Briefs for Oct. 24, 2003 |

Briefs for Oct. 24, 2003

Man pleads guilty to

criminal trespass of auto

A 36-year-old Nederland man pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal trespass of an automobile, a felony charge, as part of a plea agreement with the District Attorney’s Office.

Brett Owen Cotter appeared in District Court on Thursday. Judge Michael O’Hara said the plea agreement came with a sentence of no more than one year in a correctional facility, but said more investigation has to be done before sentencing.

Cotter was arrested Aug. 12 on suspicion of breaking into 12 vehicles and stealing money from them between 10 p.m. Aug. 10 and 2 a.m. Aug. 11.

Six cars were broken into in front of the Steamboat Springs Fire Department on Yampa Avenue that belonged to firefighters who were responding to an accident on River Road. Four vehicles were broken into in the Westland Trailer Park on Yampa Avenue, and two vehicles were broken into on Oak Street.

Police reports stated Cotter was mainly looking for money and other valuables that had been left in the vehicles. None of the break-ins was forced; all of the victims had left their vehicles unlocked.

Kiwanis Club to hold Senior Extravaganza

The Steamboat Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Senior Extravaganza at 6 p.m. today at Olympian Hall. This year’s theme is “The Wild, Wild West,” and participants are encouraged to dress up in their best Western costumes. Seniors are invited to the free event, which is held to honor and thank them. A gourmet, three-course Western meal will be followed by entertainment, games and prizes. Advanced registration is required; call 879-5058.

Ski and Sport Swap begins today

The annual Ski and Sport Swap, hosted by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, is today and Saturday at Steamboat Springs Middle School.

Today’s early bird sale begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. The sale continues from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Residents can get great deals on equipment and apparel sold by local and regional vendors or check out consignment items. Used, good condition, summer and winter equipment and apparel to be sold on consignment must be registered from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the middle school.

For information or to pick up consignment tags in advance, please call 879-0695, Ext. 104 or 116.

‘Messiah’ rehearsals

begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 11

The first rehearsal for the Dec. 14 community performance of “Messiah” is at 7 p.m. Nov. 11.

Because of the limited rehearsal time, it will be necessary to attend at least three rehearsals to sing in the performance.

The event is sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council in cooperation with members of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra.There is no fee to participate, and auditions for the chorus are not required.

Call Dr. Robert Ritschel at 870-4414.

Over-the-Hill Gang

offers scholarships

Steamboat’s Over-the-Hill Gang is offering scholarships of up to $1,000 to local athletes for their education and/or skill improvement in their area of competence. Only athletes involved in winter sports are eligible.

Applicants should be attending or be a graduate of a Routt County school or be a Routt County resident. Applications are available at all Routt County high schools, Whiteman and Christian Heritage schools, Colorado Mountain College and the Winter Sports Club. Applications must be completed and submitted by Nov. 15. Awards will be announced in December. Call 870-2912.

English as a second

language classes at CMC

English language learners of all levels and native languages are invited to enroll in ESL classes at Colorado Mountain College. Classes are offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays in Willett Hall, Room 300.

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