Steamboat briefs: Newspaper to host forum on pot-growing operations Monday |

Steamboat briefs: Newspaper to host forum on pot-growing operations Monday

Steamboat Today is hosting a forum to discuss the positives and negatives of allowing marijuana-growing operations in Hayden.

The forum will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Hayden. Anyone interested in submitting questions for the forum should email Steamboat Today Editor Lisa Schlichtman at

The forum is aimed at educating residents about the issue, which will be decided in a Jan. 26 special election. Voters will be asked whether to repeal an ordinance passed Aug. 6 by the Hayden Town Council, 6-1, which allows marijuana-growing operations in the city.

2015 Yampa Valley Gives Day scheduled for Tuesday

Yampa Valley Gives is gearing up for another successful day of giving on Tuesday, Dec. 8, Colorado Gives Day. Last year the local effort raised more than $400,000 for 40 local nonprofits in only 24 hours. This year 53 local nonprofits are participating, and all of them can be found at For those who don’t want to wait until Dec. 8 to make their donations, they can go to the website anytime to pre-schedule their donation for Tuesday. Statewide and local incentive funds increase the value of every dollar donated on that day. 

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