Briefs for Aug. 10, 2004 |

Briefs for Aug. 10, 2004

Newspaper now accepting

Editorial Board applications

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting nominations for community representatives on its Editorial Board. The community representatives would serve a four-month term from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31.

The Editorial Board includes two community representatives and four members of the newspaper staff. Newspaper staff members on the board include publisher Suzanne Schlicht, editor Scott Stanford, city editor Melissa Roddy and reporter Tom Ross. The Editorial Board formulates the Our View opinions expressed on the ViewPoints page of the newspaper.

Readers interested in serving on the Editorial Board should send a letter of 500 words or less expressing their interest in the board to Stanford at or at P.O. Box 774827; Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also may be dropped off at the Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Nominations are due Aug. 24.

Call Stanford at 871-4221 with questions.

Soda Creek Bridge to be closed beginning Aug. 16

The Soda Creek Bridge on Routt County Road 36 will be closed starting Aug. 16 for a major rehabilitation. The bridge is about one mile north of the intersection with County Road 38.

Traffic will be carried on the bridge at all times, however it will be restricted to one-lane, with delays of up to 30 minutes, according to a memo from the Routt County Road and Bridge Department.

The one-lane condition will be in effect 24 hours a day for the duration of the project, which should be complete by Sept. 30.

Because the road is narrow and has a tight turn, large trucks and towed vehicles likely will not be able to pass through it.

While the bridge is limited to one lane, there will not be a flagman directing traffic, so drivers need to take care and be responsible for driving safely, Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak said.

Police searching for driver of Subaru flipped at 7-11

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is looking for the owner of a vehicle that was on its roof Sunday night near 7-Eleven.

At around 11:20 p.m. Sunday, an accident was reported, but when police arrived the driver could not be found, Capt. Joel Rae said.

The driver of the Subaru apparently had pulled out of 7-Eleven in Kamar Plaza and was heading toward Routt County Road 129 but hit a boulder.

The vehicle rolled one-half times and landed on its roof. The roof and the side of the vehicle were damaged, Rae said.

The person driving the vehicle apparently took off on foot.

The police looked for the driver of the vehicle and tried to contact the owner, who lives in Craig, Sunday night, but neither was located, Rae said.

The police have the vehicle. It is a crime to leave the scene of an accident.

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