News in brief for Dec. 27

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Newspaper seeks members for editorial board

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 Wednesday. Call Smith at 871-4221 for more information.

Ante up for opera group's New Year's Eve fundraiser

Tickets are on sale for the Gambler's Ball, the annual fundraiser and New Year's Eve party thrown by Emerald City Opera. This year's theme is "Old West Saloon," and Western attire is encouraged. The event will feature a performance by Worried Men and casino gaming and prizes. Tickets are $65 a person and are available at Emerald City Opera, Sheraton Steamboat Resort, All that Jazz and F.M. Light & Sons. Call 879-1996.

Library offers book group for girls and women

Bud Werner Memorial Library's "It's a Girl Thing" book discussion series for girls and women will continue this spring. This free program is open to girls ages 10 to 12 and a female partner, such as a mom, grandma, friend or teacher. Pairs may sign up for one or two discussions.

The discussions are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 3, March 3 and April 7 at the library. The library will give each pair a copy of the discussion book to keep.

Registration is required, and the registration period begins Jan. 3. Call the library at 879-0240 or stop by the children's desk to sign up. Space is limited.

'Beyond Fibers' show on display through Jan. 18

"Beyond Fibers: New Forms" and "Shadows in Fabric: A Figure Study," will be on display through Jan. 18 at the Depot Art Center. Admission to the exhibits is free.

The Depot's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 879-9008.

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