Steamboat briefs: 3rd annual Skate-a-thon for Autism is Saturday

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— The third annual Skate-a-thon for Autism and its related disorders is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Howelsen Ice Arena. Skaters of all ages are welcome to skate laps to raise money for programs that support families affected by the disorder. There will be refreshments, music and prizes awarded for most laps skated and most money raised. The Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Group will perform, and Mambo Italiano pasta dinner tickets will be available at a discounted price, with all proceeds going to the Yampa Valley Autism Program. Call 870-6257 for a pledge packet.

Moving Mountains raises more than $3K for Haiti

Moving Mountains Chalets will donate $3,290.30 to Do­­­­c­­tors without Borders Emergency Relief Fund for disaster relief in Haiti. Recognizing the impact of the devastating earthquakes, the staff at Moving Mountains agreed in January to give 3 percent of all lodging booked for the remainder of the season and 2 percent of that value from employee wages.

Before managing luxury vacation homes in Steamboat Springs, Moving Mountains owners Robin and Heather Craigen spent eight years working on and managing charter yachts in the Caribbean.

The employees of Moving Mountains proposed the idea to contribute to the cause together. Moving Mountains Chalet’s “Ski Aid” relief fund was established in February and was generated from a dozen bookings and personal donations from the staff.

National Public Health Week scheduled next week

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is celebrating National Public Health Week from Monday through April 11. Even small actions at the community level can make a difference. Do your part by motivating our community to eat better, encouraging families to get vaccinations and screenings from clinics and teaching kids the importance of clean hands. For more information, go to www.nphw.org.

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