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County clerk: Candidate did not break law

No campaign laws were violated when Steamboat Springs School Board member-elect Jeff Troeger e-mailed school district employees on Election Day, said Routt County Clerk and Recorder Kay Weinland.

Using a district staff e-mail list, Troeger sent a notice on Tuesday to district employees asking them to vote for him in his race against Brian Kelly for the District 2 seat. Troeger won the election later that night.

People have questioned the legality of Troeger sending Election Day e-mails to the schools and the district's central office. The high school's library and the district central office were polling places.

Weinland contacted the Colorado Secretary of State's office, which informed her that Troeger's e-mail did not violate any campaign or election laws.

"My ruling from the Secretary of State's Office was that it was fine," Weinland said. "As long as Jeff (Troeger) didn't use a school computer to send his e-mail, there is no violation."

Many city employees also received the e-mail from Troeger.

Troeger said he received several complaints about the e-mails. He said he responded to those complaints by offering to speak with the people one on one.

Burton snowboard stolen from ski shop Friday

A $500 Burton snowboard was reported stolen from Terry Sports on Friday.

Steamboat Springs police Officer Dale Coyner said the sporting goods store in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square was broken into between 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday.

Coyner said a pair of east-facing double doors were pried open, and the lock was broken. The store, which already has received its winter-season inventory, is going through an inventory list to see if any other items were taken.

Coyner said the only item believed to be missing is the snowboard.

The crime, second-degree burglary, is a Class 4 felony.

Bear River Center offers all-level yoga class

An all-level yoga class will be offered from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Fridays at Bear River Center, 701 Yampa Ave. Call 879-2990.

Teams compete

in hockey tournament

The second annual Rocky Mountain Rumble hockey tournament is Nov. 14 to 16 at Howelsen Ice Arena. Three Peewee and Bantam "B" teams will compete with teams from the Front Range and Wyoming. A schedule is available at Howelsen.

Reservations accepted

for Ski Ball and Auction

Reservations are being accepted for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Ski Ball and Auction, which begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. The evening includes hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, three-course dinner, a live auction and dancing to the live music of Exit 232. Reservations are $125 per person or $1,500 for a 10-person table. Reservations must be made by Nov. 12 at 879-0695, Ext. 116. Proceeds from the Ski Ball and Auction benefit the athletes of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

Kaleidoscope accepting registration for programs

Kaleidoscope Art Exploration for Kids is accepting registration for after-school and school-break art workshops for children ages 6 to 12. Call the Steamboat Springs Arts Council for dates, times and additional information at 879-9008.

Group offers scholarships to athletes to improve

Steamboat's Over-the-Hill Gang is offering scholarships of up to $1,000 to athletes for their education and/or skill improvement in their area of competence. Only athletes involved in winter sports are eligible.

Applicants should be attending or be a graduate of a Routt County school or be a Routt County resident. Applications are available at all Routt County high schools, Whiteman and Christian Heritage schools, Colorado Mountain College and the Winter Sports Club. Applications must be completed and submitted by Nov. 15. Awards will be announced in December. Call 870-2912 or e-mail roccoalat@earthlink.net.

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