Steamboat briefs: Man rescued in North Routt remains hospitalized
Steamboat Springs — Craig Horlacher, the 57-year-old angler from the Denver area who was rescued in North Routt County on Thursday, remained at St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver in serious condition, hospital staff confirmed Sunday afternoon.
Rescuers suspect that Horlacher was stranded outside for nearly six days and reportedly was suffering hypothermia when he was found.
He was conscious and breathing but incoherent when rescuers found him.
It’s unclear why Horlacher was unable to return to his car, less than a mile away, from his fishing spot at the confluence of the Middle Fork of the Little Snake River and Tennessee Creek.
Medical crews pulled Horlacher out of the canyon using ropes, and an air ambulance took him to Yampa Valley Medical Center before he was transferred to St. Anthony. He initially was listed in critical condition.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Registration now open for city’s fall youth programs
Registration is open for the city of Steamboat Springs fall youth programs, including Afterschool Action, School Days Off, Kids Night Out, Peewee Adventures and Enrichment Clubs. Session 1 Afterschool Enrichment Clubs include archery, gymnastics, swim lessons, learn to skate and initiation to hockey, cooking and geocaching. More information is at http://www.steamboatsprings.net/recreation or stop by the Parks and Recreational Services Department office. Call 970-879-4300 with questions.
Youth Corps is seeking quality backcountry gear
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is looking for donations of quality backcountry gear. Needed items include sleeping bags, two- and three-person tents, sleeping pads, backpacks and day packs. Call Sheila at 970-879-2135, ext. 1.
Local groups reach out to returning service members
The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 in Steamboat Springs and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW Post is looking for female war veterans. The American Legion is also looking for new members. For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or the Routt County veterans service officer, Michael T. Condie, at 970-879-5489.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Steamboat and Routt County make the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User