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Man attempts break-in

at Wendy’s restaurant

An attempted break-in early Sunday morning at the Wendy’s restaurant at 1250 S. Lincoln Ave. resulted in some damage but no missing items.

On Sunday afternoon, the restaurant’s district manager noticed that a locking mechanism on a storage shed behind the restaurant was broken, said Steamboat Springs Assistant Police Chief Art Fiebing.

The manager then checked footage from a security camera and found that at 2:39 a.m., a suspect attempted to get into the building through a walk-in freezer accessed from a rear door in the building and through a window for the drive-up before successfully breaking into the shed.

There was damage to the window and the shed, Fiebing said.

The incident is under investigation. The suspect is described as being a white male, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 and about 170 pounds, in his early to mid-20s. He was wearing an American flag wrapped around his head and a black T-shirt with a white logo and black jeans.

Pilot & Today seeks event information for calendar

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is looking for information on 2004 community events to include in its 2004 wall calendar. The calendar will feature full-color local images taken by staff photographers. The calendar will be distributed Nov. 30 at the Steamboat Pilot & Today. The deadline for calendar submissions is 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Information can be sent to and should include name, date, time and a one-sentence description of the event. Call Suzanne Schlicht at 871-4224 with questions.

French speakers invited

to informal gathering

Les Cercles Français de Steamboat Springs invites all French speakers to participate in informal conversational gatherings. The group will meet from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday and will meet the second Thursday of the month thereafter. Call Nicole Goode at 871-3658 (days) or 870-1698 (evenings) for meeting place directions.

Community Resource Directory is up online

The Community Resource Directory, a free online project of Yampa Valley Partners, has been updated and is ready for use. The directory lists health and human services agencies, government and educational agencies and other organizations that benefit the residents of Routt and Moffat counties. Access the directory at

Agriculture Department

to give goods to LIFT-UP

Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed at LIFT-UP of Routt County offices in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek through The Emergency Food Assistance Program. Eligible households can receive distributions once per quarter; the last quarter of the year begins Oct. 1. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 870-8804 from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays for information about income eligibility.

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