Ambulance with patient on board hits deer
An ambulance transporting a man injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday evening was involved in an accident en route to Yampa Valley Medical Center.
The man had crashed his motorcycle on Colo. Highway 131 south of Toponas on Wednesday night. A Yampa ambulance responded to the accident, and on its way back to the hospital hit a deer.
Emergency Medical Technician Emma Williamson, who assisted the injured man in the ambulance, guessed that the ambulance hit the deer about two miles outside of Yampa.
She said that no one in the ambulance was seriously injured in the accident involving the deer.
"Only bumps and bruises," she said.
The ambulance received minor damage in the accident but was still able to drive safely, she said.
Hayden mosquito spraying planned for this weekend
The town of Hayden has arranged for aerial mosquito spraying of the insecticide Malathion to take place Saturday morning, or Sunday or Monday morning or evening. A more exact date and time cannot be established as spraying is contingent upon wind and weather conditions. Call Hayden Town Hall at 276-3741.
Art Thursday offers variety of cultural opportunities
Art Thursday takes place every Thursday throughout the summer. The free ArtLine shuttle bus runs at 11:30 a.m. and can take riders to many of the day's events, which include:
n Music on the Green. The Hyperion String Quartet plays a free concert at 12:15 p.m. at the Yampa River Botanic Park. Call 879-5056.
n Photography exhibits. Joel Hausman Photography presents "Landscape in Color" and JoAnn Baker Paul presents "B+W Photography" at the River Art Studio. Call 846-0791.
n Jewelry trunk show. Gold and sterling silver jewelry by Reve at The Silver Lining. Call 879-7474.
n Craft demonstration. KnottyAspen craftsman Mike Fulk presents beds and tables at Freestyle Hair Design in Torian Plum Plaza. Call 846-1492.
n Art exhibit. The top 10 finalists of "Art and the West: A Contemporary Western Art Exhibition and Sale" takes place at Two Rivers Gallery. Call 879-0044.
'Chair Affair' needs artists for upcoming benefit
Artists are needed to creatively paint chairs for the third annual Chair Affair and Auction, presented by the Mixed Media Painting School of Steamboat Springs.
The auction will take place Aug. 23 and proceeds will be used to create a fellowship for art education to benefit artists in Routt and Moffat counties. Call Susan Fredrick at 879-4522 or Mary Beth Galer at 736-0769.
Quarterly emergency food
distributions under way
U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities are being distributed at LIFT-UP of Routt County offices in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek through The Emergency Food Assistance Program.
Eligible households can receive TEFAP foods once per quarter, and the third quarter distribution cycle runs July 1-Sept. 30. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Call 870-8804 from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for information about income eligibility requirements and hours of operation at each Routt County office.