News in brief for Jan. 14

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Two runaways charged with theft of more than $500

Two 16-year-old runaway boys were charged with theft of more than $500 after allegedly shoplifting snowboard and ski gear.

On Jan. 2, the Steamboat Springs Police Department received a report that two 16-year-old boys from Cheyenne, Wyo., had run away, and one of their fathers suspected they were staying at his condominium at Ski Time Square Condominiums, Police Capt. Joel Rae said.

The police checked on the condo and suspected the boys were staying there. When they knocked on the door, the boys did not let the police into the condo, Rae said.

On Wednesday night, the boy's father came to Steamboat and waited for them to return to the home. The boys were found at about 11 a.m.

Inside the condo, the police found more than $500 worth of stolen goods, such as ski goggles, ski pants and other gear. The boys were charged with theft of more than $500, a felony offense. The father took both boys back to Cheyenne. Police suspect that some of the goods came from Christy Sports and were unsure what stores other items came from.

Oak Creek Town Board meets at 7 p.m. today

The Oak Creek Town Board meets at 7 p.m. today at Oak Creek Town Hall.

The Town Board will consider amending the land-use code regarding height limits for new structures, possibly changing the limit from 25 feet to 35 feet, as well as passing a resolution exempting from subdivision regulations the sale of a small strip of land to the town for the town's ice rink.

The Town Board also will discuss penalties charged for violations of the Oak Creek Municipal Code and recommendations from the Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency for controlling losses.

Recreation Board holding children's riding lessons

The Hayden Recreation Board is sponsoring Western riding lessons for children at the Routt County Fairgrounds indoor arena Jan. 28 and Feb. 25. The cost is $20 per child, with discounts for multiple children from the same family and scholarships available. The emphasis will be on safety and proper riding techniques. To register and reserve a time, call Karen Montieth at 276-3088.

Council seeking docent program volunteers

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is looking for people to volunteer for its docent program. Volunteers will receive a 12-class course of instruction during six weeks beginning mid-February. Docents are trained volunteers who work at the Depot Art Center helping to interpret and explain the various exhibitions to visitors. Call the Steamboat Springs Arts Council for an application, 879-9008.

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