News in brief for Aug. 30

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Oak Creek woman's death under investigation

The death of a 48-year-old Oak Creek woman Sunday morning is under investigation.

An ambulance was requested for Madeline Martinez in the 300 block of East First Street at 7:07 a.m. Sunday, according to the call log from Routt County Communications. Martinez was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center, where she died.

The death is under investigation, said Linda Koile, department head for the Oak Creek Police Department.

"We're not releasing any information until we're finished with our investigation," Koile said.

Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg verified the woman's name and age, and said that an autopsy was being done to help determine a cause of death. Results of the autopsy and toxicology tests could be available today. He said that the death is under investigation.

Free and reduced lunch

for limited-income families

Families with limited income can submit a short application to apply for federally funded Free and Reduced Priced Meal program. For families who qualify, meals are free or are provided at the reduced price of 40 cents each.

This year, instead of having to fill out one application for each child, families have to fill out only one application.

The program ensures that applications and information about whether students receive benefits are confidential. Other students and teachers will not know whether children are receiving free or reduced priced meals.

For a family of four, the income criterion for receiving free meals is $20,917, and for receiving reduced-price meals is $29,767.

Applications may be submitted any time during the school year. For more information, call Nutrition Services Director Darcy Trask at 871-3272.

School meal prices increase in Steamboat

There has been a slight increase in the cost of meals at Steamboat schools. Lunches are $2.25 at elementary schools, $2.50 at Steamboat Springs Middle School, and $2.75 at Steamboat Springs High School.

Families can buy meal tickets a month at a time and save as much as $3.

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