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Routt County in photos: Jan. 8, 2014

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No one has to remind Steamboat Springs resident Ed Benamati how much snow the area has received this winter. He sees it every time he walks his dog along the Yampa River Core Trail. The snow is expected to continue this week as several more winter storm systems are predicted in Northwest Colorado. Photo by John F. Russell

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Early morning on the Yampa. Submitted by: Carolyn Culp

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Snowy barn. Submitted by: Carolyn Culp

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Pressing glass for grass. Submitted by: Tim VanWyngarden

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A breach in the fencing. Submitted by: Ron Szerlong

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Soroco's Briana Peterson looks for a shot last month against Hayden. Peterson is one of four Rams who have led the team in scoring during a game this season. The squad will put its strong start on the line twice this weekend, Friday against South Park and Saturday against West Grand. Ben Ingersoll/file

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Barenaked Ladies bassist Jim Creeggan played an impromptu set with members of the local band El Kabong on New Year's in Steamboat Springs. From left, Pete Van De Carr, Eugene Buchanan, Creeggan and Gretchen Van De Carr. Not pictured are band members Cam Boyd, Tom Larson and Brad Williams. Courtesy photo

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Heavy early winter storm have left the banks of the Yampa River surrounded by large snow banks thanks to an above average snowpack in the area. The snowpack is expected to increase this week as the National Weather Service has predicted several storms that are expected to bring more snow to the area. Photo by John F. Russell

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The snowpack for the Yampa/White River Basins is above average for the year so far. Photo by John F. Russell

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Houston resident Brandon Stinson talks to the crowd about his purchase Wednesday at Rocky Mountain Remedies. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Rocky Mountain Remedies was selling several strands of marijuana for recreational use. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Rocky Mountain Remedies was selling several strands of marijuana for recreational use. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Customers line up Wednesday morning inside Rocky Mountain Remedies. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Customers wait in line Wednesday morning outside Rocky Mountain Remedies. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Rocky Mountain Remedies employee Chris Fisher hands over the first legal sale of recreational marijuana to Minnesota resident Patrick Krenke on Wednesday morning. Krenke spent $112.55 and paid for it using plastic. "That's the first time I've bought weed without cash," he said. Photo by Matt Stensland

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