Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Friday, Sept. 7

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• Suicide prevention advocates think a service being offered at Yampa Valley Medical Center could serve as a model for hospitals throughout Colorado. Since December, trained volunteers with Reaching Everyone Presenting Suicide have been on call at all hours to help people who come to the emergency room and are at risk of harming themselves. Suicide prevention program sees signs of success at YVMC

• This week's Rob Douglas column focuses on a comment made on the SteamboatToday.com website about firefighters pay. Rob Douglas: Comment out of bounds

• Artistic minds behind the Steamboat Springs Arts Council and K. Saari Gallery saw so much more as they transformed the vacant retail space in Old Town Square into a vibrant art gallery of painting, sculpture and installations. Artists will show their work during the September First Friday Artwalk and through Sept. 16. Steamboat Arts Council, K. Saari collaborate on pop-up gallery

• On Friday, nonprofit group Partners in Routt County presents its only fundraiser of the year, which will support its expanding programs as well as activities for the 30 existing partnered pairs. Java & Jazz features live music from the Andy Pratt Jazz Quartet, cocktails and coffee and a loaded silent auction. Friday's Java & Jazz supports Steamboat's mentoring nonprofit

• The man who was pulled from a burning car Wednesday was treated at Yampa Valley Medical Center and subsequently arrested. Stagecoach resident Edward Nicholas Jenny, 23, was arrested by the Colorado State Patrol on suspicion of operating an uninsured vehicle, careless driving, and driving with a revoked license. Stagecoach man pulled from burning car Wednesday later arrested

• The number of passengers arriving at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in August totaled 4,008, down about 100 from 2011. Records kept by airport administration show that the number of passengers who arrived at the airport in Hayden in August 2011 was 4,116 and reached 4,169 in August 2010. August airline passengers to Yampa Valley Regional Airport off slightly

• Last week was the Hayden High School football team’s introduction to 8-man football. This week, in the marquee contest of the young fall season, Hayden has a chance to introduce itself to the rest of the state. Hayden, ranked No. 4 in The Denver Post 8-man rankings, welcomes defending state champion No. 1 Dayspring Christian on Friday. Hayden football preps for showdown with No. 1 Dayspring Christian

• The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team picked up a 2-0 win Thursday in Eagle Valley. The Sailors (2-0) struggled at points but were able to remain unblemished in picking up their first Western Slope League win of the year. Steamboat Springs soccer team beats Eagle Valley

• The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team got back in the win column Thursday after downing Durango, 5-2, in Grand Junction. Steamboat Springs tennis team picks up win in Grand Junction

• Here's a roundup of prep sports this weekend. Routt County sports teams prepare for weekend

• The Steamboat Springs Police Department is asking residents to be aware of a possible Internet-based rental scam that has affected at least one homeowner in Steamboat. Police advise Steamboat Springs residents of rental scam

• he Ride for Dirt benefit ride takes place Saturday. The event will have 25- and 12.5-mile rides. The pro/expert field will do two laps for a total of 25 miles. The 12.5-mile lap is for citizens divisions and fun rides. The event begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $30 for Routt County Riders members and $35 for nonmembers. Steamboat Springs to host Ride for Dirt fundraiser

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