Briefs for Jan. 17

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Youth basketball league registration forms available

Registration is under way for the city's youth basketball program. The program is for children in third through sixth grades and runs from March through May. The program is designed for youths who want to learn more about the fundamentals of basketball in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Registrations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration forms can be obtained at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office. Call 879-4300 for more information.

Tread museum open Tuesdays to Saturdays

The Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St., is operating on its high-season schedule. During the high season, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Building open for public horseback riding

The Routt County Fairgrounds multipurpose building is open to the public for horseback riding. The cost is $5 for two hours. Days and times vary according to the schedules of the volunteer supervisors. The schedule can be viewed at www.routtcountyfair.org, or call 276-3068 for more information.

Designs due Feb. 1 for T-shirt, poster contest

A contest is under way for a T-shirt and poster design for the third annual Teen Battle of the Bands. The design should include the words "2006 Teen Battle of the Bands." Preference will be given to artwork by teens. Designs are due Feb. 1. For more information, call Autumn Phillips at 871-4210 or e-mail aphillips@steamboatpilot.com.

Suicide support group to meet once a month

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, or REPS, is offering a new monthly support group for those who have lost a loved one to or who have been touched by suicide. "Heartbeat of Routt County" will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Visiting Nurse Association office, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Hosts include Ronna Autrey and Laurie Marano, both of whom are local community members who have lost loved ones to suicide. For more information, call Ronna at 871-0682.

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