Steamboat briefs: Secure 24-hour drop-off box available to voters |

Steamboat briefs: Secure 24-hour drop-off box available to voters

Routt County voters now have access to a secure 24-hour ballot drop-off box, which is located in the alley between the Historic Routt County Courthouse and annex. Drop-off boxes are also available during regular business hours at the Clark Store and the Oak Creek, Yampa and Hayden town halls. Ballots may be also be sent by mail; however, to ensure delivery by Nov. 4, the latest recommended mailing date is Oct. 28.

Anyone who did not receive a ballot in the mail or who needs to register to vote, change their mailing address, replace a lost or damaged ballot or vote in person can do so at the Routt County Voter Service and Polling Center, which is located in the Courthouse Annex, 136 6th St. in Steamboat Springs. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. It also will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 4. VSPC services also will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Oak Creek and Hayden Town Halls. Ballots must be received by the Routt County clerk and recorder no later than 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4. Call the county clerk at 970-870-5558 for additional information.

Atmos Energy warns about carbon 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.

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