Steamboat briefs: Car hits pedestrian at US 40, Walton Creek Road |

Steamboat briefs: Car hits pedestrian at US 40, Walton Creek Road

— A pedestrian was hit by a car and seriously injured at about 6 p.m. Friday at U.S. Highway 40 and Walton Creek Road in Steamboat Springs. A 51-year-old man was crossing U.S. 40 when a westbound 2010 Subaru struck him, said Detective Nick Bosick, of the Steamboat Springs Police Department.

The man was flown to the Front Range with serious injuries that were considered life-threatening, Bosick said.

Police received the call at 6:18 p.m. The driver, 68-year-old Steamboat Springs resident Nancy Graves, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular assault, Bosick said. Police, Colorado State Patrol and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue responded. Police impounded the vehicle and have interviewed witnesses, Bosick said.

Shoe drive for Haiti runs through Monday

The Montrail PR office in Steamboat is launching a shoe drive for the survivors of the Haitian earthquake. Drop off lightly used shoes by Monday. Tennis shoes, hiking shoes and flip-flops are in the greatest demand. 

If you can, please donate $1 per pair to help pay for shipping. All shoes will be shipped to by Friday and then sent to Haiti. Drop off shoes by the end of the day Monday at the climbing wall at Steamboat Springs Middle School, Steamboat Pilates & Fitness Studio at 1104 Lincoln Ave. and Prudential Steamboat Realty at 610 Marketplace Plaza.