Briefs for April 8

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Fight Wednesday sends men to hospital, jail

A fight in front of Leisure Resorts sent one man to the hospital and another to the Routt County Jail early Wednesday morning.

The Steamboat Springs Police Department arrested Leif McCole, 24, on charges of second-degree assault after he allegedly punched Hudson Tubity, 21, in front of the hotel in the 1000 block of Highpoint Drive.

The fight started just after midnight Wednesday, Assistant Police Chief Art Fiebing said.

Tubity was walking into the Ramada and McCole was walking out when McCole barked at him, Fiebing said. The two got into a verbal argument before McCole punched Tubity in the face and wrestled him to the ground, Fiebing said.

Tubity had a cut above his right eye and across his forehead, Fiebing said. Emergency medical technicians considered the wound a serious bodily injury, making the crime a second-degree assault.

A security officer at the hotel reported the fight to police and may also have been injured in the fight.

Christian Heritage School fund-raiser nets $75K

Ed. note: The following news item appeared in the Steamboat Today on Tuesday and incorrectly stated the auction raised more than $700,000 for Christian Heritage School. The auction raised more than $75,000 for the school.

Christian Heritage School's annual auction fund-raiser held at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel on March 26 raised more than $75,000 for the private school. Almost 400 people attended the silent auction and evening entertainment, including state Sen. Jack Taylor, R-Steamboat Springs.

A musical performance by Brent Rowan and a live auction featuring a black Labrador retriever puppy and a Southern California theme-park vacation were among the highlights of the evening, school spokeswoman Marilou Jones said. The auction fund-raiser is Christian Heritage School's largest fund-raising event of the year and helps the school keep tuition rates low and support academic programs.

Breast Cancer Awareness Project has funds available

The Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project has funds available through the end of the year to help pay for mammograms or breast-cancer treatment for women who cannot afford such services. Call 879-1632.

'Puzzles' fund-raiser held through end of April

The Yampa Valley Autism Program is sponsoring a "Puzzles" fund-raiser through the end of April, as it is National Autism Awareness Month. With the purchase of each puzzle piece comes a chance to win prizes in an April 30 drawing.

Proceeds benefit the Yampa Valley Autism Program. The puzzle pieces cost $5 each and can be bought until April 29 at Horizons and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.

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