Steamboat briefs: Felony menacing charge against resident dismissed |

Steamboat briefs: Felony menacing charge against resident dismissed

Charges have been dropped against Jason T. Leuthold, a Steamboat man who was arrested April 7 on suspicion of felony menacing.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, the charge was dismissed because Leuthold could claim self-defense.

According to an arrest affidavit, Leuthold got into an altercation with Michael A. Nielsen. Leuthold was treated for his injuries at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Nielsen faces a third-degree assault charge.

Parking lot sale for area merchants set for May 9

MainStreet Steamboat Springs will hold a Merchants Parking Lot Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9 in the parking lot at Eighth and Oak streets.

According to MainStreet director Tracy Barnett, the sale is designed to be like a yard sale, to get rid of those things that haven’t sold at sidewalk sales, were wrong buys or have been in inventory too long.

The event is free for MainStreet members, however a fee of $25 will be charged for non-members. The business does not have to be located downtown. To join the sale, contact Barnett at 970-846-1800 or

Children’s parade down Lincoln Avenue is Thursday

In observance of April as the Month of the Young Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month, First Impressions and the Routt County Department of Human Services will sponsor a children’s parade from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.

The parade will take place on Lincoln Avenue between Fifth and Seventh streets.

Middle school’s annual tree sale runs through May 8

The Steamboat Springs Middle School’s annual tree sale started Monday and will run through May 8. Tree order forms can be found on the school’s webpage or picked up at the front office. Tree pick-up day is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15. The sale benefits EOS — Everything Outdoor Steamboat — a program that gets middle school kids outside doing activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, back country skiing and mountain biking.

Youth Corps accepting applications for summer

The Steamboat Springs Community Youth Corps is accepting applications for teens, age 14 to 16, to join CYC for the summer. Applications are due by 5:30 p.m. Thursday and are available online at Completed applications can be emailed to, faxed to 970-870-0173, or dropped off at the Parks and Community Services offices at 245 Howelsen Parkway. For more information, call 970-871-7056 or visit the CYC Facebook page at

Local set to graduate from Ft. Lewis College on Saturday

Shilah Danielle Allen, a 2008 Steamboat Springs High School graduate and daughter of Tammy Stewart, will be graduating from Ft. Lewis College in Durango on Saturday with a bachelor of science degree in environmental biology with honors. After graduation, Allen will start an internship as a deputy ranger in wildlife management with the U.S. Forest Service. She received a Native American scholarship and a scholarship from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to support her undergraduate education.

Film about Parkinson’s and dance group screens Monday

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp and Steamboat Dance Theatre will present a special Dance on Film screening of the award-winning new documentary “Capturing Grace” at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Library Hall, in honor of the local Parkinson’s support group.

The film follows individuals with Parkinson’s as they prepare to stage a first-ever dance performance under the tutelage of two long-time dancers at the Mark Morris Dance Group. It’s a story about determination, adversity, contending with doubt, the transformative power of art and the strength of the human spirit.

The screening is free, and the Parkinson’s support group will have outreach and program information available to share with the community. Visit for more information.

Drop off electronics for free at recycling locations

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and partners offer four drop-off locations in Steamboat Springs for the public to safely and responsibly recycle used small personal electronics for free. An expanded list of items, ranging from laptops and smaller, now can be taken to the YVSC office at 141 Ninth St.

Accepted electronics include old cellphones, smartphones, cellphone batteries and chargers, iPods, MP3 players, digital cameras, tablets, AirCards and Bluetooth, ink and toner cartridges, laptops, GPS devices and headphones. Additional drop-off locations for all these items include the Steamboat Springs middle and high school front offices when school is in session.

All smaller items, aside from tablets and laptops, also may be deposited in the existing cellphone collection box in the Wells Fargo Bank lobby in downtown Steamboat. In addition to providing a service to the community, the collections help fund the YVSC Sustainable Schools program. For more information, email

For larger items, such as monitors, televisions, computer terminals/towers and hard drives, please call G&S Mountain Recyclers at 303-682-3171 or visit for local pickup days. There is a fee for these items to be recycled, so do not bring these items to the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s office.

Guide outlines resources available to homeowners

The new Colorado Housing Financial Assistance Guide provides an array of resources to those across the state who face challenges staying in their home or finding a new place to live.

The comprehensive guide provides information about more than 100 organizations across Colorado that offer financial support for those in need of housing help. The guide is available in both English and Spanish at under resident resources.

The resources are organized by region covering the Denver metro area, Southeastern Colorado, Northern Colorado, Boulder and the Western Slope.

The guide is provided as a public service by the Colorado Apartment Association, along with additional support from the Colorado Association of Realtors, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Colorado Housing Connects and the Colorado Division of Housing.

“Fortunately, there are many organizations doing great work to provide housing assistance, but tracking them all down may be hard,” said Nancy Burke, vice president of government and community affairs at the Colorado Apartment Association, in a news release. “This guide pulls all these resources into a single source, organized by geography, to help Coloradans access them quickly and conveniently to find the help they need.”

Two statewide helplines can provide a good place to start for those seeking help. They are the Colorado Housing Connects Hotline at 844-926-6632 and the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline 877-601-4673.

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