Briefs for Dec. 14 |

Briefs for Dec. 14

Pilot & Today looking for Editorial Board members

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting letters of interest from community representatives interested in serving on the newspaper’s Editorial Board. The community representatives would serve a four-month term from Jan. 1 to April 30.

The Editorial Board includes two community representatives and four members of the newspaper staff. Newspaper staff members on the board include publisher Suzanne Schlicht, editor Scott Stanford, city editor Melissa Roddy and reporter Tom Ross. The Editorial Board formulates the Our View opinions expressed on the ViewPoints page of the newspaper.

Readers interested in serving on the Editorial Board should send a letter of 500 words or less expressing their interest in the board to Stanford at or at P.O. Box 774827; Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also may be dropped off at the Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Nominations are due Dec. 24.

Call Stanford at 871-4221 with questions.

Children can pay library fines with canned food

Children with overdue fines at Bud Werner Memorial Library can “pay” off their fines during the month of December while helping needy families by participating in the library’s Food for Fines Program. For every item of nonperishable food children bring in to the library, the library will cancel about $1 of their overdue fines. All food will be donated to the LIFT-UP Food Bank. This program is for children 18 and younger only.

Bring in the new year at The Gambler’s Ball party

Tickets are now on sale for The Gambler’s Ball Viva Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Party presented by Perry-Mansfield and Emerald City Opera at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. The event, which begins at 8 p.m. Dec. 31, features casino-style gambling, a hearty appetizer buffet and champagne toast, dancing all evening, and three floor shows by Elvis impersonator John Loos. There are also prizes for best costume and high roller, and a chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas, with lodging at the Riviera courtesy of KFMU. Tickets are $60 and are available at the Sheraton, All That Jazz, the Steamboat Ski and Resort Information Center, and from Perry-Mansfield by calling 879-7125. The party is for those 21 years old and older.

Pink scarves on sale for breast cancer awareness

Pink scarves hand-knitted by local women are being sold to benefit local women through the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Group are available for sale at Epilogue Book Co. and Pink. Special orders for pink scarves are available at Epilogue only by calling 879-2665. Yarn for the scarves was donated by Epilogue and local knitters. Local knitters interested in volunteering to knit can call Jo at 879-8024.

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