Briefs for Nov. 19

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Two missing skiers found in Mount Zirkel Wilderness

Two local skiers were found Sunday in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness, a day after they were reported missing.

Randy Oehme and Bill Wetherby were unable to make it back to their car by nightfall, but the men were well-equipped for a night outdoors. They used ski wax to start a fire and were able to stay warm through the night.

Sue Oehme, Randy Oehme's wife, called the Routt County Sheriff's Office to report that the two men were overdue. She waited until morning to hear news of her husband.

"It was the longest night of my life," Sue Oehme said.

The next morning when the sun came up, Oehme and Wetherby skied back to their cars, where they were met by Routt County Search and Rescue members preparing to search for the two men.

Mambo Italiano donating proceeds for AIDS Day

In conjunction with World AIDS Day, Mambo Italiano will donate all proceeds from Wednesday's dinner to Planned Parenthood, the restaurant's owner said.

"I think it's a worthy cause," owner Kristi Brown said. "In this community, there's a real need for health care that people can afford. I think a lot of people go without."

This will be the second year the restaurant has hosted the fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. In 2004, it donated almost $1,000.

Also on Wednesday, Planned Parenthood will be offering discounted HIV tests for $15. The health clinic is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. People can call ahead for an appointment or drop in. Call 879-2212. World AIDS Day is Thursday.

Group that teaches kids to snowboard needs helpers

The Snowboard Outreach Society, a nonprofit organization that teaches snowboarding to at-risk children, needs volunteers for its Steamboat Springs program. The program teaches children courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom and compassion. For more information, call Michelle Hartel at (970) 845-7040 or e-mail michelle@sosoutreach.org.

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