Briefs for Dec. 20

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Newspaper seeking editorial board members

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting letters from residents interested in serving on the newspaper's editorial board. Board members will serve a four-month term beginning in January.

The board includes two community representatives and four members of the newspaper staff: publisher Bryna Larsen, editor Michael Smith, city editor Brent Boyer and reporter Tom Ross. The board meets once a week for about an hour to decide "Our View" opinions published on the ViewPoints page of the newspaper.

Prospective members should send a letter of 500 words or less describing their interest in serving to Smith at msmith@steamboatpilot.com or P.O. Box 774827; Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also can be dropped off at the Pilot & Today office, 1901 Curve Plaza. Letters are due Dec. 28. Call Smith at 871-4221 for more information.

Kids can pay off fines at library with food

During December, children can "pay" off their fines at Bud Werner Memorial Library while helping low-income local families by participating in the library's Food for Fines Program. For every item of nonperishable food a child brings to the library, the library will cancel $1 in overdue fines. All food will be donated to the LIFT-UP of Routt County Food Bank. The program is for children 17 and younger.

Volunteers needed to help with Olympic trials Dec. 30

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. need volunteers for the Dec. 30 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Olympic Trials. Volunteers can earn lift tickets for their time. Call 879-0882, ext. 209.

Lions Club's Christmas tree sales raise money

The Steamboat Lions Club's annual Christmas tree stands are at the former Sweet Pea Produce lot across Lincoln Avenue from Bud Werner Memorial Library and at Christy Sports in Central Park Plaza. The stands, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, sell a variety of Christmas trees, including some as tall as 25 feet. Special orders can be accommodated. Proceeds from tree sales go to a variety of local programs, including student scholarships, residents with disabilities, eyeglasses for the needy, Boy Scouts and LIFT-UP of Routt County, among others. Volunteers are needed to help operate the stands. Call Sol at 846-4552.

Veterans can stop by work force office for information

Military veterans are encouraged to stop by the Workforce Office in the Sundance at Fish Creek shopping center to visit with the Routt County Veterans Affairs officer. Find out about the benefits earned by serving in the military. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays. Call 879-5489.

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