Steamboat briefs for Dec. 13 |

Steamboat briefs for Dec. 13

Law enforcement boosts DUI patrol this weekend

The Steamboat Springs Police Department and Colorado State Patrol, along with nearly 50 other state law enforcement agencies, will step up drunken driving patrols through Monday.

An extra trooper will be on patrol in Routt County this weekend for DUI enforcement, as well, State Patrol Sgt. Scott Elliott said.

During “Office Party Weekend” and the New Year’s holiday last year, 771 people were arrested statewide on suspicion of DUI, according to a Colorado Department of Transportation press release. Five people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Routt County during “Office Party Weekend” in December 2007, according to arrest records.

Marine Corps Toys for Tots program starts 61st year

The U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Foundation is a nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Program.

Now in its 61st year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to economically disadvantaged children through the gift of a new toy during the Christmas holiday season. Gifts offer these children hope, recognition and a positive memory they will cherish for a lifetime.

Thanks go to Steamboat Motors for being the toy drop-off location in Steamboat Springs. Thanks go to the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors for also collecting toys. Thanks also go to the Routt County United Way for the distribution of the toys.

Toys can be dropped off at Steamboat Motors until Dec. 20.

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