Steamboat briefs: Routt County judge denies Robert Cash bail increase |

Steamboat briefs: Routt County judge denies Robert Cash bail increase

— A Routt County judge last week denied prosecutors’ requests to increase the bail for the Steamboat Springs man accused of first-degree attempted murder. Instead, Routt County Court Judge James Garrecht opted to keep Robert Cash’s bond at $500,000. Cash remained in Routt County Jail on Monday.

Cash is accused of shooting his wife, Rhonda Cash, and himself at the couple’s West Steamboat home June 11. Cash’s initial plea hearing was scheduled for July 28 but was postponed. He next is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. Sept. 1 in Routt County Court.

Cash is charged with attempted first-degree murder and crime of violence, both felonies. With the crime of violence addition, Cash faces a possible total penalty of 16 to 48 years in prison and a fine of as much as $1 million.

Cash and his wife also are going through divorce proceedings. The divorce is scheduled for a status conference at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 20.

Weeklong Hunter Education course begins today at CMC

Colorado Mountain College is offering a weeklong Hunter Education course beginning today. The class is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The class fee is $10. Students must attend every class. To register or for more information, call CMC at 870-4444 or the Colorado Division of Wildlife at 870-2197.

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.

Youth football program registration ends Thursday

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space & Recreational services Department is accepting registrations for the youth football program on a first-come, first-served basis through Thursday. The program is for children in third through sixth grade and will run from mid-August through mid-October. Children entering third and fourth grade play flag football, and those in fifth and sixth grade play tackle football. The flag program has a $65 registration fee, and tackle costs $100. Stop by the Parks and Recreation office to complete a registration form or call 879-4300 with questions.

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