Want a feel for the varied response to Colorado’s booming medical marijuana industry? Here in Northwest Colorado, the city of Steamboat Springs allowed three medical marijuana centers to operate after creating an ordinance to regulate them. Two dozen miles west, the town of Hayden approved an ordinance prohibiting them.
End of paving brings relief to businesses
Joe Kboudi isn’t ready to give a final verdict on the major U.S. Highway 40 construction project through downtown Steamboat Springs, but he’s sure happy it’s done. Kboudi, the longtime owner of All That Jazz, has been a Lincoln Avenue retailer for 33 years.
At the Medical Marijuana Business Alliance’s August networking meeting, Kush Magazine Publisher Michael Lerner said, "Colorado is so far ahead of the rest of the country in this industry, there is no second.” In Steamboat Springs, upcoming changes to the city's ordinance could allow more medical marijuana centers in town.
Sailors looking for 1st win on the road against Bears tonight
In a way, the Steamboat Springs and Rifle high school football teams came into the season facing similar situations. But each team’s success through the first half of the season couldn’t have been much different. Steamboat travels for a 7 p.m. game today at Rifle.
The Town of Yampa will take the issue of medical marijuana to voters, possibly as soon as January. Yampa Town Board members made the decision during their meeting Wednesday night. Town Clerk Janet Ray said Thursday that Town Board members still want to check on law enforcement issues and potential liability for the town before the election is official.
Steamboat ranked 14th for this winter in reader poll
Steamboat Ski Area has slipped out of the top 10 in SKI Magazine’s annual reader poll of the top resorts in North America. Steamboat is ranked 14th for the 2010-11 winter. There are seven Colorado resorts that ranked higher than Steamboat.
For four evenings in October, SCORE and Colorado Mountain College will host a workshop for small-business owners and prospective entrepreneurs on the CMC Alpine campus. Called Next Steps, this program offers education by experience to business professionals about the diverse skills required to run a small business.
Quarterback questions loom for Soroco as team readies for homecoming
Soroco High School football head coach David Bruner said his team took its first defeat, sustained last weekend in overtime at home against Justice, well. The Rams will look to get back on track at 7 tonight during their homecoming game against the Gilpin County Eagles.
Eight years ago, news of the discovery of chronic wasting disease in Northwest Colorado arrived like a thunderclap, with many communities expressing concern about the impact it would have on hunting in one of the state’s best big-game regions. Fortunately, the worst fears have not come to pass.
Tigers to face Panthers in homecoming football showdown today
Last weekend’s tight win against Paonia may have been a season-saving endeavor, Hayden High School football coach Shawn Baumgartner said. The benefits will be felt only if the Tigers can hold serve at 7:30 p.m. today at home against Rangely, however.
Thursday in the Tread of Pioneers Museum, Phyllis Allen was surrounded by history and family melted into one. Her children Lon Allen and Gina Walker walked their mother around, showing her the elements of a new exhibit telling the story of the longtime local family.
Michigan jam rockers to play at 9 p.m. at Tugboat
The band from Grand Rapids, Mich., affectionately known as UV Hippo, will return to Steamboat Springs for the second time Saturday when it plays The Tugboat Gill & Pub. Tickets are $5 at the door, and the show starts at about 9:30 p.m.
Tomorrows Bad Seeds, a reggae-rock band that’s shared stages with the likes of 311 and Slightly Stoopid, combines soul, pop, punk and hip-hop and released its sophomore album, “Sacred for Sale.” The group plays at 9 p.m. Saturday at Ghost Ranch Saloon.
Group adds board members, plans marketing efforts
The Community Alliance of the Yampa Valley has added new board members and plans to increase its marketing in coming weeks in an effort to boost membership.
12:46 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a noise complaint in the 3000 block of Village Drive. Officers issued a warning.
Despite rain issues, team places 3 singles, 2 doubles in finals
With Class 5A and 4A regionals occurring simultaneously, and afternoon rain showers delaying play in Grand Junction, the Steamboat Springs High School tennis team remains in a great position to win its 13th straight regional title.
Robert Cash scheduled to appear Nov. 2 on attempted murder charge
Robert Cash is scheduled to appear Nov. 2 in district court on an attempted murder charge. Lawyers called several Steamboat Springs Police Department detectives as witnesses during the preliminary hearing on Thursday, and a recording of a hospital-room interview with Rhonda Cash brought Robert Cash to tears.
County sheriff hopefuls again trade jabs
About 60 people attended a forum Wednesday night at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Hayden at which 15 candidates spoke. Like other forums this election season, Routt County sheriff candidates Democrat Gary Wall and Republican Garrett Wiggins traded a few jabs.
Elizabeth Oldham, 14th Judicial District Attorney, is looking to replace the office’s chief investigator, but said she will take her time with the decision. Oldham will soon begin the process of replacing Joe DeAngelo, former chief investigator for the three-county district, who left for a position with Colorado State Attorney General’s office in Denver. DeAngelo’s last day with the DA’s office was Friday, and he begins work in his new position on Oct. 15.
August 2009: Rocky Mountain Remedies and D and C Medical Marijuana and Therapeutic Massage open and agree to follow Steamboat Springs Police Department guidelines.
Kevin Fisher and Ryan Fisher are building a medical marijuana empire, though it may not be obvious from their unassuming warehouse office in the industrial area west of downtown Steamboat Springs. The thirtysomethings have made Rocky Mountain Remedies one of the largest medical marijuana centers in Colorado.
Smoking marijuana isn’t the only way to consume it. Colorado’s medical marijuana centers typically offer a variety of infused products, from baked goods to tinctures and just about everything in between.
GOP incumbent has balance about $9K greater than Ivancie’s
Republican state Rep. Randy Baumgardner maintained a strong fundraising lead through September in his race for re-election against Democratic challenger Steve Ivancie.
Riders set to take on endurance event
Kris Cannon went into her first solo 24 Hours of Moab mountain bike race two years ago without expectations, and she insisted she was doing so again this year as she prepared Wednesday for her second solo ride in one of endurance mountain bike racing’s biggest events.
Guilty plea will ensure public record of deferred judgment
The key part of a plea deal that Kati More and the Routt County District Attorney’s Office will take before a judge at the end of the month is a charge that isn’t even related to the theft she is accused of committing. Instead, the charge of disorderly conduct is a way to guarantee that the rest of the case can never be sealed entirely.
Group members agree that collaboration, detailed information key to effective granting
The Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board spent an hour and a half of its monthly meeting Wednesday in an ongoing conversation with Routt County school district officials about the mechanics of its granting process. The goal of the workshop was to streamline the grant application and review process for projects in the Hayden, Steamboat Springs and South Routt school districts.
Town’s students take advantage of new sidewalks
In years past, Hayden Valley Elementary School students walked or rode their bikes on U.S. Highway 40, Poplar Street or Third Street on their way to school. Not anymore. The addition of sidewalks along those thoroughfares to the school means students can more safely get to school.
Torie Christensen’s intolerance to gluten and dairy had all but eliminated her ability to eat the sumptuous baked goods she created alongside her mother and grandmother. But it wasn’t long before the perseverant teenager rose above her limitations. In May, her experiments came to fruition in a cookbook she self-published.
The official start of the ski and snowboard season may still be nearly two months — or four merchant pass payroll deductions — away, but for many, at least a taste of the sweet white stuff is coming much sooner.
It’s pretty easy to find the driving force of the Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team. For a team that’s dominated the Western Slope tennis scene for more than a decade, it’s that fear of being the team that doesn’t win a regional title.
Idea-driven group for techies, entrepreneurs meets tonight
Ignite Steamboat is lighting the fire again after a summer break. Now more than a year old, the Ignite Steamboat networking group has grown to 115 members who like to share ideas about technology, entrepreneurship and more in a social setting.
School staff, faculty also enjoy interaction of planning activities during celebratory week
The entrance to Hayden High School looks like an advertisement for homecoming week. Painted in black, orange and white are the week’s activities and events. Student Council President Delanie VeDepo said homecoming is about more than the students. She said it’s for the entire community.
Through the lens of Routt County organizations and a small, community atmosphere, the Community Cinema series presented by the Bud Werner Memorial Library will examine a large-scale issue each month with the screening of a documentary. The first film of the 2010-11 series, called “Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian,” screens at 6:30 p.m. today in Library Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
The Hayden High School cheerleaders would like to invite all Hayden High School and Hayden Union High School alumni to stop by the high school lobby during regular school hours or any evening event times this week and “sign your decade” poster.
Colorado House Bill 1284 was created to regulate the business side of Colorado’s medical marijuana industry.
12:07 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to help with cattle on state wildlife land near mile marker 101 of U.S. Highway 40. Deputies were trying to contact the owner of the cows.