Steamboat briefs for Sept. 15

— Man found not guilty in fatal crash case

Kenneth Muhme of Craig was found not guilty Thursday night of careless driving causing death, in a charge related to a February accident that resulted in the death of Steamboat Springs resident Amy Flint.

Attorney Larry Combs represented Muhme, who pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge in June.

Muhme was cited in February after he reportedly lost control of the tow truck he was driving on Colo. Highway 131. The tow truck was hauling Flint's truck from an earlier accident. Flint was riding in the passenger seat of Muhme's truck when the truck rolled down an embankment onto its roof. She died at the scene. Road conditions were poor at the time of the accident.

Third-quarter USDA commodities available

USDA Commodities are being distributed for the third quarter of 2007 at LIFT-UP of Routt County offices in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek through The Emergency Food Assistance Program. Each eligible household may receive TEFAP foods once per quarter. This quarterly distribution ends Sept. 30. Food will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 870-8804 between 1 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to inquire about income-eligibility and hours of operation for each office.

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs seeking volunteers

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs is recruiting interested volunteers to assist with its programs. Mainstreet is a comprehensive program created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to revive and strengthen the historic cores of communities across the nation. More that 2,000 communities are using the Mainstreet Four-Point Approach, which address design elements within the district, promotion of events and image, economic restructuring to gauge and strengthen economic health and organization of the entities within the district as a unified voice.

If you would like more information on becoming active with the Mainstreet organization, call Tracy Barnett at 846-1800 or e-mail

Partnership offers wilderness EMT training

The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Medical Institute and Colorado Mountain College have partnered to offer nationally recognized wilderness EMT certifications to medical professionals already certified as EMT-Basics and higher.

This course counts as 36 hours of Category 1 CME for Physicians and as an EMT Refresher for certified EMS personnel. The course runs from Oct. 18 to 22. Register at the Colorado Mountain College campus in Steamboat Springs.

VNA seeks volunteers to perform office duties

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, a nonprofit organization, is seeking volunteers to perform general office duties. Hours are flexible. Contact Laura at 879-1632 or stop in at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, for more information.

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