Steamboat Briefs: Raffle to benefit Steamboat police Sgt. Dale Coyner

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Tickets are available for a raffle to benefit Steamboat Springs police Sgt. Dale Coyner, who has cancer. The prize is a basket valued at $1,906 that includes a whole pig (and processing), gift certificates, hair products, skin products, a day of ski demos, a ski/snowboard tuning, clothing, photographs, animal vaccinations, food gift certificates and more. Tickets are $5 each, two for $9, three for $13, four for $16, five for $19 and 10 for $25. The drawing will be Nov. 22.

Tickets will be available at the Steamboat Springs Police Department from 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays or from Nicole Bosick. Checks made out to Dale Coyner can be mailed to Jody Bosick, P.O. Box 770445, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Put the number of tickets purchased in the memo section of the check and include a phone number to get your name entered in the drawing. Call Nick Bosick at 970-819-4862 or e-mail Jody Bosick at bosick7@live.com for more information.

Coats available at LIFT-UP Food Bank to those in need

Clean, warm winter coats are available free to anyone who needs a coat — one per person — from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the LIFT-UP Food Bank. The Food Bank is at the Lufkin Lift-Up Center, 2125 Curve Court, just down the street from Cook Chevrolet. Call 970-870-8804.

Blood drive is Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center

The last 2010 Steamboat Community Blood Drive is from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center. To schedule an appointment, call Bonfils Appointment Center at 1-800-365-0006, opt. 2, or sign up online at www.bonfils.org using site code 0234. Walk-ins are welcome after 2:30 p.m. as space permits. Eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating blood.

Council on Aging seeking Routt County centenarians

In May 2011, the Colorado Commission on Aging is considering having its annual Centen­arian Celebration in Steamboat, according to the Routt County Council on Aging. The Centen­arian Project is a promotional activity of the Commission on Aging to celebrate the lives of centenarians across the state, recognize their century of achievement, and focus the attention of Coloradans on the political and social issues of aging. The project awards centenarian certificates prepared by the Commission and signed by the governor to those 100 or older. Those who know of someone in Routt County who will be turning 100 this year or already has reached that milestone are asked to contact Laura Schmidt at the Routt County Council on Aging, director@rccoaging.org or 970-879-0633.

Newborn Network offering resources to local families

Newborn Network is a support system dedicated to providing parenting and resource information to all families who live in Routt County and have children from birth to age 3. Newborn Network’s free services include weekly networking and education groups, parenting education home visits, a lending library of parenting topics and a series of gift bags. Parents of a child age 3 and younger can call 970-879-0977 for more information about support services.

Adult day services offered at The Haven in Hayden

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering adult day services at The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden, for any disabled individual older than 18 or elderly individual who is looking for daily activities where oversight is provided. Services are provided from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Meals, medication administration, activities, assistance with bathing and wellness assessments are available. For more information and to register, call Diane Girty at 875-1891.

2011 special event funding requests are due Dec. 29

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association now is accepting applications for summer 2011 special event funding, according to a news release. The application deadline is Dec. 29. For more information or an application, contact Kara Givnish at kara@steamboat

chamber.com or 875-7002.

Library card holders can download books from site

Digital natives with a Win­dows 7, 32-bit or 64-bit computer can download audio books through the Bud Werner Memorial Library’s new audio book platform, NetLibrary. Library card holders can visit the library’s website at www.steamboatlibrary.org/opacdownloadablemedia.html to create an account and download the software onto their computers. Call the library’s Reference Desk for assistance at 970-879-0240, ext. 331.

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