Briefs for Dec. 9
Lost skiers assisted by sheriff’s department
A few telemark skiers became confused while skiing in the Sunshine Bowl area of the Steamboat Ski Area on Tuesday afternoon and were assisted by the Routt County Sheriff’s Department.
There was no formal search or rescue initiated, Sheriff John Warner said.
The skiers got confused when clouds came in, and they called for help on a cell phone. A ground team then walked up the hill and showed the skiers how to ski out.
“They were fine, just disoriented,” Warner said.
Nordic Combined World Cup B racing this weekend
Nordic Combined World Cup B racing returns to Ski Town USA this weekend. Sixty-seven skiers from 12 nations will compete at Howelsen Hill on the K-114 jump and on one of the most challenging cross-country courses on the World Cup circuit. Jumping starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. A 15K cross-country event starts at 2 p.m. Saturday. Sunday’s 7.5K sprint starts at 12:30 p.m. Both races start and finish at Brent Romick Rodeo Arena. All events are free. Bring cowbells and flags and cheer on the U.S. team as it vies for position among the worldËs best. Call 879-0695.
Pink scarves on sale
to benefit local women
Pink scarves hand-knitted by local women are being sold to benefit local women through the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Group. They are available for sale at Epilogue Book Co. and Pink. Special orders for pink scarves are available at Epilogue by calling 879-2665. Yarn for the scarves was donated by Epilogue and local knitters. Local knitters interested in volunteering to knit can call Jo at 879-8024.
Permits to cut firewood, Christmas trees available
Permits to cut firewood and Christmas trees in the Routt National Forest are available from the U.S. Forest Service visitors’ center at 925 Weiss Drive. Firewood permits are $20 and allow gathering up to two cords of firewood. People may buy multiple permits, and one permit is necessary for every pickup- or trailer-load of wood removed from the forest. Christmas tree permits are $10 a tree. Call 870-1870.
Steamboat Kiwanis selling collectors ornaments
Steamboat Kiwanis has started its 23rd year of Christmas ornament sales. “The Olympian Legacy Series,” a new series of eight collectors ornaments, will feature all Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Olympians. The ornaments are available at City Market and Safeway for $7 until they are sold out.
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