Steamboat briefs: Man charged in suspected domestic violence case
Hayden police Wednesday used a Taser on a 46-year-old Mexican man living in Hayden as officers arrested him on suspicion of domestic violence. Officers responded to a report of a disturbance at about 2:50 p.m. and found an incident of domestic violence under way. The man and a woman were transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center. The man later was released and booked into Routt County Jail. Hayden Police Chief Ray Birch said the man was charged with first-degree assault because medical workers and officers on the scene considered the injuries to the woman “serious bodily harm.” The status of the woman is unknown because of privacy laws.
The suspect also is on a hold from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and will not be released on bail.
Reservation deadline is today for Passover event
Har Mishpacha, Steamboat Springs’ Jewish community group, hosts community Passover seder at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. Costs for members are $35 for adults and $15 for children. For nonmembers, costs are $50 for adults and $30 for children. Children younger than 5 admitted free. Reservations are required today. Call 879-2082.
County clerk and recorder fee increases implemented
Fee increases approved earlier this year in the Routt County Clerk and Recorder’s Office took effect Wednesday.
Motor vehicle renewals more than 30 days late will be assessed a $10 late fee. Vehicle identification number inspections on out-of-state vehicles have been increased from $5 to $10. There were across-the-board increases in liquor licensing.
Also effective Wednesday is curtailed access to county records on the Internet. Indexing information still will be available for free, but images of public documents will only be available for those who sign an online access agreement and pay a subscription fee.
Bombay Grill opening delayed until April 10
Steamboat Springs’ new Indian restaurant probably will open April 10, Manager Lisa Gill said.
Bombay Grill in Wildhorse Marketplace was supposed to open March 20 for a private party. The death of a worker delayed that event, which was then rescheduled for Sunday. Unfinished electrical work led to a second cancellation, Gill said. She and her family, the restaurant owners, hired a firm from Denver to redo electrical work that wasn’t up to code and to finish the rest.
Bombay Grill has a contract with its landlords stipulating that it must open by April 10, Gill said. The private party probably will be rescheduled for after that date, she said.
Lieutenant governor to attend Easter egg hunt
Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien is scheduled to attend the city of Steamboat Springs’ 34th annual Easter egg hunt at Howelsen Hill on April 11. The hunt, which begins at 11 a.m., is also being hosted by Grand Futures Prevention Coalition.
City Recreation Supervisor Susan Petersen said 5,000 eggs will be picked up in a matter of just a few minutes at the popular event for children ages 9 and younger.
“It’s just so fun,” Petersen said. “The Easter Bunny lives at the top of Howelsen Hill, you know.”
After the Easter Bunny rides the Barrows Chairlift down the hill to greet youngsters, there will be opportunities to take free family photos courtesy of NRC Broadcasting. Those attending are asked to bring their own baskets and mud boots.
Jim Steinberg’s book a travel award finalist
Steamboat Springs landscape photographer Jim Steinberg’s latest book, “Colorado Scenic Byways: Taking the Other Road,” has been named a finalist for Book of the Year in the travel category by ForeWard Magazine. The award winner will be announced in May.
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