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Routt County Clerk and Recorder Kay Weinland said that in her 12 years on the job, she has never seen election security measures tighter than those in place this year. A week ago, Weinland received a packet of updated regulations from the Secretary of State’s Office. The regulations, ordered by a Denver district court, outline security requirements to prevent tampering with electronic votes. The district order is the result of a lawsuit against the state brought by 13 citizens who accused the Secretary of State’s Office of certifying the voting machines without properly reviewing their reliability and security. For more election coverage, including voter registration forms and a map of county voting centers, go to

Readers may notice a few changes to the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s most popular section. Looking for an antique phonograph, 1988 Volkswagen, a job, a place to live, or someone to work on your home? It should now be easier thanks to a revamped classified section. The biggest change readers will notice is the introduction of six main categories with prominent labels that better highlight and organize the listings. The categories are automotive, merchandise, personals, employment, garage sales, rentals and real estate. You can find classifieds online at

Several downtown Hayden businesses have been without water for several months because of a broken water pipe. Wolf Mountain Pizza on the south side of Jefferson Avenue has water, but only because the owners came up with a temporary solution. They had a plumber install a line from a tap at a neighboring property. Other businesses have not been so fortunate. The town has been working to find a solution to a problem that began when a water service line broke in late June. For more on this story, go to

Don’t forget, we’ve got an online chat with Gary Wall, the Democratic candidate for Routt County sheriff, set for 2 p.m. Friday. You can submit your questions at any time before the chat closes.

In sports, the Steamboat Springs tennis team looks strong heading into its regional tournament in Montrose on Friday. Cortez, Aspen, Montrose and Hotchkiss round out the Sailors’ region, and Montrose and Aspen figure to be the Sailors’ toughest competition. Steamboat beat Montrose, 6-1, and Aspen, 5-2, earlier in the year.

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