Briefs for Nov. 1

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No one injured when van it Steamboat school bus

A minivan hit a Steamboat Springs school bus Monday morning in Steamboat II.

Eleven children were on the school bus at the time of the accident, but none reported injuries, the Colorado State Patrol reported.

The accident happened at about 7:25 a.m. on Anchor Way. A woman reportedly was driving a 1996 Dodge van eastbound when the vehicle veered left, colliding with the side of an oncoming bus.

The bus driver apparently steered right and partially off the road in an attempt to avoid the accident. The bus came to a controlled stop on the shoulder of the road, according to the report.

Neither the bus driver nor the van driver was injured; both told troopers they were wearing seat belts.

The crash significantly damaged the front of the minivan. The school bus was slightly damaged.

Suicide support group

to meet once a month

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, or REPS, is offering a new monthly support group for those who have lost a loved one to or who have been touched by suicide.
"Heartbeat of Routt County" will be held the second Tuesday of the month starting Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Visiting Nurse Association office, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101.
Hosts include Ronna Autrey and Laurie Marano, both local community members who have lost loved ones to suicide. For more information, call Autrey at 871-0682

Fourth Bust of Steamboat deemed a success

Nearly 300 people attended the fourth annual "Bust of Steamboat" at Three Peaks Grill. Thirty thousand dollars was raised for breast cancer patients, far exceeding the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer committee's goal.

The highest bid for a bra reached $3,500, which was over $2,000 more than any bid at previous fundraisers.

All the money raised will stay in the Yampa Valley, helping Routt County and Moffat County women pay for mammograms and assist in the cost for breast cancer treatment. To apply for funds, call Jan Fritz at 879-1632.

Local scholarships

available to seniors

The Career/College Center is organizing and presenting local scholarships to the Class of 006. There are about 30 local scholarships that are offered in the spring. These scholarships help seniors attend colleges, trade schools or community colleges.

If any organization or individual is interested in offering a scholarship, they are encouraged to contact Gayle Dudley at Steamboat Springs High School by Dec. 15 at 871-3641 or gdudley@sssd.k12.co.us.

Coat drive deadline extended to Thursday

The donation period for LIFT-UP of Routt County and Steamboat Cleaners' coat drive has been extended to Thursday. People are encouraged to drop-off gently used winter coats. The coats will be distributed from today to Nov. 12. Distribution will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays in Warehouse No. 9 in the Copper Ridge Business Park on Copper Ridge Circle, behind Elk River Farm and Feed. Alpine Taxi will give free rides from its office to the coat distribution center. Call 870-8804.

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