Briefs for Jan. 3

State park hosts full-moon ski and skate open house

Yampa River State Park, two miles west of Hayden on U.S. Highway 40, will have a full-moon ski and skate open house from 2 to 8 p.m. Jan 14. Visitors can cross-country ski on a groomed nature trail, skate on a pond and enjoy roasted hotdogs, hot cocoa and coffee. Visitors also are encouraged to take ingredients for s'mores, which they can roast around a fire.

Educational information, annual passes, snowmobile, off-highway vehicle and boat registrations and souvenirs are available at the park's visitor center and retail shop, open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The center features displays about local history.

T-shirt designs sought for Teen Battle of the Bands

The third annual Teen Battle of the Bands will be commemorated by T-shirts made for the event. A contest is under way to find the design to be used on the T-shirts and posters. The design should include the words "2006 Teen Battle of the Bands." Preference will be given to artwork by teens. Designs are due Feb. 1. For more information, call Autumn Phillips at 871-4210 or e-mail aphillips@steamboatpilot.com.

Girls, women can register for book discussion group

Bud Werner Memorial Library's "It's a Girl Thing" book discussion series for girls and women will continue this spring. This free program is open to girls ages 10 to 12 and a female partner. Pairs may sign up for one or two discussions. The discussions are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 3, March 3 and April 7 at the library. The library will give each pair a copy of the discussion book to keep. Registration is required and begins today.

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