Briefs for Oct. 10 |

Briefs for Oct. 10

Men arrested after alleged assault

— Two men were arrested Monday night after one of the men pulled a gun on the other man after a fight, police said.

Steamboat Springs police Officer Ricky Romero said the situation began at about 6:30 p.m. at the Southside Station, a gas station on Weiss Drive. Travis Blair-Coats, of Oak Creek, called police to report that David Moya, 24, of Gypsum, threatened him with a gun while the men were stopped at the gas station, Romero said.

Moya left the gas station in his black Chevrolet Silverado and drove south on Colorado Highway 131. Blair-Coats, who was driving a white Dodge Ram, followed Moya, police said.

According to dispatch tapes, Blair-Coats rammed Moya’s car as the men drove south on Colo. 131, though police said there is no evidence to support those claims.

Each man had a woman riding with him, police said.

Routt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rob Smith pulled over Moya in Yampa, where Moya consented to a search of his vehicle.

Deputies did not find a gun or “anything resembling a gun” in Moya’s car, Romero said.

Moya was arrested on suspicion of violating his parole in Eagle County. He will not face any additional charges, Smith said.

Deputies said they found marks on Moya’s body that were consistent with Moya’s claims that Blair-Coats had assaulted him, Romero said.

Blair-Coats’ passenger witnessed the assault and said that Moya threw Blair-Coats up against one of the vehicles, Smith said.

Blair-Coats, who eventually turned around on Colo. 131 and returned to the Southside Station to talk with police, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault.

Police do not suspect that drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident.

The Oak Creek Police Department assisted in the incident, Smith said.

Registration open for youth orchestra event

Registration is under way for the All Yampa Valley Youth Orchestra Extravaganza, a three-day event giving youth musicians an opportunity to play a variety of music with a staff of music educators, culminating in a concert at the Steamboat Mountain Theater on Nov. 17.

Students are invited to participate on the following instruments: Violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and percussion.

The enrollment fee is $25. Please call 879-9008 Ext. 107 to register, or e-mail

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