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Steamboat briefs: Man arrested in connection with shooting in Dinosaur

Steamboat Springs — A 63-year-old Dinosaur man turned himself in Thursday morning at the Moffat County Jail in connection to an accidental shooting earlier this month in the town 90 miles west of Craig. — A 63-year-old Dinosaur man turned himself in Thursday morning at the Moffat County Jail in connection to an accidental shooting earlier this month in the town 90 miles west of Craig.

— A 63-year-old Dinosaur man turned himself in Thursday morning at the Moffat County Jail in connection to an accidental shooting earlier this month in the town 90 miles west of Craig.

A warrant was issued Wednes­­day for Terry Warren Billings, the grandfather and guardian of a 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl. On Oct. 4, authorities say, the boy shot the girl in the arm with Billings’ handgun. The bullet went through the right side of her torso, along her ribs and exited through her lower torso. It did not hit any of her bones or organs, authorities said. Billings was arrested on suspicion of child abuse, a Class 4 felony, and reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor. Those same formal charges have been filed against him in Moffat County Court.

Jeremy Ashton, an investigator with the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, said the charges against Billings stem from him allegedly leaving the firearm, a .357 handgun, in an area accessible to children. The firearm, which is registered to Billings, was left in his bedroom, Ashton said. As of Thursday afternoon, Billings remained in custody at the jail.



The 2-year-old girl was taken to Rangely District Hospital and then to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. Ashton said she has been released from care.

Safeway collecting, selling books for breast cancer

The Safeway store in Steam­boat Springs is doing a book drive Saturday through Oct. 30 to raise money to fight breast cancer through Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The store will collect books in a box in the front of the store and will sell them Oct. 30.



All types of books are welcome, and all proceeds will benefit breast cancer research.

Young Professionals picks 2011 Board of Advisers

The Young Professionals Net­work of Steamboat Springs has announced its 2011 Board of Ad­­visers. YPN, a community development committee under the umbrella of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Assoc­­iation, began in 2009 and has 130 members representing 65 companies from the Yampa Valley, according to a news release.

The 2011 board is:

Chairwoman: Stacy Huff­man, director of owner relations, The Steamboat Grand

Vice chairwoman: Jackie Brown: development/special events, Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley

Secretary: Stacey Richard­son, hotel reservations sales supervisor, The Steamboat Grand

Fresh Air chairman: Ryan Marsden, designer/project manager, Kelly & Stone Architects

Professional development chairman: Josh Nowak, financial services consultant, Bank of the West

Events and networking chairwoman: Mary Wirta, human resources recruiter, Yampa Valley Medical Center

Philanthropic chairwoman: Jamie Bischoff, manager, The Travel Center at Steamboat, Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp.

More information about the organization and board member biographies are at http://www.steamboatypn.comhttp://www.steamboatypn.com..

http://www.steamboatypn.com.

City taking registrations for Nov. 4 trip for teens

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department has announced that registrations for the Teens on Tour trip to Denver are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The program is for teens in sixth, seventh and eighth grades and will be during school days off Nov. 4 and 5.

The trip includes shopping at Flatiron Crossing Mall, swimming at Springhill Suites Marriott, laser tag, bumper boats, go-karts, arcade games, mini golf, pizza buffet for dinner at Boondocks Fun Center, Denver Nature & Science Museum, Hubble 3D IMAX, and lunch at T-Rex Cafe.

The registration fee is $100 and covers transportation, activity fees, dinner Nov. 4, breakfast and lunch Nov. 5 and hotel accommodations. Participants must bring a sack lunch for Nov. 4.

Registration forms are available at the Parks and Recreation Department offices, 245 Howelsen Parkway, or on the city’s website at http://steamboatsprings.net/departments/parks_recreation/recreation/teen_programs/middle_school/http://steamboatsprings.net/departments/parks_recreation/recreation/teen_programs/middle_school/. Call Joelle at 970-879-4300, ext. 305, with questions. . Call Joelle at 970-879-4300, ext. 305, with questions. http://steamboatsprings.net/departments/parks_recreation/recreation/teen_programs/middle_school/. Call Joelle at 970-879-4300, ext. 305, with questions.


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