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12-part series offers information on wildfire protection, mitigation

The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors in conjunction with the Routt County Office of Emergency Management and the Colorado State Forest Service will be providing a 12-part series on wildfire protection and mitigation through tips and information that will publish every Wednesday and Sunday in the Steamboat Pilot & Today beginning May 2. With the dry winter that Routt County has experienced, the risk of wildfires is significant, and the goal of the series is to provide residents with the tools and knowledge they need to protect their property and family by taking steps in preparation for a possible fire.

Will Dickhausen named as Rotary Club’s Student of the Month

Yampa Valley High School student Will Dickhausen was selected as the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs’ February Student of the Month. He was nominated for the award by Chuck Rosemond, Yampa Valley High School’s dean of alternative education.
Dickhausen has been a “star” student in and out of the classroom since enrolling at the YVHS in October 2017, Rosemond said.
“Will’s teachers describe him as engaged, focused, inquisitive and self motivated,” Rosemond wrote. “He is a student who wants to learn and consistently pushed himself to excel in the classroom.
“Will is always respectful, friendly and willing to help out others,” Rosemond continued. “He embodies the core values of YVHS: courage, integrity and tenacity.”

Free community yoga practice for Earth Day at library Sunday

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s community yoga practice puts a focus on Tias Little’s “Freeing the Bird of Prana, Opening the Wings of a Yoga Practice” for Earth Day at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 22 in Library Hall. The free 90-minute practice is designed for all levels to work at their own pace. People are asked to bring their own mats and blankets.
Participants work at their own pace throughout each free community yoga session and soak up the support of the local yoga community while absorbing the teaching of some of the world’s most esteemed yogis projected on the big screen with surround sound in Library Hall. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Many recycling options available for hard-to-recycle items locally

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council offers free collection boxes at several locations throughout the community for small electronics only. Boxes are located at the Steamboat Springs middle and high schools, the Wells Fargo bank lobby and at YVSC’s office at 141 Ninth St.
Items accepted must be tablet-size or smaller and are limited to tablets, cellphones, cellphone batteries, charging cords, MP3 players, digital cameras and ink jet and laser printer cartridges.
Larger electronics, such as laptops, computers, monitors, televisions, VCRs, desktop phones, printers, fax machines, etc., can be recycled locally for a fee through businesses such as G & S Mountain Recyclers, Waste Management, Mogil’s On the Mountain and D & D Enterprises. Call first for items accepted, fees, location and drop-off hours.
Axis Steel of Craig now offers a free, public scrap metal collection bin at American Towing & Automotive at 1386 13th St. in Steamboat Springs. No electronics, appliances with freon or trash is allowed and all materials must be placed inside the bin, not beside it. D & D Enterprises and Waste Management accept scrap metal and appliances without freon for a fee.
Ace Hardware and Sherwin-Williams accept 5 gallons of paint per customer per visit at no charge. Collection capacity may be limited. Call first to ensure they can accept your paint.
Visit yvsc.org/recycling-guidelines for additional information.

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