Steamboat briefs: State Patrol plans DUI saturation in Steamboat |

Steamboat briefs: State Patrol plans DUI saturation in Steamboat

With the approach of Halloween events, Colorado State Patrol troopers from across Troop 4B will be conducting a DUI saturation patrol in the Steamboat Springs area Friday in an effort to prevent motor vehicle crashes.  

Troop 4B, which includes Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt, Grand, and Jackson counties, have investigated 38 crashes related to impaired driving in 2016. As of Oct. 24, statewide, there had been 485 fatalities, 148 of which involved drug or alcohol impairment since the start of the year.

The Colorado State Patrol reminds drivers to enjoy the Halloween festivities by being responsible, driving safely and always wearing a safety belt.  

Suspected impaired driver can be reported by dialing CSP (277) from you cellphone.

United Methodist Church hosts special fall event

The United Methodist Church of Steambot Springs will hosts its annual Fall Fare event with a soup lunch and gift extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. 

Take-out will be available this year and can be pre-ordered by calling Robin at 214-802-5625. The cost is $8 for a soup lunch, which includes soup, bread, a slice of pie and beverage, or $20 for lunch plus $14 to spend on gifts and baked goods.

The event is sponsored by the United Methodist Women, and all proceeds benefit local and international missions. 

Chamber announces new local gift card program

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association launched a new gift card program Oct. 10 that will replace the Chamber Bucks program. 

Gift cards will allow for a closed system in which 100 percent of all gift card sales will be spent at Chamber member businesses. The cards, issued by Sunrise Banks, N.A. St. Paul, Minnesota, are prepaid, private-label cards that will be processed as a credit or debit transaction.

To be able to accept the cards, a business will need to be a Chamber member in good standing and will need to schedule a time for Chamber staff to swipe the business’s point of sale system and provide training. 

To schedule training, contact Heidi Breidert at 970-875-7008 or, and to receive more information about becoming a chamber member, contact Anna Bridger at 970-875-7004 or

To purchase bulk gift cards for the holiday season, contact Breidert or to be invoiced for the total amount. 

Chamber Bucks will no longer be sold but those already purchased will be honored.

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