Steamboat briefs for Sept. 12

— New exhibit opens at Tread of Pioneers Museum

"Foundations of Steamboat: The Kemry Family," has opened as a new exhibit at the Tread of Pioneers Museum at Eighth and Oak streets in downtown Steamboat Springs. Since 1915, the Kemry family has helped establish Routt County's deeply rooted ranching and agricultural traditions. Through its long-time commitment to ranching, their Hereford cattle breeding achievements, public service and community involvement, the family has become an integral part of the rich heritage of the Yampa Valley. Fall hours at the museum are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free for locals. To learn more, call 879-2214.

Sheriff's Office hires Soroco grad as deputy

A 20-year-old Burns resident has been hired as a Routt County Sheriff's Office patrol deputy.

Sheriff Gary Wall said hiring Denis Luark, a 2005 Soroco High School graduate, will expand law enforcement coverage in South Routt County.

"I'm pleased to have him because it will automatically increase our law enforcement presence in South Routt since he'll be driving through those areas every day," he said.

Wall said Luark's position was the last open patrol position at the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office also is looking to hire two detention deputies, which would bring that side of the Sheriff's Office to full staff, Wall said.

On Tuesday, Luark said he is eager to start patrolling areas of the county that don't have a strong Sheriff's Office presence.

"I hope to be a true community servant," he said. "That's what our job is."

Luark graduated from the police academy this summer. He begins work Sept. 23.

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(Anonymous) id04sp says...


Gary Wall and the Rotarians have something in common; they know a good man when they see him.

Welcome aboard.

CSU's loss was our gain.

Posted 12 September 2007, 11:11 a.m. Suggest removal

(Anonymous) katrinkakelly says...

A local for the locals, got to love that!

Posted 12 September 2007, 12:02 p.m. Suggest removal

(Anonymous) ColoradoNative says...

I read plenty of Wall bashing but the guy seems to be making things happen. Great to see a young local guy get the nod!

Good luck!

Posted 12 September 2007, 1:02 p.m. Suggest removal

(Anonymous) whyquestion says...

congradulations officer Luark! the Luark name is well known in south routt.

Posted 12 September 2007, 2:42 p.m. Suggest removal

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