Briefs for Dec. 19

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Settled snow on Buff Pass measures 54 inches

— Longtime Steamboat weather tracker and snow researcher Art Judson reports that the latest check on his snow stake on Buffalo Pass measured a settled snow depth of 54 inches.

The measurement was taken at noon Sunday, with a heavy snow squall yet to come late Sunday afternoon.

The automated snow measuring system operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service on Buffalo Pass is not presently posting data to the Internet.

The 54 inches at Judson's unofficial weather station compares to a settled base of 39 inches reported atop Storm Peak by the Steamboat Ski Area.

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 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 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.

Bud Werner library asking teens to 'Sock It to Me'

Bud Werner Memorial Library once again is encouraging local 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.

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