Steamboat Briefs: United Way donation deadline extended to Dec. 8 |

Steamboat Briefs: United Way donation deadline extended to Dec. 8

The deadline to donate items for Routt County United Way’s Holiday Exchange Market has been extended to Dec. 8. The organization is seeking donations of outdoor clothing for all ages, toys and $25 gift cards for groceries from local stores. Drop boxes are placed in several locations around town for donations, and gift cards for groceries can be dropped off at the United Way office, 1125 Lincoln Ave.

2014 county tax lien sale begins at 8 a.m. Thursday

The 2014 Routt County tax lien sale will begin promptly at 8 a.m. Thursday in the commissioners hearing room on the second floor of the historic Routt County Courthouse, according to Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn. The updated list of properties can be found at A copy of the list also is posted on the second floor of the courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave. Qualified bidders must be registered by 8 a.m. Registration opens at 7 p.m. Call 970-870-5555 for more information.

The Business Outlook Breakfast to be held Tuesday

November’s Business Outlook Breakfast will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at Rex’s American Grill & Bar.

Glen Traylor, of Yampa Valley Gives; Jane Blackstone, of Broadband/SSCRA; and Doug Labor, of Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors, will be the speakers.

The cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers, which includes breakfast. RSVP to or call 970-875-7000.

Veterans can visit Colorado state parks for free Tuesday

Veterans can visit Colorado’s state parks for free Tuesday for Veterans Day. “CPW is honored to manage state parks on behalf of Colorado’s citizens, especially this Veterans Day as we offer free access to Colorado’s special places to veterans and military members who serve this great country,” Colorado Parks & Wildlife Parks and Outdoor Recreation assistant director Ken Brink said in a news release.

To obtain free admission, veterans, active duty military personnel and their families must show a valid active, reserve or retired military identification card, an identification card from the Veterans’ Administration, Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion, discharge papers or a DD214 or other proof of service.

The identification should be presented at the park gate. All other passengers in the vehicle will be admitted for free.

CMC offering discounted tuition to veterans, families

Colorado Mountain College supports both veterans and active-duty military by offering to them and their dependents in-district tuition rates, regardless of residency. The discounted rate applies to CMC’s online courses, as well as at the college’s 11 campuses and learning locations throughout its service area.

In 2012, college trustees approved this special tuition rate to honor U.S. veterans and active-duty military and their families. The rate is equal to the college’s in-district tuition, which is currently $57 to $139 per credit depending on the course level and program.

The rate applies to veterans and active-duty military, plus their spouses and dependents under the age of 23. For more information about special military tuition rates, visit or call 800-621-8559.

CPW putting out statewide fishing report to help anglers 

Each week, Colorado Parks and Wildlife puts out a statewide fishing report to help make sure anglers are successful.

The report includes current conditions and tips for fishing success. CPW also releases a stocking report that lists bodies of water where catchable trout recently have been released.

“This is a free service we provide to help encourage people to get out and fish Colorado’s many great waters,” said Doug Krieger, a senior aquatic biologist for Colorado Parks & Wildlife in Colorado Springs.

Colorado boasts 6,000 miles of streams and more than 2,000 lakes and reservoirs. Colorado also has 322 miles of Gold Medal waters for a chance to reel in a trophy class trout.

The fishing report can be found at,, and the stocking report can be found at

Motorcyclists interested in forming a local riding group are being asked to join a meet-up group by visiting and typing in “Steamboat Springs.” The group also is hoping to gauge interest in a monthly bike night. For more information, email

New renovation TV show is casting Colorado families

A production company is looking for cabin/cottage buyers in Colorado for a new TV renovation show. Anyone who has a family, is 25 to 50 and is about to purchase or renovate a cabin is invited to apply to be part of the show. Requirements include that the interested individual must have a budget to redecorate or renovate a cabin within Lake, Eagle, Summit, Grand, Routt, Pitkin and Garfield counties. For information or to apply, email

Nurse association to help tobacco users in quitting

Counseling is available through the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association to help tobacco users quit, according to a news release. Counseling can help tobacco users set quit goals as well as receive support for weight management, nutrition, heart health and stress control. The free service is available in English and Spanish. Call 970-871-7634 for more information.

Planned Parenthood can cover costs of annual exams

Planned Parenthood can cover the cost of an annual exam for women who are uninsured or underinsured, according to a news release. Call 970-879-2212 for information or to make an appointment or stop by the health center on 11th Street between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.

Impaired drivers killed more than 10K people in 2010

The Grand Futures Prevention Coalition would like to remind readers that impaired driving crashes killed 10,228 people in 2010, accounting for 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S., according to a news release.

Grand Futures is encouraging people to take a few steps to ensure their celebrations don’t end in tragedy.

■ Designate a sober driver.

■ If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. If you are impaired, find another way home.

■ If someone you know is drinking, do not let him or her get behind the wheel. If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement by calling 970-879-1090.

Visit to download an impaired driving prevention flier as well as the R-U-Buzzed BAC Calculator App for iPhone and Android.

Parkinson’s exercise class offered to improve balance

A Parkinson’s exercise class has begun for people with Parkinson’s disease or those who would like to improve balance. The class includes seated warm-up, standing exercises for balance, strength and agility and group camaraderie.

The classes will run from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs at Eighth and Oak streets. Use the alley entrance.

Costs are $10 for drop in, $80 10-punch card and care partners are free.

Contact Jacqueline Teuscher at 303-829-2869 or or Eva Gibbon at 970-846-9887 for details.

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