Steamboat man arrested after flipping his car
A 28-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after flipping his car on Steamboat Boulevard.
Brian Allen Autry was arrested on suspicion of DUI, careless driving, driving with a revoked license and no proof of insurance.
Autry said he was westbound on Steamboat Boulevard near Meadowbrook Circle at about 5 p.m. when sun hindered his vision. Police Officer John McCartin said Autry drove off the right side of the road.
Autry reportedly drove the vehicle up on the side of a hill and hit a fire hydrant. The vehicle then spun around and flipped over on its side, McCartin said.
People nearby heard the accident and had Autry sit in a lawn chair by the road until police arrived.
Autry suffered cuts and bruises from the accident and was transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center by ambulance and released to the Routt County Jail the same day.
The vehicle was damaged heavily with all the windows broken. Empty and full beer cans, along with an empty bottle of rum, were scattered across the road, McCartin said.
Autry appeared Tuesday in District Court, where Deputy District Attorney Erick Knaus said Autry had four DUI arrests in Alabama and another one in Steamboat in June.
Autry remains in the Routt County Jail on a $6,000 bond.
Boys charged with stealing from lockers at rec center
Three boys were arrested Tuesday on charges of stealing more than $400 from lockers at the Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Center.
A 15 year-old and two 12-year-old boys, all from Steamboat Springs, were arrested Tuesday afternoon at the health and rec center, Steamboat Police Officer Garrett Wiggins said.
On Monday, $100 was reported stolen at the facility. On Tuesday, a man noticed the three boys in the men's locker room acting suspicious. After they left, he noticed money was missing from his belongings and notified police, Wiggins said.
When the boys returned to the health and rec center Tuesday afternoon, the police interviewed them, and they confessed to taking almost $360 on Tuesday.
The three were charged with third-degree burglary and theft of less than $500.
Hockey association taking applications for coaches
The Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association is taking applications for coaches for the 2004-05 season. Those interested in being a head coach or an assistant, should call Dave Strang at 846-2796 or Tim Anderson at 819-2740.
Newspaper accepting applications for ed board
The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting nominations for community representatives on its Editorial Board. The community representatives would serve a four-month term from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31.
The Editorial Board includes two community representatives and four members of the newspaper staff. Newspaper staff members on the board include publisher Suzanne Schlicht, editor Scott Stanford, city editor Melissa Roddy and reporter Tom Ross. The Editorial Board formulates the Our View opinions expressed on the ViewPoints page of the newspaper.
Readers interested in serving on the Editorial Board should send a letter of 500 words or less expressing their interest in the board to Stanford at firstname.lastname@example.org or at P.O. Box 774827; Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also may be dropped off at the Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Nominations are due Aug. 24.
Call Stanford at 871-4221 with questions.
Kick-off barbecue held
for fall students at CMC
All students registered for the 2004 fall semester at Colorado Mountain College are invited to attend the college's annual kick-off barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 20 behind the residence hall. The event will feature a free barbecue dinner, two bands, and a resource fair. Call 870-4479.
Also, on Aug. 19, CMC will host a reception for all nontraditional students (ages 24 and older). The event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. next to the book store in Willett Hall. On-site child care is available, but a reservation is necessary. Call 870-4479.