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Steamboat briefs: People asked to stay out of slash pile burn areas at ski area

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, currently is burning slash piles from beetle-killed tree removal efforts this summer at Steamboat Ski Area, according to a news release. The burning will take place in the areas of Ego, the bottom of Burgess Creek and Storm Peak. People are asked to stay out of the burn areas.

Ski and Sport Swap tags now available at 5 for $1

Consignment tags for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s annual Ski and Sport Swap are available at the Winter Sports Club office during regular business hours through Nov. 7. The tags are five for $1, and consigned or donated items can be dropped off at the event from noon to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Steamboat Springs Middle School, 39610 Amethyst Drive.

The swap begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 with an early-bird entrance fee of $5 and continues from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 with free admission. Proceeds benefit the Winter Sports Club program, and all donations are tax deductible.

For more information, call 970-879-0695, ext. 100.

Cosmic bowling for high school students only Friday

Cosmic bowling for high school students only is from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday at Snow Bowl, 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza. There will be a costume contest, photo booth and prizes. The cost is $5.

Prescription drug take-back day is 10 a.m. Saturday

Local law enforcement agencies, nonprofits and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs during a take-back program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

According to a news release from the Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, unused over-the-counter and prescription medications can be dropped off at the Steamboat Springs Police Department, 840 Yampa St. The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.

Items that cannot be accepted at the take-back event are: needles and sharps; mercury (thermometers); oxygen containers; chemotherapy/radioactive substances; pressurized canisters; and illicit drugs.

Forum for Hayden School Board candidates Tuesday

The Hayden Education Association is sponsoring a Hayden School Board candidate forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hayden Town Hall, 178 W. Jefferson Ave. in Hayden. Appetizers and soft drinks will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a candidate Q-and-A at 6:30 p.m.

Fundraiser benefits high school cheer, Booster Club

Tickets are available for a barbecue fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Eighth Street and Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs. A $5 ticket includes a burger or hot dog (veggie available with advance request), drink and chips. Five meals tickets can be purchased for $20. Tickets can be purchased in advance from a cheerleader, at All That Jazz or at Soda Creek Elementary School. Prices increase the day of the fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the Steamboat Springs High School cheer team and the high school Booster Club.

Reading Oasis book fair at elementary starts Thursday

The Reading Oasis book fair at Strawberry Park Elementary School is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays from Thursday to Nov. 7. The book fair also features a family event from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at the school.

Schedule for open gym basketball organized

Those who are interested in participating in weekly open gym basketball are asked to email Justin Dore at with their availability. Dore is working to organize the open gym times.

Deadline for conservation award applications Feb. 3

Applications are being accepted for the Leopold Conservation Award, which honors agricultural landowners who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources, according to a news release.

Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the $10,000 award recognizes private landowner achievement in voluntary conservation.

Award applicants are judged based on their demonstration of improved resource conditions, innovation, long-term commitment to stewardship, sustained economic viability, community and civic leadership and multiple use benefits, according to the release.

“The outstanding agricultural landowners we honor with the Leopold Conservation Award exemplify what it means to be leaders in conservation for the benefit of our environment,” Sand County Foundation President Brent Haglund said in the release.

The award is made possible through contributions from Peabody Energy, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association and The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

Applications are due Feb. 3, and recipients will be announced in March. For application information, visit

‘A Grand Night for Singing’ scheduled for Nov. 15, 16

“A Grand Night for Singing” will be performed by the Yampa Valley Choral Society — including the Yampa Valley Singers, Steamboat Chamber Singers, Steamboat Youth Chorus, Lincoln Avenue and Belle Voce — at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 846 Oak St. The performance will include contemporary and traditional music. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from all singers and at All That Jazz. Call Ruth at 970-879-2641 for more information.

Emerald Mountain School silent auction is Nov. 2

Emerald Mountain School’s “Over the Rainbow” silent auction fundraiser is at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Rex’s American Grill & Bar. The event features student artwork as well as items donated by students and their families. View a list of auction items at Tickets are $50 and include heavy appetizers, beer and wine. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit school’s tuition assistance fund. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling 970-879-8081.

Haymaker Golf Course has discounts through Nov. 3

Haymaker Golf Course is offering 9 or 18 holes for $29 through Nov. 3, weather permitting. Carts are $15 per rider. Call 970-870-1846 to book a tee time.

Spa discount Sunday helps local breast cancer group

Steamboat Independent Spa is offering discounted spa services from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday as a fundraiser for the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project. Services include 30-minute massages, mini-facials and reflexology sessions. Schedule an appointment at

Ski Town Lions Club is seeking new members

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club is seeking new members who want to help make a difference in the community.

Each year, the local branch of the Lions Club plans or participates in numerous events and programs that serve community members, including the United Way Day of Caring, Relay For Life, the Thanksgiving turkey drive, highway cleanup days, Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast, the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and the Christmas tree sale. The group also collects eyeglasses for those in need as well as provides free vision screenings for youths in Routt County, scholarships for high school seniors and funding for local youth groups such as Rocky Mountain Youth Corps.

“The Lions’ motto is ‘we serve,’ and the Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club has lived up to it,” club President Bill Crosby said. “Since 1922, the club has enjoyed serving our community in a variety of ways, and we’re always eager to welcome new members — with new ideas — into our organization.”

For more information about joining, email or call 970-846-2484.

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