Briefs for Jan. 4

Man faces charges instolen ski pass incident

Steamboat Springs police have identified the man who reportedly stole a one-day ski pass from a 12-year-old girl Sunday.

Superior resident Brandon Lee Frohbieter, 18, is in custody on charges of felony theft, police Officer Gerard Geis said Tuesday.

Geis said Frohbieter approached the girl and her younger sister near the ticket window at Steamboat Ski Area and asked the girl if he could have her ski pass.

When the girl said no, Geis said, Frohbieter pulled a pair of scissors out of his pocket and cut the pass off the girl's jacket.

Geis and Ski Corps security officers questioned Frohbieter later in the day for trying to sell a different ski pass. During that questioning, Geis said, the girl approached with her parents and identified Frohbieter as the man who stole her pass.

Frohbieter is being held on $5,000 bail.

Recreational jumping series on Tuesday nights

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Tuesday Night Recreational Jumping series is Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. through March 7. Registration is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on jumping nights. The cost is $12 a night, and jumpers must have a lift ticket and a helmet. No experience is necessary. Call 879-0695.

Speech and debate team needs volunteers Saturday

The Steamboat Springs High School speech and debate team is gearing up for the 26th annual Steamboat Springs Invitational, a speech and debate competition Saturday at the high school. About 20 community volunteers still are needed to help judge the tournament. Anyone interested in helping can contact speech team members or coach Marty Lamansky at 871-3609.

Chamber orchestra to present youth program

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra will introduce its new Youth Ensemble Program to parents and their young musician at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Depot Art Center. In a new design, an ensemble "coach" from the chamber orchestra will instruct student quartets, consisting of violins, violas, cellos, bass, piano, flutes and clarinets at various ability levels.

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