Briefs for June 14

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Toddler scraped up, but fine after being hit by truck

A 2-year-old Steamboat Springs boy sustained minor injuries Tuesday afternoon after a Dodge truck ran over the boy after he fell into the street, police said.

Steamboat Springs Police Capt. Joel Rae said the boy was walking down Yampa Street near Eighth Street with his mother and 5-year-old sister when the boy apparently got free of his mother's hand, tripped and fell into the street.

A truck pulling into an open parking spot on Yampa Street reportedly ran over the boy's lower torso after he fell into the street, Rae said.

The boy was not injured in the accident, but was taken to the hospital to get checked out.

"It's a miracle he wasn't hurt worse," Rae said. "He was just left with a few scrapes, that's all."

Rae called the incident "an absolute freak accident."

"We're just glad he's OK," he said.

The driver of the truck was not cited, he said.

Parents of teens needed to campaign against drinking

Several Northwest Colorado agencies are working together to create a campaign to prevent underage drinking in our community. We need parents' feedback on campaign ads as well as their thoughts and observations on teens and alcohol. If you are the parent of a teen, help us by attending a short interactive discussion from 7 to 8 p.m. June 26 in Conference Room 2 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. For more information or to RSVP, call Diane Miller at 871-7609.

Membership enrollment ongoing for 4-H youths

Membership enrollment is ongoing for Routt County 4-H. Routt County 4-H membership is open to any youth in Routt Coun-ty. Participants must be between ages of 5 and 18 as of Jan. 1. Stop by the Routt County Extension Service Office in the Courthouse Annex or call 879-0825.

Hepatitis A and B vaccines free for eligible adults

Free Twinrix (Hepatitis A and B) vaccinations are available to adults 18 and older who have certain risk factors and have not previously had these vaccinations. Eligible recipients include adults who have had more than one sex partner in the past six months, have had a recent STD, use illegal drugs or those who are from a less developed country. Call the Visiting Nurse Association at 879-1632 to receive vaccination protection against hepatitis. The VNA office is at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101.

Hayden church seeking pianist for choir, services

Hayden Congregational United Church of Christ is seeking a pianist to accompany the choir and to fill in for Sunday services as needed. Call Julie at 276-2027 or the church at 276-3510.

Show us your ink for 4 Points Tattoo of the Week

Do you have a tattoo and want to show it off? 4 Points is looking for anyone interested in having a picture of their ink featured in an upcoming edition of the weekly arts and entertainment section.

What we need: a color photo of the tattoo (appropriate body areas only, please) and a short description identifying what the tattoo is, why you got it, when you got it and where you got it. E-mail submissions to intern@steamboatpilot.com. For more information, call Erin Gleason at 871-4204.

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