Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Oak Creek man found dead in his home Monday
A 36-year-old Oak Creek man was found dead in his home Monday morning.
Thomas Eric Stone was not breathing when his boss came to check on him Monday morning after he did not show up for work, Fire Chief Chuck Wisecup said.
Stone, who had suffered from a lung disease, had been dead for several hours when the ambulance arrived, Wisecup said. He noted the death was not suspicious and that no signs of trauma or foul play were found.
An autopsy is being done on the body, as is the case for all unattended deaths.
Visiting Nurse Association providing flu shots
The Visiting Nurse Association is providing flu shots on a sliding scale, from free to $15, for infants 6 months to 23 months old and other high-risk children. For an appointment, call 879-1632.
Community Thanksgiving dinner in Oak Creek
A free community Thanksgiving dinner is from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the South Routt Community Center in Oak Creek. Volunteers and food donations are needed. Call 736-8138 or 871-0921.
Tread of Pioneers Museum open for special hours
The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be open for special hours during the holiday weekend. The museum will be open from noon to 5 p.m. today, closed Thursday and open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Call 879-2214.
Volunteers needed for ski event, will get free tickets
Volunteers are needed to help prepare for the 2004 Mountain Resorts World Cup "B" Nordic Combined and the Disabled Alpine World Cup. Volunteers can earn one free day ticket to the Steamboat Ski Area for every seven hours volunteered. Call the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association at 879-0880, ext. 209, and leave a message to volunteer.
Arts council seeking
volunteers to be docents
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is looking for people to volunteer for its docent program. Volunteers will receive a 12-class course of instruction during six weeks beginning in mid-January. Docents are trained volunteers who work at the Depot Art Center helping to interpret and explain the various exhibitions to visitors. After training, docents are expected to commit to 10 to 12 hours monthly of volunteer work that will include working as a Depot Gallery attendant, jurying exhibitions and hanging and taking down exhibits. Receive a free educational course by knowledgeable instructors, expand and enrich your knowledge and love of the arts, learn new skills, meet new people and open new doors. Call the Steamboat Springs Arts Council at 879-9008 for an application.
Telephone books can be recycled until Dec. 11
Old telephone books can be recycled through Dec. 11 at City Market in Central Park Plaza. Recycling is sponsored by Yampa Valley Recycles. Call 870-7575.
Discounted HIV tests available Dec. 1 in town
Planned Parenthood will offer discounted HIV tests Dec. 1 in honor of World AIDS Day. Call 879-2212. From 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1, Planned Parenthood and Mambo Italiano will host a benefit dinner at Mambo Italiano. All proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood.
Advocates hosting self-defense seminar Dec. 4
Advocates Against Battering and Abuse has rescheduled a self-defense seminar that was canceled in October. The free class will be from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 4 at Steamboat Springs Middle School. Register by calling 879-2034.
Donations needed for 'Support the Troops'
Monetary and tangible donations are being sought for the "Support the Troops" holiday drive. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, P.O. Box 774965, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477; write "Support the Troops" on your memo line. Tangible donations may be dropped off at Steamboat Real Estate Inc. or Prudential Steamboat Realty. For more information or to submit an address of a military person serving, call Marci at 879-5000 or Molly at 879-8100.
Library district has one
opening on board
The West Routt Library District has one opening on its board of trustees. Hayden residents interested in serving on the seven-member board are asked to stop by the Hayden Public Library to pick up an application form. This is a voluntary position, and the term will begin Jan. 1. Call the library at 276-3777.