Briefs for June 24

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Man injured in train accident near Highway 40

An unidentified man was injured Friday when he was hit by a train near U.S. Highway 40 and the Connell gravel pits west of Steamboat Springs. It was unclear whether the man was in a vehicle or on foot at the time of the accident.

Routt County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Dan Kelliher said the man was near the Saddle Mountain Ranch railroad crossing when the accident occurred. The man was taken to Denver by helicopter to be treated for his injuries, Kelliher said.

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue workers and Colorado State Patrol troopers also responded to the accident.

Kelliher said he did not know the man's name, where he was from, how the accident occurred or what condition the man was in because troopers with the Colorado State Patrol are investigating the incident. The Colorado State Patrol trooper investigating the incident could not be reached for comment Friday evening.

Medical center seeks seasonal ER staff

The Yampa Valley Medical Center is planning to hire temporary staff to work in the Emergency Department from June 26 through July 9.

"We are always busy during the first two weeks in July, and this year, we are anticipating a greater number of patients due to the increased tourism," YVMC spokeswoman Christine McKelvie said. "In order to sustain our high level of care comfort for all of our scheduled patients and emergency patients, we felt it was important to add staff, just as we do during the ski season."

The hospital is seeking experienced nurses and emergency medical technicians as well as unit secretaries who have worked in a health care setting.

Applicants can call YVMC's human resources department at 870-1118.

LIFT-UP temporarily suspends regular hours

LIFT-UP of Routt County has suspended regular Food Bank hours at its Steamboat Springs location until further notice. Services for Routt County residents will still be available, but by appointment only. Perishable items will continue to be made available -- depending on supply -- in the parking lot under the Food Bank's windows.

The thrift store and donation center will continue to operate during their usual hours.

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