Steamboat briefs: District Attorney working on underage drinking case |

Steamboat briefs: District Attorney working on underage drinking case

Pilot & Today staff

— Authorities still are investigating a suspected Jan. 10 underage drinking party and the man who is accused of supplying the alcohol to a group of underage girls.

Deputy District Attorney Rusty Prindle said Monday he still is gathering information and talking to investigators, but he expects to offer suspect Ryan Atkinson a plea deal by March 17, Atkinson's next court date. He said the case still is in its infancy and it's unclear what the final deal will be. Atkinson, 25, was arrested on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and witness intimidation.

The 17-year-old girl who reportedly fell off a balcony at the party on Routt County Road 14B remains in serious condition at Craig Hospital in the Denver area, according to Routt County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Mellisa Baumgartner.

City Council to discuss taxes, parking tonight

The Steamboat Springs City Council meets at 5 p.m. today at Centennial Hall on 10th Street. The meeting includes a discussion of city tax structure and whether changes are needed; approval of a grant application for state funds to add a restroom to Little Toots Park; acknowledgement of new Yampa Valley Housing Authority board members; discussion of what to do with a projected $750,000 in extra, unallocated revenue from 2009; second and potentially final reading of an ordinance to change city sign codes; discussion of new parking regulations; and more. Call City Hall at 970-879-2060 or visit for more information.

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