Briefs for June 9, 2003


Board of education to
discuss Steamboat action
The Colorado State Board of Education will discuss what action, if any, to take against the Steamboat Springs School District at the state board's regularly scheduled work session today, board spokeswoman Karen Gerwitz said.
The issue has been given a 30-minute time slot on the session's agenda. Depending on the outcome of the discussion, the state board could take action Thursday during its regular board meeting, Gerwitz said.
The discussions will involve the Steamboat Springs Board of Education's decision to ignore the state board's order to approve a Steamboat Springs Montessori charter school application. The Steamboat School Board has said the state board's order amounts to an unfunded mandate and that state law gives the local school board the option of rejecting the charter school application.
The Steamboat Springs Montessori group has said it is prepared to file a lawsuit against the Steamboat School Board for its actions.
Man arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft
A 28-year-old Steamboat man was arrested Monday on suspicion of second-degree burglary and theft.
Maximiliano Moreno Camacho is alleged to have broken into a house in the 300 block of Pine Street and stealing a wallet containing $50 in cash, a credit card, driver's license and Social Security card. A 21-year-old woman reported the theft at 12:45 p.m. Monday. According to a report taken by the Steamboat Springs Police Department, Camacho helped the woman and friend walk home after they left a downtown restaurant.
Once at the house, Camacho left. Later that night, the friend heard a noise and went to investigate.
The friend told police he saw Camacho at the top of the stairs. Camacho then reportedly ran out of the house, Fiebing said.
The woman said she discovered her wallet was missing. Camacho, was taken into custody later Monday. Camacho is being held in the Routt County Jail on $20,000 bond.
Ask-a-Lawyer night
is back at CMC
Northwest Colorado Legal Services Project and Colorado Mountain College are sponsoring an "Ask-a-Lawyer night" Thursday in the college library.
Ask-a-lawyer night is a free service for low-income residents. The 20-minute appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a member of the Northwest Colorado Bar Association. Call 276-2161.
Art in the Park
needs volunteers
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is looking for volunteers to help work its beverage booth at Art in the Park Saturday and Sunday. Call Erin at 879-9008.
Balloon rodeo committee seeks volunteers
The 2003 Hot Air Balloon Rodeo Committee is looking for volunteers throughout this weekend. Call 879-0882, Ext. 208.
LIFT-UP donation center will be closed next week
LIFT-UP of Routt County's Donation Center will be closed next week. Donations will be accepted again July 15 and 17, or by appointment the week of July 14. Call 879-3374.
Community blood drive will be held July 24
A community blood drive will be held from 12:30 to 6 p.m. July 24 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Call 879-2081 to set up an appointment.
Ducks Unlimited holds silent auction for print
The Steamboat Springs Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is offering for silent auction the third in a five-print series. The print is available for viewing at Community First Bank. Call 870-0872.


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