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Vote on rural pot grows in Routt County prepped for Nov. 8 ballot

County voters could see pot on ballot

The intent behind putting the pot question on the November ballot is to have a tax in effect if commissioners lift the moratorium and begin hearing permit applications for grow facilities.

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The Record for Sunday, July 25, 2016

8:34 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a driver who left a coffee shop on Anglers Drive with an open bottle of champagne in the passenger seat of his pickup. Police were unable to find the driver.

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Bench Fire ignites in Dinosaur National Monument

Fire crews from Dinosaur National Monument and additional agencies are working to suppress the Bench Fire located north of Yampa Bench Road, about two miles west of Haystack Rock.

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The Record for Saturday, July 23, 2016

11:28 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a motor vehicle hit-and-run at the intersection of Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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The Record for Friday, July 22, 2016

9:07 p.m. Officers were called to a report of harassment in the 500 block of Eaglepointe Court. It was a neighbor dispute related to a dog getting into a garden.

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Jail Report for July 16 to July 22, 2016

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.

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County has budding interest in pot

Looking only at grow facilities, no retail

Routt County officials have studied the policies of other counties that allow marijuana grow operations, as well as the experience of the nearby town of Oak Creek.

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Suicidal man charged with arson

A 55-year-old man has been charged with felony fourth-degree arson after investigators say he tried to commit suicide by blowing himself up.

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Police investigate whether fire was intentionally set

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating a fire that occurred Wednesday morning as a possible arson.

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Colorado sees spike in motorcyclist deaths

So far this year, there have been 58 deaths involving a motorcycle rider, a 14 percent increase compared to the same time period last year.

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The Record for Thursday, July 21, 2016

10:09 p.m. Officers were called to a report of two raccoons approaching people in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. Police could not find them.

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The Record for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

5:24 a.m. West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters were called to a report of a semi that crashed near mile marker 118 on U.S. Highway 40. The semi hit guard rails, and the driver was not injured.

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Firefighters gain priceless experience

Local firefighters are gaining experience at the Beaver Creek Fire that could prove valuable if a large wildfire were to occur in Routt County.

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The Record for Tuesday, July 19, 2016

12:52 a.m. Oak Creek Fire Protection District firefighters were called to help a person with chest pain in the 100 block of West Williams Street.

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Community says goodbye to Gavin Stiles

Gavin's memorial service was held Wednesday at the Steamboat Christian Center.