Briefs for June 20


Steamboat police subdue man with Taser gun

Steamboat Springs police used a Taser gun Saturday to subdue a man suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run accident.

At about noon, police at--tempted to arrest 28-year-old Travis Browning of Steamboat Springs in the West End Trailer Park, where witnesses reported he hit another vehicle with his car and left the scene Friday night, police Officer John McCartin said.

Browning ran from police into a trailer, where he tried to fight officers, McCartin said.

Officers used the Taser gun on Browning, who was arrested after a routine check by Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue officials.

Taser guns temporarily stun individuals with an electric shock.

He was arrested on charges including driving under restraint, resisting arrest and failing to provide information on a motor vehicle accident.

Buddhism series begins Wednesday at center

"What the Buddha Taught," a three-part series taught by Tim Olmstead, director of the Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs, will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the center. The series will continue June 29 and July 6.

The series will explore the life and teachings of the Buddha, the path to liberation and the practice of meditation. The material is appropriate to students and practitioners of any religious or spiritual tradition. A requested donation is asked of $10 per evening for adults and $5 per evening for students. Call 879-3788.

Summer pottery sale at Blue Sky Pottery

Members of the Steamboat Clay Artisans are holding a summer pottery sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Blue Sky Pottery, at U.S. Highway 40 and Pine Grove Road.


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