Briefs for March 8

Hayden man, 22, arrested

on charges of DUI, theft

A 22-year-old Hayden man was arrested last week after he allegedly stole a man's vehicle and drove it off the road.

Darby Ray Duncan was arrested Thursday morning on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a revoked license, DUI per se and aggravated motor vehicle theft.

Routt County Sheriff John Warner said a man reported his pickup missing about 9 a.m. Thursday on Routt County Road 76 just outside Hayden. The vehicle was recovered shortly afterward on the same road, apparently abandoned after the person driving it slid off the road. The vehicle was not damaged, Warner said.

Nearby residents called the sheriff's office to report that a man had skidded off the side of the road the night before and then walked away from the vehicle. The callers identified the man as Duncan.

On Thursday morning, the Hayden Police Department arrested Duncan, who Warner said was intoxicated.

When arrested, Duncan told law enforcement he was just playing a trick on the owner of the truck, Warner said. But, Warner said, the owner claimed he did not know the man and wanted to press charges.

Duncan bonded out of jail Friday afternoon on a personal recognizance bond.

Soda Creek school hosting

a book fair this week

Soda Creek Elementary School hosts a scholastic book fair this week. The hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Parks and Rec planning trip to Denver museum

The Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Department's School Days Off Program is sponsoring a trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on April 22.

The trip is for students in third through fifth grades. Participants will tour the museum, see the IMAX movie, "Coral Reef Adventure," and experience the Inca retreat of Machu Picchu, one of the museum's newest exhibits.

Cost of the trip is $40 and includes the 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. trip, admission to the museum and two snacks. Students must bring their own lunches.

Space is limited. Register by April 14 at the Parks and Recreation Office. Call Jennifer at 879-4300.

Tim Piper and his band

to play at 8 p.m. March 26

Strings in the Mountains presents Tim Piper and his band at 8 p.m. March 26 at the Steamboat Christian Center.

Piper portrays not only the Beatles' music in the style and sound of the original recordings but also Lennon's personality, appearance, mannerisms and humor. Piper has portrayed Lennon twice on national television, as well as with his band at the John Lennon Birthday Memorial in New York City in 2001.

Tickets are $30 at All That Jazz or through www.stringsinthemountains.com.

Call 879-5056, ext. 100 or 103.

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