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Steamboat briefs: Fire department urges residents to check detectors

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue is urging residents to use Sunday’s daylight saving time change as a cue to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Just as residents set their clocks back an hour each autumn, it is recommended that the batteries in detectors be changed once a year.

Eighty percent of home fires occur in homes without working smoke detectors, according to a news release, and the peak time for home fire fatalities is between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep. For more information about fire safety, call Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue at 879-7170.

Ski pass giveaway benefits Yampa Valley hospital

The Yampa Valley Medical Center Auxiliary is offering the community a chance to win a 2009-10 Steamboat ski pass. Tickets are available for $10 cash, check or credit card at Yampa Yalley Medical Center, SportsMed and the Healthcare Foundation in Sundance Plaza. The drawing will take place today, and the winner does not need to be present to win. Ticket proceeds will go toward Cardiac Care Services at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

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