Briefs for April 14

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Commissioners thank public safety specialists

Routt County commissioners honored public safety communication specialists this week through a resolution proclaiming April 11 through 17 the Routt County Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

Several communication specialists were present Monday to hear the commissioners' thanks for their work.

"What these individuals do is not something that anyone off the street can go in and do," Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak said. "It takes someone very, very special to do what they do."

Routt County commissioners Doug Monger and Dan Ellison echoed those compliments and the importance of the communication specialists' work.

Routt County Telecommunications employs 15 communication specialists who work around the clock to serve the public and other public service organizations, such as Steamboat Mental Health and the U.S. Forest Service.

CMC presents series

on Alaska bicycle trip

Colorado Mountain College and Alpine Enrichment Program Seminar Series presents "Back to Alaska: A Multimedia Journey" about professor Jimmy Westlake's stories and challenges on his bicycle trip from Colorado to Alaska last summer.

The seminar, in room 300 of Bogue Hall, is at 7 p.m. today.

Admission is free to all ages.

Parks and Rec sponsors trip to Denver this month

The Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Department's School Days Off Program is sponsoring a trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on April 22.

The trip is for students in third through fifth grades. Participants will tour the museum, see the IMAX movie, "Coral Reef Adventure," and experience the Inca retreat of Machu Picchu, one of the museum's newest exhibits.

The cost of the trip is $40 and includes the 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. trip, admission to the museum and two snacks. Students must bring lunches.

Space is limited. Register by today at the Parks and Recreation Office. Call Jennifer at 879-4300.

Tread of Pioneers will be closed Sunday to April 26

The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed from Sunday through April 26. Call 879-2214 for information.

Students seek car

for 'art car' project

Steamboat Springs Middle School students are looking for a car, in running condition, to use for their "art car" project, to be featured in this summer's Art Car Stampede. Anyone interested in donating a vehicle can receive a tax deduction. Call teacher Johnny Walker at 879-4947.

Yampatika to spread

Earth Day messages

Yampatika will stencil messages on storm drains for Earth Day from 9 a.m. to noon April 22.

The goal is to help reduce pollution reaching the Yampa River. Participants should meet at Yampatika, 925 Weiss Drive. Bring gloves and wear grubby clothes.

CMC offers course

on land stewardship

A land stewardship course will be held at Colorado Mountain College on Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. through May 20. Participants will examine weed and pasture management in agricultural and natural areas in Routt County. The cost is $40. Call 870-4444 to register.

Workshop focuses

on nonprofit boards

Individuals who would like to send children's cards, letters, artwork and other tangible goods to troops in Iraq can drop those items off at Steamboat Real Estate at 635 Yampa Street. Items also may be mailed to the Yampa Valley Community Foundation at P.O. Box 774965, Steamboat Springs, CO.

All monetary donations are tax deductible.

For information, call Marci Valicenti at 879-5000.

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