Briefs for Dec. 15

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Nordic Challenge Series begins at 6 p.m. today

The Nordic Challenge Series begins tonight with the Howelsen Hill Relays.

Registration begins at 5 p.m., and races start at 6 p.m.

The race will use a relay format with each team consisting of two skiers. Teams will be selected at random with the Nordic Council race committee pulling names from a hat to form teams. An effort will be made to have mixed teams of male competitive skiers teamed with female competitive skiers, juniors and recreational skiers.

There will be two courses. One is a longer, more challenging loop for competitive skiers, and the second is a shorter, easier loop for recreational and junior skiers. Competitors can use any technique, but there will not be separate classic and skate-skiing divisions.

There are six races in the Nordic Challenge Series, which stretches from December through March.

LIFT-UP board of directors meets morning of Dec. 21

LIFT-UP of Routt County's annual board of directors meeting is from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 21 in the Wells Fargo Bank board room. The meeting is open to the public. Call 870-0727.

Ticket prices for movie festival more flexible

Ticket prices for the Steamboat Mountain Film Festival have changed to accommodate people who cannot attend all three days of workshops and films. A $49 pass is still available for all three days, but a $20 one-day pass has been added. The $20 pass covers all workshops and films on a single day. The Northwest Colorado Action Film Contest for local filmmakers at 6:30 p.m. Sunday night is included in either pass, or tickets can be purchased for $5.

Passes and tickets are available at Ski Haus and the film festival information booth at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.

Recycle telephone books at City Market this week

Recycle your old telephone books at City Market in Central Park Plaza. There will be recycling bins in front of the store today through Tuesday.

Library's teen program runs through winter break

Bud Werner Memorial Lib--rary's "Sock It to Me" teen program runs through the winter holidays. Teens are invited to the library to enter a drawing to win a holiday stocking filled with books, movies and other goodies. Teens will receive a ticket for the drawing every time they check out a book or movie. Call 879-0240, ext. 312.

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