Steamboat briefs: Pilot & Today requests story retraction, paper removal |

Steamboat briefs: Pilot & Today requests story retraction, paper removal

— The Denver litigation firm of Reilly Pozner LLP, acting on behalf of the Steamboat Pilot & Today, sent a letter Thursday asking The Steamboat Local to remove all copies of its most recent edition from area racks and to retract a story about the Pilot & Today.

In its edition released Thurs­day, The Local published a story alleging criminal wrongdoing by the newspaper in the handling of chemicals used in the printing process. Scott Stanford, general manager of the Pilot & Today, said the article contained numerous factual errors and that the premise of the story and the allegations contained in it are completely and wholly untrue. Foremost among the allegations is that the Environmental Protection Agency has “an ongoing criminal investigation into the Pilot’s chemical disposal activities.” The Pilot & Today has never been contacted by the EPA about its disposal practices and Richard Mylott, a public affairs specialist with the EPA, confirmed Thursday that the Pilot & Today is not “the subject of any investigation by EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division.”

The Pilot & Today is in consultation with its attorneys about legal recourse should The Local refuse to comply with its request.

Hayden elementary Winter Gift Festival is this morning

Hayden Valley Elementary School is hosting its annual holiday-themed event today.

Parents are invited to the school from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the Winter Gift Festival. Stud­­ents will give their parents handmade gifts.

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers for 1-hour shifts

The local Salvation Army Extension Committee is looking for volunteer bell ringers for one-hour shifts through Christmas Eve.

Of the money collected, 90 percent goes to Routt County residents in need, and the other 10 percent is distributed statewide.

To volunteer, call Judi Will­iams at 970-871-1515. For more information, call 970-870-0727.

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