Sunday, December 11, 2005
Yule Log Hunt begins today; look for clues
The 26th annual Yule Log Hunt, sponsored by the Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, begins today with the release of the first clue. Clues will be printed daily in the Happenings section of the Steamboat Today until the yule log is found. The clues, 10 in all, often include information that references local history and events. This year's hunt starts at the location of last year's yule log hiding place: Stehley Park at the end of Missouri Street in downtown Steamboat.
The yule log is a 3-foot long, 50-pound log hidden within city limits. It is painted red and marked 'yule log.' At least part of the log will be visible from its hiding place, and it will not be hidden in buildings or in areas that charge a fee to enter. When the log is found, it must be handed to a Tread of Pioneers Museum staff member. A $100 gift certificate will be awarded to the person or persons who find the yule log.
For more information, call Jayne Hill at 879-4937 or museum director Candice Lombardo at 879-2214.
Nightingale Event honors extraordinary nurses
The Colorado Nurses Foundation, sponsor of the Nightingale Event, and the Western Colorado Area Health Education Center invite nominations of candidates for the 21st Annual Nightingale Awards. The awards will be presented May 6 at a banquet dinner in Denver. The Nightingale Awards event was founded in 1985 to honor nurses who best exemplify the philosophy and practice of Florence Nightingale, a 19th century nursing pioneer.
Registered nurses throughout Colorado are nominated by solicitation from the five Colorado Area Health Education Centers in the state and Colorado Springs. Fifteen finalists will be selected by the six regions and forwarded to the Statewide Selection Committee, who determines the recipients.
Nominees must be a registered nurses practicing in Colorado or retired from practice in Colorado.
Nominees may have been previously nominated or a finalist but may not be a previous recipient.
Western Slope nominees will be honored at the regional banquet, which will be held on March 18 at the Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. Nomination forms are available at the Western Colorado Area Health Education Centers or online at www.wcahec.org.
Nominations must be postmarked by Jan. 6.