Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Feb. 5 | SteamboatToday.com

Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Feb. 5

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• It wasn’t an earth-shattering meeting, by any means. But it did lay the groundwork for some future discussions that could have big implications for the council and the city. Steamboat Springs City Council shows lighter side at retreat

• Kevin Fisher, co-owner of Rocky Mountain Remedies in Steamboat Springs, has won approval to open two new medical marijuana dispensaries in the Boston area. Steamboat man’s weed expertise tapped for Boston operations

• The family of former Routt County Commissioner and State Highway Commissioner Bill Haight informed the Steamboat Today that he died Feb. 2 at the Loveland Heart Center of the Rockies after suffering a heart attack in Steamboat Springs on Jan. 31. He was 80. Former county commissioner Bill Haight dies at 80

• Like other Colorado communities, Steamboat Springs has seen an increase in the presence of heroin, Police Chief Joel Rae said. Heroin also on the radar for Steamboat police

• A combination of good snow, more visitors and gradually increasing lodging rates are believed to be behind Steamboat Springs’ substantial jump in sales tax revenue for December. Steamboat Springs ends 2013 with 7 percent gain in December sales tax

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• The Colorado Legislative Rural Caucus met for the first time Monday, hosting a panel discussion about rural telecom issues. Colorado Legislative Rural Caucus meets for 1st time

• There are two more opportunities this weekend to participate in a community flash mob dance routine. 2 flash mob community dances planned for Winter Carnival

• A late corn harvest in the Midwest, which uses propane heat to dry the crop, and severe winter weather is creating demand felt in other regions. Low temperatures drive up propane prices

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