Steamboat Briefs: Steamboat resident Brian Stothart still missing

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Wyoming authorities have found a water shoe and a helmet that possibly belonged to Steamboat Springs resident Brian Stothart, but they have been unable to recover Stothart, 35, from the Encampment River where he is presumed to have drowned June 13 while boating with friends.

Carbon County Sheriff Jerry Colson said the water shoe is the same size and color as the pair Stothart was wearing when he was last seen. The helmet also is the same color as the one worn by Stothart. Colson said the river is still too high to send search teams into the area, though search dogs have indicated interest in an area of the river where Stothart was last seen. Stothart, who is married and has two young children, was with four other boaters the day he disappeared after going over a drop.

Registration ongoing for Steamboat Triathlon

Registration is under way for the 2009 Steamboat Triathlon, Aug. 30 at Lake Catamount. Offering a sprint distance event, the triathlon takes place entirely in Steamboat Springs. The 3/4-mile swim event is on a point-to-point course in Lake Catamount. The 20-mile bike course runs on county roads to a downtown turnaround. The 4-mile run is on paved roads near Lake Catamount.

The Steamboat Springs Triathlon is limited to 650 entries and sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the sport of triathlon's national governing body. For more information, go to www.usatriathlon.org.

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