Steamboat briefs for July 15


Woman taken to YVMC after rollover accident

A Grand Junction woman was involved in a one-vehicle rollover accident outside Toponas at 2:15 Monday afternoon. Robyn McElhinney-Walker, 46, was ejected from her car near mile marker 32 on Colorado Highway 131, Colorado State Patrol troopers said.

McElhinney-Walker was transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center by the Yampa Valley Fire Protection District ambulance with injuries described by police as serious, but not life-threatening. No one else was in the car at the time of the accident.

Volunteers needed to build playgrounds at schools

The Steamboat Springs Rotary Club is seeking volunteers to build two state-of-the-art playground structures at Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools. Hundreds of volunteers are needed over a five-day period from July 2428. The new structures will be barrier-free, providing access to disabled individuals and reducing injuries with a rubberized surface. Both skilled and unskilled volunteers are needed, as well as people who can help donate and organize food and beverages for lunches and snacks. To sign up, contact Angela Catterson at 879-9158 or

Steamboat high school alum earns master's degree

Christian Hogrefe, a 2003 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Denver with a master's degree in accounting. He is currently employed by Deloitte & Touche in the firm's Denver office.

C.R. 179 to be closed south from Milner

Routt County Road 179 south from Milner - beginning at the second bridge past the second cattle guard - will be closed to all vehicle traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning Wednesday and continuing through July 24. Routt County Road and Bridge Department is paving the roadway. There will be no detours offered during the construction period. For more information, call 879-0831.

Medical transportation available for vets

Transportation to the Grand Junction and Denver VA medical centers and the clinic in Craig is available for veterans who are unable to drive and who have an appointment Monday through Friday at either hospital. This service is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the Veterans Affairs Officer of Routt County at 879-5489 or e-mail to arrange transportation.

Veterans are encouraged to take advantage of the medical services available to them through the VA. Entering the VA medical system requires a copy of your DD 214 and about 20 minutes to fill out a form with the VA officer. The Routt County office is in the Workforce Center in the Sundance at Fish Creek shopping center. The office is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.


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