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News in brief for Feb. 25

Criminal investigation under way at YVRA

A criminal investigation involving the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Routt County Sheriff’s Office is under way at the county airport, Undersheriff Dan Taylor said Thursday.

Yampa Valley Regional Airport is safe for the flying public, Taylor emphasized, but he declined to specify the nature of the investigation or the allegations that launched it. The Sheriff’s Office asked for assistance from the CBI and EPA, he said, “because it involves county property, and it’s been a habit that we don’t investigate ourselves.”

An administrative investigation conducted by county officials and the Sheriff’s Office lead to the decision to launch the criminal investigation at YVRA, Taylor said.

Routt County Commissioner Dan Ellison also declined to comment about specifics of the case at this time.

“There may have been some activities out there that were inappropriate, and we’re checking into them,” he said.

Booster Club hosting

trivia night fund-raiser

The Steamboat Springs Booster Club is hosting a fund-raising trivia night from 7 to 9 p.m. March 19 at Steamboat Springs High School. Tables cost $120 each, and six players can sit at each. Call Pam Brenner to reserve a table at 879-3160.

Planned Parenthood

offering rapid HIV tests

Planned Parenthood is offering rapid HIV testing. Results take only 20 minutes. Call 879-2212.

Volunteers needed for Steamboat Pentathlon

Volunteers are needed for the 14th annual Steamboat Pentathlon, to be held March 5 at Howelsen Hill. Volunteers receive a free race T-shirt and a catered lunch. Call 879-4300.

‘Restore Your Core’

postpartum classes to start

The next session of “Restore Your Core” postpartum classes begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kinetic Energy Physical Therapy. The cost is $10 per class or $60 for the entire session. Call Nicole at 879-8026.

Donations being accepted for Taber memorial

Classmates and friends of Travis Taber would like to dedicate a living memorial of a tree, shrubs and flowers in his memory at South Routt Elementary, where he touched many lives as a student. An account has been opened at First National Bank of the Rockies in Oak Creek for any donations to the memorial. Call Tillie Price at 638-0073 or Jennifer Johnson at 736-8568.

‘It’s a Girl Thing’ book

discussion series to be held

Bud Werner Memorial Library will continue its popular book discussion series for girls and women called “It’s a Girl Thing” this spring. This free program is open to girls ages 10 to 12 and a woman partner such as a mother, grandmother, friend or teacher. Pairs may sign up for one or two discussions.

Remaining program dates are March 4 and April 8. Programs run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the library. The library will give each pair a copy of the discussion book to keep. Registration is required. Call the library at 879-0240 or stop by the children’s desk to sign up. Space is limited.

High school alumni

group taking members

Alumni of Steamboat Springs High School are invited to join the school’s alumni association by calling Gail Dudley at 871-3641. The association has a Web page and a mailing list to help people find classmates and friends.