Briefs for March 10 |

Briefs for March 10

— Man arrested for stealing taxi

A 22-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft Friday morning after police said he stole an Alpine Taxi while its driver was using the bathroom.

Steamboat Springs police Officer Kurtis Luster said Keven Wayne Killam was under the influence of alcohol when he reportedly got into the driver’s seat of the 15-passenger van that was idling in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square.

The Alpine Taxi driver was scheduled to pick up customers from the Tugboat Grill and Pub and was inside the bar using the bathroom. When he left the bar, he saw his van leaving Ski Time Square “at a high rate of speed,” Luster said.

Police Officer John McCartin stopped Killam near Steamboat Boulevard and Mount Werner Road after Killam reportedly ran into something and damaged the van.

Killam also is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to notify of an accident and false reporting.

Killam’s bond was set at $10,000 during a hearing in Routt County Court on Friday. Killam is scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. March 14.

Thumbs up for Trailhead, Trappeur’s Crossing

The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission on Thursday expressed its support for plans for three large-scale building projects.

Trailhead Lodge, an 86-unit condominium hotel at the Wildhorse Meadows development site on Mount Werner Road; Steamboat Village Commercial Center, a 14,000-square-foot office building near Central Park Plaza; and an 88,000-square-foot, 34-condo building that will be part of the Trappeur’s Crossing development at Village Drive and Medicine Springs Drive, all received Planning Commission support.

“Local architects are really picking up their architecture – we’re really seeing it,” Planning Commission Chairwoman Kathi Meyer said. “They know they have to come in with a good-looking project.”

The Steamboat Springs City Council is scheduled to review and act on plans for the buildings at a meeting March 20.

‘Cabaret’ auditions held

at 7 p.m. Wednesday

Auditions for this year’s performance of “Cabaret” are at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Steamboat Springs Mountain Theater in Ski Time Square. Participants must take their own audition piece. Participants also must be 21 and older. Call 879-9008 or e-mail

YVMC-sponsored 9Health Fair is March 13 to 16

Yampa Valley Medical Center once again is sponsoring the 9Health Fair. The community health fair offers free and low-cost health screenings. Early Bird Blood Draws will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. March 13 to 16 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The blood draws are by appointment only. Call 875-2758 to schedule an appointment.

Former Denver Broncos to play exhibition game

A group of former Denver Broncos will play an exhibition basketball game against Steamboat Springs All-Stars at 6 p.m. March 31 in Kelly Meek Gymnasium. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and there will be an autograph session, concessions, prizes and other drawings. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children 3 to 18. All proceeds will benefit the Steamboat Springs Booster Club. The ex-Broncos include Billy Thompson, Dave Studdard, Mark Jackson, Ron Egloff and Larry Brunson. E-mail

Come Let’s Dance fundraiser on March 24

A fundraiser for Come Let’s Dance is at 7:30 p.m. March 24 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. Come Let’s Dance is a local nonprofit group that raises money for an orphanage in Uganda. Tickets to the fundraiser are $100. There will be dancing and live entertainment by jazz singer Hazel Miller. There also will be an art auction. Call Jen Fritz at 846-9688 or visit

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