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Briefs for May 17, 2005

2 teens shot with BB gun; 17-year-old arrested

A 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of shooting teenagers with a BB gun at Howelsen Hill.

The boy allegedly was sitting in a parked vehicle in the main Howelsen Hill parking lot shooting at juveniles in the skate park, Steamboat Springs Police Capt. Joel Rae. The boy hit a 14-year-old walking away from the skate park, another 14-year-old in the skate park and a baseball scoreboard at Klumker Field.

When police investigated, the boy tried to hide from them in a baseball dugout. He then led police on a brief foot chase up Howelsen Hill and toward the Fairview subdivision. Police caught the boy, Rae said.

The 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of reckless endangerment, harassment, criminal mischief, minor in possession of alcohol and disorderly conduct.

Fire departments host health-oriented open house

The Oak Creek and Yampa fire protection districts will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21 at the South Routt Medical Center in Oak Creek. Activities will include free blood pressure and blood sugar checks, child safety seat checks, free gun locks, wildfire awareness presentations and free hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks.

Hayden book club meets tonight at library

The Hayden Public Library will hold a Book Discussion Club to discuss “A Girl Named Zippy” by Haven Kimmel. The story is set in a small town in Indiana and chronicles the adventures of a little girl growing up. The author will be speaking in September at the Literary Sojourn sponsored by the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

The group will meet to discuss this book at 7:30 p.m. today in the library. There are copies of the novel available, so anyone interested in joining the group can stop by and pick up a copy to read. Newcomers are always welcome.

Volunteers needed June

5, 6 to help with marathon

Volunteers are needed for the 23rd annual Steamboat Marathon June 5 and 6. Volunteers will receive an event T-shirt and lunch on race day. For more information, call 879-0882 extension 203 or stop by the Steamboat Springs Chamber office at 1255 S. Lincoln Ave.

City-league referee

meeting to be Thursday

People interested in working as referees for adult-league soccer games this summer are invited to attend an organizational meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Office at 240 Howelsen Parkway.