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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.

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.

Six weeks after records request, councilman sees 'pattern of avoidance'

It has been more than six weeks after a records request and interim Steamboat Springs police chief Jerry DeLong still has not decided whether to release three reports related to an independent police department investigation that led to the resignations of the department's two leaders.

Hayden resident pursuing option to recall marijuana vote

A Hayden resident has taken the next step to let voters decide whether marijuana cultivation should be allowed in Hayden.

The Record for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015

1:15 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a car alarm going off every 15 minutes in the 1100 block of Natures Lane.

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City of Steamboat Springs proposes new regulations for private marijuana grows

The city's unlicensed growing facilities were thrust into the spotlight on June 13 when a caregiver's medical marijuana grow operation caught fire on Downhill Drive and caused $20,000 worth of damage to the building.

The Record for Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

11:26 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a taxi passenger on Skyview Lane who was so intoxicated he couldn't tell the driver where he lived. The intoxicated passenger was taken to the hospital.

Two men airlifted off of Mount Werner on Monday in separate incidents

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue headed up the mountain around 4:20 p.m. to help a 55-year-old man who had possibly broken his neck in a mountain bike crash on the advanced Flying Diamond trail.

The Record for Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015

2:26 p.m. Officers were called to help a group of volleyball players who showed up to their reserved court at Howelsen Hill and found a group of intoxicated people playing there. The intoxicated people wouldn't give up the court. Police mediated the situation.

The Record for Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

11:18 a.m. Deputies were called to a report of a dog bite at the Meadows Campground. The bitten party was transferred to the hospital and the dog owner was issued a summons.

The Record for Friday, Aug. 21, 2015

11:05 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of shoplifting in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive.

The Record for Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

7:08 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a man flipping people off in the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue. He could not be located.

Preliminary hearing scheduled for police officer charged with felony

Steamboat Springs Police Department officer Kristin Bantle, the officer who has been charged with a felony related to providing false information on an employment application submitted to the Routt County Sheriff's Office, appeared in court again Friday.