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Phone tampering charges dropped

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— Misdemeanor criminal mischief charges have been dropped against a Hayden man, in connection with a Nov. 23 phone tampering incident.

Richard Walter Harper, 47, was arrested Nov. 27 after an investigation by the Routt County Sheriff's Office, on suspicion of harassing another individual over the phone, shutting off a home phone line, and stealing a cell phone. The charges were dropped Dec. 5 due to lack of evidence connecting Harper to the crime.

Shop Downtown First winners announced

MainStreet Steamboat Springs has announced the winners of its "Shop Downtown First" campaign. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, people could register to win one of four shopping sprees sponsored by participating downtown merchants. The winners are paid in Downtown Dollars, redeemable only in downtown Steamboat Springs before Dec. 31. The winners of the shopping sprees, drawn Friday, are: Marilyn McCaulley ($500), Danielle Hofschulte ($500), Frederica Manning ($250) and Deb Mack ($250), all local residents. Winners may pick up their Downtown Dollars at the Artisans' Market, 626 Lincoln Ave., between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. any day, with identification.

Breast cancer benefit under way

Pink scarves made by the "Pink Scarf Brigade" are on sale at Epilogue Book Co. All proceeds from sales of the volunteer-made scarves go to local women suffering from breast cancer, and the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Program. Sales will continue through the holidays. Thanks to all for your support. To donate or volunteer call Jo at 846-2627.

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