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News in brief for July 7

Man goes to jail, faces new charges

A man who apparently forgot what he packed for a visit to the Routt County Jail now may end up spending more time behind bars.

Brian Allen Autry, 29, of Steamboat Springs, reported to jail at about 7 p.m. Tuesday to serve a few days of a 60-day sentence for a second drunken-driving conviction, a jail deputy said.

Autry brought a backpack with him, and when it was searched, jail deputies reportedly found a small amount of marijuana, Routt County Undersheriff Dan Taylor said.

Autry was arrested on suspicion of introducing contraband into the jail and possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana. Autry bonded out on the new charges, but he remained in jail to serve a few days of his other sentence.

All inmates’ belongings are searched before they enter jail to make sure they don’t bring in anything illegal, Taylor said.

“We have to make sure there isn’t anything in there that’s going to endanger anyone,” he said.

Radio station temporarily off the air for repairs

Steamboat Springs’ classical radio station, WWFM, is off the air for translator repair and installation of a new antenna and cable.fficials hope to have the station back to broadcasting classical music today.

Arts Council looking for artists for Beaux Arts

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is looking for artists to adorn the sidewalks with their paintings for the upcoming Beaux Arts Festival, which will be held Aug. 6. Call 879-9038.