Briefs for March 28

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Girl injured after being thrown from snowmobile

A 12-year-old girl from the Front Range suffered facial injuries and possibly a broken nose after a snowmobile accident Monday afternoon.

Sgt. Ray Birch of the Routt County Sheriff's Office said the accident occurred about

1 1/2 miles below the Fish Creek Reservoir along a snowmobile trail. The girl was on the sled alone but was traveling with three family members when she hit a dip and was thrown forward.

The girl was rescued by Routt County Search and Rescue workers and transported to the hospital. Her injuries were not as severe as originally had been reported, Birch said. The girl was wearing protective equipment, including a helmet.

Boulder crushes man at construction site

A man was rushed to the hospital with significant injuries after a boulder rolled down a hill and pinned the man at a construction site off Routt County Road 14 on Monday afternoon.

Sgt. Ray Birch of the Routt County Sheriff's Office said investigators estimated the boulder weighed about 800 pounds.

The accident was being investigated Monday evening, Birch said, and the condition of the man was unknown.

Hepatitis B vaccinations are available at VNA

Hepatitis B vaccinations are available to adults with certain risk factors on a sliding scale of $0 to $15 per vaccination for a limited time at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. Completing the Hepatitis B vaccination series of three shots provides life-long immunity from this sexually transmitted disease.

To be eligible for this discount, residents must be age 20 years or older and have certain risk factors. Call the VNA at 879-1632.

Memorial fund established for Houston family

Euzoa Bible Church and the Christian Heritage School have established the Brian Houston Memorial Fund at First National Bank of Steamboat Springs.

Donations are tax deductible and will support the needs of the Houston family. Brian Houston, a longtime teacher at Christian Heritage and a prominent local musician, died Saturday in a motorcycle accident near Grand Junction. He is survived by his wife, Christel, and four children.

Donations may be sent to the bank in care of the fund at P.O. Box 775770, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

Next Steps business workshop next week

A Next Steps workshop will be held April 3 through April 6 at Colorado Mountain College Bogue Hall Room 300.

The workshop is from 6 to 9 p.m. each night. The workshop will help entrepreneurs begin taking the steps necessary to make their business ideas a reality. The Small Business Resource Center, Yampa Valley SCORE and the Routt County Economic Development Cooperative will be hosting the Next Steps Workshop at Colorado Mountain College Bogue Hall Room 300. The cost of the four evening workshop is $80 and includes a business planning workbook. Couples or business partners sharing a book pay just one fee.
Call the Small Business Resource Center at 870-4491.

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