Briefs for Jan. 13 |

Briefs for Jan. 13

Fire destroys small shed; no one injured in blaze

A fire destroyed a small shed on Routt County Road 14D on Thursday afternoon.

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue responder Jeanne Power said the fire was reported at 4:30 p.m. by the people who live on the property.

No one was injured in the blaze, Power said.

Power said the small building was used for storage — primarily hay — and as a garage.

Power said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Crews put out the fire at about 7:30 p.m., Power said. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue was the command agency for the incident because that area of the county lies within Steamboat’s fire protection district.

Power said the Colorado State Patrol, Routt County Sheriff’s Office and the Oak Creek Fire Protection District also responded.

Youths can learn basics of basketball in program

Registration is under way for the city’s youth basketball program. The program is for third- through sixth-graders and runs from March to May. The program teaches youths the fundamentals of basketball in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Forms can be obtained at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office. Call 879-4300 for more information.

Tread of Pioneers Museum open Tuesdays to Saturdays

The Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St., is operating on its high-season schedule. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Building at fairgrounds open for horseback riding

The Routt County Fairgrounds multipurpose building is open for horseback riding. The cost is $5 for two hours. Days and times vary. The schedule can be viewed at, or call 276-3068 for more information.

Submit designs for battle of bands shirts, posters

A contest is under way for a T-shirt and poster design for the third annual Teen Battle of the Bands. The design should include the words “2006 Teen Battle of the Bands.” Preference will be given to work by teens. Designs are due Feb. 1. For more information, call Autumn Phillips at 871-4210 or e-mail

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