News for Thursday, June 23, 2011

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Oak Creek marijuana business ban is headed to voters

The Oak Creek Town Board began its Thursday meeting by voting, 4-0, to place a citizen-initiated question of whether to ban medical marijuana centers on the November ballot, but medical marijuana discussion didn’t end there.

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Routt County events calendar for June 24 to 30

Demon Funkies, a rock and funk band from Denver that plays high-energy party music, will play at 10 p.m. Friday at Ghost Ranch Saloon. Check out what else is happening in Routt County this week by clicking here.

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Taste of South Routt offers music and local fare

There are a lot of ways to describe South Routt County, but an easy way to get a taste of the essence of the community would be to head to Decker Park in Oak Creek on Saturday. From noon to 6 p.m., about 25 vendors will be on hand showcasing the food, services and lifestyle that makes South Routt the tightly knit and diverse community that it is.

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Author to share the art of contemplative photography in Steamboat

Through a camera lens, the eye can see the world in a new way, capture moments in time and communicate through art. But that lens also can act as a mirror, reflecting back on the camera’s user, making the practice of photography a venue to contemplative thought. It took writer, photographer and Buddhist teacher Andy Karr a long time to bridge the connection between photography and his contemplative studies.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Local fishing options abound

Here we are enjoying long summer days, and I am finally digging into that “around the house” list that never stops growing. But you can’t call it a summer if you don’t find time to camp and fish — at least a little.

USA Pro Cycling Challenge seeks poster artwork

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is inviting sports and cycling fans to create the national and host city commemorative posters for the inaugural international cycling competition Aug. 22-28.

Hayden meth lab suspect waives hearing

Jamison Fjoser’s case heads to district court; arraignment set for Aug. 19

Jamison Fjoser, the man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in Hayden, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Routt County Court today. The case now moves to District Court. Fjoser is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. Aug. 19 for his arraignment before 14th Judicial District Court Judge Shelley Hill.

Steamboat youth corps receives grant

The Steamboat Springs Community Youth Corps has received $21,840 in Great Outdoors Colorado funding to maintain trails on the Yampa River Core Trail and other Steamboat trails, according to a news release.

Several Steamboat trails to open Friday

Work begins on downhill trail at ski area as other local spots open

Six trails in the ski mountain’s network will be opened starting at 10 a.m. Friday, joining many other trails in town that have just recently dried out enough to be accessed. The ski area also said today that work has started on portions of the downhill mountain bike park, the first trail of which could be open this fall.

Demolition delayed for building at Steamboat's CMC campus

The demolition of Monson Hall was rescheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, CMC spokesman Mike McKibbin said.

Steamboat's Moots named Colorado Company to Watch

The statewide program honors 50 companies a year.

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Steamboat duplex hit by fire demolished

New owner hopes to build small commercial building in its place

Two duplex units at Fourth and Oak streets, including one damaged by a fire in August that displaced 18 residents, were being torn down this morning. Steve Peterson said the owner had planned to rebuild on the lot zoned for residential and commercial uses this summer. But Peterson said that timetable likely had been pushed back to spring 2012.

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Steamboat rivers on the rise again

Elk expected to return to flood level as runoff focus shifts to Fish, Soda creeks

Federal hydrologists are predicting that with the return of unseasonably high temperatures this weekend, both the Yampa and Elk rivers have the potential to rise steeply. Hydrologists suggest Steamboat residents also keep an eye on Soda Creek and Fish Creek.

Steamboat police: Man reportedly exposed self at skatepark

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating a report of a man exposing himself near the Howelsen Skate Park on Wednesday.

Weekend forecast: 7,000 visitors and temperatures near 80

A Triple Crown boys baseball tournament, the Taste of South Routt and Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series performances highlight a weekend that should see nearly 8,000 folks stay overnight in Steamboat on Saturday.