Briefs for Oct. 24

South Routt man arrested on violence charges


A South Routt County man was arrested on multiple charges related to domestic violence during the weekend.

Nathon Eddie-Alex Benavidez, 20, is accused of brandishing a knife and threatening his wife during a dispute just after midnight Sunday morning in Yampa, said Routt County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Ray Birch. The woman called for help at 12:09 a.m., Birch said. Benavidez was taken to jail and booked on charges of criminal attempt, first-degree assault, felony menacing and third-degree assault.

Basketball program

meeting cancelled

Due to security issues, the Open Gym Basketball program at the Steamboat Springs High School has been cancelled for Wednesday. The program is tentatively scheduled to resume Nov. 1. Please call Parks & Recreation at 879-4300 if you have any questions.

Over-the-Hill Gang offers financial assistance

Steamboat's Over-the-Hill Gang is again offering financial assistance to local athletes for their education and/or skill improvement. Only athletes involved in winter sports are eligible.

Applicants should be attending or a graduate of a school in Routt County or a Routt County resident for a minimum of two years. Applicants must also be between 14 and 22 as of Nov. 15, 2006.

Applications are now available at all Routt County high schools, Steamboat Springs Middle School, Whiteman and Christian Heritage Schools, Colorado Mountain College, the Winter Sports Club, as well as on line at:

Applications and attachments must be completed and submitted by mail by Nov. 13. Awards will be announced in December. Call Pat Aljanich 879-5784 ( or Kay Burch 879-6070 (

Festival of Trees to arrive at Tread of Pioneers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum's annual Festival of Trees is Nov. 11 to 20 at the museum. The 12th annual Festival of Trees will feature 26 beautifully decorated trees created by local businesses and nonprofit organizations. Public viewing of the trees is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11 to 19 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 at the museum. Admission is free for Routt County residents.

For more information, call museum director Candice Lombardo at 879-2214.


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