Steamboat briefs for Sept. 17

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Volunteers needed for 'Walk to D'feet ALS'

— The Yampa Valley Team is seeking volunteers to join the "Walk to D'feet ALS" on Saturday, Sept. 29 in Denver. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Register on the Web at: www.alsaco.org. Donations can be made at www.alsaco.org/teams/YampaValleyTeam or by mailing to: Stevensons/ALS Walk, P.O. Box 772524, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Call Eileen Stevenson at 879-5664 to learn more about an effort to honor numerous Yampa Valley residents who are fighting this disease, or who have lost the battle.

Fall bus schedule begins, winter drivers sought

Steamboat Springs Transit's fall bus and regional shuttle schedules began Sept. 9. Transportation Director George Krawzoff said daytime service will remain virtually the same.

"The major change will be to evening service, which will be less frequent," Krawzoff said.

The transportation department is also beginning to advertise for its winter season driving crew. Krawzoff said there are about 20 drivers returning to the crew, but that 40 drivers are needed to fill it. The job's starting wage is $15.03 an hour.

For more information on the bus schedule and bus driver employment opportunities, call 879-3717 or visit www.steamboatsprings.net.

Editorial Board meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays

The Editorial Board includes two community representatives and five members of the newspaper staff. Newspaper staff members on the board are publisher Bryna Larsen, editor Brent Boyer, city editor Mike Lawrence and reporter Tom Ross. The Editorial Board formulates the Our View opinions expressed on the ViewPoints page of the newspaper on Wednesdays and Sundays. The Editorial Board meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays.

Readers interested in serving on the Editorial Board should send a letter of 500 words or less expressing their interest in the board to Boyer at bboyer@steamboatpilot.com or to P.O. Box 774827, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also may be dropped off at the Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Call Boyer at 871-4221 with questions.

VNA seeking volunteers for office duties

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, a nonprofit organization, is seeking volunteers to perform general office duties. Hours are flexible. Contact Laura at 879-1632 or stop in at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, for more information.

Tobacco-free quit kits available at at VNA offices

Tobacco-free quit kits for smokers and chewers are available at the VNA offices in Steamboat, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, and in Craig at 745 Russell St. The kits promote the Colorado QuitLine and free support from a trained coach who guides and supports individuals through the quitting process. Research shows you are seven times more likely to end your tobacco habit with the QuitLine than if you try to quit on your own. Eight weeks of free nicotine patches are available, a $200 value. Call (800) QUIT-NOW (784-8669). Locally, call 871-7639 for more assistance.

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