Wednesday, April 13, 2005
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 774827; Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also may be dropped off at the Pilot & Today office, 1901 Curve Plaza. Nominations are due April 25.
Call Stanford at 871-4221 with questions.
Man allegedly crashes car, then reports it stolen
A 21-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning after he allegedly crashed his truck and then tried to report it as stolen.
Andrew Evenson Enger of Leawood, Kan., was driving east on Routt County Road 33 when his 2003 Ford F-250 pickup went off the road, according to a Colorado State Patrol report. Enger was just west of the James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge and on a straight stretch of road on a slight downgrade when the vehicle veered off the right side and rolled three-quarters.
The vehicle stopped on its left side. Enger sustained minor injuries from the crash but was able to free himself from the wreckage, according to the state patrol report.
He then walked to the Routt County Sheriff's Office to report that his vehicle was stolen. Enger told Sheriff's Office officials that he was at the Kum & Go and in the process of filling his tank with gas when a man jumped in his truck and drove off.
Officers observed that Enger showed signs of intoxication and was splattered with mud, blood and broken glass, according to the state patrol report.
Upon further questioning, Enger admitted to driving the truck and rolling it off the road.
Enger was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or both, careless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
Tread museum will be closed until April 26
The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed for mud season through April 25. The museum will reopen at 11 a.m. April 26. Call 879-2214.
SSHS compiling list of past valedictorians
Steamboat Springs High School is compiling a list of past valedictorians. If you have information from any past classes at SSHS, e-mail Gayle Dudley at email@example.com or call 871-3641. This information will be used for an alumni Hall of Fame.
Veterans Affairs Office offers benefits information
The Veterans Affairs Office of Routt County, in the Workforce Office in Sundance Plaza at Fish Creek, offers information about the benefits available after discharge from the U.S. military. The office hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.