News in brief for Dec. 13
Comments being taken on forest service plans
The U.S. Forest Service plans to redevelop its property on Twentymile Road near Lithia Springs Road, where it now stores vehicles and equipment. Within the next 10 years, the Forest Service hopes to improve the look and usefulness of the property by removing the buildings and adding two, 10-person bunkhouses for seasonal employees, a fire engine storage building, a new fleet maintenance shop, three-sided covered parking and two storage warehouses. An Environmental Assessment is available on the Internet at http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr/projects/ under “Environmental Analysis: Facilities Management” or by calling 879-1870 to request a copy. Comments on the draft will be accepted for 30 days after the date of publication of the legal notice in the Steamboat Pilot. Call Joanne Sanfilippo at 870-2210.
Astonomy club: Meteor shower will be tonight
The Steamboat Springs Astronomy Club reminds residents to look for the Geminid meteor shower to light up Steamboat’s night skies Monday night into Tuesday morning. For people interested in learning more about astronomy, the club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 in the United Methodist Church, Eighth and Oak streets. Call Bill Rottmann at 871-6020.
Flu vaccine available from Steamboat Medical Group
Flu vaccine is available at Steamboat Medical Group for those at high risk or anyone who would like a flu vaccine. Call 879-0203.
Pilot & Today seeking community representative
The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting letters of interest from community representatives interested in serving on the newspaper’s Editorial Board. The community representatives would serve a four-month term from Jan. 1 to April 30.
Readers interested in serving on the Editorial Board should send a letter of 500 words or less expressing their interest in the board to editor Scott Stanford at email@example.com or at P.O. Box 774827; Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also may be dropped off at the Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Nominations are due Dec. 24.
Call Stanford at 871-4221 with questions.
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