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Hayden man still in serious condition
A 21-year-old Hayden man remained in serious condition in a Denver hospital Tuesday, three days after he was involved in a car accident in Hayden.
Evan Sundberg is being treated for his injuries in Denver Health Medical Center’s intensive care unit, officials said Tuesday morning.
Sundberg was flown to Denver after he sustained head injuries from a one-vehicle accident north of Hayden on Routt County Road 80 on Saturday night, Colorado State Patrol troopers said.
Police said 20-year-old Alan Lighthizer, of Hayden, was driving a Dodge pickup when he lost control of the truck and ran into a tree.
Passengers Christopher Bray and Alan Stark were treated for their injuries and released from Yampa Valley Medical Center on Sunday, officials said.
Lighthizer was arrested on suspicion of three counts of vehicular assault, driving under the influence of alcohol and being a minor in possession.
Lighthizer is scheduled to appear in Routt County Court at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11.
LIFT-UP requests food donations for food bank
LIFT-UP of Routt County is in need of food donations for its food bank.
The nonprofit organiz-ation is urging community members to donate food to the Steamboat food bank.
Needed items include tuna, canned vegetables, canned beans, canned fruit, pancake mix, syrup, tomato sauce, canned tomatoes and personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner.
Donations will benefit struggling local individuals and families. Donations can be dropped off at the food bank at Seventh and Aspen streets. For more information, call Erika at 870-8804.
Iowa man arrested in car theft case
An Iowa man was arrested in Wyoming early Tuesday on suspicion of stealing his uncle’s 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 from a construction site in Steamboat Springs on Monday.
Steamboat Springs police Sgt. Dale Coyner said Wyoming officials arrested Shane Jorgensen on suspicion of second-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft after Jackson County officials spotted Jorgensen driving the stolen car.
Jorgensen’s uncle, Dwayne Landon, 44, of Iowa reportedly was working at Yampa Valley Regional Airport with a group of men replacing airport hangers when he became involved in an argument with Jorgensen, police said.
Jorgensen reportedly stole the truck, left his uncle’s tools at his apartment and left Routt County, police said.
Coyner did not know when Jorgensen would be brought back to Routt County.
‘Financial Peace University’ classes begin Sept. 11
“Financial Peace University,” a 13-week class aimed at helping families struggling with debt, will begin on Sept. 11 at the United Methodist Church in Steamboat Springs.
The program will run from 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday at the church. There is an $84 charge for the class, but some scholarship money is available.
Financial Peace University is a program developed by noted author and radio personality Dave Ramsey, author of the book, “The Total Money Makeover.” The program teaches decision-making, goal setting and financial priorities. On average, families who have participated in financial peace university have paid off more than $5,300 in debt and saved $2,700 during the 91-day program.
For more information on the program, call the church at 879-1290 or Gil Ramirez at 879-2835.
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