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Pilot & Today seeks
The Steamboat Pilot & Today is looking for opinionated teenagers to participate in a discussion tonight about the upcoming elections. We will ask: Are public officials interested in teenage opinion? Is there a venue to express that opinion? And what issues do teens care about anyway? The meeting starts at 6 tonight at the Steamboat Pilot & Today office, 1901 Curve Plaza. Call Autumn Phillips at 871-4210 or e-mail email@example.com.
High school athletics donors feel misled
Six organizations have discovered their $260 purchases, which they originally thought would be used to support Steamboat Springs High School athletics, instead will stay with a Texas company.
True Premier Impressions, a company based in Arlington, Texas, contacted local businesses and organizations for money to be used for a Sailors football schedule earlier this season.
Business owners thought their money was going directly to the athletics department, but True Premier Impressions isn’t affiliated with the Steamboat Springs High School, Booster Club Vice President Pam Brenner said.
“They said they were representing the football team and handling the advertising for the local football team,” said Denise Wilkerson, controller at Steamboat True Value. “They did sound legitimate, but I’m not happy the football team won’t be receiving the funds.”
True Premier Impressions told Brenner that it can make sports calendars for public schools using funds from the community without giving the funds back to the school.
Anyone who receives future calls from organizations and is unsure of the caller’s motives is encouraged to contact the Steamboat Springs High School to speak with Athletics Secretary Kate Parke or Athletics Director Richard Lee.
Several fund-raisers have been planned for the near future that will benefit Sailors athletics, Brenner said. A McDonald’s breakfast for middle school athletics will be held Oct. 25. Tickets are $4 and available from middle school students. On Oct. 26, $1 from every lane bowled at Snow Bowl will be donated to the school of the bowler’s choice.
Candidates’ forum is Tuesday at high school
A candidates’ forum for Steamboat Springs Board of Education hopefuls is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Steamboat Springs High School. The forum is being organized by the parent information committees at each district school. The forum will include a structured question-and-answer period followed by questions from those in attendance. Each candidate also will have a table set up where they can distribute literature and answer questions on a more personal basis.
Celtic celebration for seniors is Saturday
A Celtic celebration for senior citizens is from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Haven in Hayden. Sign up today. Call 276-3741.
Adult hockey league
Adult hockey league registration continues through Oct. 22 at Howelsen Ice Arena. Call 871-1152.
Adult tap dance classes begin this week
Adult beginner and intermediate tap dance classes begin this week and run through Nov. 20. Beginner classes are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and intermediate from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Studio 2, 325 Seventh St. Cost is $50 for six sessions. Call 879-6486.
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