News in brief for Dec. 19

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Suicide support group to meet once a month

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, or REPS, is offering a new monthly support group for those who have lost a loved one to or who have been touched by suicide. "Heartbeat of Routt County" will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Visiting Nurse Association office, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Hosts include Ronna Autrey and Laurie Marano, local community members who have lost loved ones to suicide. For more information, call Ronna at 871-0682.

Children can participate in Food for Fines Program

During December, children can "pay" off their Bud Werner Memorial Library fines while helping low-income local families by participating in the library's Food for Fines Program. For every item of nonperishable food a child brings to the library, the library will cancel $1 in overdue fines. All food will be donated to the LIFT-UP of Routt County Food Bank. The program is for children 17 and younger.

'Beyond Fibers' exhibit on display in January

"Beyond Fibers: New Forms" and "Shadows in Fabric: A Figure Study," two new exhibits at the Depot Art Center, will be on display through Jan. 18. Admission to the exhibits is free. The Depot's hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 879-9008.

Tread of Pioneers Museum operating with new hours

The Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St., will operate on its high-season schedule beginning Dec. 27. During the high season, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

CMC offers English as a Second Language classes

Colorado Mountain College offers free English as a Second Language classes for all levels. Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays in Room 302 of Willett Hall, 1330 Bob Adams Drive. To enroll, call Jenny le Roux at 870-4534.

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