Steamboat briefs for Jan. 14


Food assistance available

— USDA commodities are being distributed for the first quarter of 2008 at LIFT-UP of Routt County offices in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek. The service is part of the Emergency Food Assistance Program.

Each eligible household can receive food once per quarter. The distribution period for the first quarter ends March 31. Food will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 870-8804 between 1 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for more information.

Time to sign up for youth basketball

The city of Steamboat Springs' Parks, Open Space & Recreational Services Department is accepting registrations for its youth basketball program until Feb. 8 on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $50. The program runs from March through May, and is for children in third to sixth grades who want to learn more about the fundamentals of basketball in a non-competitive atmosphere. Stop by the Parks & Recreation office on Howelsen Parkway to complete a registration form or call 879-4300 with questions.

Fund Board studying 2008 requests

The three commissions of the Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board, which administers the city's half-cent sales tax for education, are hosting public meetings to consider funding requests for the 2008 year. The Capital Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Steamboat Springs High School, 45 E. Maple St., and the Technology Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Meetings are in the teacher's lounge at the high school. Public comment will be heard at the beginning of each meeting.

The Fund Board will hear the Technology Commission's budget presentation Feb. 6, and the Educational Excellence Commission's presentation Feb. 20. Both meetings are at 7 p.m. at the high school. For more information, call 879-3834.

Baby clothes needed for Resource Center

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.

Breast cancer benefit under way

Pink scarves made by the "Pink Scarf Brigade" are on sale at Epilogue Book Co. All proceeds from sales of the volunteer-made scarves go to local women suffering from breast cancer, and the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Program. Sales will continue through the holidays. Thanks to all for your support. To donate or volunteer, call Jo at 846-2627.


eastboy 9 years, 3 months ago

But if you hitchhike into Oak Creek to pick up a few staples will the police arrest you hitching back out of town? [looking for a response]


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