Steamboat briefs: School district master planning meeting is Jan. 28

The Steamboat Springs School District is hosting a school facilities and master planning meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Steamboat Springs High School cafeteria, 45 Maple St. The district currently is engaged in a comprehensive evaluation of educational goals, facility needs and vision for the school’s future and is seeking community input. The public is invited to attend the hour-long meeting and learn more about the district’s future plans and offer input.

CMC announces the date for 2015 commencement

The Alpine Campus of Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs has announced the date for its 2015 commencement. The event will be held May 2 at The Steamboat Grand. Call 970-870-4444 for more information.

Community weight-loss program has kiosk at VNA

Weigh and Win, a free community weight-loss program, has installed a kiosk in the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association lobby. The program, aimed at reducing obesity rates in Colorado, provides cash incentives to participants who reach their weight-loss goals. Participants weigh in quarterly (every 90 days) at the kiosk. Between weigh-ins, they receive daily emails or texts with tips on healthy eating, exercise and overcoming weight-loss barriers. Participation is free. The kiosk is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Steamboat Springs VNA, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Participants can enroll at the kiosk at or by texting JOIN to 303-500-1702. For more information, visit or call 970-871-7634.

Volunteers sought to teach kids how to sew, knit, crochet

The Routt County Extension Office is looking for volunteers to teach kids how to sew, knit, crochet or felt during the 4-H Fiber Arts Camp Feb. 17 and 18. Contact Extension agent Karen Massey for more information at 970-879-0825 or stop by the Extension office in the Routt County Courthouse Annex.

Routt students named to honor roll at Montana State

Several Routt County students were named to the 2014 fall semester honor roll at Montana State University. Aleck Gantick of Clark and Bradley Hoefer, Kyle Swoyer and Taylor Zabel, all of Steamboat Springs, earned a spot on the dean’s honor roll, and Cassady Daley, Suzanne Lyon, Madison McKinstry, Erick Sobeck and Tanner Visnick, all of Steamboat Springs, were named to the President’s Honor Roll for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

CPW invites snowmobilers to earn a safety certificate

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. Saturday 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

Company reminds people to prevent monoxide poisoning

Atmos Energy is reminding customers to take steps to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas and prolonged exposure can be fatal. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, sleepiness, weakness, vomiting, dizziness and tightness in the chest. If you or your family members experience these symptoms, call 911, stop using the suspected gas appliance until it has been inspected and call Atmos Energy at 1-866-322-8667.

To help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:

■ Install carbon monoxide detectors on all floors where bedrooms are located.

■ Do not idle a car in an attached garage.

■ Make sure chimneys and flues are clean and unobstructed and that appliances and portable heaters have proper ventilation systems.

■ Remove clutter from around gas furnaces and water heaters and change furnace filters regularly.

■ Do not use natural gas ovens as a heating source.

■ Do not use charcoal indoors.

Steamboat Kiwanis club looks for new members

Steamboat Springs’ Kiwanis club is looking for new members who would be interested in providing service to the community as well as attending weekly meetings on Tuesdays at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Annual dues are $125. Kiwanis was chartered in 1948 and is Steamboat’s oldest service club. For more information, call Bud at 970-879-0064 or Johanna at 970-879-0211.

Free screening for children available to area parents

Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children. If you’re a parent and are concerned about your child’s development, call Katherine Hartley at 970-871-8558. The screenings can answer questions such as “Should he be walking by now?” “How many words should she be saying?” and “Is her hearing and vision what it should be?”

¿Tiene usted preguntas como estas con respecto al desarrollo de su nina/o? ¿Deberia estar caminando a esta edad? ¿Cuantas palabras deberia mi nino/a estar diciendo? ¿Es su vision y audicion normal? Podemos contestar sus preguntas con un chequeo gratuito. Llame a Natosha al 970-756-5014.

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