Briefs for April 18

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Police look into burglary at Slopeside Grill

Steamboat Springs police detectives are investigating a suspected burglary at the Slopeside Grill.

Steamboat police Capt. Joel Rae said a substantial amount of money was taken from the restaurant and bar Saturday night. He would not specify the amount of money suspected to have been stolen.

The robbery was reported at about 10:45 a.m. Sunday by a Slopeside employee. Rae said the restaurant was forcibly entered and that the safe and ATM were broken into.

Newspaper seeking Editorial Board members

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting letters of interest from community representatives interested in serving on the newspaper's Editorial Board. The community representatives would serve a four-month term beginning May 1.

The Editorial Board includes two community representatives and four members of the newspaper staff. Newspaper staff members on the board include publisher Bryna Larsen, editor Scott Stanford, city editor Brent Boyer and reporter Tom Ross. The Editorial Board formulates the Our View opinions expressed on the ViewPoints page of the newspaper.

Readers interested in serving on the Editorial Board should send a letter of 500 words or fewer expressing their interest in the board to Stanford at sstanford@steamboatpilot.com or at P.O. Box 774827; Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also may be dropped off at the Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Nominations are due Friday.

Call Stanford at 871-4221 with questions.

Visual presentation of life in Steamboat on display

"Through My Eyes," a visual representation of life in Steamboat Springs through a teenager's eyes, will be on display through April 30 at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The exhibit is Steamboat Springs High School student Ann Barney's senior project.

Driver's License Office closed next week

The Driver's License Office in Steamboat Springs will be closed April 24 to 28. During that time, residents are encouraged to use the Craig branch of the Driver's License Office, which will be open from 9 to 11:45 a.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Craig branch is at 555 Breeze St.

For more information about driver's licenses and reinstatements, call (303) 205-5613.

Tree-thinning project to begin in the summer

A proposal to thin and salvage trees on Gore Pass between Toponas and Krem--mling received no objections during the U.S. Forest Service's public involvement process. The proposed project is the result of a Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management determination that bark beetle activity in the area has reached epidemic levels and threatens forest resources and water quality in the Rock Creek watershed.

The project, scheduled to begin this summer, will treat about 15,000 acres in the 70,000-acre analysis area.

"The project consists mostly of thinning and salvage to reduce the potential for large, high-intensity wildfires and excessive water flows in the Gore Pass area," Yampa District Ranger Oscar Martinez said in a news release.

For more information, visit www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr/projects/foresthealth/index.

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