Law enforcement


Study: Visitors to Colorado drive mountain town marijuana demand

According to a study prepared for the Colorado Department of Revenue, about 90 percent of retail sales in "heavily visited mountain communities" come from out-of-state visitors.

Former Routt County couple accused in lawsuit of embezzling $5 million

A former Routt County couple has been accused in a lawsuit of embezzling almost $5 million dollars from an employer and using it, in part, to build a luxury home outside of Steamboat Springs.

BLM responds to 8 small, lightning-caused fires

The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit responded to eight lightning caused wildland fires in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties late Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management.

The Record for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

12:43 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person who walked by a bar in the 700 block of Yampa Street and threatened staff.

Police training to take place at Steamboat school

Local emergency responders will be training Friday and Saturday at Strawberry Park Middle School for worst-case scenarios involving potential active shooters.

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Moffat County football coaches asked to resign

Moffat County School District has asked the six football coaches from the district’s high school football team to resign following a hazing incident that happened several weeks ago in Evanston, Wyoming.

The Record for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

1:14 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 2300 block of Penny Lane. Cable company workers said they had been threatened a couple hours earlier by a customer with a baseball bat. Police said the customer had a large marijuana growing operation in his home, and the electricity consumption was disrupting cable service in the neighborhood. To solve the problem, the cable company disconnected the man’s cable service. He got upset and smashed some things in his home with the bat. Police were following up on the incident.

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Marijuana sales tax data hard to come by in Steamboat Springs

The general answer, according to city officials, is that marijuana sales so far have accounted for a very small portion of Steamboat's bigger revenue picture. But the exact dollar figures never may be known publicly.

The Record for Monday, July 7, 2014

10:37 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a person who wanted to complain about people yelling and cheering too loud at a baseball game at Howelsen Hill. Nothing was done about the complaint.

The Record for Sunday, July 6, 2014

12:38 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a complaint about a Jeep full of juveniles that was swerving and speeding at Mount Werner Road and South Lincoln Avenue. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

The Record for Saturday, July 5, 2014

12:17 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a fight at a bar in the 700 block of Yampa Street. The parties were separated, and no one wanted to press charges.

The Record for Friday, July 4, 2014

12:09 a.m. North Routt Fire Protection District firefighters were called to a report of a rollover accident at C.R. 129 and Forest Service Road 550. No one was injured.

Jail Report for June 28 to July 4, 2014

The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

Flag stolen from North Routt fire station

The North Routt Fire Protection District is hoping for the safe return of a flag that recently was stolen from their fire station in Clark.

The Record for Thursday, July 3, 2014

12:12 a.m. Officers were called to a report of arson at Steamboat Springs High School. A portable toilet burned completely. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters extinguished the portable toilet.