Steamboat briefs for Dec. 27 |

Steamboat briefs for Dec. 27

Deceased snowmobiler from Craig identified

The 62-year-old man who died in his hunting cabin north of Hayden Saturday night has been identified as Jack Kelly of Craig. Kelly died of natural causes while on a snowmobile trip with a female friend near Quaker Mountain.

Routt County Search and Rescue workers endured sub-zero temperatures and a 13-mile snowmobile ride from Routt County Road 80 Saturday night to the recover Kelly’s body, after his friend found him collapsed in the cabin and called 911.

“He had a bad heart,” Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said, noting Kelly had a pre-existing chronic heart condition that contributed to his death.

Sheriff’s Office Investigator Mike Curzon determined that nothing about Kelly’s death seemed suspicious, Ryg said.

Horizons seeking volunteers for winter

Horizons needs volunteers for its ski and winter sports program. This is the 31st year Horizons, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. and volunteers from the community have partnered to provide the winter sports program for individuals with developmental disabilities. This is a great opportunity to get involved, meet some wonderful people and spend seven Saturday afternoons this winter helping Horizons clients enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Call 879-2065, ext. 110 to volunteer or to get more information.

Teen of the Month nominations sought

The Steamboat Springs Optimist Club is accepting applications for its Teen of the Month program. Area high school students can pick up applications from school counselors or call Rob MacCarthy at 871-7179. The Teen of the Month program culminates in a recognition dinner in May for all of the teens and their parents, and a scholarship is awarded to the student chosen as Teen of the Year.