News in brief for March 5

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Fund Board members say they should close doors

The Education Fund Board should meet behind closed doors to discuss its thoughts about sharing half-cent sales tax revenue with other Routt County school districts, some of its members said Wednesday.

Members of Fund Board commissions also should discuss their thoughts about the issue before the Fund Board meets with South Routt School District representatives, the Fund Board decided. The discussion was in response to the South Routt School District seeking revenue from the half-cent city of Steamboat Springs sales tax that provides nearly $2 million annually for Steamboat Springs School District programs.

Some Fund Board members, including President Jim Gill, say the nonprofit Fund Board has no right to give money to other area districts unless the Steamboat voters say that's what they want. South Routt School District officials have expressed an interest in meeting with the Fund Board to discuss revenue sharing. The Fund Board, which is in the midst of its annual budgeting process, decided such a meeting probably won't occur until May at the earliest.

In the meantime, many of its members agreed Wednesday that they should meet in private to discuss the matter.

Colorado Mountain College offers dance class

Colorado Mountain College offers "Introduction to Dance," taught by Kent Nightwalker from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays, March 7 to May 2, in the Bristol Hall gym. The cost is $22. Register by calling 870-4444.

Arts Council seeking SummerArt 2005 entries

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking entries for SummerArt 2005, a multimedia, juried fine art exhibit, to be held at the Depot Art Center. The entry deadline is May 13. Exhibit dates are July 1 to Aug. 28. For a prospectus, e-mail beth@steamboatspringsarts.com or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to SummerArt, P.O. Box 774284, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Call Beth at 879-9008, ext. 106.

Newborn Network is in search of volunteers

On request from the family, a volunteer provides a home visit, which includes a gift bag and information about community resources and child development. Call 879-0977 for more information.

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