Briefs for Oct. 29 | SteamboatToday.com

Briefs for Oct. 29

Two injured in furniture truck rollover on pass

A furniture truck driver and his passenger were taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center on Thursday morning after suffering minor injuries when the truck rolled over on Rabbit Ears Pass.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jeff Vrbas said the driver of the truck is suspected of falling asleep at the wheel at about 9 a.m. while driving west on U.S. Highway 40 near mile marker 148. While sleeping, the driver failed to steer the truck through a curve. The vehicle rolled onto its passenger side after it drove up an embankment, Vrbas said.

The driver reportedly was driving a load of furniture to be delivered in Steamboat Springs. The driver told Vrbas that he slept only about four hours Wednesday night before getting up early to head to Steamboat on Thursday.

The names of the driver and passenger could not be obtained Friday. It also is unknown whether the driver received a traffic citation for the accident.

Bereavement support group at 5:30 Mondays

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The Visiting Nurse Association is sponsoring a bereavement support group from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays from Nov. 7 to Dec. 19. The group will meet at the VNA office in Steamboat. The support group will focus on developing coping skills and offering support for getting through the stress of the holidays while grieving the loss of loved ones. Call Katy Thiel at 871-7628 before attending your first meeting.

Veterans raising money to help people with homes

American Legion posts in Steamboat Springs, Hayden, Yampa and Craig, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Steamboat and the VFW Auxiliary in Steamboat are raising money to provide emergency housing assistance to veterans who lost their homes because of Hurricane Katrina. Donations can be made to the American Legion National Emergency Fund at any American Legion post or by dropping off donations at First National Bank of Steamboat Springs or the Moffat County National Bank. One hundred percent of all donations will go to veterans who have lost their homes. The fundraising effort will continue through Nov. 11.

Firewood, Christmas tree permits available

Permits to cut firewood and Christmas trees in the Routt National Forest are available at U.S. Forest Service offices in Steamboat Springs, Yampa, Walden and Kremmling. A Forest Service employee also will be at the Bureau of Land Management office in Craig from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 23.

For more information, call the Forest Service office in Steamboat Springs at 870-1870, the Yampa office at 638-4516, the Walden office at (970) 723-8204 or the Kremmling office at (970) 724-3060.