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Letter: Thanks for supporting science fair

January 20, 2020

The Soda Creek Elementary Science Fair would not have been possible without the help and donations of many. Special thanks to Soda Creek Pizza that, for the last four years, has generously donated pizzas for...

Sen. Bob Rankin: Other people’s money

January 20, 2020

I saw this title on the spine of a book in the office of a governor whose name I won’t reveal. It’s the right message to keep in mind for Colorado state government and the Joint...

Routt County in photos: Jan. 19 to 25, 2020

January 19, 2020

Check out our latest photos from readers in and across Routt County, and submit your own to See more photos at

Thoughtful Parenting: Reading with your child

January 19, 2020

One thing that professionals who work with children agree on is that reading to your child is important. Reading to your child gives you time to be close and connect. But what are you helping...

Robin Stone: Living with bears

January 17, 2020

I would like to share my experience in actually “living with bears” for over 40 years  (Coexisting with Bears) in a beautiful mountain area similar to Steamboat Springs.   Over 40 years ago, our California community...

Obituary: Lindsay Labaree

January 16, 2020

Lindsay Labaree June 12, 1979 ~ January 7, 2020 went to be with the angels on Tuesday Jan 7th, 2020. Lindsay was born on June 12, 1979 and grew up here in Steamboat Springs. She...

Obituary: Jamie Mangus

January 16, 2020

On Sunday, January 12, 2020, Jamie Lee Mangus, our funny and kind son, brother, uncle, nephew, grandson, and friend passed away at the age of 36. Jamie was born on April 15, 1983 in Steamboat...

Obituary: Jerry Wooldridge

January 16, 2020

Jerry Wooldridge June 29, 1960 ~ December 26, 2019 Jerry David Wooldridge passed away December 26, 2019, in Steamboat Springs, CO. He is survived by his daughters Heather Benson (Jason) and Breann Dale (Seth), his...

RESULTS: Vertigo Craze

January 16, 2020

Town Challenge Ski Ascent SeriesWednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 Junior Female 10 to 14 Place, name, total time 1 Ellie Reynolds 1:04:20 2 Gigi Lobeck 1:09:32 3 Reesa Pond 1:09:34 Female 15 to 17 1 Caroline...

Celestial News: Keep an eye on Betelgeuse

January 16, 2020

Stars seem like eternal beacons that will shine forever. They return every night in the same centuries-old patterns in our sky. But, the stars are not as constant as they seem. The lives of stars,...

Obituary: Sand Reed

January 15, 2020

Sand Reed November 25 1946 – December 27 2019 James Douglas “Sand” Reed left this world December 27 2019. He was born in Ensley Alabama and was the youngest of ten children. Sand moved o...

Obituary: Edward Cameron Russell

January 15, 2020

Edward Cameron Russell January 9, 1951-January 10, 2020 Edward Cameron Russell passed away on January 10, 2020, one day after his sixty-ninth birthday. Born in Tacoma, Washington, he was raised as an Army brat, living...

Morriss: Trapper Mine likely to close between 2026-30

January 15, 2020

CRAIG — In light of the recent Tri-State news announcing the closing of all coal-powered plants in Colorado and New Mexico by 2030, Trapper Mine finds itself smack dab in the middle of the changing...

Linda Delaney: Social Security is your money

January 15, 2020

Social Security is a favorite target of the current administration and, if the 10,000 or more baby boomers turning 65 every day expect to be part of that retirement program, it is time to pay...

Cynthia May

January 14, 2020

Cynthia Ann (Biffle) May Longtime resident of Routt County, Cynthia Ann (Biffle) May was released from this life and was received into the arms of her Lord and her many loved ones on January 11,...

Our view: Red flag law can save lives

January 14, 2020

Colorado’s controversial red flag law went into effect Jan. 1, and local law enforcement officials say they intend to enforce it, although there are still uncertainties surrounding the legislation. We support the need and intent...