Steamboat briefs: Coroner releases name of man who died in crash

Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg on Tuesday identified the man who died in a North Routt County car crash last week as James Kemper.

Ryg said Kemper was a quiet man who kept to himself. Kemper’s mother and two brothers live in the Denver area.

Kemper was driving east on Seedhouse Road when his truck went off the road and crashed down an embankment along the Elk River. According to Colorado State Patrol, the crash happened during the early morning hours Thursday. Joggers discovered the crash in the afternoon.

The Patrol, which was still investigating the crash, said alcohol impairment is suspected as a contributing factor.

Chamber to host meeting, forum on school bond issue

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is hosting a general membership meeting and forum on the school bond proposal from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort’s Storm Peak conference room. Steamboat Springs School District Superintendent Brad Meeks will lead a presentation and question and answer session on this issue that will be decided by voters in November. Registration for the event is required. Email rsvp@steam or call 970-875-7000 to register.

Deadline approaches for Business Plan competition

The submittal deadline for the 2015 Business Plan competition, sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs, Alpine Bank and Colorado Mountain College and hosted by SCORE, America’s Small Business Counselors, is approaching. Plans must be submitted electronically by 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14 Randy Rudasics, competition facilitator, at Competitors must also sign and date the rules and judging criteria posted for this competition. Documents can be found at

Plan review will take place over the coming weeks, and finalists will be required to present their plan to a panel of SCORE judges after written plans are reviewed.  Call 970-870-4491 for more information.

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