Steamboat briefs: Rescuers guide stranded snowmobiler to safety
December 16, 2009
Steamboat Springs — Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers helped a man to safety Tuesday night after his snowmobile became stuck north of Steamboat Springs.
The man, who was working on transmission towers in the area, reportedly got stuck on Farwell Mountain at about 4 p.m. He reportedly tried to dig himself out but called for help at 5 p.m. The six responders had a good idea where he was, Search and Rescue spokesman Darrel Levingston said, and reached him by 7:45 p.m. By 8:30, the man and the team were out of the area safely.
Levingston said the man was dressed appropriately and was prepared to make a fire if he needed to. His name and age were not available.
"He did everything right," Levingston said, including calling for help when it became apparent that he could not free the machine himself and it was getting dark.
Holy Name requests new checks after theft
Holy Name Catholic Church asks those who wrote checks for the Work of Human Hands Bazaar the weekend of Nov. 21 and 22 to consider writing a replacement check for your purchases. The Church experienced a theft a few weeks ago, and many checks were taken. Holy Name has not seen any cashing of these original checks.
Most local banks have said they will waive the "stop payment" fee for those who want to stop payment of their original check and issue a new one.
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Call the church at 879-0671.