News in Brief for Sept. 20, 2003

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Construction prohibits dogs, strollers at race

Because of construction taking place on the Yampa River Core Trail, dogs, strollers and bicycles will not be allowed in Sunday's Pilot & Today Run for Literacy 5K run and race-walk.

New concrete has just been poured at the west end of the trail and it is closed to public use until Sept. 30. While the trail will be opened temporarily for Run for Literacy competitors, traveling over the freshly poured concrete in anything but rubber-soled shoes will not be allowed because of the damage it can cause.

The First Impressions Tot Trot will remain open to dogs and strollers.

Race-day registration for the 5K run and race-walk and seven-mile run begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Pilot & Today building. Races begin at 9:30 a.m.

Madness de Vine to sell tickets at the door

Tickets will be sold at the door for the eighth annual Madness de Vine, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the top of the Steamboat Gondola. Tickets are $50 and all proceeds benefit Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp. Call 879-7125.

Rubber Ducky Race begins at 10 a.m. today

The Yampa Valley Medical Center Auxiliary's16th annual Rubber Ducky Race is at 10 a.m. today.

The race begins at the Fifth Street Bridge and ends at the Depot Arts Center/13th Street Bridge. Prizes will be presented, including a Steamboat Springs Ski Area ski pass for the 2003-04 season.

Ducks can be adopted through Yampa Valley Medical Center Auxiliary members, who are selling tickets at Safeway and City Market. Call Pat at 870-0783.

Library to continue series 'It's a Girl Thing' this fall

Bud Werner Memorial Library will continue its book discussion series for girls and women called "It's a Girl Thing" this fall.

The free program is open to girls ages 10 to 13 and a woman of significance in their lives, such as their mother, grandmother, friend or teacher. Each pair will be given a copy of the discussion book to keep. Pairs may sign up for one or two discussions.

The program will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 at the library. Advanced registration is required.

Call the library at 879-0240 or stop by the children's desk.

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