News in brief for April 25

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Summer day camp registration through 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 Ed board nominations due today

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 today.

Call Stanford at 871-4221 with questions.

U.S. Forest Service:

Stay off closed roads

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 roads are 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 could 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 may also be required to pay for repairs.

Emergency food being

distributed at LIFT-UP

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 began April 1 and 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 open through Saturday

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

Emerald City Opera

holding auditions

Emerald City Opera is holding auditions for this summer's opera production, The Merry Widow (sung in English) at 7 p.m. May 10 at the United Methodist Church in Steamboat Springs and at 7 p.m. May 11 in the Moffat County High School Choir Room. Fifteen adult men and 15 adult women are needed. nterested singers should call 879-1996.

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