Steamboat briefs: Newly created hotlines are for reporting child abuse

New hotlines have been created to report child abuse and neglect in Routt County.

To report concerns about a child’s safety and well-being, call the Routt County Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 970-367-4056 or the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (844-264-5437).

Steamboat man appointed to nominating committee

James Stimson, of Steamboat Springs, was appointed Wednesday to the 14th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Committee by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Stimson will serve as a non-attorney member and Democrat from Routt County. His term will expire Dec. 31, 2020.

In Colorado, there is a judicial district nominating commission for each of the state’s 22 judicial districts that selects nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member.

Each commission consists of seven citizens residing in the district. No more than four members can be from the same political party. Non-lawyers, who are the majority of every nominating commission, are appointed by the governor. Lawyer members are appointed by a joint action of the governor, attorney general and chief justice.

Responsible Alcohol Service classes offered by group

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is hosting its Responsible Alcohol Service Training from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. 

This class is an accepted certification for alcohol responsibility training for servers, distributors and sellers of alcoholic beverages in Colorado.

Grand Futures is a nonprofit organization and fees collected from this class go directly to its programs and activities that promote healthy lifestyles for youths.

The cost of the class is $35. Registration is required by calling Kate at 970-879-6188.

CPW invites snowmobilers of all levels to get certified

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting novice and experienced snowmobilers to earn their Colorado Snowmobile Safety Certificate by attending a free course from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at Steamboat Lake State Park.

The session will cover a variety of topics including snowmobile safety and trail etiquette.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot by calling Steamboat Lake State Park at 970-879-3922.

Anyone between ages 10 and 16 who wishes to operate a snowmobile on public lands must possess a safety certificate while riding or be supervised by someone who does, according to park ranger Jason Crenshaw.

Adults are not required to have a safety certificate but it is strongly recommended, he said in a news release.

The session begins with classroom instruction followed by an optional basic-skills session for those who bring their own snowmobile. There is no charge for the safety course, however, a $7 daily parks pass or a $70 annual pass is required.

For more information about snowmobile safety, visit

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