Steamboat briefs: YVEA apprentice lineman injured Jan. 2 in Craig


An apprentice lineman for Yampa Valley Electric Association was injured Jan. 2 while working on equipment at Loudy Simpson Park in Craig, according to YVEA.

YVEA Manager of Consumer Accounts Todd Chapman said that the apprentice was at home recovering and that the cause of the electrical contact still is under investigation.

Forest Service announces its fee-free days for 2013

The U.S. Forest Service has announced its fee-free days for 2013. Access to Forest Service recreation sites will be free Jan. 21, June 8, Sept. 28 and Nov. 9 to 11, according to a news release.

Routt County 4-H hosts its annual open house Tuesday

Routt County 4-H hosts its annual Fun in 4-H open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The free event is designed for families to learn more about 4-H, including available youth programs and the focus of the organization, which is to develop life skills in the areas of leadership, communication, responsibility and community service. Prizes and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the Routt County Extension office at 970-879-0825.

Colorado AgrAbility Project offers workshop Wednesday

The Colorado AgrAbility Project — which provides disability workshops, on-site evaluations, resource information, equipment modification and assistive technology to agriculture operators and rural landowners — will offer a free workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Commissioners Hearing Room at the Routt County Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave. Lunch is included for those who preregister to Dr. Bob Fetsch at 970-491-5648 or More information is available by contacting the CSU Routt County Extension office at 970-879-0825 or as well as at


dave pieknik 4 years, 3 months ago

Thankfully the apprentice did not die from the contact and is recovering...should electocuted really be used in the title? Look up the definition of the word. Again, the important thing is he or she is ok.


Brent Boyer 4 years, 3 months ago

Dave, Thanks for the feedback. You're right — the common definition of electrocuted is "death by electric shock." As such, we have revised the headline as well as the text of the news brief. We will publish a correction in Friday's print newspaper as well. Brent


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