Steamboat briefs: Post office window hours extended for the holidays

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— The downtown Steamboat Springs post office will extend the hours it will staff its inside window this week. People can pick up packages and mail and drop off prepaid packages at the window from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday (Christmas Eve). Customers cannot drop off packages to be mailed unless they already have postage. Prepaid postage can be purchased at usps.com. Full post office service will be available 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday.

Customers at the Sundance at Fish Creek shopping center location can pick up packages from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday (Christmas Eve). That branch doesn’t offer retail service.

Registration is under way for Steamboat Pentathlon

The city of Steamboat Springs Recreation Division announces that registrations for the 20th annual Steamboat Pentathlon on March 5 are being accepted. The five-stage winter multisport race now is part of the Steamboat Springs Running Series, www.runningseries.com. The race includes Alpine skiing/riding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking and running. Standard and short courses are available. Individuals and teams will receive a discounted rate for all registrations received by Jan. 17: $40 youth individual (17 and younger); $75 adult individual; $140 adult dynamic duo; $140 youth team; $190 family team; and $215 adult team.

After Jan. 17, fees increase by $10 and then by an additional $20 after Feb. 17. All entries will receive an event T-shirt and lunch and will be entered into the prize raffle drawing. The deadline to register is Feb. 28. For more information or to register, visit www.steamboatpentathlon.com or www.runningseries.com or call 970-879-4300.

Christmas trees can be recycled through January

The city of Steamboat Springs will accept Christmas trees for recycling throughout January. Trees can be dropped off anytime at the northeast corner of the Howelsen Ice Arena parking lot. Remove all tinsel, lights, nails, decorations, ribbons, etc. Wreaths are not accepted. The resulting mulch is given to residents and used in city parks. Call Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department at 970-879-4300.

Steamboat’s Young Life has announced volunteer staff

Young Life-Steamboat Springs has announced volunteer changes. J. Brian Heit, vice president of JSM Builders, has accepted the position of chairman. He will replace Fred Gardner, who will stay on as past chairman.

Blue James has taken on the role of banquet chair for Young Life. She will coordinate all of the volunteer activities centered on the upcoming fundraising banquet. The annual banquet is Jan. 22 at the Steamboat Sheraton Ballroom.

Judi Williams has taken on the volunteer role of Young Life executive assistant to Lucas Adams, the Young Life area director.

The Young Life Committee also is made up of Robin Crossan, Heidi Flint, Marci Mattox, Mike Berdine and PJ Wharton. Young Life is a Christian-based youth organization that works with high school and middle school students in Steamboat. To become involved with Young Life, call Adams at 970-846-0697.

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