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Steamboat briefs: Free winter coats are available at LIFT-UP until 5 p.m. Wednesday

Free winter coats are available from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at LIFT-UP Food Bank, 2125 Curve Court. For more information, call 970-870-8804 or visit

Partners in Routt County’s survey open through Wednesday

Partners in Routt County is seeking resident input in the nonprofit youth mentoring organization's community awareness survey. The survey is open through Wednesday and can be accessed at

Lions Clubs donate more than 1K pounds of turkey

The Lions Clubs in Steamboat Springs, along with assistance from Herchel Portman, have donated more than 1,000 pounds of turkey to the Ton of Turkeys campaign sponsored by Cook Chevrolet and KBCR Radio. The donation was made possible through Lions Clubs fundraisers, including the Christmas Tree Sale.

Nominations requested for Wildlife Landowner of Year

The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife seeks nominations for its Wildlife Landowner of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding contributions made by private landowners to conserve wildlife, enhance wildlife habitat and provide public access for hunting and fishing, according to a news release.

Nominees must be a resident of Colorado or own at least 160 acres in the state and actively be engaged in farming or ranching business as an owner, lessor, lessee or manager. Winners will be selected by Colorado Parks and Wildlife based on land management practices, wildlife habitat improvements, accommodations for public hunting and fishing access and leadership in the promotion of sound wildlife practices on private lands, according to the release.

Find a nomination form here. Nominations are due Dec. 14.

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Steamboat Springs Optimist Club seeking new members

The nonprofit Steamboat Springs Optimist Club is in need of members. In addition to the Pumpkin Festival, the club puts on the annual Fishing Derby and Pancake Breakfast; the annual Bike Rodeo, during which Steamboat Springs Police Department officers teach children about bike safety; and the Literacy Bug reading program for Steamboat fifth-graders. The group also runs the Teen of the Month club — which recognizes high school students for their contributions to school, church and the community — and awards a $1,500 Teen of the Year scholarship.

For more information, call President Mark Lynch at 970-819-5137 or past presidents Rob MacCarthy at 970-879-5283 or Ron Wendler at 970-846-7500.

City issues reminder about clearing landscaping items

The city of Steamboat Springs would like to remind homeowners and landscapers to remove all landscaping materials from snow storage areas to prevent damage from snow plowing. Any landscaping material, other than vegetative ground cover, should be removed from the street right of way at least 10 feet from the edge of the asphalt, according to a news release. For more information, call Doug Marsh or Ron Berig at the Public Works Shop at 970-879-1807.

Also, permits to excavate in public rights of way will not be issued by the city from Nov. 1 to May 1. If you have an emergency situation during that time, call the streets/fleet superintendent at 970-879-1807.

Alicia Ellson hones skills at The Redken Exchange

Brio Salon's Alicia Ellson recently sharpened her skills at The Redken Exchange in New York City, where she learned advanced techniques in hair design and hair color from leading experts in the salon industry. Salon professionals can call 1-800-545-8157 for more information about classes at The Redken Exchange.

Cultural integration group seeks bilingual volunteers

Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program on Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers must speak Spanish, enjoy helping the immigrant community and be respectful and mature. Training is provided. Call Sheila at 970-871-4599.

Newborn Network offering free resources, information

Newborn Network is a support system dedicated to providing parenting and resource information to all families who live in Routt County and have children ages 3 and younger. Newborn Network's free services include weekly networking and education groups, parenting education home visits, a lending library of parenting topics and a series of gift bags. Parents of a child age 3 and younger can call 970-879-0977 for more information.

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