Steamboat briefs: Kayaker still missing after Wyoming boating accident


— Steamboat Springs resident Brian Stothart still is missing after a Saturday kayaking trip on the Encampment River in Wyoming. Carbon County Sheriff Jerry Colson confirmed Wednesday that no one has seen Stothart, 35, who disappeared after his boat flipped on the river. Officials searched from the air and ground Saturday, Sunday and Monday and have suspended the search until the river recedes, Colson said.

Stothart's family has declined to comment.

Phippsburg's Hagenbuch to represent US Sen. Bennet

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has appointed Phippsburg resident Todd Hagenbuch as his regional representative for Grand, Rio Blanco, Jackson, Routt and Moffat counties.

"As Bennet's representative in Northwest Colorado, Hagenbuch will help serve the needs of Coloradans in the Northwest Region by providing services for area residents and serving as a liaison for local organizations and elected officials," a news release from the senator's office states.

In 2008, Hagenbuch was the Democratic candidate for state House District 57. Hagenbuch beat Hot Sulphur Springs Republican Randy Baumgardner in Routt County, 7,508 to 4,426 votes. But Hagenbuch lost the district overall by a tally of 19,599 to 15,074 votes. Hagenbuch has served as the executive director of Historic Routt County, vice president of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and as a member of the Yampa Valley Land Trust's board of directors.

Fourth of July Parade entries now available

Entry forms for the 2009 Fourth of July Parade now are available. Only 60 parade entries will be accepted. If you are interested in signing up or participating, call Kristi at 875-7006 or stop by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association Visitor Center at 125 Anglers Drive.


sickofitall 7 years, 9 months ago

Brian was a C-1 boater, not a kayaker, again the pilot gets it wrong. So sorry to his family and friends that new him.


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