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Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed until Dec. 3

Tread of Pioneers Museum in downtown Steamboat Springs will be closed Monday through Dec. 3 because of a remodel. Beginning Dec. 4, the museum will be open with limited exhibitions until a grand re-opening scheduled for late January. Admission to the museum will be free during that interim period. For more information, visit

Emerald Mountain School's first trimester honors list

Emerald Mountain School released its first trimester academic honors list. To receive honors, students in sixth through eighth grades must have a 90 percent or better grade in each of their classes. The following students made honors:

■ Eloise Madsen Borden

■ Leah Rowse

■ Macayla Scheidt

■ Kristina Steinberg

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■ Sage Turek

■ Nicole Zedeck

Registration is open for adult co-ed sports leagues

Registration now is open for the city of Steamboat Springs' winter adult co-ed sports leagues. Registration continues through Dec. 3 for the city's basketball and volleyball leagues as well as its new dodgeball league. Games start in early January. Interested adults can sign up a team or register as an individual player. For more information, visit or call 970-879-4300.

Applications available for Safe Routes to School funds

The Colorado Department of Transportation is accepting applications for 2013 Safe Routes to School funding, according to a news release. Eligible applicants include schools, school districts, cities, counties, tribal entities, and/or any other local or regional government entity. Nonprofits may apply by partnering with any of the above entities. Applications are available at The deadline is Dec. 7.

Carpool website accessible to local counties' residents

Residents of Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties have access to a free, online carpool matching service sponsored by Yampa Valley Data Partners, according to a news release.

Organizers hope the website,, will be a resource to help Northwest Colorado residents save on transportation costs. The project was created as part of the Northwest Colorado Energy Education Plan, which was funded by a grant from the Colorado Energy Office.

City reminds residents how to prevent frozen pipes

The Steamboat Springs Public Works Department is reminding readers how to prevent frozen pipes during cold weather:

■ Know the location of your water shut-off and test it regularly. In most single-family homes, the shut-off valve is in the basement or the crawlspace where the water pipe enters the house.

■ Winterize unheated or vacant buildings to avoid property damage and water loss.

■ Insulate water pipes that may be vulnerable to the cold or have caused problems in the past. Pipes close to exterior walls or in unheated basements can be wrapped with insulation.

■ During a deep freeze (minus 5 degrees or below), open cabinet doors that lead to exposed pipes (such as access doors for sinks), so that household air can warm pipes. Keep garage doors shut, and keep your thermostat set above 65 degrees.

■ If you think a pipe already has frozen, thaw the pipe as soon as possible or call a plumber for help. If you do it yourself, shut off the water and thaw slowly. A hair dryer trained at the frozen area of the pipe is appropriate. A blowtorch is not.

■ Water meters also need protection from cold temperatures. City water customers are responsible for maintaining their water meter and keeping it in working order. Prevent your water meter from freezing by checking heat tape.

Call the Steamboat Springs Utilities Division at 970-879-2060 for more information.

Mainstreet Steamboat is seeking volunteers for events

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs is in need of volunteers to help create programs and events that will benefit downtown businesses and the community. Volunteers are asked to work two to four hours per month. Specifically, volunteers are needed for the Promotion Committee, which plans special events, retail events and branding. Those who are interested are asked to call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800.

Symphony seeks sponsors for its holiday concerts

The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra is seeking sponsors for its Dec. 1 and 2 holiday concert. Contact Lou Mathews at 970-870-3223 or