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Marijuana legalization debated at Freedom Conference

Fox journalist and Fox News contributor Mary Katherine Ham, it was difficult to take a side during Friday's Freedom Conference debate on marijuana legalization.

The Record for Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

7:45 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a drunk woman who unloaded the Gondola. A sober friend came and picked her up.

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Oak Creek opens first recreational dispensary

Naturally, Mark Stepp is putting the blame on his wife, Lindsay. If it weren’t for her, Stepp might not be living his dream as a master grower and co-owner of Oak Creek’s Park Range Recreationals.

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June real estate sales rebound after record May rain

West of Steamboat saw 13 residential sales in June with an average sale price of $465,300 and a median price of $443,500, for an average price per square foot of $257.

Passive House apartment project wins nod from Steamboat planning commission

Expert Adam Cohen predicted to Steamboat Springs Planning Commission that Passive House Apartments, when complete, would garner national attention as a rare example of a market driven development with net-zero energy use.

Colorado ahead of the curve on methane, VOC regs

With all the worry over the future of coal, residents of Northwest Colorado can breathe a sigh relief knowing their the state is ahead of the curve on federal methane and volatile organic compound regulations.

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Rising Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson gets warm welcome in Steamboat Springs

Carson signed books, posed for photos with fans and even fit in a game of pool before giving a speech at the Freedom Conference.

Oak Creek approves purchase of downtown lot

At its regular board of trustees meeting Thursday, the Town of Oak Creek approved the purchase of a property located adjacent to Elk’s Tavern on Main Street.

John F. Russell: Packing a few things in before sun sets on summer

The list of things I wanted to do this summer is way too long, but the good news is that another summer is always just around the corner.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Aug. 20 to Aug. 26

Check out the most-viewed stories on our desktop site from the past week, and see what you missed.

Gardening with Deb: Plants that handle foot traffic

Of the many beautiful gardens in Routt County, my favorites feature meandering pathways that lead you through the beds of plants. For plants that are intended to be trodden upon, gardeners should look for a ground cover plant that is low growing, spreads easily and is dense enough to inhibit weeds.

Jeff Peters: Republicans call shots

After reading Gary Kalow’s response, “Rob is right but wrong,” to Rob Douglas’ letter to the editor in Steamboat Today Aug. 25, I must agree that he is right. However, he is also wrong. 

Steamboat briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper event set for Wednesday

Steamboat Today’s next Coffee and a Newspaper will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will be the topic of discussion, and SSWSC Executive Director Jim Boyne will present information about the club, including an update on its new Alpine ski racing venue on Mount Werner.

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Less travel, more experience could spell big payoff for Soroco football

When Soroco High School quarterback Isaac Jonas broke his ankle in a 62-0 loss to Dayspring Christian Academy last September, it was the first major injury of his life. Initially, it was difficult for him to accept missing the rest of the 8-man football season, but he did his best to make what he could of the situation.

Walton leads Sailors in two tourneys

Britt Walton led the Steamboat Springs High School golf team in a pair of tournaments this week — the senior standing out as a bright spot for the team in what coach Andrew Donner said were somewhat lackluster performances.

Tigers open with loss

The Hayden High School girls volleyball started its season with a loss Thursday, traveling to Rangely, 25-18, 25-21 and 25-5.

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Soccer squad expecting tough league battle

The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team endured plenty of turnover in the offseason, but there’s no shortage of experience coming back for what coach Rob Bohlmann said will be one of the most competitive seasons in memory for the always tight Western Slope League.

The Record for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

8:11 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help with an accident at 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue. A man had a medical emergency and crashed his truck into four cars, a light pole and a street pole. The man had minor injuries.

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As Steamboat Springs City Council weighs Iron Horse sale, tight-knit community of tenants hopes to stay

For the second time in three years, residents at the city-owned Iron Horse Inn are worried they may soon lose their homes and have to scramble to find another piece of workforce housing they can afford.

Haze moves out, drier weather moving in

After a soggy Thursday, mostly clear skies were expected to return to the Yampa Valley Friday.