Sunday, September 25, 2005
Man hospitalized after vehicle accident
At about 12:15 a.m. Sunday, 46-year-old Thomas Barker rolled his 2000 white Toyota Tundra pickup after losing control on a curve on Routt County Road 25. The truck was a half-mile south of Oak Creek when it rolled once down a steep embankment and came to a stop on its wheels, according to a press release from the Colorado State Patrol.
The accident was not reported until 3 a.m., when a nearby resident was awakened by Barker screaming.
Barker suffered neck and spinal injuries and was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center. He had been wearing a seatbelt.
State Trooper Kirk Gardner responded to the accident. An investigation of the site suggested the truck was traveling above the 25 mph speed limit.
Alcohol is suspected to have been a factor but has not been verified.
Applications available for youth exchange program
Applications for the 2006-2007 Outbound Rotary International Youth Exchange are available now and are due Oct. 7.
Eligible students should be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades. They should not have graduated from high school at the time of application.
At the time of departure from the U.S., student should not be older than 18 1/2 years old. Some countries will not accept students older than 17 1/2 upon arrival in the country.
Applicants must be in the top third of their class. The exchange is for one school year.
Local interviews will be the week of Oct. 10. To get an application, call Donna Weinman at 879-3967.
Cropwalk hunger-relief fundraiser is Saturday
Cropwalk 2005, a walk for hunger relief, is at 10 a.m. Saturday, beginning at the Meadows parking lot. Participants will walk the Yampa River Core Trail to the transportation center. Buses will drive walkers back to the parking lot.
Twenty-five percent of all donations will go to the LIFT-UP Food Bank. The remainder will go to other relief organizations.