Steamboat briefs for Nov. 24

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— Salvation Army looking for bell ringers for holidays

The Salvation Army is seeking volunteer bell ringers needed to raise money to help local families meet their basic living expenses. To volunteer to ring the Salvation Army bell for an hour during the holidays, call Pat at 879-0233.

Applications being taken for LEAP program

The Routt County Department of Human Services is accepting applications for its Low Income Energy Assistance Program, or LEAP, through April 30, 2008. LEAP is a federally funded program designed to help low-income households meet their winter home heating costs; it does not pay the entire cost of home heating.

Household income may not exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. The maximum monthly income for a one-person household is $1,574. Applications can be picked up at the Human Services office, 135 Sixth St. in downtown Steamboat Springs. For information, call Ruth Ann at 879-1540, or 1-866-432-8435.

Volunteers needed for Christmas tree sale

The Steamboat Lions Club needs volunteers for its Christmas tree sale. Volunteers are needed from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends, starting Nov. 26. Call Del at 879-5853.

Pregancy Resource Center needs baby clothing

The Steamboat Springs Pregnancy Resource Center is in need of slightly used or new baby clothes and other used baby items for children up to age 2. Winter items are especially needed. Donations can be dropped off on Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 544 Oak St. Call 871-1307.

Free maps available for Routt National Forest

New maps showing motorized routes on the Routt National Forest now are available free of charge at U.S. Forest Service offices in Steamboat Springs, Yampa, Kremmling and Walden, and the Forest supervisor's office in Laramie, Wyo.

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