News for Monday, Sept.7, 2020

Steamboat Radio News by Shannon Lukens

Three boarding students at Steamboat Mountain School have tested positive for COVID-19. They didn’t have any symptoms. It was discovered during surveillance testing of all students. The two females and one male are from outside of Routt County and are on quarantine for two weeks. Steamboat Mountain School has notified all of the students and parents affected by the situation. Routt County Public Health has also been notified. Contact tracers are working with the school, students, and parents to determine close contacts.

A truck hit a cyclist on County Road 129 Sunday afternoon. Colorado State Patrol says a 16-year-old male was driving a pickup truck when he hit a 64-year-old man on the bike. That man was taken to the hospital, treated and released.

A convicted felon who shot at local law enforcement while trying to get away in an allegedly stolen truck last week, got caught and is still in the Routt County Jail. 38-year-old Benjamin Neighbors is being held on a $250,000 cash surety bond set by Judge Garrecht on Friday. His driver’s license says he’s from Oregon. The chase started near Clark and headed down to Highway 40 and west toward Moffat County. Colorado State Patrol put out stop strips and the truck was stopped when the tires blew. Neighbors has multiple felony charges but more charges are expected to be added before his next court date which is this Wednesday afternoon.

Hayleigh Aurin and Duke participate in the Meeker Mustang Makeover.

Some wild mustangs are being broken as part of the 2020 Meeker Mustang Makeover. It’s a way to help rescue some wild horses in the Meeker area. Fifteen trainers from Meeker and also in Routt County have been working for 100 days to train the horses. Here’s Deirdre Macnab.

The trained mustangs will be up for sale this Friday in an online auction all day through www.LonghornVideoAuctions.com . The trainers get the half the money raised for their hard work.

City offices in City Hall and across the street at Centennial Hall will be opening tomorrow. They’ve been closed during the closed during the pandemic. Hours will be noon to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed on Fridays. Bring your mask.

The Human Resource Coalition is accepting grant applications for the City and County 2021 funding cycle.  Any organization that focuses on health and human services in Routt County is welcome to apply before Sept. 18. Applications are done through Routt County United Way. Questions, call 970-879-5605 or email kate@RouttCountyUnitedWay.org.  Go to routtcountyunitedwaygrants.communityforce.com to apply, or to routtcountyunitedway.org/our-work/human-resource-coalition for more information.

The HoneyBear Apothecary in Craig is finally open to the public. It’s the second recreational marijuana dispensary to open in Craig.

A Wiffle Ball Adult League is forming through the City of Steamboat Springs. It’s a coed league of six verses six players with three men and three women on the field at all times. Register by Sept. 14 through www.SteamboatSprings.net/wiffleball

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