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Matt Stensland

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High cost hijacks detox program

Due to the high cost, those in need of detox are again being taken to Routt County Jail.

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Additional victims come forward in sex assault case

Bond remains at $1 million for the 60-year-old Steamboat Springs man charged with 21 felonies related to sexual assault and engaging in prostitution with children.

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Heat lamp causes barn fire near Steamboat Springs

Fire officials believe a heat lamp caused a fire at a barn early Wednesday morning at Colo. Highway 131 and Routt County Road 22.

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New bikes memorialize longtime Old Town Hot Springs member

When Old Town Hot Springs members feel that extra burn during their next spin class, they will have Jonathan Heuberger to thank.

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Creekside to reopen Dec. 10 following smoke damage

A popular Steamboat Springs breakfast spot plans to reopen Dec. 10 following an incident that resulted in smoke damage.

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Ski area opens Burgess Creek

Snowmakers have been hard at work allowing Steamboat Ski Area to open additional terrain Saturday.

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Overdoses, rumors prompt police response

Emergency responders responded to an overdose Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

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Holiday Stroll, Tree Festival returns to Hayden

The seventh annual Holiday Stroll in Hayden will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday and continue until 4 p.m.

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Accused Steamboat man previously arrested for engaging in prostitution

The man who has been charged with 21 felonies related to sexual assault and engaging in prostitution with children has a criminal history that includes a misdemeanor arrest for arranging prostitution in Oak Creek.

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$1M bond set for man charged with sex, drug, prostitution crimes

Bond was set at $1 million Wednesday for a 60-year-old man suspected of trading drugs for sex with four underage girls in Steamboat Springs.

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Former Steamboat teacher pleads not guilty

A former Steamboat Springs High School teacher on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to 10 misdemeanor and felony charges filed against him by the Routt County District Attorney's Office.

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Hayden eyeing new schools

The Hayden School District is eyeing free money from the state to help pay for a single building and campus that would house all of the district's facilities.

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The Record for Monday, Nov. 28, 2016: Snow problems on Après Ski Way

12:40 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a person in the 600 block of Steamboat Boulevard who got a strange Facebook message.

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Hayden prepares for Turkey Day

Hayden residents were earning their turkey next week with the second annual Turkey Trot on Saturday at Dry Creek Park.

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No serious crashes reported during storm

The first major snowstorm of the season caused havoc on Interstate 70, and police responded to 10 crashes in Routt County.

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Steamboat Springs man receives 5-year prison sentence for drug, sex crimes

A 38-year-old Steamboat Springs man was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for unlawful sexual contact and drug distribution.

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Police continue investigations into overdose deaths

Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said Thursday that the two men who recently died from drug overdoses had a combination of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and alcohol in their systems.

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Grant helps Hayden School District improve

Thanks to a grant from a local foundation, the Hayden School District has a multi-year plan to raise test scores and improve learning in the district.

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Hayden turkey trot Saturday

The Hayden Valley Elementary School Health and Wellness Team will host its Turkey Trot run and walk on Saturday.

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Judge rules Steamboat Springs man should stand trial for manslaughter

Routt County Judge James Garrecht on Wednesday determined there was sufficient cause for a Steamboat Springs man to stand trial for manslaughter related to the death of his girlfriend.

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2 suspected overdose deaths alarm Steamboat Springs community

There was also a close call on Sunday with a drug overdose, but the patient was revived.

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Big change headed Steamboat Springs' way

After near record-high temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday, the weather is expected to change drastically in Steamboat Springs.

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2016 Navigator Award: Young Professional of the Year — Nick Sharp

Nick Sharp was honored as the 2016 Navigator Award's Young Professional of the Year.

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2016 Navigator Awards: Business Leader of the Year — Scott Marr

Scott Marr was recognized as one of the 2016 Navigator Award winners. He was named Business Leader of the Year.

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Community competes for title

During the first day of the Steamboat City Singles and Doubles Championships match Saturday at The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs, Marlyn Myers was hoping to repeat the victory with doubles partner Robin Schuellein.

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Uncontested DA races commonplace in rural Colorado

In Colorado, there were only seven contested races in the 22 judicial districts. In the 14th Judicial District encompassing Routt, Moffat and Grand counties, there has only been one contested election since 2000.

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K-9 sniffs out heroin, meth

A 31-year-old Routt County woman faces felony drug charges after Sheriff's Office K-9 Boomer smelled narcotics in the car she was riding in.

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As the 'Boat turns: Praying for powder

Toggle the slider to compare Nov. 10, 2011 to Nov. 10, 2016

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Hayden's new town manager sought small town life

Hayden's new town manager understands the inner-workings of government and has a true desire to return to small-town life.

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Steamboat man suspected of dealing methamphetamine

A 29-year-old Steamboat Springs man has been charged with dealing methamphetamine.

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Community invited to have coffee with cops

Police are hoping a free cup of McCafé coffee and some conversation will help strengthen their relationship with the Steamboat Springs community.

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Hayden rejects tax increases, except for buses

Hayden residents have made it clear that they do not want their taxes raised, but they do support buying new buses for the school district. Four residents were also vying for three town council seats Tuesday night.

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Hayden hires town manager

The Hayden Town Council has chosen Aurora resident Mathew Mendisco to be its next town manager.

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Navigator Awards: Recognizing excellence

For 18 years, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and the Steamboat Pilot & Today have been recognizing the community's standout business leaders.

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Running program inspires, empowers girls

Through the sport of running, local girls have been strengthening their lungs but more importantly learning life skills.

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Snowmakers ready to work at Steamboat Ski Area

As the temperature topped 60 degrees Friday, a team of 36 snowmakers at Steamboat Ski Area were eager to get to work.

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Steamboat police investigating series of break-ins

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investing a string of break-ins that were reported Friday morning.

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Man acquitted of sex assault

A 31-year-old man charged with sex assault was acquitted after a three-day trial this week.

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Uptick in bear activity in Steamboat Springs

Steamboat's black bear population is packing on the pounds before hibernation, and they are not done getting into shenanigans yet.

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Third marijuana grow operation proposed for Hayden

A company named Emerge Farms is proposing the 9,484-square-foot grow facility in an existing building in the Valley View Business Park on the east side of Hayden.

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Steamboat Ski Areas and resorts across Colorado hope for colder weather to kick off snowmaking

Colorado ski resorts are hoping Mother Nature delivers some cooler weather and snow that will allow them to open on schedule.

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Sailors pull off win for seniors

A win on Saturday against Rifle helped the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team secure a spot in next weekend's regional tournament.

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Wildfire threatened home near Stagecoach

A contractor working in the area of Routt County Road 16 called the Oak Creek Fire Protection District at about 1:30 p.m. to report seeing smoke.

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Business challenged to spruce up alleys

With work scheduled to be completed on the Yampa Street improvements next year, the group wants to tackle another downtown eyesore.

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Stargazing, drinking results in DUI arrest

Law enforcement sorted through a flurry of misinformation while responding to a crash Wednesday night that ultimately resulted in a DUI arrest.

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Incidents around schools prompt warning to parents

The Steamboat Springs School District is warning parents about suspicious cars and a report of a man asking a student if she wanted a ride.

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Man suspected of selling heroin

This was the second arrest by the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force in the past two weeks related to the sale of heroin.

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Search and Rescue members busy during hunting season

A helicopter was used to find and rescue a hunter who got lost and hiked a couple miles into Wyoming on Monday.

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'Happy trails and tails'

Routt County Sheriff's Office animal control officer Cindy DelValle is retiring after 28 years

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Hayden to interview town manager finalists

The Hayden Town Council is hopeful that one of the four finalists for the town manager position will be the right fit for the job.

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