Briefs for Sept. 25

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Lift ticket winners announced

The following people have won lift tickets in the Steamboat Pilot & Today's joint promotion with Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. Winners are from Steamboat Springs unless otherwise noted:

Barbara Meglen; Nathan Blair; Anne Godfrey, Monument; Alicia Gallegos, Denver; Jan Kaminski; Patti Cashen; Brad Ratcliff, Spokane, Wash.; Andrew Duncan; Scott Singer; and Greg Pohlman.

Also, Kyle Rholl; Ray Kulas; Kevin S Mason; Brynna Vogt; Lance Spafford, Hayden; Steve Havenner, Lakewood; Tom Carter; Matt Hentzen, Denver; Julie Brusky; Christine Pohlman, Hayden; Arnold A. Barnes, Boulder; Carol Charubin; and Jason Krueger, Clark.

Meglen, Duncan, Spafford and Krueger also win $50 gift certificates to mountain retailers as special bonus Friday winners.

At the end of the month, one winner will receive a free season pass and two airline tickets also will be given away.

Enter the contest by clicking on the "Hey Powder Hounds" ad on the left rail of Steamboatpilot.com. Lift ticket winners are announced each morning on the video news update on Steamboatpilot.com.

Forest Service Road 900 closed until Oct. 4

U.S. Forest Service Road 900 is closed above the Bear Lake Campground until Oct. 4. The closure will affect road access to dispersed camping above Bear Lake Campground, Horseshoe Campground, Cold Springs Campground, Smith Lake Trailhead parking area and the Stillwater parking area. The closures will allow workers to improve a trailhead and disperse camping sites in the Bear River corridor. The improvements were suggested by public comment, Forest Service officials said. For more information, call the Yampa Ranger District at 638-4516 or visit www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr.

Medical fund established at Wells Fargo Bank

A medical fund has been established at Wells Fargo Bank in Steamboat Springs for longtime Routt County firefighter and EMT Ken Farmer, who is battling cancer.

Farmer has worked with Oak Creek Fire and Ambulance, West Routt Fire and Ambulance, Steamboat Ski Patrol and other agencies.

Farmer has been accepted to the CICP program, which will cover 90 percent of his surgical costs at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. The fund has been established to help him pay for the estimated $10,000 he will owe.

Donations can be sent to the Firefighter Ken Cancer Fund, Wells Fargo Bank 9116180523, P.O. Box 774888, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

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