Briefs for Oct. 31

Man arrested for assaulting police officer

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— Police say a Steamboat Springs man took a swing at a police officer Saturday night at a downtown bar and wound up in jail.

William B. Deisly, 40, was arrested and booked into jail on a felony charge of second-degree assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, criminal attempt and disorderly conduct.

Steamboat Springs Police Capt. Joel Rae said a woman called police shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday morning to report a group of people arguing, fighting and refusing to leave the bar in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. Three officers responded to the bar and Deisly took a swing at one of the officers, Rae said. The punch was blocked and another officer assisted in taking the man into custody.

The man had been consuming alcohol, Rae said.

School to host Reading Rainforest Book Fair

Strawberry Park Elementary School is hosting a Reading Rainforest Book Fair from Thursday to Nov. 10 in the school's media center. The fair will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be books for readers of all ages in addition to other gifts and items. A special Jungle Party is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8, when there will be a drawing for books and prizes. Call librarian Sherry Holland at 871-3490 for more information.

Course to be held for

restaurant managers

A ServSafe manager's certification course, in English, for restaurant managers is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Routt County Courthouse Annex building on Sixth Street. The cost is $165 a person, which includes training materials and an exam. Certification is valid for five years. RSVP to (303) 669-4024 by Nov. 8.

Employee food safety course to be conducted

An employee food safety training course (in Spanish) is from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 5 in the Annex building. A course in English is from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Annex building. The cost is $30 a person, which includes materials, a certificate and a wallet card. RSVP to (303) 669-4024 by Nov. 28.

Medical fund established for longtime firefighter

A medical fund has been established at Wells Fargo Bank in Steamboat Springs for longtime Routt County firefighter and EMT Ken Farmer, who is battling cancer.

Farmer has worked with Oak Creek Fire and Ambulance, West Routt Fire and Ambulance, Steamboat Ski Patrol and other agencies.

Farmer has been accepted to the CICP program, which will cover 90 percent of his surgical costs at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. The fund has been established to help him pay for the estimated $10,000 he will owe.

Donations can be sent to the Firefighter Ken Cancer Fund, Wells Fargo Bank 9116180523, P.O. Box 774888, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

Yampavalley.info seeks volunteers for Web site

Yampavalley.info is seeking volunteers to oversee major sections of the Web site. Yampavalley.info officials are looking for center managers for the arts & culture, communications, employment, history, natural resources & 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.

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