Thursday, August 19, 2010
Steamboat Springs The Hayden Town Council is scheduled to discuss and decide on a medical marijuana industry prohibition ordinance, which would prohibit dispensaries, grow operations and establishments with marijuana-infused products, such as cookies and brownies. But former Town Manager Russ Martin said licensed medical marijuana patients still would be able to grow their own plants.
Tonight is the second hearing of the ordinance; the first was July 16.
Town Council members also are scheduled to appoint a committee to help with the search for a new town manager and to decide on a tennis court resurfacing bid.
The meeting starts with staff and council member reports at 7 p.m., and the regular meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at Hayden Town Hall, 178 W. Jefferson Ave.
Read the agenda and more information with this story at www.steamboatpilot.com.
Sustainability group seeks volunteers for free concert
Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Zero Waste Initiative is looking for volunteers to work two-hour shifts at Friday’s Free Summer Concert Series event, the Emmitt-Nershi Band. Volunteers will help concert-goers sort recyclables and compostables so that trash is reduced. Shifts are from 5 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. All volunteers receive a free meal. Any local nonprofit that provides eight or more volunteers for the event will earn a $100 donation for its organization. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Also at Friday’s concert, LIFT-UP of Routt County will collect nonperishable food items and donations.
Cantina contest winner goes on Jimmy Buffett vacation
Craig resident Dorothy Brown recently returned from a trip to Philadelphia for a Jimmy Buffett concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J.
Brown was the grand prize winner of Cantina Mexican Restaurant’s “Where Do You Want to Go?” contest.
Brown received round-trip flights between Steamboat Springs and Philadelphia, hotel accommodation at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing and tickets to the Buffett concert.
She could have chosen any location available on Buffett’s 2010 concert tour, and went to Philadelphia so she could visit family nearby.
“We had an excellent time,” Brown said. “We ended up getting four tickets and going to the concert with my sister and her boyfriend. I even caught Jimmy Buffett’s (guitar pick).”
Brown also happens to be a member of the Northwest Colorado chapter of the Parrot Heads, an international organization of Buffett fan clubs.