Briefs for Sept. 13 |

Briefs for Sept. 13

Assault reported in Meadows parking lot

A Denver man was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault after reportedly getting into a fight with a man during the Steamboat Springs Grand Prix on Saturday.

At about 3 p.m., as the racecars were driving, members of two pit crews started to argue, Steamboat Springs Police Officer Mike Smith said. Trent Blau, 41, pushed Doug Welch, also from out of town, who then tripped and hit his head.

Blau was arrested later that afternoon. Welch was taken to the hospital for observation and treatment and was released, Smith said.

Community blood drive Thursday at YVMC

A community blood drive will be from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 870-1495.

Benefit for children’s

hospital at Elk River ranch

Elk River Guest Ranch hosts a benefit for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital on Saturday. Horseback riding will take place during the day, and a pig roast with live music and a silent auction will follow at 5 p.m. All proceeds from the rides, roast and auction will be contributed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. RSVP to 879-6220 by Thursday.

Routt Invasive Plant Posse volunteer day is Tuesday

A volunteer day for the Routt Invasive Plant Posse is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The collaborative effort among Routt County, the city of Steamboat Springs, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Colorado State Parks, The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service will survey early invasions of noxious weeds along the Yampa River and its tributaries. Plants being surveyed include tamarisk, Russian olive, meadow knapweed and purple loosestrife. Assistance is needed to help stop these species from taking root along the river.

Call Kim at 276-4626, ext. 3 or e-mail to sign up.

Tickets on sale for

Soup Bowl Supper

Tickets for the third annual Soup Bowl Supper, sponsored by the Steamboat Clay Artisans, are on sale at All That Jazz, Blue Sky Pottery, City Hall and the Depot Art Center.

The event will be held Oct. 2 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. There will be two seatings: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The cost is $18 in advance or $20 at the door, if tickets are available. Proceeds will benefit Yampa Valley Recycles, which will use the money to purchase a recycle bin and newspaper stand for Lincoln Avenue.

Diners will get a handmade ceramic soup bowl filled with soup donated by top Steamboat restaurants, bread, a beverage and dessert. In an effort to make the event one where there is no waste, napkins and beverage containers will be take-home gift items, as well. Ceramic artists from Steamboat Clay Artisans have donated locally-created pottery for a silent auction held during the supper.

Call Deb Babcock of Steamboat Clay Artisans at 846-9349.

Comedy troupe to perform Tuesday at the Grand

Rattlebrain Theater, an award-winning comedy troupe, will present its improvisational comedy at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Priest Creek Ballroom at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center, 2300 Mount Warner Circle.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for teens and may be purchased at the door.

Proceeds from the evening, which is hosted by the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, benefit the programs of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation, including the Colorado State Animal Response Team, a statewide program that is actively engaged in developing and supporting County Animal Response Teams throughout Colorado, including in Routt County.

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