Steamboat briefs: Local woman suffers minor injuries in vehicle rollover

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Local woman suffers minor injuries in vehicle rollover

A Steamboat Springs woman suffered only minor injuries Thursday morning after her car rolled off Colorado Highway 131 south of Oak Creek. Emergency responders were dispatched to mile marker 40 on Colo. 131 a little before 7:30 a.m. for a report of a one-car accident near Yampa, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Tonja Cowan said. A Toyota 4Runner driven by Steamboat resident Karen Klaussen had gone off the road, rolled and ended up on its roof. Klaussen was treated on scene for minor injuries. She was given a traffic citation, although Cowan, who wasn't one of the officers to respond to the accident, didn't know what the citation was for. Alcohol or drugs are not thought to have been contributing factors, Cowan said. The Routt County Sheriff's Office provided traffic control on scene.

Balloon Rodeo volunteers needed for this weekend

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is seeking volunteers to help with the 29th annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo, Saturday and Sunday at Bald Eagle Lake in Steamboat Springs. The launch field opens to the public both days at 6 a.m., when free transportation begins from the Meadows Parking Lot on Pine Grove Road. No parking at Bald Eagle Lake. Balloons launch and fly from 7 to 9:30 a.m. each day. Experience with hot air balloons is not necessary for volunteers, who are needed from 5 to 10 a.m. each day and receive a free T-shirt. Call Kristi at 875-7006, or stop by the Visitor Center at 125 Anglers Drive to sign up.

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