck responsible for starting fire now chucking wood in heaven

The woodchuck had climbed into the engine compartment of a Toyota 4Runner that was being stored at a ranch.

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North Routt community competes for the best chili

Bragging rights are again at stake at the Great North Routt Chili Cook Off from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse.

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Former CU student given four-year prison sentence for vehicular homicide

When sentencing 23-year-old Keyan Pesaran to four years in prison, District Court Judge Shelley Hill was sending a strong message to the community that such conduct will not be tolerated.

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Woodchuck nest caused car fire in Steamboat

Firefighters suspect a nest built by a woodchuck caused a car to catch fire Thursday.

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Snow piles up during May 18 storm

A May winter snow storm caught some by surprise Thursday morning but the plows in Steamboat Springs were ready.

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JD Hays memorial service postponed due to weather

Friday’s memorial service for former Steamboat Springs Police Chief JD Hays has been cancelled due to the weather.

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Steamboat police reverse opiate overdoses with Narcan

Steamboat Springs police have been carrying a drug that has helped save the lives of people who have overdosed on opiates.

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Steamboat Montessori school director accepts new position

The head of a local charter school has accepted a new job, but Mountain Village Montessori Charter School leaders are optimistic about the future.

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Bond remains at $100,000 for Craig man suspected of dealing meth

Routt County Judge James Garrecht on Wednesday refused to reduce the bond for a Craig man suspected of dealing methamphetamine.

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Brain cancer claims life of former Steamboat police chief

Friends use words like “family,” “integrity,” “honor,” “humble” and “humility” to describe the man who helped keep the Steamboat Springs community safe for more than three decades.

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Routt County's newest Master Gardener likes a challenge

Do not tell Richard "Festus" Hagins something is impossible because he will prove you wrong.

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Town of Oak Creek recognized for outdoor education

During an awards ceremony Thursday in Breckenridge, the town was recognized as Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s 2016 Northwest Region Partner of the Year.

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Trash now bear-proof at 2 Yampa Valley Housing Authority properties in Steamboat

Bears recently have been feasting on trash left unsecured, but there is no longer a buffet waiting for them at properties managed by the Yampa Valley Housing Authority.

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More trails open in Steamboat as drier weather arrives

Cyclists and hikers this weekend will be greeted by sun and temperatures in the 70s, as well as some additional trail openings.

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Bus passengers, pedestrian seek damages from city of Steamboat Springs

Two people injured in a bus crash and a woman struck by a plow on a pickup are among the people seeking damages from the city of Steamboat Springs.

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Threat from Steamboat Springs Middle School student prompts police response

A new tool in the local schools that allows people to anonymously submit tips may have prevented a tragedy this week.

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High bond set for Craig man suspected of dealing meth

A 50-year-old Craig man faces a felony drug distribution charge after Boomer the drug dog sniffed out 23 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

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Bear on patio: The Record for Monday, May 8, 2017

10:57 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help with a rollover crash near mile marker three on Routt County Road 129. The 23-year-old female driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

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Dinner with the Masseys

Local residents fly and travel through rough seas to explore new territory in Cuba

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Runners to tackle the Cog in Hayden

Steamboat Springs Running Series organizers have added two races to their calendar, including a scenic run in North Routt County up Hahn’s Peak.

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Steamboat Ski Area owner profits $177 million

Intrawest, parent company of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., profited $177 million during the third quarter, CEO Tom Marano announced during a Thursday morning earnings call.

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Electronics stolen: The Record for Wednesday, May 3, 2017

10:46 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to check on a bear cub that did not look healthy in the 2700 block of Eagleridge Drive.

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Rockslide blocks westbound lane of U.S. 40 near Milner

A significant rockslide blocked the westbound lane of U.S. Highway 40 about one mile west of Milner Thursday.

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Steamboat Ski Area names new VP

A replacement has been named to fill the role of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Vice-President of Mountain Operations Doug Allen.

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March sees record marijuana sales in Steamboat Springs

Extended business hours might help explain why Steamboat Springs’ three marijuana stores had record sales in March.

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Police learn to defuse situations during Steamboat Springs training

Twenty Colorado law enforcement officers were in Steamboat Springs last week to learn how to use words instead of force to defuse potentially deadly situations.

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Leadership Steamboat class addresses drunken driving

This year’s Leadership Steamboat class has taken on a project that could save lives.

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Brothers receive 90-day sentence after posing as housekeepers

Two brothers who posed as housekeepers and stole from condominiums in the Ski Time Square area have been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

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Ace Hardware breaks ground in Hayden

The owners of the Hayden Mercantile grocery store have broken ground on new helpful hardware store.

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Governor appoints Steamboat police chief to state board

Steamboat Springs Police Chief Cory Christensen will now have a say on how police officers throughout Colorado are trained.

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Health care premiums bill dies

A bipartisan bill aimed at reducing the financial burden on middle-income rural Colorado residents who are paying an exorbitant amount in health care premiums died in the state legislature this week.

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Steamboat man pleads not guilty to 41 felonies

A lengthy trial has been scheduled for the Steamboat Springs man charged with 41 felonies related to accusations that he exchanged drugs for sex with underage girls.

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Local lawmakers react to transportation bill dying

Local state lawmakers who co-sponsored a bill that could have injected billions of dollars into transportation shared their frustrations after the bill failed to pass committee Tuesday.

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Storm drops a foot of snow at higher elevations

Much of the Yampa Valley woke up to a dusting of snow Tuesday morning, but it was a different story at higher elevations.

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Downed trees cause outages in South Routt County

Winter weather Monday night took its toll on power lines maintained by Yampa Valley Electric Association in South Routt County.

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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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