Friday, February 16, 2007
Denver man arrested in stabbing assault
A 43-year-old Denver man was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of first-degree assault after he allegedly stabbed a bartender in the hand during an argument in North Routt County.
Routt County Sheriff's Office Investigator Ken Klinger said Jason David Jimenez was arrested at about 5:30 p.m. at the Elk River Guest Ranch in Clark after an argument with a fellow employee.
Klinger said the victim, who is a bartender at the ranch, attempted to defend himself during the argument, which is when police think Jimenez cut the man's hand with a 4-inch blade.
"It was a very minor, minor cut," Klinger said. "(The victim) was checked out by the North Routt fire guys, and he was fine."
Jimenez was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the stabbing, Klinger said.
Jimenez appeared in Routt County Court on Wednesday, and his bond was set at $10,000. Jimenez is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 27.
Eight Sailors compete in forensics tournament
Thirty-four high schools from across Colorado and Wyoming gathered for the Blazing Sun Invitational forensics tournament in Denver last weekend.
Only eight Steamboat Springs High School forensics team members traveled to the large competition. Blaise Holden finished sixth in Impromptu Speaking, and teammates Molly Parsons and Laura Holthausen received excellent ribbons in the same event.
The main events had fields of as many as 60 competitors.
Parsons and teammates Ashley Lopez and Jeff Lambart made the finals of a national qualifying event for Student Congress held in Louisville several weeks ago, but none received a nomination to nationals.
Up next for the team is a regional competition today and Saturday in Craig. Top placers will advance to state.