Steamboat briefs: Yampatika in search of volunteers, training Dec. 4 |

Steamboat briefs: Yampatika in search of volunteers, training Dec. 4

Yampatika in search of volunteers, training Dec. 4

Yampatika is recruiting volunteers to help with winter programs, including weekly ski and snowshoe tours. Volunteers support Yampatika naturalists leading education programs and are vital to keeping the tour group together and assisting participants as needed.

The time commitment is anywhere from one tour per month to one tour per week.

Yampatika’s winter volunteer training is Friday Dec. 4. Naturalist Karen Vail is leading a winter ecology snowshoe tour in the morning. During lunch, the group will have a short presentation on preventing cold weather injuries. Participants will then ski with a naturalist on Mount Werner in the afternoon, followed by a social event at the base area.

To learn more and sign up, call Kellie Gorman, program director, at 970-871-9151, or email

Grand opening slated for Dec.4 at new lifestyle shop

Ohana, a mountain lifestyle shop featuring several local and Colorado-based artists and crafts people’s work, is opening Tuesday, Dec.1, and to celebrate, a grand opening party is slated for 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. The store is located at 700 Yampa, Suite A105 (Between Carl’s and Urbane on Seventh Street).

Ohana offers its own locally designed and screen printed apparel and home goods, along with other products, inspired by love for the mountains, beach, adventure and outdoors.

Beginning with the grand opening party, which will feature in-store screen printing benefitting Routt County United Way, Ohana will select a nonprofit to partner with each month. A design will be created and sold throughout the month, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the nonprofit partner.During the grand opening, $10 from each $25 T-shirt with the month’s logo will go directly to United Way’s Holiday Exchange Market. The logo will continue to be available throughout the month, and $5 from each sale will go to the HEM. For more information, visit

Crisis support lines now available 24 hours per day

A variety of crisis support lines are available 24 hours per day to connect local residents dealing with a personal mental health or other type of crisis with trained professionals or volunteers who can provide support.

They include the following:

■ Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide 24-hour crisis line: 970-846-8182.

■ Advocates Building Peaceful Communities 24-hour crisis line: 970-879-8888. 

■ Mind Springs Health 24-hour crisis line: 1-888-207-4004.

■ Colorado’s mental health crisis line: 1-844-493-TALK (8255).

In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

YPN, United Way team up for holiday gift exchange

Young Professionals Network and United Way of Routt County volunteers are teaming up with the Steamboat Springs Fire Department to collect gifts and necessities for the Routt County United Way Holiday Gift Exchange benefiting those in need this holiday season.

Volunteers will be manning two gift collection sites at Walmart and Sports Authority from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Participants can drop off their contributions and learn about further items needed at these locations.

For more information, visit

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