Briefs for Aug. 12

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Marijuana-growing case sent to District Court

Cases for a 20-year-old man and a 22-year-old man who were arrested on charges of cultivating marijuana, a Class 4 felony, were sent to District Court on Wednesday.

Matthew Ryan Scharff of Steamboat Springs was arrested at the end of June after police found marijuana plants and growing material in Scharff's condominium at 2900 Whistler Road.

Later, Matthew Lee Joseph Royer, 22 of Steamboat Springs, also was arrested on charges of cultivating marijuana.

The cases were transferred to District Court, where they will be heard at 9 a.m. Sept. 24.

Invasive plant posse plans volunteer day for Sept. 14

A volunteer day for the Routt Invasive Plant Posse is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14. The collaborative effort among Routt County, the city of Steamboat Springs, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Colorado State Parks, The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service will survey early invasions of noxious weeds along the Yampa River and its tributaries. Plants being surveyed include tamarisk, Russian olive, meadow knapweed and purple loosestrife. Assistance is needed to help find these species and prevent them from taking root along the river. Call Kim at 276-4626, ext. 3, or e-mail kgiffin@tnc.org to sign up.

Youth ice hockey coaches sought for '04-05 season

The Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association is taking applications for coaches for the 2004-05 season. Those interested in being a head coach or an assistant coach, should call Dave Strang at 846-2796 or Tim Anderson at 819-2740.

Steamboat high school sports begin practice

Steamboat Springs High School fall athletics programs -- cross country running, boys soccer, girls volleyball, boys tennis, football, dance and cheerleading -- will begin practicing Monday. Boys golf began Monday.

Participating students must have a completed sports physical form on file at the high school. Call 871-3687 or 871-3686.

Pilot taking applications for its Editorial Board

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting nominations for community representatives on its Editorial Board. The community representatives will serve a four-month term from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31.

The Editorial Board includes two community representatives and four members of the newspaper staff. Newspaper staff members on the board include publisher Suzanne Schlicht, editor Scott Stanford, city editor Melissa Roddy and reporter Tom Ross. The Editorial Board formulates the Our View opinions expressed on the ViewPoints page of the newspaper.

Readers interested in serving on the Editorial Board should send a letter of 500 words or less expressing their interest in the board to Stanford at sstanford@steamboatpilot.com. Letters also may be dropped off at the Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Nominations are due Aug. 24. Call 871-4221.

Soda Creek Bridge to close for work Monday

The Soda Creek Bridge on Routt County Road 36 will be closed starting Monday for a major rehabilitation. The bridge is about one mile north of the intersection with County Road 38.

Traffic will be carried on the bridge at all times, however it will be restricted to one-lane, with delays of up to 30 minutes. No flagger will be present.

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