Steamboat briefs: Website awards ceremony tonight

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Wildhorse Meadows and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association are hosting an awards ceremony tonight for photos, videos and stories submitted to www.welovesteamboat.com. The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Trailhead Lodge in Wildhorse Meadows, off Mount Werner Road. The top video winner will receive $10,000. The top photo and story winners will receive $3,000. The event is free, but space is limited and an RSVP is required. E-mail rsvp@steamboatchamber.com or call 970-875-7000.

Hayden Town Council to hear medical pot options

The Hayden Town Council tonight is scheduled to consider medical marijuana.

Town Council members in May voted unanimously to not amend the town’s land-use code to permit a medical marijuana dispensary in Hayden’s historic downtown district.

Town Manager Russ Martin will present the Town Council with four options to consider: do nothing because the land-use code doesn’t current allow dispensaries; create an ordinance to allow dispensaries; create an ordinance to prohibit dispensaries; or let residents vote where to allow or prohibit dispensaries.

House Bill 1284, which was signed last month, allows municipalities to ban dispensaries.

Town Council members also will meet in executive session to discuss a new contract for Martin. He is a finalist for the town manager position in Camp Verde, Ariz.

The meeting is scheduled to begin 7:30 p.m. at Hayden Town Hall, 178 W. Jefferson Ave. A work session is scheduled to precede the meeting at 7 p.m.

Chamber opens visitor center in Howelsen Place

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association has opened a downtown visitor center in Steamboat Ski & Sport in Howelsen Place, between Seventh and Eighth streets on Lincoln Avenue. It opens today and will remain open Thursdays through Sundays until Labor Day.

The center will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 6 p.m. Fridays, noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

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