Briefs for Dec. 12

Newspaper looking for Editorial Board members

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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 Jan. 1 through April 30.

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.

Optimist Club looking for Teen of the Month

The Steamboat Optimist Club is accepting applications from area high school seniors for its Teen of the Month award. All teens recognized as Teen of the Month will be eligible for a $1,000 Teen of The Year award to be presented at the Teen of The Year dinner in May.

Applications are available at all counselors' offices in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek, or call club president Sid Hopkins at 870-8172 or Rob McCarthy at 871-7179 for more information.

Fairgrounds open for

public horseback riding

Don't let your horse get out of shape. The Routt County Fairgrounds multi-purpose building is open to the public for horseback riding. The cost is $5 an hour.

Open riding sessions last through the winter with a varied schedule. Horses are not provided. The schedule is posted at www.routtcountyfair.org, or call 276-3068 for more information.

Library encourages teens to join 'Sock It to Me'

Bud Werner Memorial Library is encouraging teens to take part in its "Sock It to Me" program. Children ages 11 to 18 are invited to stop by the library to enter a drawing to win a holiday stocking full of books, movies and other goodies. Children and teens will receive a ticket for the drawing every time they check out a book or movie. Call Alison Lambart, youth services manager, at 879-0240, ext. 312, for more information.

ALS support group

seeking new members

Anyone interested in joining an ALS support group is asked to call Carol Gordon of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 870-3232. The support group meets monthly.

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