News in brief for March 31

Charges pending against high school student

Harassment charges are pending against a 15-year-old Steamboat Springs High School student who police said punched a school administrator earlier this week.

Steamboat Springs police Capt. Joel Rae said the incident occurred Tuesday afternoon while the boy was serving an in-school suspension. Rae said the boy was combative and was not obeying the school administrator who was overseeing the suspension. The boy was angry and punched the administrator in the chest, Rae said.

The incident was reported to police at 3:54 p.m. Police took the boy to the police station, where he was fingerprinted and photographed. The boy was released into the custody of his parents, who signed a promise-to-appear notice. A court date has not been scheduled, Rae said.

High school Principal Mike Knezevich could not be reached for comment.

Police investigate home burglary in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs police detectives are investigating the suspected burglary of more than $20,000 worth of items from a Steamboat home.

Police Capt. Joel Rae said the burglary is thought to have occurred between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Meadowbrook Circle. The homeowners reported the burglary after returning home and finding their things out of order. The missing items include jewelry, Rae said.

9Health Fair is Saturday at middle school

The annual 9Health Fair sponsored by Yampa Valley Medical Center is from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Steamboat Springs Middle School. The fair offers free information and health screenings as well as $5 colorectal cancer test kits, $30 blood chemistry tests, $25 PSA tests for men and $15 blood counts.

New to this year's fair is a free, interactive kiosk that offers an individualized cardiac risk assessment. Volunteer health care professionals and community members will check height, weight, vision, hearing and blood pressure. Lung function, body in balance, oral health and foot screenings also are free.

Numerous nonprofit health care and support groups will be on hand to discuss their programs and provide information about locally available health-related services. Members of the YVMC Ethics Committee will help people fill out living wills and other advance directives.

Registration is on-site at the fair. All blood tests require 12-hour fasting.

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