Steamboat briefs: Drop off Christmas trees at Howelsen Ice Arena lot |

Steamboat briefs: Drop off Christmas trees at Howelsen Ice Arena lot

Drop off Christmas trees at Howelsen Ice Arena lot

Now through the month of January, Christmas trees may be dropped off anytime in the northeast corner of the Howelsen Ice Arena parking lot. Those dropping off trees are asked to remove all tinsel, ornaments, lights and nails. People should not drop off wreaths at the site. The resulting mulch will be given to residents and used in city parks.

LiftUp board of directors meeting set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23

LiftUp of Routt County board of directors will hold its annual meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23 in the LiftUp board room, 2125 Curve Court. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Contact LiftUp Executive Director Laura von Boecklin at 970-870-0727 for more information.

Tread of Pioneers Museum closed Christmas Eve, day

The Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

Kiwanis community group seeks new local members

The Steamboat Springs Kiwanis Club is looking for new members. The club meets weekly and is renowned for its many community projects, including the Sock Box Drive. For those enthusiastic about community service, the Steamboat Kiwanis Club is a perfect fit. The club was chartered in 1948 and is one of Steamboat’s most established service clubs. For membership information, call Theo Dexter at 970-879-4889.

Volunteers needed for various programs at YVMC

Yampa Valley Medical Center is seeking caring people to join our day surgery program to support staff in the day surgery and minor procedures area, with general organizational and maintenance duties and providing assistance to patients and their families.

Those interested in volunteering for this program or who would like to learn more about other volunteering opportunities at YVMC are invited to call volunteer services at 970-870-1146 or email

Call-in line established by county commissioners

Routt County commissioners have established a call-in line enabling people to listen in live to public meetings held in the Commissioners Hearing Room at the Routt County Courthouse in Steamboat Springs. People are invited to listen to the meetings, but there is no capability to take public comment. The call-in number is 970-870-5499.

Library needs history buffs for web, magazine project

If you know the difference between the Bear and Yampa rivers, the Bud Werner Memorial Library and Tread of Pioneers Museum need you. The library and museum are partnering on a project to digitize and make available on the web Three Wire Winter magazine and the magazine’s supporting materials including oral interviews, transcripts and photos. They need history-loving locals who have the time to listen to interviews while reading professional transcripts of the interviews for errors. Anyone interested should contact Alysa Selby at 970-367-4929 or

Yellow fever vaccine stock for travel in short supply

The yellow fever vaccine, recommended or required for travel to some international destinations, is in short supply.

Anyone planning travel to a yellow fever risk area should contact the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s travel clinic to verify the vaccine is available.

If possible, travelers should do this at least one month prior to departure. Call the VNA’s travel clinic at 970-871-7336.

A list of all Colorado clinics providing the yellow fever vaccine is available at

Local crisis support lines available 24 hours per day

A variety of crisis support lines are available 24 hours per 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.

■ Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide 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.

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