Steamboat Briefs for Dec. 9 |

Steamboat Briefs for Dec. 9

The Salvation Army bell-ringing campaign needs volunteer bell ringers through Christmas Eve. A bell-ringing shift lasts for one hour and helps many people through the donations that are given. All but 10 percent of the funds raised stay here in Routt County to assist those in need through LIFT-UP of Routt County. To volunteer for bell ringing, call Sheri Stetman at 846-7247. For further information, call 870-0727.

Upper Spring Creek Trail closed for the season

The upper portion of the city’s Spring Creek Trail is closed until April 15, 2009, in cooperation with the Colorado Division of Wildlife, to provide winter habitat for the local elk herd. The closure became effective Saturday and begins about 1.5 miles up the trail from Amethyst Drive, where the two-track road becomes single-track trail. The closed section of trail is blocked with a gate and informational sign and extends to the top of the trail at the Dry Lake parking lot.

Pink scarves sales benefit breast cancer awareness

For the fifth consecutive year, pink scarves are on sale at Epilogue Book Co. on Lincoln Avenue, in time for the holiday season, with all profits benefiting the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Program. Donations of funds or yarn also can be made. Call Jo at 846-2627.

United Way conducting Christmas Wishes program

Routt County United Way is looking for people to adopt needy families for its Christmas Wishes program. Any businesses or individuals who would like to adopt a family or donate can call the office at 879-5605.

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