Steamboat briefs for Oct. 10

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Eight businesses passed a recent alcohol compliance check conducted by the Steamboat Springs Police Department.

Police Officer Josh Carrell said the Kum & Go on Anglers Drive, Ptarmigan Inn, Steamboat Smokehouse, Beau Jo's Mountain Bistro, Canton Chinese Restaurant, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Village Inn and La Montana passed the routine compliance check Sept. 28.

The September compliance check was the second time the Police Department garnered a 100 percent compliance rate in 2007. In March, every tested business passed a compliance check. Police used two 16-year-old and 17-year-old boys for the checks in September, Carrell said.

The Kum & Go and Qdoba Mexican Grill were "rechecks" as the result of the businesses failing a June compliance check.

A federal Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws grant funded the checks.

Volunteers needed for judicial commission

The 14th Judicial District has two vacancies on its judicial performance commission.

Jon Sarche, a spokesman for the State Court Administrator's Office, said an attorney and a non-attorney are needed to fill vacancies on the commission, which will be created when the current commissioners' four-year terms end Nov. 30.

The non-attorney volunteer is needed immediately, he said.

The commission, which is appointed by Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey, is designed to collect and compile evaluations of judges to provide voters with recommendations on retention.

Interested community members can find applications at www.cojudicialperformance.com. Applicants must live in Moffat, Routt or Grand counties.

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