Steamboat briefs for Jan. 8

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Cartin faces more drug charges after Dec. 19 raid

Additional charges have been filed against a Steamboat Springs man arrested during a Routt County Sheriff's Office raid last month.

Hans Conrad Cartin, 33, was arrested Dec. 19 on suspicion of felony charges of two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon, unlawful distribution of a Schedule II controlled substance, four counts of possession of weapons by a previous offender and possession of drug paraphernalia, a petty offense.

He since has been charged with two counts of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, for more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and a small amount of cocaine recovered during the Dec. 19 raid, as well as misdemeanor counts of possession of a defaced weapon and defacing a weapon.

Planning Commission to meet tonight in Hayden

Hayden's Planning Commission has a slim agenda for its meeting at 7 p.m. today at Town Hall, 178 W. Jefferson Ave. The only official business scheduled is the appointment of a chairperson and vice chairperson for the panel.

After the meeting adjourns, the commission has scheduled a work session to discuss the proposed Rolling Hill Townhome project. Developer Darrin Fryer has been working since 2005 on plans for the 34-unit project on 2.2 acres at Routt County Road 53 and Harvest Drive.

Avalanche danger high in Routt National Forest area

Avalanche officials and the U.S. Forest Service are warning about dangerous avalanche conditions at high elevations in the Steamboat Springs area and the Routt National Forest.

High winds and unstable snow make human-triggered or natural slides likely. Officials advise backcountry and Steamboat Ski Area skiers to be aware of cliffs and steep terrain. Visit http://avalanche.state.co.us.

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