News briefs for March 24


Steamboat man pleads guilty to misdemeanor

A 48-year-old Steamboat Springs man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he touched a woman inappropriately in February.

The man's case was scheduled for a two-day trial to begin at 8:30 a.m. June 21 in Routt County Court.

The man is facing a misdemeanor charge of sexual contact, no consent, which stemmed from a Feb. 4 incident at the man's place of employment in Ski Time Square. According to a police report, the man, who was working at the time of the incident, inappropriately touched a female patron's chest. The man has denied the charges.

Medical center hours change this week

The South Routt Medical Center in Oak Creek will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and closed Wednesday and Thursday.

The center's hours will return to normal Monday, April 2. After April 2, the center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

For more information, call 736-8118.

Annual 'Bite of the 'Boat' fundraiser is March 31

The "Bite of the 'Boat," an annual fundraiser for the Stepping Stones transition program, is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31 at Strawberry Park Elementary School. Local restaurants and businesses are encouraged to donate food to sell at the fundraiser or items to be part of the silent auction.

Stepping Stones is a transition program for Routt County students ages 18 to 21 who need help with social, emotional, occupational and independent living skills. The goal of Stepping Stones is to help each student transition safely into the real world. Proceeds from this year's Bite of the Boat will help the program purchase a dishwasher for the students' kitchen, classroom supplies and groceries for weekly group activities. For more information, call 871-6937.

Tickets now available for

May 12 Carpenter's Ball

The second annual Carpenter's Ball is at 6:30 p.m. May 12 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. Tickets are $60 a person or $900 for a corporate table. All proceeds benefit Routt County Habitat for Humanity. For more information or to RSVP, call 871-6101.


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