Steamboat briefs: Routt County Habitat project done for winter |

Steamboat briefs: Routt County Habitat project done for winter

Routt County Habitat for Humanity finished the foundation at its two-duplex unit at 2750 Honeysuckle Lane and closed it up for the winter.

Using a $15,000 Wells Fargo Housing Foundation grant, $25,000 from the city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County community housing funds and contributions from private donors, Habitat started the project that will provide homes for two local families in the Riverside neighborhood in west Steamboat.

Habitat Executive Director Jody Patten said in an email that the organization is trying to build each 1,100-square-foot duplex unit for less than $100,000 but still has quite a bit of fundraising to do through donations and grants.

She has said Habitat would like to have the families in their new homes by Thanksgiving 2012. Habitat will solicit volunteer help to build the house in April.

Stocking drawing tickets available through December

The eighth annual "Sock it to Me" holiday stocking drawing program for teens is ongoing through December at Bud Werner Memorial Library. During December, teens in sixth grade and older will receive a ticket for a drawing each time they visit the library and check something out. The drawing is for a stocking full of books, movies and more and takes place Jan. 3.

Registration now open for It's a Girl Thing book club

Registration for It's a Girl Thing, a book-discussion series for girls and women, is open at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The free program continues throughout the winter and is open to girls ages 10 to 12 and a woman partner such as a mom, grandma, friend or teacher. Registration is limited and open through December. To sign up, visit the children's desk, call 970-879-0240, ext. 313, or visit

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Preventing employee theft seminar is set for Thursday

A seminar about preventing employee theft will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Steamboat Smokehouse. The cost is $15 and includes lunch. The program will cover topics including preventative measures to reduce embezzlement and theft, online banking, computer security and how to follow up on suspected theft.

The seminar is offered as part of the monthly Success Steps program sponsored by Colorado Mountain College, SCORE and the Steamboat Springs Economic Development Council. Call 970-870-4491 to register.

Community blood drive is Thursday at hospital

A Steamboat Springs community blood drive is from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center. To schedule an appointment, call the Bonfils Appointment Center at 1-800-365-0006, option 2, or sign up online at, site code 0234. Walk-ins are welcome after 3:30 p.m. as space permits. Eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating blood.

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