Steamboat briefs: Benefit for Oak Creek boy today at community center

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A group of vendors in Oak Creek are coming together to help “Give Tanner A Voice” during a sale from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Oak Creek Community Center.

Organizer Marcia Gregory said sellers of Avon, Miche handbags, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware and others will be set up to raise money to buy sixth-grader Tanner Tritz a piece of medical equipment that could help him artificially speak. Cerebral palsy has kept him from being able to speak.

Gregory said that a bigger sale, with more vendors and a bigger space, is planned for January. The equipment costs more than $7,000, and any extra funds will go toward Tanner’s medical expenses.

Hot Springs offers swim lesson special this month

The Old Town Hot Springs is offering a swim lesson/coach session special for December.

Private swim and coach session tickets are $20 for members for a 30-minute session or $90 for a book of five tickets.

Nonmember costs are $25 a ticket for a 30-minute session or $120 for a book of five tickets.

Tickets are available at the front desk.

County searching for new communications director

Routt County is searching for a new director of the Communications Department after J.P. Harris resigned during the Thanksgiving holiday after less than a year on the job.

Harris, who had worked for the department since 2007, reportedly left Steamboat Springs for Denver.

Longtime dispatcher Sharon Clever was appointed acting director as the search for a full-time replacement continues, Routt County Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush said.

Routt County is advertising the position, with a salary range of $69,389 to $74,298, until Jan. 4.

The communications director oversees radio dispatches for Routt County law enforcement, medical crews and firefighters.

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