Steamboat briefs: Brooks Kellogg hearing set for today in Denver |

Steamboat briefs: Brooks Kellogg hearing set for today in Denver

Brooks Kellogg

Steamboat Springs homeowner and real estate developer Brooks Kellogg is scheduled for a detention and preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. today in Denver. Kellogg was arrested last week at Denver International Airport on allegations that he tried to pay for the murder of a Florida man who settled for $2.5 million in a lawsuit against business entities owned by Kellogg and a Steamboat business partner.

U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Jeff Dorschner said today's hearing, if not postponed, or continued, would determine whether there is probable cause for the charge. The hearing also would determine whether Kellogg should be released on bail and, if so, the amount of that bail. From there, prosecutors would have 30 days to indict Kellogg by grand jury to move the case forward.

Hunter flown to YVMC after 4-wheeler accident

Routt County Search and Rescue said a 60-year-old Miss­ouri man was flown by Flight for Life helicopter to Yampa Valley Medical Center on Sunday morning, after injuries worsened from a four-wheeler accident Thursday. Search and Rescue's Darrel Levingston said the man was on a hunting trip west of Yampa, on U.S. Forest Service land in the Heart Lake area, when a four-wheeler rolled over him Thursday, causing chest injuries. The man remained with his hunting party of at least four people, but determined Sunday the pain was unbearable, prompting the call to Search and Rescue. Levingston said the helicopter ride was determined the safest way to get the man to YVMC, given the potentially rough ride from his location. Levingston said the man was in good condition but "definitely needed to get to the hospital."

3 Pajama Story-time events for children added at library

Bud Werner Library has added Pajama Story-times to its fall/winter schedule. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to come in their pajamas with a parent or caregiver for stories, crafts, and snacks featuring the home country of a local au pair. Come to the Kids' Story-time Room at 6 p.m. Nov. 2, Dec. 7 and Jan. 4. Visit or call 970-879-0240, ext. 313.

Elk foundation sponsoring raffle for 2 firearms Nov. 10

Rocky Mountain Elk Found­ation is sponsoring a raffle for two firearms. Raffle tickets are being sold at Elk River Guns, 1320 Dream Island Plaza. The drawing is at noon Nov. 10. Tickets are $5 per ticket or six tickets for $20. The firearms are a Browning A-Bolt 300 WSM and a Weatherby SA-08 Upland 12 gauge shotgun. Call Elk River Guns at 970-879-7565.

Steamboat Today seeking an editorial cartoonist

Do you have a passion for local news and sports as well as a creative and artistic streak? The Steamboat Pilot & Today is seeking an editorial cartoonist who could provide a one-panel editorial cartoon on pertinent local topics twice a week. Contact Editor Brent Boyer at, 970-871-4221, or City Editor Blythe Terrell at, 970-871-4234.

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VA issues warning about a potential phone scam

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VA warns veterans to be wary of calls coming from 888-555-1234. Veterans with questions should call 877-222-8387.

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