Briefs for Oct. 29

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Three Walden teenagers killed in rollover accident

Three Walden teenagers were killed and a fourth was seriously injured after being thrown from their pickup in a rollover accident Wednesday.

At about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, the teens were headed west on Jackson County Road 12W about a mile west of Colorado Highway 125 when the driver, 18-year-old Dean Waldron, "aggressively steered to the right" for an unknown reason, sending the 1998 Chevrolet pickup into a sideways skid, according to a report from the Colorado State Patrol. The truck skidded off the right side of the road, hit a delineator post, rotated and then rolled, side over side, four times, covering 210 feet and ejecting all four occupants.

Waldron and a passenger, Nacona Ferrin, 17, were pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger, Nichole Starr, 17, was transported by air to Poudre Valley Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival because of massive internal injuries, according to police reports. A fourth passenger, Courtney Farrell, 18, also was transported by air to Poudre Valley Hospital with a spinal fracture and pelvis fracture. She was then sent to Children's Hospital in Denver, where she was listed in serious condition Thursday.

Speed may have contributed to the accident. The Colorado State Patrol used roadway evidence to calculate that the truck was traveling at almost 83 mph when it went off the road in a 50 mph zone, according to the report. Waldron and Ferrin were wearing seat belts; Starr and Farrell were not.

Soroco schools holding parent-teacher meetings

Soroco High School and Middle School parent-teacher conferences will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9. Parents are asked to call the school to schedule a conference time: Soroco High School can be reached at 736-2531, and Soroco Middle School can be reached at 736-8531.

Steamboat Middle School conferences Nov. 10, 11

Steamboat Springs Middle School parent-teacher conferences will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11. Parents can call the school at 879-1058 to schedule a conference. Students and staff will not have school Nov. 12.

CMC offering 'Women and Money' class Wednesdays

Colorado Mountain College is offering "Women and Money," a class exploring the personal and cultural messages women are given about money. The class meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Nov. 3. The cost is $50. Call 870-4444 to register.

Boy Scouts of America

to sell Christmas wreaths

The Boy Scouts of America Troop 194 will be selling Christmas wreaths and garlands through October. They are raising money to go to the national jamboree in the summer of 2005 at Fort AP Hill, Va. Call 879-5241, 871-0912 or 870-9251.

LIFT-UP distributing food from U.S. ag department

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, with the current quarter running from October to December. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 870-8804 from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays for information about income eligibility and hours of operation.

Library has opening

on its board of trustees

The West Routt Library District has one opening on its board of trustees. Hayden residents interested in serving on the seven-member board are asked to stop by the Hayden Public Library and pick up an application form. This is a voluntary position, and the term will begin Jan. 1. Call the library at 276-3777.

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