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Railroad crossing to be closed for tie replacement

The railroad crossing at Fifth Street in Steamboat Springs will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 so the railroad ties can be replaced.

Heeling Friends holding fall recruitment drive

Heeling Friends, Yampa Valley Medical Center's pet visitation program, will hold a fall recruitment drive for new dog-handler teams from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6 and 8 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Registration is required. Call 871-0021.

Health and Rec offering free swimming tips

The Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Center is offering patrons one free session of swimming tips from the swim team coaching staff. The sessions will take place from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Mondays and Fridays in October. Swimmers must be able to swim laps continuously. Each additional session is $5 per swimmer. Call 879-1828, Ext. 22.

Pilot & Today, KRMR

hosting election forums

The Steamboat Pilot & Today and KRMR radio will host a pair of election forums Oct. 15. A midday forum will be from noon to 2 p.m. at Centennial Hall, and an evening forum will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at Olympian Hall. Because of the number of Steamboat Springs City Council and School Board candidates attending and several ballot issues that will be discussed, questions will not be accepted from the audience during the forums. Instead, residents are encouraged to submit questions in advance to sstanford@steamboatpilot.com or krmrtalk@yahoo.com by Oct. 8. The questions posed to candidates during the forums will be chosen from those received by the newspaper and KRMR radio.

YVMC sponsoring

'Breast Health' on Oct. 11

Yampa Valley Medical Center will sponsor a free program, "Breast Health: Early detection and treatment," beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 11 in the Yampa Valley Medical Center Conference Room.

Open House to be held

on Bear River Parcel

The Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Department and Mountain West Design Group are hosting a second open house to get public input on future use of the Bear River Parcel, the former sewage lagoons, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Olympian Hall.

Central City Opera

presents series of scenes

The Central City Opera Company's Opera in the Rockies tour will present an afternoon of scenes from "Tales of Hoffman;" "The Student Prince"; "The Juggler of Notre Dame"; "The Elixir of Love"; and "Vanessa" at 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The company is performing in Steamboat Springs through the joint sponsorship of Emerald City Opera and the performing arts division of the Colorado Mountain College-Alpine Campus. For ticket information, call 870-4414.

Irish step dance class

to be held Mondays

An Irish step dance class will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 6 through Dec. 15 at Northwest Ballet Studio, 326 Oak St. The cost is $70 for the 11-week session or $8 per class. Call 879-2205.

LIFT-UP Food Bank open in new location today

The South Routt LIFT-UP Food Bank has moved and will be open today. The new location is 106 Moffat Ave., directly across the street from Big Tuna's. Call 736-1047.

Youth Chorale seeking

talented young singers

Columbine Youth Chorale is seeking talented young singers. The children's choir is open to all interested youths ages 8 to 14; no experience is necessary. The group meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Methodist Church. The choir will present a Christmas program Dec. 13 in collaboration with the Steamboat Springs Youth Orchestra. Call 879-1996.

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