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News in Brief for June 23

Alleged armed robbery case will go to trial

A Craig man who is being charged with the armed robbery of a Steamboat Springs man entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in District Court.

Trever Ray Hyer, 18, along with Ellisa Simspon, 18, of Craig, and a 17-year-old juvenile allegedly robbed a 25-year-old man of his wallet on the Yampa River Core Trail in March. They allegedly confronted the man with a fake gun in front of the Howelsen Ice Arena on Howelsen Parkway and told him not to move or they would shoot. The man reported feeling the gun pressed against his head. They allegedly took his wallet and broke his cell phone.

Hyer, Simpson and the juvenile were arrested and charged with aggravated armed robbery, theft, criminal mischief and committing a violent crime with a weapon.

With his not guilty plea, Hyer’s case has been scheduled for a two-day trail starting at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 31. Hyer will have a pretrial hearing at 1 p.m. Sept. 26.

Golfers and bidders to unite for charity and fun

The eighth annual Ski Town USA Golf Classic & Benefit Auction will take place July 8 and 9 at the Sheraton Steamboat and Catamount Ranch & Club golf courses. The four-person, 1-2-3 net best-ball tournament and the auction benefit the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley and the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club.

The Golf Classic Benefit Auction theme is “Steamboat’s passport to fun” and will feature trips, hunts, tickets to sporting events, sports memorabilia, adventure getaways, artwork, jewelry, restaurant certificates, spa treatments and more. Trip destinations include the 2006 Olympics in Italy, the Super Bowl, the Bahamas, Cozumel and Beverly Hills. Auction tickets are $45 and are available from Rotary members, the Healthcare Foundation and at the door. The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. July 8 in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel’s Priest Creek Ballroom.

With the help of generous sponsors, dedicated volunteers, loyal golfers and spirited auction bidders, the Ski Town USA Golf Classic has raised more than $750,000 in its first seven years, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Steamboat Springs nonprofit organizations. For more information about the 2005 Ski Town USA Golf Classic & Benefit Auction, contact the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley at 871-0700 or e-mail