Steamboat briefs: Homeowners reminded to clear hydrants on property |

Steamboat briefs: Homeowners reminded to clear hydrants on property

— Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue is reminding property owners to keep fire hydrants on their property clear of snow and debris during the winter months so crews can access hydrants during an emergency. That duty is the responsibility of the property owner, not of the city or Fire Rescue crews. Address numbers on buildings and residences also should be visible and clear of debris to help emergency personnel respond quickly to situations. Call Fire Rescue at 970-879-7170 with questions or for more information.

2010 youth basketball registration is this month

The 2010 Youth Basketball League registration now is open for boys and girls in third through sixth grades. Registration is $65 per participant and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full. The registration deadline is Feb. 1. Call the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department at 970-879-4300.

Community Blood Drive set for Thursday at YVMC

A Steamboat Springs Com­munity Blood Drive, sponsored by the YVMC Auxiliary, is from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Blood donations typically drop off in winter, but the need remains the same, according to a news release. To schedule an appointment, call Bonfils at 800-365-0006, option 2, or sign up online at, site 0234.

Walk-ins are welcome after 2:30 p.m. as space permits. Eat a full meal an hour before and drink plenty of water before donating. The contact number the day of the drive is 846-9184.