Briefs for July 15, 2004 |

Briefs for July 15, 2004

Stolen dirtbike found abandoned on C.R. 14B

On March 29, a local business reported that a KTM motorcycle was stolen sometime during the night. On May 4, sometime between 6 and 11:30 p.m., a 2004 Polaris Sportsman 700 Twin EFI four-wheeler was stolen from the same business. On July 2, the motorcycle was found abandoned near 31985 Routt County Road 14B.

If you have information about this or any other crimes, call Routt County Crime Stoppers at 870-NAB’M (870-6226). This line does not have caller ID. We want your information not your name. You will remain anonymous and can earn up to $1,000 for your information. Routt County Crime Stoppers also offers a cash award for information leading to the arrest of fugitives.

N. Routt candidate forum planned for Saturday

A forum to meet and greet political candidates is at 4 p.m. Saturday at the North Routt Fire Station 2, 61615 Routt County Road 129. Come prepared to ask candidates your questions and bring a dish to share for a potluck dinner that will accompany the forum. Call 879-3850.

Appointments available for July 22 blood drive

A blood drive sponsored by the Yampa Valley Medical Center Auxiliary volunteers is from 12:30 to 6 p.m. July 22 at the hospital. Bonfils Blood Center will conduct the drive. All donors will receive a Bonfils Nalgene water bottle. Appointments are required. Call Barbara Hughes at 870-6267 to schedule a donation time.

Bond-reduction hearing delayed in stabbing case

A man accused of stabbing a Yampa resident three times appeared in court Wednesday when his bond-reduction hearing was moved to Wednesday. The hearing will take place at the same time as a preliminary hearing in his case.

Christopher Padilla, 32 of Yampa, is being charged with first-degree assault, a Class 3 felony, after being arrested on suspicion of stabbing 29-year-old Charles Porteus on July 4 outside the Royal Hotel in Yampa. Padilla is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Porteus is expected to fully recover and has returned to work, police said.

Marijuana-growing case continued until Aug. 11

A court case involving a 20-year-old man arrested on charges of cultivating marijuana was continued Wednesday.

Matthew Ryan Scharff of Steamboat Springs was arrested at the end of June after police found marijuana plants and growing material in Scharff’s residence at 2900 Whistler Road.

Later, Matthew Lee Joseph Royer, 22 of Steamboat Springs, also was arrested on charges of cultivating marijuana, the intent to sell marijuana, possession of more than 8 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Scharff’s case was continued to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

Chili cooks needed for

July 31 ski area cookoff

Chili cooks are needed to take part in a chili cookoff from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31 in Gondola Square as part of the Steamboat Mountain Chili Festival. Prizes include a ski vacation to The Canyons, Utah. To enter, call 871-5382.

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