Briefs for Dec. 27, 2003

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Steamboat Rotary Club set up fund for Stillwell

The Steamboat Springs Rotary Club has established a fund to help Chris Stillwell at Community First National Bank. Stillwell, a Steamboat resident and Rotary Club member, is in a coma in the Denver Health Medical Center intensive care unit after suffering a closed-head injury. Donations can be made to the Chris Stillwell Fund, either in person at the bank or through the mail at Chris Stillwell Fund, P.O. Box 772948, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

Donation offices closed

for the winter holidays

LIFT-UP Community Thrift Store, Donation Center, South Routt Food Bank and Hayden Emergency Assistance Office will be closed for the holidays through Jan. 1. The Steamboat food bank will be closed during the same period, except for Tuesday, when it will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. All LIFT-UP sites will be open on their usual schedule beginning Jan. 2. Call 870-0727.

Housing Authority seeks volunteers for board

Routt County and the city of Steamboat Springs are seeking representatives to serve on the Yampa Valley Housing Authority.

The board of directors will involve between seven and 15 members who represent a diverse mix of interests, demographics and technical expertise. The members will serve staggered three-year terms.

Four people have applied, so county commissioners are encouraging anyone who is interested to send a letter of interest to the city or the county. The goal is to have the board in place by Jan. 1.

Call the city at 879-2060 or the county at 879-0108.

'It's a Girl Thing' book

discussion to continue

This spring, Bud Werner Memorial Library will continue its popular book discussion series for girls and women called "It's a Girl Thing." The free program is open to girls ages 10 to 13 and a woman of significance in their lives, such as a mom, grandmother, friend or teacher. Pairs may sign up for one or two discussions. The group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6, March 5 and April 2. The library will give each pair a copy of the discussion book to keep. Registration is required and starts Jan. 5. Call the library at 879-0240 or stop by the children's desk to sign up.

Winter Sports Club needs volunteers for FIC races

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club needs volunteers for Alpine races scheduled for Dec. 30 and 31. Volunteers earn a lift ticket. Call 871-6210.

Realtors collecting

donations for U.S. troops

Two Steamboat Springs Realtors, Molly Hibbard and Marci Valicenti, are collecting monetary and tangible donations to support soldiers from Routt County and their families. Monetary donations can be made payable to The Yampa Valley Community Foundation. Write "Support the Troops Fund" on the memo line. Donations can be mailed to the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, P.O. Box 774965, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

Tangible donations can be dropped off at Steamboat Real Estate, 635 Yampa Ave., or Prudential Steamboat Realty, 1875 Central Park Dr. Donations received before Dec. 3 will be received by the troops in time for Christmas.

Call Marci at 879-5000 or Molly at 879-8100.

Energy Assistance Program helping with electric bills

The Routt County Department of Human Services Low-income Energy Assistance Program will accept applications through April 30. LEAP helps low-income households meet winter home heating costs; it does not pay the entire cost of home heating. The maximum monthly income for a one-person household is $1,384.

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