Briefs for Nov. 3

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County Road 65 to receive renovations by Connell

Routt County Road and Bridge Department has announced that Connell Resources will be doing sub-grade work, surface re-graveling and drainage improvements on Routt County Road 65, southwest of Hayden, for about 1.5 miles east of the Moffat County line. Work will continue through Nov. 10, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Watch for heavy truck traffic.

REPS sponsors school suicide education program

The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program, sponsored by REPS, is Nov. 13, 14 and 15 in area schools. The Yellow Ribbon "Ask for Help" card is a way for youths to ask for help without verbalizing it. If you receive a card, it means that you are a trusted person who should follow the instructions on the card to get the person help. For more information, call Sara Ross, REPS coordinator, at 879-2141.

Steamboat Grant to host annual Ski Ball and Auction

The Ski Ball and Auction begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. The evening will begin with a silent auction and continue with hors d'oeuvres, a live auction, dancing and music by the 17th Avenue Allstars. The event benefits Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes. To buy individual tickets, a corporate table or to contribute any items to the auctions, call the Winter Sports Club at 879-0695, ext. 106.

Youngsters invited to participate in orchestra

Registration is under way for the All Yampa Valley Youth Orchestra Extravaganza, a three-day event giving youth musicians an opportunity to play a variety of music with a staff of music educators, culminating in a concert at the Steamboat Mountain Theater on Nov. 17. Students are invited to participate on the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba and percussion. The enrollment fee is $25. Call 879-9008, ext. 107, or e-mail chamberorchestra@steamboatspringsarts.com to register.

VNA to distribute kits to help kick snuff habits

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is handing out free "spit quit kits" for anyone interested in ending their addiction to snuff. According to the VNA, there is 4.8 mg of nicotine in every gram of moist snuff or chew, compared to 1.8 mg of nicotine in every cigarette.

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