Blowing snow prompts officials to close pass
Severe weather conditions led to the closing of Rabbit Ears Pass most of the day Sunday. The pass, which was closed from 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m., was affected by high winds and zero visibility, especially on the east side, said Jeff Snyder, the Colorado Department of Transportation's supervisor for Grand and Jackson counties as well as part of Routt County. Snyder said snowdrifts were piled across U.S. Highway 40 near mile marker 55, on the east side of the pass.
Snyder did not know of any accidents on the pass caused by the weather. A couple of vehicles were stuck, but no one was stranded.
Volunteers needed to deliver meals to residents
The Routt County Council on Aging needs volunteers to drive meals to homebound Steamboat Springs residents from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Call Shelley Orrell at 879-0633.
Preservation group seeks applications for advisers
The city of Steamboat Springs is looking for applicants to serve on the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission. The commission meets from 5 to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. The commission provides guidance, education, resources and review to preserve, protect and restore the elements of the built, natural and cultural environment that define the character of Steamboat. The commission needs applicants in professional positions such as architects, historians and archaeologists. Other interested applicants also should apply. For more information or an application, call 871-8215. Applications also are available at www.steamboatsprings.net.
Chamber looking for Winter Carnival helpers
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is looking for volunteers to work Winter Carnival street events from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12. Anyone interested in helping during the Winter Carnival is asked to contact Jody Anagnos at 879-0882, ext. 203.