Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, March 19

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• Hinsvark said the grants and building use taxes that currently support capital projects have “a potential end of life” that leaves the capital projects fund “very vulnerable.” As Steamboat Springs' capital needs grow, city manager suggests new revenue source may be needed

• The lineup of restaurants on Yampa Street is undergoing another major shift, with Sweetwater Grill being sold and a new concept set to open in the riverside space in May. Sweetwater Grill is sold; new concept to open in May

• A 41-year-old man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Tuesday for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Man receives 18-year prison sentence for meth in Steamboat Springs

• In a constantly evolving industry, local marijuana dispensaries are implementing new rules that were signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday. Local dispensaries implementing new packaging rules for edibles

• The end of the month marks a date that, if ignored, could have significant repercussions for people all across the country. March 31 is the deadline to register for health insurance, which, for residents of the Centennial State, can mean going through the Connect for Health Colorado marketplace if you don’t already have coverage. March 31 deadline looms for uninsured Moffat, Routt County residents

• The first assignment for the new members of the multi-modal road committee is likely to be helping to promote safety on the roads. County appoints new multi-modal members to a road committee

• The three finalists chosen to interview for the position are Interim Chief Dal Leck, Capt. Dustin Williams and a candidate from the state of Washington named Doug Hutchison. Committee to interview 3 Hayden fire chief candidates

• Hayden Valley Elementary School was evacuated for about 45 minutes Tuesday after someone saw smoke and pulled the fire alarm. Hayden school evacuated because of smoke

• Atmos Energy has filed an application with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to raise its natural gas rates for Northwest Colorado effective April 1. Atmos looks to raise rates to compensate for increased gas costs

• Routt County commits to purchase seven sheriff's vehicles and equipment for $266,607. Routt County Sheriff's Office has 4 new pickups on the way

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