Briefs for July 20

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Police investigating theft at Ore House restaurant

An undisclosed amount of money was stolen from the Ore House at Pine Grove restaurant sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning, police said Wednesday.

Steamboat Springs police Sgt. Dale Coyner said someone broke into the restaurant and through a locked door to the restaurant's administrative office to gain access to the restaurant's safe. The suspect or suspects attempted to drill into the safe but were unsuccessful, he said.

The suspects, however, stole an undisclosed amount of money from another part of the office. They also took several tools.

Before leaving the restaurant, the suspect or suspects cut the restaurant's phone lines, Coyner said.

The alleged burglary was reported at about 6 a.m. Tuesday. No arrests have been made, and the incident is under investigation.

Community Blood Drive all day July 27 at hospital

A Community Blood Drive is from 12:30 to 6 p.m. July 27 at the Yampa Valley Medical Center. All donors will receive a Bonfils Blood Center gift. Call Tosia at 870-1495 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits.

Classical radio station clear, back on the air

WWFM 92.7, a Western Slope classical radio station, is back on the air after struggling with poor reception for the past week. Call Jan Vail at 879-0917 for more information.

Help glaze soup bowls for annual fundraiser

Members of the Steamboat Clay Artisans are gathering Saturday, Sunday and Monday to glaze 300 bowls for the Soup Bowl Supper fundraiser, which will benefit Historic Routt County.

Anyone who wants to help glaze bowls is invited to participate. Glazing will take place between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the home of Barb Gregoire, 38895 Main St. in Milner. For more information, call Barb at 871-4615 or Deb at 846-9349.

Restrictions lifted after the Rainbow gathering

Temporary restrictions that were put in place for the Rainbow Gathering in the Big Red Park area were removed Wednesday by U.S. Forest Service officials.

National Forest System trails 1204 (Manzanares) and 1199 (Hare) have be re-opened for motorized use. Also, anyone with a valid permit is allowed to cut standing trees in the area north of Forest Road 505, west of Forest Road 498 and east of Forest Road 500. However, fire restrictions are still in place.

For more information about the status of trails, campgrounds and firewood cutting in the Hahn's Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, call 879-1870.

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