Steamboat briefs for Oct. 11

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Sexual assault charges dismissed against Carlson

— A Routt County judge dismissed all the charges against Steamboat Springs resident Anthony Carlson during a hearing Wednesday.

County Judge James Garrecht dismissed the charges without prejudice based on the fact that the District Attorney's Office could not "prove beyond a reasonable doubt because of suppressed evidence," according to court documents.

Carlson was arrested in July 2005 on suspicion of sexually assaulting a minor and failing to register as a sex offender. Carlson pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in May 2006, and the other charges were dismissed.

Garrecht's decision Wednesday to dismiss the charges closes Carlson's case.

City planning commission to discuss Edgemont

Development plans for the private Edgemont project at Steamboat Ski Area highlight a meeting of the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission today at 6 p.m. in Centennial Hall.

Edgemont, formerly known as Bear Claw III, has a vested development approval from 1985, but developers with The Atira Group have largely altered the plans and are seeking a revision of that approval.

According to a city planning staff report, the new development conforms better in many ways to current development codes but does not meet the requirements for revision of a vested approval.

Three other projects are on tonight's agenda, including an expansion of the Sears store on Shield Drive and a planned mixed-use development at 655 Yampa Street.

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