News in brief for Dec. 2, 2003 |

News in brief for Dec. 2, 2003

Eagle County man gets continuance on case

A 20-year-old Eagle County man charged with vehicular homicide had his case continued Monday.

Luke Gray appeared in District Court on Monday for an arraignment hearing.

Gray’s lawyer, Charles Feldmann, asked that the case be continued for completion of discovery and consideration of a plea offer from the District Attorney’s Office.

The case has been continued to Jan. 2.

Gary was charged with vehicular homicide after it was alleged that he drove a 1993 Dodge pickup off the road eight miles northwest of Toponas. Andrew Hernandez, a 24-year-old Gypsum man, died after being ejected from the truck.

‘Diamond Event’ to benefit Heuga’s Snow Express

“A Diamond Event” to benefit Jimmie Heuga’s Snow Express for Multiple Sclerosis will be held Dec. 12 at the Depot Art Center.

The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is a donation to the Heuga Center. Appetizers and wine will be served, and all guests will be entered to win prizes.

The first 50 guests with a donation of $50 or more will take home either a .31-carat diamond from The Diamond Connection or a cubic zirconium.

The Heuga Center’s efforts to help people with M.S. manage their disease, take charge of their health and regain hope for a productive and meaningful life. The Steamboat Snow Express will be held March 14.

For information, call Stacey Kramer at 879-7860 or Jill Waldman at 879-9020.

CMC to host seminar on theft prevention Dec. 9

Colorado Mountain College will host a retail theft prevention seminar on Dec. 9.

The seminar is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Olympian Hall. The cost is $55 per person or $45 per person for three or more from the same business if paid in advance. Breakfast and lunch are included in the cost.

Topics covered include how to hire effectively, perform background checks, reduce internal theft, control cash and reduce shoplifting. Presenters include police Detective Ross Kelly; Donna Kerr, a CPA with Tredway, Henion and Kerr; Ron Pollard, a former business owner and embezzlement victim; and Stevan P. Layne, an authority on security management and loss prevention.

For information, call Heidi Bimmerle at (970) 453-6757, ext. 2624.

Visiting Nurse Association giving away free condoms

The Visiting Nurse Association is giving away free condoms until the end of the year in honor of the 16th annual World AIDS Day. The agency’s office is at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, in Steamboat Springs, and at 745 Russell Street in Craig.

VNA offers HIV and STD testing year-round. The services are offered on a sliding scale and are confidential. Call 879-1632 in Steamboat Springs and 824-8233 in Craig.

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