News in Brief, Sept. 3

Men arrested for allegedly taking crane for joy ride
Two men were charged with first-degree criminal trespass, theft and criminal mischief after breaking into a crane and operating it.
Edmond Charles Hanson, 24, and Jonathan Daniel Rainbow, 25, both of Denver, were arrested early Saturday on suspicion of operating a crane at the construction site of the new Chadwick condominium development. The development is under construction at the base of the ski area and just off Village Drive and AprÃs Ski Way.
Assistant Police Chief Art Fiebing said they threw a rock into the window to get in the crane. They found a manual on how to operate the crane and started it up.
When police arrested the pair, they found the manual in one man's possession.
Fiebing said a nearby resident called the police department to complain about the noise and said it sounded as if they were just revving engine.
Besides the broken window, Fiebing said no other damage was done.
'Bust of Steamboat' helps breast-cancer awareness
Sponsorships are open for the 2003 "Bust of Steamboat," a fund-raiser for the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project. Sponsors donated $2,000 and in return receive a bra to decorate and two tickets to an Oct. 24 dinner where the decorated bras will be auctioned off. Call 871-7300 to become a sponsor or make a donation.
Chamber orchestra seeks new volunteer musicians
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra is looking for new musicians. The orchestra will start rehearsals for the 2003-2004 season at 7:15 p.m. Monday in the Steamboat Springs Middle School Band Room. The volunteer group of musicians is conducted by Richard Niezen. Call Jayne Austin at 879-9008.
Library continues 'It's a Girl Thing' this school year
Bud Werner Memorial Library will continue its popular book discussion series for girls and women called "It's a Girl Thing" this fall. The free program is open to girls ages 10 to 13 and a woman of significance in their lives, such as their mother, grandmother, friend or teacher. Each pair will be given a copy of the discussion book to keep. Pairs may sign up for one or two discussions. Programs will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 10, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 at the library. Advanced registration is required. Call 879-0240 or stop by the children's desk.
Registration under way
for after-school program
Registration for the After-school Action program is under way. Packets are available at the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation office, 245 Howelsen Parkway. 879-4300.
Advance tickets on sale for 11th Literary Sojurn
Tickets are now on sale for the 11th annual book lovers' Literary Sojourn to be held Sept. 13 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Five critically acclaimed and award-winning authors featured in this year's festival are Tim Cahill, Alexandra Fuller, Maxine Hong Kingston, Gus Lee and Colum McCann. Tickets may be purchased at Bud Werner Memorial Library, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore or via the Literary Sojourn Web site: www.literarysojurn.org.
Museum offers new kid-oriented game
The Tread of Pioneers Museum now offers "Tread" treasure hunts for children. Whenever children visit the museum, they will be given a map and clues to find different interesting pieces of historical information contained in the museum. When they've answered all the questions on their treasure hunt, they can pick a prize.

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