Steamboat briefs: Car reported stolen Saturday found crashed


— A red Jeep Cherokee was severely damaged in an apparent motor vehicle theft early Saturday.

Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue at 1:44 a.m. Saturday for a reported stolen vehicle. The person who reported the vehicle stolen had parked the Jeep outside Old Town Pub and left the car running while he went inside to help load musical equipment, police Sgt. Dale Coyner said.

When the man came back outside, the car was gone, Coyner said. As police were en route to Old Town Pub, a driver from Go Alpine called in to report a damaged, abandoned red Jeep Cherokee on the 13th Street Bridge, Coyner said.

“The vehicle was unattended. Whoever had taken the vehicle and crashed it was no longer at the scene,” Coyner said.

It appeared that the driver hit a street lamp and glanced off the bridge’s guardrail before leaving the Jeep on the sidewalk of the bridge, he said.

Officers processed the car for fingerprints and DNA evidence, and the Jeep was towed, Coyner said. Police had not located the driver as of 6 p.m. Saturday. Coyner said he was not able to provide a description of the driver. If apprehended, the driver would be charged on suspicion of aggravated motor vehicle theft, first-degree criminal trespass, theft, reckless driving, failure to notify police of an accident and criminal mischief, Coyner said.

Hospital offers program about joint replacement

Three members of Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Joint Replacement Program will describe hip and knee replacement surgery and answer audience questions at Thursday’s “Taking Care of Me” free family health program.

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Bryan Bomberg, Joint Replace­ment Program Coordinator Tamara Floyd and physical therapist Geri Crosby will explain YVMC’s team approach at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Conference Room 1.

The panel will discuss minimally invasive surgical techniques, advances in implants, pre-operative preparation and post-operative recovery. Joint implants will be on display and free educational materials will be distributed. Call 871-2500 with questions.

Adult day services offered at The Haven in Hayden

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering adult day services at The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden, for any disabled individual older than 18 or elderly individual who is looking for daily activities where oversight is provided. Services are provided from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Meals, medication administration, activities, assistance with bathing and wellness assessments are available. For more information and to register, call Diane Girty at 875-1891.


beverly lemons 4 years, 1 month ago

This is my husband's jeep that was stolen and destroyed. I would like to tell the thief to E.S. and D. If anyone knows anything about this, please come forward. Not only was the vehicle destoyed, but personal items and musical equipment was taken. Much thanx to anyone who chooses to speak up about which patron(s) at the pub did this.


justice4all 4 years, 1 month ago

Ref the info session ref joint replacement: Ms McKevie, we are still waiting for your reply to my comments about the article earlier this week. That is the untrained staff in your operating room that seriously injured a patient during surgery and the infections that were not reported to the public that were contracted in ( I think it was either room 62,72 or 67 ). Informing the public is your responsibility and should not be delayed. If you need more info check the court records of civil action against your hospital. It is my understanding that this law suit would not have been filed if your facility had been fair to the patient and not covered up the incident by not filing a required report with th A M A until the patient put pressure on the hospital to do so. Also, I understand that, to this date, you still have refused the patient a copy of this report or fair settlement. Also, I see in the Routt County Court records where you have filed a law suit against the patient for charges brought about by your hospitals' negligence.


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