Briefs for March 27

Mailboxes vandalized on county roads


— Between 15 and 20 mailboxes were vandalized on Routt County Road 44 and C.R. 46B late Saturday night, Routt County Sheriff Investigator Ken Klinger said Monday.

There are no suspects, but evidence is being gathered, he said.

The vandalism was not reported until 7:55 a.m. Sunday.

Klinger said it appears as if the person or people who committed the crime was or were driving from C.R. 44 to C.R. 46B late Saturday night. He said it appears a cylindrical device, such as a baseball bat, was used to vandalize the mailboxes. The damage to the mailboxes varied.

Klinger didn't think there were witnesses.

Mailboxes are considered federal property, and federal law (Title 18, United States Code, Section 1705) makes it a crime to vandalize them and to injure, deface or destroy any mail in them. Violators can be fined up to $250,000 or imprisoned for up to three years for each act of vandalism, according to the United States Postal Service.

Art of local women on

display at museum

Original artwork by Suzy Holloran, created for the book "Lilies of Our Valley," is on display through April 10 at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Portraits feature local women such as Natalie and Jo Stanko, Cookie Lockhart, Elaine Gay and others. Call 879-2214.

Family Development Center holds Casino Night

The Family Development Center's Casino Night fundraiser is from 7:30 to 11 p.m. April 7 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. There will be gaming, a cash bar, a silent auction and light appetizers. Admission costs $25 at the door or $20 in advance. All proceeds will benefit the FDC's nonprofit organizations, including the Discovery Learning Center, the Child Care Network and the Newborn Network. Specifically, this year's profits will help pay for a security system for the FDC facility at Village Drive and Walton Creek Road.

Anyone who wants to donate to the fundraiser or auction should call Tami Havener at 879-5973. Volunteer dealers are needed for the event. Call Colleen at 879-5973, ext. 50, or e-mail her at


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