Tuesday, February 8, 2005
Two injured in rollover accident on U.S. 40
Two people were injured after their vehicle rolled off the road on U.S. Highway 40 near milepost 119.
At about 2 p.m. Monday, Fernando Padilla Hernandez, 21, of Steamboat Springs, was going around a sweeping left-hand curve and lost control of his vehicle, a green 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
The vehicle spun off the right side of the road, hitting an uphill embankment before rolling onto its roof, according to the State Patrol.
The driver and his passenger, 29-year-old Yasenia Hadley, were taken via ambulance to Yampa Valley Medical Center, where they were treated and released.
During its investigation, the State Patrol found the tires on the vehicle to have insufficient tread depth and to be unsafe. At the time of the accident, the road was slushy and covered in snow, according to the State Patrol.
Hernandez was cited for careless driving and operating a vehicle with unsafe tires. The accident reduced U.S. 40 to one lane for almost an hour.
Coupons available to help spay or neuter pets
In celebration of the Routt County Humane Society's 20th anniversary and Spay Day USA, the Humane Society is offering $20 spay or neuter discount coupons during February. A limited number of coupons are available. Call your veterinarian to schedule an appointment, or call the Humane Society at 879-RCHS for information.
Driver safety program offered to those over 50
The AARP is offering a driver safety program for motorists 50 and older. The eight-hour course is designed to help drivers improve their skills and prevent traffic accidents. Drivers ages 55 and older may receive substantial insurance savings. The next classes will be offered from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 22 and from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The cost is $10. To register, call Bud or Jane Romberg at 879-0064 or Shelly Orrel at 879-0633.
Community blood drive
at YVMC on Feb. 17
A community blood drive is from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Call 870-1495 to schedule a donation time.
Tread museum seeking 'Boat bumper stickers
The Tread of Pioneers Museum is looking for significant Steamboat bumper stickers for its collection. Examples include "Cows Not Condos," "For Pete's Sake," and "More Steamboat, Less Otten." If you would like to donate stickers, call Kelly at 879-2214.