Citizens’ Police Academy taking applications for 2018 class |

Citizens’ Police Academy taking applications for 2018 class

Applications are now being accepted for the Steamboat Springs Police Department's Citizens' Police Academy. The program, which debuted last year, is designed to enhance the community's knowledge about local law enforcement, their duties and responsibilities as well as its public safety programs and services. The 2018 class, which has space for approximately 12 community members, will run from 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday from April 25 to June 27. All classes are free and taught by police personnel. Internally designed, the academy is set up to allow participation from a wide group of individuals and includes a modest physical element.

The 10-week interactive curriculum will cover numerous topics associated with the department and general law enforcement including the following areas: decision making/use of force, self-defense tactics, drunk driving enforcement, drug enforcement, domestic violence, police ethics, internal affairs, firearms, forensics, radar enforcement, police equipment, animal and code enforcement and criminal justice records. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school reading and writing level and be able to sit for up to three hours in a classroom environment. Students will have opportunities to participate in more active police-related sessions, but participation in any hands-on training is voluntary.

Applications may be found at and must be returned by March 16. Individuals selected for the academy will be notified no later than April 16. A background check is required for all participants.

For additional information specific to the Citizens' Police Academy application process, contact Brooke Northrop at 970-879-4344 or

Free library Kundalini yoga practice Sunday

Bud Werner Memorial Library's community yoga practice puts a focus on on the library's digital collection in 2018. The February practice is from Maya Fiennes "Kundalini Yoga for Real Life" series and will be offered at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 in Library Hall. The free one-hour practice is designed for all levels to work at their own pace. Bring your own mat and blanket.

The library's free community yoga practice is for all ages, abilities and experience levels and is intended for anyone who wants to build a personal home yoga practice while checking out the variety of free library resources available to help guide you.

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As a community of yogis, the focus during each session is on a different yoga instructor's DVD, CD or download available through the library. Participants work at their own pace throughout each 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 for more information.

YVSC offers pledge to reduce carbon footprint

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is encouraging community members to take action on climate change locally by signing a pledge to curb carbon emissions in their daily lives. The pledge offers a menu of low-carbon choices, such as recycling, carpooling, reducing food waste, avoiding single-use plastics, switching to LED lightbulbs and more. Pledge signers commit to two or more actions to fight climate change and reduce their environmental impact. Sign the pledge online by Feb. 27 at