Briefs, Sept. 16
Run for Literacy, Tot Trot scheduled for Sunday
The Steamboat Pilot & Today’s Run for Literacy, offering a 5K run or race-walk and 7-mile run, will take place Sunday. The races benefit Newspapers In Education, a program providing newspapers and learning materials to school-age children in Routt County. Discounted advance registration is under way for $17, or $10 for a no-frills package excluding a race T-shirt, and is available either by mailing an entry form and payment or stopping by the Pilot & Today building. Race-day registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Pilot & Today building and cost $20 or $12 for the no-frills package. Races begin at 9:30 a.m. at the office building.
The First Impressions Tot Trot will be held in conjunction with the Run for Literacy. The Tot Trot is open to children ages 8 and younger, and parents with strollers. The entry fee for the race is as many pennies as the child can bring, which will be put into First Impressions’ “I cent a Sailor to college” scholarship fund. Call Renee at 870-5270.
3 arrested for allegedly stealing camping gear
Three people were arrested Saturday on suspicion of stealing camping equipment from a camp set up on public land.
Ronnie Johnson, 22, of Oak Creek, Michael Johnson, 24, of Toponas and Heather Fletcher, 19, of Palestine, Texas, are accused of taking $350 worth of gear, including tents, sleeping bags and chairs, from a hunting camp in the King Creek Bureau of Land Management area in South Routt County, Routt County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Weiss said.
Ronnie and Michael Johnson, who are brothers, were already in jail after being arrested Friday on suspicion of vehicular theft and drunken driving.
Fletcher bonded out of jail the day she was arrested.
The campers who owned the stolen gear had a camp set up for about three weeks while they were hunting. When they killed elk, they went into town. When they returned to their camp, they found their equipment was missing, Weiss said.
The three suspects have court dates set for Oct. 7.
Ross fills long-open Yampa Board of Trustees position
An opening on the Yampa Board of Trustees has been filled by Michael Ross, a Yampa resident.
The position has been open since October 2002, when former trustee John Anarella moved, town clerk Janet Ray said. Ross was the only person to respond to the opening by mailing a letter of interest.
He was appointed at the Town Board’s Sept. 3 meeting, and will serve until the regular election in April 2004.
“It puts us back to a full board so I think that will be very helpful,” Ray said.
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