Steamboat briefs: 2 flown to Denver after crash in Kremmling

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A 31-year-old Kremmling man faces felony charges after crashing his car on a dirt county road late Saturday evening, according to a Colorado State Patrol news release. Two of the driver’s passengers were airlifted to Denver with serious injuries.

The release states that at approximately 10:45 p.m., a 2000 white Ford F150 was driven off Grand County Road 162 and rolled twice, partially ejecting one of its occupants. Two male passengers were flown to St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, and a small child was uninjured in the crash. The driver was transported to Kremmling Hospital, where he was arrested and then booked into the Grand County Jail. He faces felony vehicular assault charges, among others.

Alcohol is being investigated as a possible contributing factor in the crash, and it is thought that only the child was properly restrained in the vehicle, according to the release.

Field hearing to be held to gather input from public

A public field hearing of the Colorado Transportation Legislation Review Committee will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St.

The purpose of the meeting, according to a news release, is to gather input from residents, review data and develop transportation bills for the 2014 session of the Colorado General Assembly. While in Steamboat, committee members would like to hear about Western Slope transportation issues, including transportation funding ideas and potential infrastructure improvements, according to the release.

The committee includes 13 members of the state House of Representatives — including Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs — as well as five members of the state Senate — including Randy Baumgardner, R-Cowdrey.

Hearings also will be held in Kremmling, Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs.

Logging operations are planned for Routt County

Several logging operations are planned in Routt County, according to the U.S. Forest Service:

■ Whale Tail timber sale: Logging will be taking place through the fall on and around Forest Roads 415.1, 415.1A and 415.1B near the Colorado/ Wyoming border off Forest Road 550. Portions of Forest Trail 1197 also will be closed in mid-September as harvest work progresses.

■ Dumont Lake Area hazard tree removal: Forest Road 311 will remain closed until Saturday for roadside hazard tree removal work near Dumont Lake on Rabbit Ears Pass. Access to the Continental Divide Trail (Forest Trail 1101) and the Rabbit Ears area still is accessible via hiking trails that bypass harvest operations.

■ Larson II timber sale: Forest visitors traveling west of Steamboat Lake should expect to encounter logging and hauling operations on and around Forest Road 42 through fall. The road will remain open, but travelers should be aware of increased truck traffic there and on Routt County Road 62 and Colorado Highway 129.

■ Steamboat Ski Area helicopter logging: A temporary closure in the Burgess Creek area will be in effect to ensure public safety during the logging.

Visitors to these parts of the Routt National Forest are encouraged to check the status of work areas by calling 970-870-2299 or stopping by the Hahn’s Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District office at 925 Weiss Drive in Steamboat Springs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Registration accepted for teen programs on Tuesdays

Registration for Middle School Teen Programs will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The following $100 programs are being offered on Tuesdays from Sept. 17 to Oct. 29:

■ Girls Reaching Out Wider: Learn about health, outdoor activities, leadership development and arts and crafts. Weekly activities include pottery, jewelry making, self-defense, yoga, swimming, public speaking and community service projects. For girls in sixth through eighth grades.

■ Archery: Learn competition shooting using Genesis compound bows. 

■ Baby-sitting training: Learn the business of baby-sitting, child development and correct techniques for playing with all ages of children as well as holding, changing and feeding infants and toddlers. This class also will include child and infant CPR and first aid.

Register at www.steamboatsprings.net/teen or at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department, at 245 Howelsen Parkway. Some scholarships are available. Contact Kate Warnke at 970-879-4300 or kwarnke@steamboat

springs.net for more information.

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