Briefs for July 7

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Ford Explorer reported stolen Monday morning

A tan 1998 Ford Explorer reportedly was stolen early Monday morning from 322 Old Fish Creek Falls Road.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m. Monday, David Dietrich reported to police that he awoke to find his Explorer missing, Steamboat Springs police Capt. Joel Rae said. Dietrich last saw the vehicle about 2:30 a.m. Monday morning. Police are investigating the theft but have no suspects.

Tribute to those serving overseas is in September

Names of people who are serving or have died in action in Iraq and Afghanistan are being collected for a tribute at the "Wings and Wheels in the 'Boat," a Labor Day celebration at Steamboat Springs Airport.

Residents of Northwest Colorado should send information about relatives, friends or others serving overseas for a tribute at 11:30 a.m. Saturday during Labor Day weekend. Photos and information on those serving abroad will be displayed on a bulletin board while the tribute takes place. There may be a military flyover.

Information on those serving abroad, including names, photos and information on where they're serving and what unit they are serving with, can be e-mailed to Joe McNasby at jmcnasby@mdmgroup.net, faxed to 879-1462 or mailed in care of MDM, P.O. Box 775330, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

SSWSC elects two to

its board of directors

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club has two elected positions open on its board of directors. They are three-year terms and are open to anyone. Interested candidates should call the Winter Sports Club office to have their names added to the election ballot. The application deadline is 5 p.m. July 14. Voting will begin July 15 and will close at 5 p.m. July 21. Ballots are available in the Winter Sports Club office, and only Winter Sports Club members may vote. Call 879-0695.

Friends of Beach family raise funds for medical bills

Friends of Stormie Beach, a Hayden teen seriously injured in a car accident June 20, are raising funds to help pay her medical costs.

The 16-year-old girl was airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction and was in intensive care for more than a week. She was upgraded to fair condition this week.

The car she was riding in was not insured, and Medicaid will not cover all the medical expenses.

Her brother, Chase Beach, also was in the accident. He was released from the hospital last week. Their mother, Libby Beach, is a single parent. Donations can be made to the Libby Beach Fund at any First National Bank of the Rockies branch.

Seminars at Steamboat has 3 speakers planned

For its second season, Seminars at Steamboat has planned three speakers to discuss public policy issues of interest: U.S. District Judge Andre Davis will speak on "Terrorism and the courts since 9/11: A view from the federal bench," on July 15; Strobe Talbott will speak on "Foreign Policy in an Election Year" on Aug. 6; E.J. Dionne will speak on "Why the American Electorate is So Polarized" on Aug. 12. The seminars begin at 4 p.m. at Centennial Hall. A $10 donation is suggested for each speech.

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