Briefs for August 28 |

Briefs for August 28

Three Hayden men injured in one-vehicle crash

Three Hayden men suffered serious injuries in a one-vehicle accident just north of Hayden late Saturday night.

The driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Alan Lighthizer of Hayden, was not injured.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jim Copley said Lighthizer was traveling “at a high rate of speed” on Routt County Road 80, less than a half-mile north of U.S. Highway 40 in Hayden, at about 11:15 p.m. when he lost control of his Dodge pickup and drove off the road, breaking through a fence before crashing into a tree.

Alan Stark, Christopher Bray, and Evan Sundberg, all 21, received serious injuries to the head and shoulders, according to a patrol report.

Sundberg was flown to Denver Health Medical Center in serious condition, but was in stable condition as of Sunday afternoon, Copley said.

Sundberg was the only person in the vehicle wearing a seatbelt.

Copley said Stark and Bray were taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

Copley said alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Lighthizer was arrested on three felony charges of vehicular assault, and two misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Copley said the incident is under investigation.

Financial peace classes being 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 6 to 8 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 a financial peace university have paid off more than $5,300 in debt and saved $2,700 during this 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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