Steamboat briefs: Discounted Howelsen ski pass deadline Saturday
Pricing for 2016-2017 Howelsen Hill season passes will increase starting Sunday. To receive discounted pricing, passes must be purchased by Saturday.
To purchase a pass online, visit steamboatsprings.net/ski and click on the “Purchase Membership” button at the top of the page.
Passes can also be purchased in person by visiting the Howelsen Hill concession stand, located on the first floor of the Howelsen Hill Lodge, which will be open from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Local Catholic church to hold annual holiday bazaar
Holy Name Catholic Church will host its 19th annual Work of Human Hands Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, 524 Oak St.
This year, the event will include a bake sale and soup luncheon, as well as products from local artisans and other nonprofit groups.
Fair trade handmade and unique products provided by low-income communities from several countries around the world — such as jewelry, baskets, ornaments, scarves, holiday items, coffee and chocolate — will be available for purchase.
Proceeds will benefit the Women’s Giving Circle (sponsored by the Yampa Valley Community Foundation) and help local families during the holiday season.
Sherpa documentary to screen at library Nov. 28
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “Sherpa: Trouble on Everest,” a documentary film by Jennifer Peedom, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in Library Hall. The film captures a detailed picture of the people who are often left on the cutting room floor in depictions of voyages to the top of the earth’s highest mountain.
Filmmakers set out to make a film of the 2014 Everest climbing season, from the Sherpas’ point of view. Instead, they captured a tragedy that would change Everest forever. At 6:45 a.m. April 18, 2014, a 14-million-ton block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route through the Khumbu Icefall, killing 16 Sherpas. It was the worst tragedy in the history of Everest.
The disaster provoked a drastic reappraisal about the role of the Sherpas in the Everest industry. Sherpa, tells the story of how, in the face of fierce opposition, the Sherpas united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain they call Chomolungma. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
DUI enforcement currently underway for Thanksgiving
As Thanksgiving motorists flock Colorado roads to celebrate with friends and family, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol and statewide law enforcement agencies will ramp up enforcement efforts to protect the public and keep Colorado roads safe.
This year’s 10-day enforcement period runs from Nov. 18 through Nov. 28, and at least 96 law enforcement agencies are expected to participate. The effort is part of the ongoing The Heat Is On DUI enforcement campaign and will enforce Colorado DUI and DWAI laws through increased patrols and checkpoints.
“Colorado State Troopers and local agencies will be tracking down as many impaired drivers as possible during this enforcement period,” said Col. Scott Hernandez, chief of the Colorado State Patrol, in a news release. “We urge people to travel safely and celebrate responsibly. Many people don’t understand that just a few drinks can be dangerous. One irresponsible decision can affect the lives of many.”
According to preliminary data, of the 535 traffic deaths in Colorado this year, 169 were alcohol-related crashes, nearly one-third of traffic fatalities.
Residents encouraged to renew licenses online
Colorado residents who renew their driver’s licenses or identification cards online will now receive a newly designed card.
Renewing online allows customers to avoid visiting a Department of Motor Vehicle office. It also offers individuals the opportunity to update their current physical and mailing addresses.
Individuals may renew their driver license up to two consecutive times online. The most recent photo on file with the DMV is used when renewing online.
Last year, only 29 percent of eligible residents took advantage of the online renewal option. Individuals are encouraged to renew online for their convenience.
Colorado unveiled the new driver’s license and identification card at three pilot offices in March. All driver’s license offices across the state are issuing the new design.
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