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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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Steamboat briefs: Local twin siblings named to Presidents List for GPAs

Riley Brodie and his twin sister, Katie Brodie, were named to the Presidents List at Colorado Mesa University for maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA.

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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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Yampa Street closures announced for week of July 25

Beginning Monday, July 25, Yampa Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Ninth and 10th streets, including the Ninth Street intersection. Access into the public parking lot at Ninth and Yampa will be closed for a majority of the work week.

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Week of warm weather expected for Yampa Valley

Residents and visitors can expect above-normal temperatures early this week and only a slight chance for rain showers, according to Sunday forecasts from the National Weather Service and a local meteorologist.

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Acclaimed author Bonnie Nadzam returns to Steamboat Springs for book signing

Author Bonnie Nadzam, who called Steamboat Springs home for two years after college from 1999 to 2001, wrote “Lions” while living in Fort Collins, and she said the fictional town, which emerged as another character in the novel, is a “mash-up” of different places around the state.

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New Steamboat Christian School prepares for opening

The new Steamboat Christian School has enrolled 22 students for the upcoming school year, and school leaders are continuing to accept applications.

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Bighorn sheep continue a comeback in Mount Zirkel Wilderness

At $6 per head, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep used to be the most valuable cut of wild game meat consumed by pioneers in Routt County in the late 1800s.

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Monday Medical: Prep for athletics with a sports physical

Summer might still be in full swing, but the time to start thinking about sports physicals is now.

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Health briefs: Natural Grocers to host talk on healthy party foods

Nutritional Health Coach Alicia McLeod will host a talk titled "Elevate Your Party Favorites" from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 31 at Natural Grocers, 335 Lincoln Ave.

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Businesses adapt to life in construction zone

How are businesses on Yampa Street faring with the major construction project that has put fences, noisy equipment and dust in front of their storefronts? It really depends on who you ask.

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Going the extra mile: Several miles of new trail in the works in Steamboat Springs area

In a place where trail builders have imagined developing seamless trails all the way to Dinosaur National Monument, big dreams are starting to become reality.

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Steamboat briefs: State highway 131 requires full-day closure at Bond

Crews from the Union Pacific Railroad will be replacing rail through the crossing on Colorado Highway 131 at mile marker 16.25 through Bond on Monday, July 25. The only day of a full closure will be Monday. Preliminary work will begin Sunday with flaggers ushering motorists through the work zone and again on Tuesday, July 26. Sunday and Tuesday, motorists should expect 5- to 10-minute delays during flagging operations.