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Steamboat briefs: Kids Carnival is today at Steamboat Springs High School

The Steamboat Springs High School leadership class is hosting its annual Kids Carnival today in the practice gym. The carnival includes games and prizes for local preschoolers through second-graders, including home-schooled students in those grade levels.

Preschool and half-day kindergarten students can participate from 9 to 10:30 a.m., second-graders from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and first-graders and full-day kindergarten students from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Pilot & Today is seeking Editorial Board members

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting letters of interest from readers who would like to serve as community representatives on the newspaper's Editorial Board. Those representatives will be asked to serve a four-month term beginning in May.

The Editorial Board includes two community representatives and three members of the newspaper staff. Newspaper staff members on the board are General Manager Scott Stanford, Editor Brent Boyer and reporter Tom Ross. The Editorial Board formulates the Our View opinions expressed on the ViewPoints page of the newspaper. The Editorial Board meets at 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays.

Readers interested in serving on the Editorial Board should send a letter of 500 words or fewer expressing their interest to Boyer at or P.O. Box 774827, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also may be dropped off at the Pilot & Today office, 1901 Curve Plaza. Call Boyer at 970-871-4221 or Stanford at 970-871-4202 with questions.

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Philanthropist of the Year nominations due Friday

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is accepting nominations for its Philanthropist of the Year awards until Friday. Philanthropist of the Year awards are presented annually to an individual, youth and business during the Community Foundation's Celebration of Philanthropy. Philanthropists are honored for their vision, contributions and broad impact on the community. Visit for a nomination form. The deadline to turn in a nomination is Friday. Call 970-879-8632 for more information.

Middle school, Partners in Routt County team up

Steamboat Springs Middle School and Partners in Routt County are celebrating Global Youth Service Day by holding a school supply drive through May 4. Community members are asked to drop off new supplies in any of the bins at the middle school, high school, Soda Creek Elementary School, or City Market. All collected items will benefit disadvantaged youths in Routt County.

YVEA's annual meeting and board election is June 18

Yampa Valley Electric Association's annual meeting and board election is June 18 in the Hayden High School auditorium. Agenda items include officer and director reports; business transactions; and director elections.

Three director terms are expiring this year: those held by District 3 representative James Simos, of Craig; District 6 representative William Haight, of Steamboat Springs; and the vacant District 2 seat. Simos is not seeking re-election.

Director nominations must be in the form of a written petition signed by at least 15 YVEA members. The petition must be filed at YVEA offices by 5 p.m. May 4. Nominees must be members of the district for which they are nominated. For director district maps and nomination petition forms, stop by the YVEA offices in Steamboat or Craig. For more information, call 970-879-1160.

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