Briefs for Oct. 18


Search and Rescue crews looking for lost hunter

Law enforcement officers and Search and Rescue personnel spent Tuesday searching for a 54-year-old hunter who had not been seen by members of his party since noon Monday.

Routt County Search and Rescue member Daryl Levingston said William Porter of Prospect was hunting with his brother-in-law and a few other men near Sugar Loaf Mountain when he reportedly left the group Monday to retrieve an elk he had shot.

Porter, who is described as in good physical condition, did not return to the camp, Levingston said.

Search & Rescue crews began looking for Porter early Tuesday morning, but were unable to find him by late Tuesday afternoon, when they temporarily halted the search because of blowing snow and rain. Levingston said crews will return this morning to search Sugar Loaf Mountain, which is near the Moffat County border, and California Park, where they suspect Porter also could be.

Levingston did not know whether Porter was properly equipped to spend several evenings outside in below-freezing temperatures and wintry conditions.

Man injured in rollover, pinned under his truck

A man sustained minor injuries Tuesday morning when the water truck he was driving near Saddle Mountain Ranch rolled over.

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue EMS Battalion Chief Mel Stuart said the man was driving a water truck on Routt County Road 33 when it rolled onto its side. The original call reported the man was pinned underneath the truck. The unidentified man was out of the truck and walking around when medics arrived, Stuart said.

Stuart did not know the extent of the man's injuries, but he said they were not life-threatening. It also was unclear whether the man was driving a county or private water truck.

Routt County Search & Rescue personnel responded to the accident first because they were on their way to a report of a missing hunter in California Park. seeks volunteers for Web site is seeking volunteers to oversee major sections of the Web site. officials are looking for center managers for the arts and culture, communications, employment, history, natural resources and environment, and religion sections of the site. Center managers maintain links, add new information, answer online questions and serve as expert resources for information about the community. Interested people can call Alysa Selby at 879-0240, ext. 305, or e-mail


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