News in brief for March 21


Man suspected of drug possession, other charges

A man was stopped by the Steamboat Springs Police Department on Yampa Avenue Saturday afternoon on suspicion of running a stop sign. When the officer ran the driver's license, he reportedly found that the license was revoked, the insurance was expired, and the man was in the country from Mexico without documentation.

When the officer searched the vehicle of Victor Alvarado Perez, 26, he reportedly found six ounces of cocaine and two ounces of methamphetamines, along with a large amount of money and scales.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a Schedule 2 substance with intent to distribute, driving with a revoked license, failure to stop and operating an uninsured vehicle. He is being held for the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Children invited to design soccer tournament logo

Children are invited to enter a logo design contest for next summer's Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament. The logo will be used for the 2005 soccer tournament on all print materials and T-shirts. Logo contest entry forms are available at The UPS Store in Central Park Plaza and must be returned by March 31. Contestants must be 18 or younger.

Movie celebrates Forest Service centennial

In celebration of the centennial of the U.S. Forest Service, the Yampa Ranger District and Hahn's Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, in partnership with the town of Oak Creek and the city of Steamboat Springs, are hosting free showings of the movie "The Greatest Good" which documents the first 100 years of the Forest Service. The next showing is at 6 p.m. today at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. in Steamboat Springs.

Volunteers needed for after-school Study Club

Volunteers are needed for Steamboat Springs Middle School's after school Study Club. The program runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Any help is appreciated. Call 879-1058 for information.

Perry-Mansfield holding open scholarship auditions

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp will hold open scholarship auditions for local-area youths, ages 10 and older Saturday. Dance auditions are from 9 a.m. to noon, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Northwest Ballet, 326 Oak St.

Theater and musical theater auditions are from 2 to 5 p.m., with registration starting at 1:30 p.m. in the Steinberg Pavilion at Perry-Mansfield.

Dancers will participate in ballet, modern and jazz classes. Theater students should prepare two monologues, each about two minutes long. Musical theater students should plan to perform two contrasting songs from musical theater literature. Call 879-7125.

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 or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to SSAC/SummerArt, P.O. Box 774284, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Call Beth at 879-9008, ext. 106.


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