News in Brief for Aug. 3, 2004 |

News in Brief for Aug. 3, 2004

North Routt hires

full-time fire chief

The North Routt Fire Protection District has hired its first full-time fire chief.

Bob Reilley, a seven-year volunteer with the district, began work Monday as fire chief. Reilley is a trained emergency medical technician. In addition to his work with the Fire Protection District, Reilley has worked in North Routt as chief wrangler and snowmobile guide for Steamboat Lake Outfitters. He also has worked at Steamboat Lake Marina.

The hiring of a full-time fire chief is the culmination of improvements to the district funded by a bond issue approved by voters in the fall of 2001, said David R. Moss, chairman of the district’s board of directors.

“This is the third leg of the triangle,” Moss said.

The other legs included the construction of a second fire station near Steamboat Lake and the purchase of a new fire truck and a new ambulance.

Moss said the hiring of a full-time fire chief relieves volunteers of an additional workload, allowing them to focus on training and responding to calls.

North Routt Fire Protection District has 14 certified volunteers. The district stretches from Big Creek to just north of Columbine.

Parents Night Out Aug. 13 to aid Horizons, Allee

A Parents Night Out will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 13 at Christian Heritage School as a fund-raiser for the Horizons Home.

The cost of the Parents Night Out, which is for children 3 to 12, is $20 for the first child and $5 for each additional child.

The funds raised will go toward the purchase of an elevator at the home that can be used to accommodate clients such as Jon Allee.

Contact Chris Teeters, youth pastor at Euzoa Bible Church, at or call Kim Lambart at 291-9124.

Families, children benefit from Christmas in July

The Routt County United Way gathered enough materials to assist 14 families during its Christmas in July program from July 12-17.

During Christmas in July, residents brought necessities to collection sites in the city that included Steamboat Motors, Safeway and City Market. Items such as toothbrushes, soap, detergent and diapers were donated, said Millie Beall, executive director of the United Way.

Beall said she also received enough donations to put together 24 back-to-school backpacks. Children and families who could benefit from the items were identified through United Way member agencies.

Though Christmas in July has ended, residents wishing to contribute items may still do so through the United Way. Call 879-5605.

Paving projects are expected to delay traffic

Roadwork on Central Park Drive and Mount Werner Circle is expected to delay traffic.

The city is starting its 2004 paving projects Tuesday, City Public Information Officer Lauren Mooney said.

Streets scheduled to be repaved are Central Park Drive from Mount Werner Road to Pine Grove Road, Mount Werner Circle and AprÃs Ski Way from Longthong Road to Alpenglow Way.

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