Newspaper seeking Editorial Board members
The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting letters of interest from community representatives interested in serving on the newspaper's Editorial Board. The community representatives would serve a four-month term beginning May 1.
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 email@example.com or P.O. Box 774827; Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also may be dropped off at the Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Nominations are due April 25.
Call Stanford at 871-4221 with questions.
Four arrested at local restaurant after fight
A fight that broke out Monday in a restaurant in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue sent four men to jail.
The fight began at a private party at Mambo Italiano at about midnight Tuesday, Steamboat Springs police Capt. Joel Rae said.
The fighting got out of control and a restaurant employee called the police as people were pushing and hitting each other, Rae said.
Gregory Michael Walker, 21, and Terry Lee DelGuercio, 33, both of Steamboat Springs, were arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct. Tague Kiernah Humenik, 21, of Steamboat Springs, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Niles Graham Nelson, 20, of Steamboat Springs, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, being a minor in possession of alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Prescribed burns began Tuesday in national forest
Prescribed burns on parts of the Routt National Forest east of Routt County Road 129 began Tuesday.
Visible smoke was expected in that area north of Mad Creek to Clark, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Diann Ritschard said. Helicopters likely will be used for the prescribed burns today, she said.
Also, Ritschard said the Bureau of Land Management plans to burn 350 acres just south of Stagecoach Reservoir, making smoke likely in that area later this week.
Ritschard emphasized that all prescribed burns are done under controlled conditions and all safety precautions are taken. Prescribed burns help decrease hazardous fuels and improve wildlife habitat.
Weed class offered starting May 12
A training class of noxious weed management will be offered starting May 12.
Call the extension service by May 5 at 879-0825 to sign up.