Steamboat briefs: 1-acre blaze reported in Sarvis Creek Wilderness
A small fire was reported Saturday in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness.
Hunters scouting for the upcoming season found the fire about 2 miles northeast of the Silver Creek trailhead.
The fire was listed at 1 acre Saturday evening.
A photo taken by one of the hunters shows it is burning in beetle-killed trees.
Steamboat school board calls meeting Tuesday
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
The Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the District Office, 325 Seventh Street.
The meeting is to consider certification of a ballot question for funding full-day kindergarten. To view the meeting agenda and packet, visit v3.boardbook.org/public/publichome.aspx?ak=1000692.
Area authorities step up DUI enforcement for holiday
The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement are joining forces under The Heat Is On campaign to crack down on impaired drivers for the Labor Day DUI crackdown.
Eighty-two law enforcement agencies from across the state are participating in the effort. The enforcement period is now underway and runs through Sept. 6.
Last year’s Labor Day enforcement cited 1,030 impaired drivers, an average of 54 arrests per day. This number was the third-highest arrest total of CDOT’s 12 enforcement periods in 2015.
The Denver Police Department (154 arrests), Aurora Police Department (113 arrests) and Colorado Springs Police Department (93 arrests) recorded the highest arrest totals.
In 2015, there were 47 alcohol-related traffic fatalities in August and September, the two highest monthly totals for the year. The fatalities in those two months alone accounted for 25 percent of the yearly total.
“CDOT is concerned about impaired driving fatalities year-round, but data indicates people tend to drive impaired more in August and September than any other time of year,” said Darrell Lingk, director of the Office of Transportation Safety at CDOT, in a news release. “We ask that people plan accordingly to avoid drinking and driving. And a warning to impaired drivers on the road, law enforcement is on high alert and prepared to make DUI arrests.”
In addition to the Labor Day enforcement, CDOT continues its summer breathalyzer program to gather information about drinking behavior and determine if mobile breathalyzers are a useful resource in preventing alcohol impaired driving. CDOT partnered with BACtrack, a leading breathalyzer company, and selected 225 volunteers from more than 1,500 submissions. Participants have the opportunity to track their BACs and help CDOT gauge the effectiveness of breathalyzers, completing three surveys about drinking patterns, driving and breathalyzers.
For more information about the campaign, including impaired driving enforcement plans, arrest totals and safety tips, visit heatisoncolorado.com.
Haymaker Golf Course to host 2016 Fall Classic
Haymaker Golf Course will host the 2016 Fall Classic, a CGA points event, Sept. 10 and 11 at the golf course, 34855 U.S. Highway 40. Tee time begins at 9 a.m.
The event will include 36-hole individual flighted solo play, and current USGA handicap will determine flights.
Men’s and women’s divisions will be available.
Registration fee is $120 for pass holders and $135 for all others, and the registration deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 8.
For more information, visit haymakergolf.com or call 970-870-1846.
Chamber seeks volunteers for upcoming air festival
Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is asking resident to become involved by volunteering to help with the Wild West Air Fest Sept. 3 and 4.
Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt.
To volunteer, visit the Chambers volunteers page at steamboatchamber.com/events-activities/volunteer, or call 970-875-7005.
Local crisis support lines available to public
A variety of crisis support lines are available 24 hours a day to connect local residents dealing with a personal mental health or other type of crisis with trained professionals or volunteers who can provide support.
They include the following lines.
■ Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide (REPS) 24-hour crisis line: 970-846-8182.
■ Advocates Building Peaceful Communities 24-hour crisis line: 970-879-8888.
■ Mind Springs Health 24-hour crisis line: 1-888-207-4004.
■ Colorado’s mental health crisis line: 1-844-493-TALK (8255).
In the event of an emergency, dial 911.
Local newspaper accepts featured Happenings events
Steamboat Today is accepting featured events for publication in the newspaper’s Happenings section and website.
Featured events appear at the top of the page, both in print and online, and include a bold header, title, venue, description, contact information and photograph.
Featured events appear in full color Fridays and Sundays. Only two featured events are available per day, and reservations can be accepted no more than one year prior to the date of publication.
To reserve a spot for a featured event or for more information, contact Steamboat Today’s advertising department at 970-879-1502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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