Steamboat briefs for Nov. 13 |

Steamboat briefs for Nov. 13

Festival of Trees open to the public Nov. 15 to 24

Public viewing for the 14th annual Festival of Trees is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to Nov. 24 at Tread of Pioneers Museum, Eighth and Oak streets. The event will feature 20 Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and nonprofit organizations. The event is free for Routt County residents. Nonresidents must pay general admission to the museum. Call 879-2214.

VNA offering free nicotine patches, quit kits Nov. 20

The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 20. Call Colorado Quitline at 800-QUIT-NOW to receive free nicotine patches. A free Quit Kit also can be picked up at the Steamboat office of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, or at the Craig office, 745 Russell St.

Horizons’ winter sports program seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Horizons Specialized Services’ 32nd annual Ski and Winter Sports Program. Horizons, Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. and volunteers from the community partner each season to provide winter sports programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.

The program is an opportunity to get involved, meet new people and spend seven Saturday or Tuesday afternoons helping Horizons clients enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Call Rebecca at 879-4466, ext. 111, to volunteer or for more information.

BLM to host Little Snake public comment period

The Bureau of Land Management has begun a 45-day public comment period for an additional air quality analysis completed for the draft Little Snake Resource Management Plan.

BLM’s draft Little Snake Resource Management Plan was released for public comment in Feb. 2007. After review of the document, BLM conducted additional analyses to better determine potential impacts from management actions on air quality.