Briefs for September 11

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Boy shot in apparent hunting accident stable

A 12-year-old boy was sent to the Yampa Valley Medical Center on Sunday after an apparent hunting accident in North Routt County.

Routt County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Bond said the incident is still being investigated, but it appeared another juvenile accidentally shot the boy with a .50-caliber black powder rifle sometime Sunday morning while they were hunting with an adult near Sand Mountain off Routt County Road 62. The boy was shot in the abdomen, and Bond characterized the injury as a "real bad flesh wound." It appeared the bullet may have grazed the boy's abdomen and it did not appear like any organs were damaged, he said. Bond said the boy remained conscious and alert after the accident. On Sunday evening Bond said the boy was stable.

Habitat for Humanity seeking designer

Habitat for Humanity is seeking assistance from a designer to do preliminary plans for the agency's next project, a duplex with three or four bedrooms in each unit. Call Shannon Ford at 846-3290.

'Financial Peace University' classes begin today

"Financial Peace University," a 13-week class aimed at helping families struggling with debt, will begin today at the United Methodist Church in Steamboat Springs. The program will run from 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday at the church.

There is an $84 charge for the class, but some scholarship money is available.

Financial Peace University is a program developed by noted author and radio personality Dave Ramsey, author of the book, " The Total Money Makeover." The program teaches decision-making, goal setting and financial priorities. On average, families who have participated in a financial peace university have paid off more than $5,300 in debt and saved $2,700 during this 91-day program.

For more information on the program, call the church at 879-1290 or Gil Ramirez at 879-2835.

Volunteers needed for victims of domestic abuse

Advocates Against Battering and Abuse is seeking community volunteers interested in helping victims of domestic violence. Advocates will host a 25-hour volunteer training beginning in September. Anyone interested in the program is asked to call 879-2034.

Vendors wanted for Mexican Independence Day

Comunidad Integrada is looking for vendors for the Sept. 16 Northwest Colorado Mexican Independence Day celebration at West Lincoln Park in Steamboat Springs.

The cost for a booth is $100 for businesses and $50 for families and other organizations.

Comunidad Integrada also needs volunteers to help coordinate the event and work the day of the event.

The celebration will include mariachi music, traditional dancing and Mexican food.

For more information, call Comunidad Integrada at 846-5521.

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