News in Brief for Nov.1 |

News in Brief for Nov.1

Officers seek information about railroad damage

The Routt County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about any vehicles seen driving on the railroad tracks near Routt County roads 14 and 35 early Saturday.

At about 8:30 a.m., the Union Pacific Railroad reported about $2,000 in damage had been done to a switching unit on the tracks. It was thought to have been caused by a vehicle being driven on the tracks.

Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Office at 879-1090.

Winter Sports Club

hosts certification clinics

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club is hosting two clinics to certify ski race officials. The first is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the fireplace room in the Howelsen Hill Lodge. The cost is $5. The second clinic is for referee certification and is at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the fireplace room. The cost is $20. The first clinic is a prerequisite to the second. Participants can take the first or both clinics, and the public is encouraged to attend. Call 879-0695.

Tread of Pioneers Museum seeks project volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum is seeking volunteers interested in helping with artifact conservation projects. No experience is necessary, and museum staff will provide direction on projects such as stabilizing photo albums, caring for historic clothing and accessories and improving the storage and care of items in the museum’s collection. Call museum curator Kelly Bastone at 879-2214.

Assistance available for winter sports athletes

For the ninth consecutive year, Steamboat’s Over-the-Hill Gang is offering financial assistance of as much as $1,000 each to local athletes for their education and/or skill improvement. Only athletes involved in winter sports are eligible.

Applicants should be attending or a graduate of a school in Routt County or a Routt County resident for a minimum of two years. Applicants also must be between 14 and 22 years old as of Nov. 15.

Applications are available at Routt County high schools, Steamboat Springs Middle School, Whiteman and Christian Heritage Schools, Colorado Mountain College and the Winter Sports Club.

Applications must be completed and submitted by Nov. 15. Awards will be announced in December. For more information, call Phil Durian at 879-9302 or e-mail or call Pat Aljanich at 879-5784 or e-mail

Soroco parent-teacher conferences will be Nov. 9

Soroco high school and middle school parent-teacher conferences will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9. Parents are asked to call the school to schedule a conference time. For Soroco High School, call 736-2531, and for Soroco Middle School, call 736-8531.

Steamboat Springs schools will hold conferences

Steamboat Springs Middle School parent-teacher conferences will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11. Parents can cal the school at 879-1058 beginning today to schedule conferences. Students and staff will not have school on Nov. 12.

CMC offers class about women and money

Colorado Mountain College presents “Women and Money,” a class exploring the personal and cultural messages women are taught about money. The class meets Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning Wednesday. The cost is $50. Call 870-4444 to register.

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