Briefs for Nov. 13

Driving regulations placed on Rabbit Ears Pass


Driving regulations placed on Rabbit Ears Pass

Rabbit Ears Pass was not closed to traffic Sunday, but winter driving regulations were put in place, a deputy with the Routt County Sheriff's Office said Sunday morning.

Deputy Jeff Bond drove up U.S. Highway 40 Sunday and reported poor visibility and icy road conditions.

He said chains and four-wheel drive vehicles were required on the road Sunday.

"From (mile marker) 141 and up, the visibility is next to nothing," Bond said. "There have been a few vehicle spin outs but nothing serious."

Bond said Saturday rain froze and was covered with Sunday snow, slowing travel east of Steamboat Springs.

Bond also said motorists should be mindful that winter likely is here, and they should drive and plan road trips accordingly.

To check road conditions throughout the state, visit the Colorado Department of Transportation's web site at or call 303-639-1111 or 1-877-31507623.

Road conditions in Colorado change frequently.

ALS support group looks for new members

Anyone interested in joining an ALS support group is asked to call Katy Thiel of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 871-7628. The VNA is attempting to form a monthly support group.

Students putting together care packages for soldiers

Steamboat Springs Middle and High School students are putting together care packages to send to U.S. military troops stationed overseas.

Dubbed "Operation Sending Smiles," the students are seeking donations of money, prepackaged snacks, hot chocolate, coffee, beef jerky, trail mix, nuts, socks, long-sleeve shirts, blankets, movies (DVDs), music (CDs), magazines and prepaid calling cards (so troops can call home).

All donations can be dropped off at Johnny B. Good's in downtown Steamboat Springs. The students also plan to hold bake sales to raise money for the project.

For more information, call Ashton or Sheila Palmer at 736-8379.

Hayden offers Introduction to Youth Hockey class

Hayden Parks and Recreation is now offering Introduction to Youth Hockey. The class is Monday and Wednesday evenings in Craig. Classes for children 5 to 11 years old are from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Classes for children 12 and older are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Show up the first night of practice, sign up, get gear and learn basic hockey skills.

Call Chris Reilly at 620-0975, or the Hayden Parks and Recreation Department at 276-3741.


Magpie 10 years, 5 months ago

The correct internet address for Colorado Road conditions is and the correct toll free number is 877-315-7623.


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