News in brief for Jan. 24 |

News in brief for Jan. 24

Cattle lost in rollover accident Monday afternoon

A tractor-trailer carrying nearly 100 head of cattle rolled over south of Yampa on Routt County Road 131 Monday afternoon, killing about 50 of the cattle but not injuring the driver, Sgt. Jim Copley of the Colorado State Patrol said.

Copley could not give a cause or exact location of the rollover, but he said the incident occurred on the stretch of road south of Yampa and north of Toponas.

The driver was cited for the incident, and C.R. 131 may have been briefly blocked while the trailer was set upright, Copley said.

Range-management school will be Thursday at CMC

The Colorado State University Cooperative Extension program will hold a range-management school from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Colorado Mountain College’s Bogue Hall.

Subjects include grass and shrub growth, environmental influences on grass growth, animal behavior and developing a grazing plan.

Registration is $35 for the first person and $25 for each additional person in a group. The cost includes a resource notebook and range-monitoring kit.

For more information, call C.J. Mucklow at 879-0825.

Battle of the Bands design contest under way

A contest is under way for a T-shirt and poster design for the third annual Teen Battle of the Bands. The design should include the words “2006 Teen Battle of the Bands.” Preference will be given to artwork by teens. Designs are due Feb. 1. For more information, call Autumn Phillips at 871-4210 or e-mail

Suicide support group to meet once a month

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, or REPS, is offering a new monthly support group for those who have lost a loved one to or who have been touched by suicide. “Heartbeat of Routt County” will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Visiting Nurse Association office, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Hosts include Ronna Autrey and Laurie Marano, local community members who have lost loved ones to suicide. For more information, call Ronna at 871-0682.

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