Briefs for Aug. 15

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Free help available for those quitting smoking

Health research indicates tobacco users are two to three times more likely to quit when they can access effective free services to help them. Examples of such services are the QUITLINE (1-800-QUIT-NOW) or QuitNet at www.co.quitnet.com.

Clover Bud Day to offer tours for children Friday

Current 4-H members will be giving younger children a tour of the Routt County Fair on Friday.

As part of Clover Bud Day, 4-H fair presenters will walk children around the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden, teaching them about what it takes to get ready for the fair and what goes on at the fair.

The three-hour tour runs from 9 a.m. to noon and is open to the public.

Children will be bussed from Steamboat Springs to Hayden. Otherwise, people can meet the group at 9 a.m. at the fairground's exhibition hall.

Those planning to take a large number of children are urged to contact Renee Donahue of First Impressions of Routt County at 870-5270.

Newspaper looking for Editorial Board members

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting letters of interest from those who wish to serve as community representatives on the newspaper's Editorial Board from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31.

The Editorial Board includes two community representatives and five members of the newspaper staff. Newspaper staff members on the board include WorldWest General Manager Suzanne Schlicht, 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 less 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. Call Stanford at 871-4221 with questions.

Over the Hill Gang meets weekly throughout summer

Steamboat's Over the Hill Gang will meet for activities weekly throughout the summer. Activities will include hiking on Mondays, mountain biking and gardening on Tuesdays, mountain biking on paved surfaces on Wednesdays, mountain biking on Thursdays and road biking on Fridays. Meeting times and locations will change each week. For more information, call Frank Dolman at 870-8793 or visit www.yampavalleyinfo.com.

Partners program offers scarecrows for adoption

Partners in Routt County, a youth mentoring organization, is sponsoring an "Adopt a Scarecrow" project. The scarecrows, made by six junior partners and local artist and school counselor Suzy Holloran, are part of an ongoing silent auction at the Depot Art Center. Only four scarecrows remain. Each scarecrow is unique and comes with his or her own story. Stop by to say hello. The scarecrows are outside of the art center, and a bid sheet is attached to each scarecrow. Proceeds from the silent auction will be used to fund next year's project. Call 879-6141.

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