Briefs for March 1

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Snow, ice lead to 13

accidents on the roads

Snow- and ice-covered roads resulted in 13 vehicle accidents between 4:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in Steamboat Springs on Sunday. No injuries were reported.

In most cases, drivers were going too fast for the conditions, Steamboat Springs Sgt. Joel Rae said.

"People aren't sure of the road surface, and they start sliding," Rae said.

Especially dangerous spots include curves, grades and intersections. Common accidents included sliding off the road, broadsiding another vehicle at an intersection, running stop signs and sliding through corners and into oncoming traffic, he said.

Rae advised drivers to be extra careful and drive well below the posted speed limits as the winter weather continues.

CMC offering ESL classes to students of all levels

Colorado Mountain College is offering two English as a Second Language courses beginning Tuesday. Classes are held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and/or from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays in Willett Hall, rooms 302 and 314. Students of all languages and levels are welcome. Call 870-4543.

Register for children's field trip to Denver museum

The Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for a children's field trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on April 22. The trip, which is open to children in grades three through five, will include a tour of the museum, a showing of the IMAX movie "Coral Reef Adventure," and a first-hand look at one of the museum's newest exhibits on the Inca retreat of Machu Picchu. The cost is $40 and includes the 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. trip, admission to the museum, transportation and two snacks. Registration is open through April 14; call 879-4300.

Federal funds available

to local nonprofits

The Northern Rockies Jurisdiction, which includes Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin, Routt and Summit counties, has been awarded $37,120 in federal funds from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The money is to be distributed among agencies within the jurisdiction, and its board is seeking applications for funding from interested and qualified nonprofit organizations that provide food and shelter under emergency conditions.

Applications may be obtained by contacting Rita Woods, Eagle County Health & Human Services, P.O. Box 660, Eagle, CO 81631; or by e-mail at rita.woods@state.co.us

Applications must be received by March 11. Funds must be used by Dec. 31.

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