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Steamboat briefs: Join the Steamboat Sailing Club, meeting is Tuesday

A meeting to discuss the formation of a Steamboat Sailing Club will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Steamboat Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave. The purpose of the meeting will be to gauge interest in forming a sailing club in Steamboat. For more information, call Suz Bear at 970-846-1973. The meeting is open to people of all ages and ability levels.

Entries being accepted for Routt County Fair parade

Entries for the 100th annual Routt County Fair Parade are being accepted. The parade, sponsored by the Hayden Lions Club, will be held Aug. 16 beginning at 10 a.m. To register, call Jim Schoening at 970-276-1600 or email him at

Volunteers needed for mock plane crash drill at airport

Yampa Valley Regional Airport will be holding a mock airplane crash disaster drill Aug. 20 and needs volunteers to assist by portraying victims, according to airport security coordinator Storm Fallon. The drill is planned to assist in training airport personnel and first responders in case of such an event. Anyone interested in being a volunteer would need to be available at the airport in Hayden from 5 to 10 p.m. Volunteers will be served a light dinner during this time. Anyone interested in volunteering should call Fallon at 970-276-5019 by Aug. 15. 

Steamboat graduate is named to spring dean’s list

Paula Angelina Ninger, of Steamboat Springs, has been named to the dean’s list for academic achievement at the University of Rochester for the spring 2014 semester. She is a senior majoring in psychology and statistics and is the daughter of Mary Ann and Perry Ninger and a graduate of Steamboat Springs High School.

Remember to protect your identity from digital theft

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation Identity Theft and Fraud Unit is encouraging Colorado residents to take steps to protect their identities in light of the latest news that hackers allegedly stole a record 1.2 billion user names and passwords from websites around the globe.

According to a CBI news release, the agency has not received any reports of Colorado residents impacted by this apparent digital data theft, but agents offer the following tips to help reduce the impact of identity theft.

Frequently change passwords on websites, especially those containing personal and financial information such as banks and online shopping sites.

Thoroughly review bank and credit card statements to ensure there are no unauthorized transactions.

Never offer your personal identifying or financial information to someone you don’t know.

Be wary of emails that encourage you to “click here;” instead visit the Web page directly. For example, do not click the link for a bank in the body of the email; rather, type the bank’s URL and then visit the site.

The CBI offers support and assistance to victims of identity theft and fraud through its ID Theft Hotline (1-855-443-9489-toll free), which is staffed 24 hours per day.

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