Steamboat briefs: Oak Creek Town Board to hold its biweekly meeting

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— The Oak Creek Town Board hosts its biweekly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Oak Creek Town Hall, 129 Nancy Crawford Blvd.

First, the board will consider appointing Jeff Graber to the Oak Creek Planning Commission. Graber submitted a letter of interest for the vacant position.

Also on the evening’s agenda is a discussion about painting the new water-storage tank as well as a discussion about fees for people to use the town park for events.

The board also will talk about changes in state legislation that allows local authorities to process special-event permits. The board can choose whether it wants to take on that responsibility.

The board also could take action on draft Ordinance 611, which would set limits on the selling of tap fees.

Finally, the board will discuss the future of using the secret-ballot process to appoint new board members to vacant position.

For more information, call the town clerk at 970-736-2422.

Woman rescued after ATV rollover near Hahn’s Peak

A 44-year-old woman was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with injuries not considered to be life-threatening after she rolled her all-terrain vehicle Wednesday in North Routt County.

The accident occurred on Forest Service Road 411 near Hahn’s Peak and was reported at about 12:40 p.m.

Five Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers, two park rangers and a North Routt Fire Protection District emergency responder assisted in rescue. Search and Rescue volunteers took ATVs up the jeep road to get the woman, who incident commander Kristia Check-Hill said was having difficulty breathing. She said that part of the ATV hit the woman in the abdomen but that she did not have life-threatening injuries.

The woman was from out of state and was not part of a commercial tour, Check-Hill said.

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders took the woman to the hospital.

No injuries from small fire Wednesday at Dream Island

There were no injuries in a small kitchen fire at an apartment on the east side of Dream Island Mobile Home Park on Wednesday night.

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue Lt. Michael Arce said the residents put out the small fire with a fire extinguisher before firefighters arrived.

Arce said there was very little damage to the unit. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Arce said it’s possible that the fire could have been caused by food left on the stove.

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