Briefs for Oct. 10, 2003

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Police investigating

string of stolen checks

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating a string of check forgeries that affected seven businesses in town.

Police Detective Ross Kelly said someone has been writing checks with someone else's checkbook. The checks amount to several hundred dollars, Kelly said, and the police believe other businesses could have been victimized. The most recent case was reported Wednesday at the Radio Shack in Central Park Plaza.

Kelly said the police department has potential suspects. The case remains under investigation.

Nominations sought

for business awards

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and the Steamboat Pilot & Today are seeking nominations for recipients of Navigator business awards.

Presented annually, the awards recognize the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding businesses and business leaders. The organizations will present Navigator awards to one business and one individual at the annual chamber luncheon meeting Oct. 22 at the Chart House restaurant. Contact Kathy Coates, chamber membership director, at 879-0882, Ext. 205, for more information or to make a nomination. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday.

Routt County United Way barometer heating up

The Routt County United Way annual campaign barometer is heating up. Thanks to the generous contributions of numerous individuals and businesses, Routt County United Way has reached 35 percent of its campaign goal, as reflected in the barometer on the courthouse lawn.

United Way staff, board and volunteers are canvassing the community and visiting businesses to inform Routt County residents about the United Way annual campaign and about the importance of this unified, community effort to support vital services for the health of our residents. All of the funds raised through the campaign remain in the county, supporting more than 35 health and human service agencies and programs.

For more information about Routt County United Way and its annual campaign or to schedule a presentation, call Millie Beall at 879-5605.

ESL classes offered for English language learners

English language learners of all levels and native languages are invited to enroll in ESL classes at Colorado Mountain College. Classes are offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays in Willett Hall, Room 300. Register Oct. 14-16 by calling 870-4534.

Von Trapp children

to perform at SSHS

The von Trapp children, third generation descendants of the family featured in "The Sound of Music" will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium. Tickets are $25 for reserved seating, $15 for general admission and $8 for youth and are available at All That Jazz, Off the Beaten Path and through Strings at 879-5056, Ext. 104.

Cholesterol screening

to take place Oct. 18

Yampa Valley Medical Center and the Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Center offer a "Blood Cholesterol Plus" screening day from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at the recreation center. Call 879-1828, Ext. 0 to make an appointment.

Lutheran Women's Guild taking donations for sale

The Lutheran Women's Guild will accept rummage donations for its annual fall rummage sale from Oct. 18 to 23 at the church on Amethyst Drive. Items should be clean and in good condition. Tires, computers and large appliances will not be accepted. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25 at the church. Call 879-0175.

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