News in Brief for March 2 |

News in Brief for March 2

State Patrol arrests man in connection with theft

— The Colorado State Patrol arrested a 54-year-old Wyoming man in connection with the theft of a truck and other charges after the man was stopped on suspicion of speeding on Rabbit Ears Pass, the State Patrol reported.

Wallace Gordon Wright of Rock Springs, Wyo., was arrested Friday night and charged with second-degree motor vehicle theft, driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI per se, parole violation, speeding, driving without a license and no proof of insurance. He is being held in the Routt County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Trooper Jeffrey Verbas clocked Wright traveling 61 mph in a 55 mph zone eight miles east of Steamboat Springs on Rabbit Ears Pass, the State Patrol reported.

Wright was driving a 2002 Chevrolet pickup, which had been reported stolen earlier that day, the trooper’s report stated. Routt County law enforcement agencies had been notified to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

The trooper’s report indicated that keys had been left in the ignition of the pickup in Rock Springs.

Wright also had outstanding arrest warrants from Washington and Wyoming, the State Patrol reported.

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Middle school to hold

parent-teacher conferences

Steamboat Springs Middle School will hold parent-teacher conferences from 4 to 8 p.m. March 10 and March 11.

Parents should call the middle school at 879-1058 to schedule a time to meet with their children’s teachers. There are no drop-in times.

City’s Teen Programs

readies for Teens on Tour

The city of Steamboat Springs Teen Programs is accepting registrations for a Teens on Tour overnight trip to Denver on March 12 and 13 for sixth- through eighth-grade students. Activities planned during the trip include swimming, putt putt golf, ping-pong, dinner at Casa Bonita, skateboarding at the EXPN skatepark and shopping at the mall.

Teen Programs staff will supervise the trip, and participants will be traveling on the City of Steamboat Springs Recreation Activity Bus. Weekend begins at 10 a.m. March 12 and the group will return to Steamboat at 7 p.m. March 13.

Cost for the trip is $50 and includes dinner Friday night, lodging, breakfast and lunch Saturday, transportation and activities.

Registration is open through March 9. For more information, call 879-6960, or stop by the Parks and Recreation office at 245 Howelsen Parkway to pick up a registration packet.

Strings presents Yun, Chen at St. Paul’s church

Strings in the Mountains’ Winter Concert Series presents violinist Chee Yun and pianist Wendy Chen at 7 p.m. March 9 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Yun and Chen are two of the great international stars of the classical world. The program will feature the works of Chopin, Brahms and Rachmaninoff. Tickets are $25 at All That Jazz or through

Call 879-5056, ext. 100 or ext. 103.

Snowball 2004 to be held Saturday at the Grand

Snowball 2004, benefitting the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, is Saturday at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. The event includes dinner, auction, music and dancing to Chris Daniels and The Kings.

Snowball tickets are available for $90 per person or $1,500 for corporate tables.

Call Dianne Stoyko at 871-5403 or e-mail