Steamboat briefs: City water conservation draft available for review
Steamboat Springs — The city of Steamboat Springs and the Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District worked together to further develop the Community Water Conservation Plan to meet Colorado Water Conservation Board approval.
The draft plan is available for review and public comment through Feb. 23. Informational presentations are scheduled for Jan. 18 at the Steamboat Springs City Council meeting and Jan. 20 at the Mount Werner Water board meeting. The public is welcome to attend these meetings and comment on the plan; written input and suggestions are encouraged.
Once the plan is approved by the water conservation board, the districts are eligible for state grants to fund the implementation of water saving programs and measures.
To review an electronic copy, go to http://steamboatsprings.net/departments/public_works/utilities/water_conservation_information or http://www.mwwater.com/conservation.html or stop by Mount Werner Water District offices or City Hall for a copy of the plan. Send written comments to Laura Frolich, for the city, at 970-871-7073 or email@example.com; or Jay Gallagher, for Mount Werner Water, at 970-879-2424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steamboat Springs Handing sisters graduate from CU
Sara J. Handing, daughter of Larry and Anita Handing, of Steamboat Springs, graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, on Dec. 17. She graduated with academic honors and received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism, with a minor in technology, arts and media.
Sara Handing is a 2007 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School. In January, she will begin an internship at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, as their Internet and Web manager.
Elizabeth P. Handing, daughter of Larry and Anita Handing, of Steamboat Springs, graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, on Dec. 17. Elizabeth Handing graduated magna cum laude in psychology and neuroscience and received a Bachelor of Arts degree.
She is a 2007 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School and plans to enter graduate school in fall to study cognitive aging and gerontology.
Pre-season pass rates at Howelsen Hill end soon
The city of Steamboat Springs is offering two new ways to buy Howelsen Hill Ski Area season passes.
Season passes can be purchased at 245 Howelsen Parkway at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office or at http://www.steamboatsprings.net/rec.
The ski area is open Dec. 4 through March 27, conditions permitting.
Purchased passes can be picked up at the Howelsen Hill Ski Area concession stand from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Passholders 18 and younger must have a new picture taken every season.
Skiers and snowboarders also can sign the release, pay and pick up a pass at the Howelsen Hill concessions.
Pre-season rates are valid through Dec. 31.
View rates and hours at http://www.steamboatsprings.net/rec, or call 970-879-4300. Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
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