Briefs for April 23

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Routt County United Way appoints board members

The Routt County United Way recently appointed two new members to its Board of Directors -- Richard Roe and Paul Hoffmann.

The Routt County United Way is governed by a Board of no more than 20 community representatives. There are presently 18 members.

Hoffmann, a certified public accountant, owns a small CPA practice in Steamboat Springs.

Roe is the operations manager of Xcel Energy/Hayden Station. As a relatively new community member, Richard approached the Routt County United Way asking for the opportunity to be on the board. He has been involved with United Way through Xcel Energy in Denver for many years.

U.S. Forest Service: Stay off roads that are closed

U.S. Forest Service officials are reminding people to stay off Forest Service roads that are closed. Roads are closed this time of year for good reasons, officials said.

People should not drive around gates to access closed areas, or drive on roads that are wet and muddy, whether the road is closed. Each year it costs taxpayers about $1 million to repair roads damaged by people driving on them when they are still muddy and soft, officials said.

Another reason roads are closed is to protect elk calving areas. When disturbed, cow elk may leave their calves, which may be killed by predators before the cow returns.

The fine for violating road closures is a maximum $5,000 fine and/or six months in jail. Violators who cause road damage also may be required to pay for repairs.

Totally Kids offers summer camp; register by Friday

Totally Kids is offering a summer day camp program for children ages 5 to 12. The program will run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays starting June 6. The registration deadline is Friday. Call 276-7216 for more information.

Pilot & Today seeking

members for Ed Board

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 sstanford@steamboatpilot.com or at 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 Monday.

Call Stanford at 871-4221 with questions.

Emergency food available through LIFT-UP office

Emergency food is being distributed through The Emergency Food Assistance Program at LIFT-UP of Routt County offices. Each eligible household can receive TEFAP foods once per quarter, and the distribution period for the second quarter ends June 30. Food will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Call 870-8804 from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays for more information about income eligibility and hours of operation for the Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek LIFT-UP offices.

Little League registration ongoing through April 30

Little League registration for all boys and girls ages 9 through 15 is ongoing through April 30. Forms have been mailed to previously registered players and are available in school offices as well as the Parks and Recreation Department office.

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