Briefs for Oct. 19 |

Briefs for Oct. 19

Man arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving

A 52-year-old Oak Creek man was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving in the wrong traffic lane after he ran into another vehicle while driving around a curve.

Lawrence John Kelly was driving a Ford Ranger at about 3:30 p.m. on Routt County Road 16 in Oak Creek when his vehicle struck a Chevy truck driven by 65-year-old Georgia resident Richard Neely, Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Jim Copley said.

Kelly was driving north around a blind curve at the time of the accident but was in the wrong lane. Neely couldn’t avoid Kelly, Copley said, and the vehicles collided head-on.

Copley said if Neely had swerved to the right to avoid Kelly, he would have rolled down a steep embankment.

Copley said neither man was injured in the accident, and neither driver was speeding at the time.

Kelly was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving in the wrong lane.

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He was released from Routt County Jail on a $750 bond Monday.

Women encouraged to take care of breast health

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and local and national officials are reminding women to take charge of their breast health by having an annual mammogram, performing a breast self-exam every month, understanding their risks and promptly reporting any breast changes to their health care providers. For more information, visit or call Jan Fritz at 879-1632.

Christian Heritage School holding photo fundraiser

Christian Heritage School is taking appointments for families interested in old-time photographs of their children. Photos will be taken from Oct. 27 to 29 at the school. The cost is $10 for one 10-by-13 inch sepia photo, which will be ready before Thanksgiving. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the school’s scholarship program. Call 879-1760 for more information or to make an appointment.