Briefs for July 24, 2004 |

Briefs for July 24, 2004

Man arrested, accused of sex assault, statutory rape

A 31-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and harassment early Sunday morning.

The arrest came after a sequence of events involving statutory rape, which in Colorado involves anyone younger than 17, Routt County Sheriff’s Lt. Richard Wood said.

The incidents happened in Routt County over the past year and half, Wood said.

The Routt County Sheriff’s Office arrested the man, who remains in the Routt County Jail on a $750 bond.

Man who hid guns near Spring Creek pleads guilty

A Louisville man who was arrested for hiding two loaded firearms 5 yards off of Spring Creek Trail pleaded guilty to a charge of carrying a concealed weapon and a charge of reckless endangerment last week.

Chadwick Lee Wells, 36, originally was charged with possession of a weapon by a previous offender, a Class 6 felony, but that was decreased through his plea bargain. Wells’ previous felony charge was a first-degree criminal trespassing.

On June 4, police found a .22-caliber Marlin Rifle and a Bryco Arms .25-caliber semi-automatic handgun about five yards from the well-traveled trail and in plain view, according to police reports.

Wells will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 1.

Ski Corp. hosts Art on the Mountain this weekend

The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. is hosting the third annual Art On The Mountain in Gondola Square. Remaining dates are Saturday, Sunday and Sept. 11. Anyone interested in participating can call 871-5382.

Drop-in reading program runs through Aug. 4

A reading program for elementary students is from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Aug. 4 at Soda Creek Elementary.

Volunteers needed to

foster service-dog puppies

People interested in fostering service-dog puppies in training are asked to call 879-9051.

Participants sought for annual Art Car Stampede

Art Cars are sought to join the second annual Steamboat Art Car Stampede to be held Aug. 5 to 7. Cash prizes, parties and gas allowances are offered. Call Lynne Masters 870-6323 or visit

Chili cooks needed to take part in Saturday cookoff

Chili cooks are needed to take part in a chili cookoff from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Gondola Square as part of the Steamboat Mountain Chili Festival. Prizes include a ski vacation to The Canyons, Utah; dinner for two at The Cabin; and round-trip airline tickets. To enter, call 871-5382.

Horizons seeks volunteers for boat, swim programs

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking reliable volunteers for a boating and swimming program for developmentally disabled adults. Programs will begin early August. Call Chrissie Hodges at 879-4466, ext. 116.

Emerald City Opera

presents ‘La BohÃme’

Emerald City Opera in Steamboat Springs presents “La BohÃme,” featuring LeRoy Lehr of the Metropolitan Opera, James Taylor from New York City Opera and Kara Shay Thompson of Chicago Opera Theater, at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 and 3 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium. Tickets are $15 to 65. Volunteer box office help, ushers and stylists also are needed. Call 879-1996 or visit

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