Friday, December 16, 2011
Steamboat Springs attorneys Ralph A. Cantafio and Ron Smith unanimously were selected Nov. 3 to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court hearing board, according to a news release. The 139-member hearing board is responsible for cases involving alleged unethical conduct by Colorado attorneys.
Young carolers seeking to raise money in town
Makena Hayley James, 4, and about 20 of her friends plan to sing Christmas carols at homes on Timothy Drive, in the Whistler Park neighborhood, at 6 p.m. today. Makena’s mother, Diane James, wrote in an email that the young carolers have been practicing for weeks and have mastered several Christmas carols. Neighbors who would like a visit from the carolers are asked to leave their porch lights on. All money donated to the carolers will go toward buying Christmas gifts for those in the cancer ward at Children’s Hospital in Denver.
Flu shot clinics ongoing Thursdays at VNA office
Drop-in flu clinics are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays through January at the Steamboat Springs Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association office. Flu shots also are available by appointment. Adult flu shots/FluMist are $16 and children flu shots/FluMist are $14. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has reported 11 confirmed cases of the flu resulting in hospitalizations. Visit www.nwcovna.org or call 970-871-7624.
National forest Christmas tree permits now available
National forest Christmas tree permits are available at all Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest offices, according to a news release from the U.S. Forest Service.
Most National Forest land is fair game, but several high-profile areas are off limits: Trees cannot be cut from Steamboat Ski Area, Fish Creek Falls Recreation Area, Thunder Basin National Grassland or any designated wilderness areas.
■ Trees may not be cut within 100 feet of roads or within 200 feet of campgrounds, picnic areas or scenic pullouts.
■ Maximum tree height is 20 feet.
■ Maximum stump height is 6 inches.
“Christmas tree cutting can benefit crowded stands of trees and, if done properly, will not create an eyesore in the woods,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture website. “There are several species available in the area. We recommend sub-Alpine fir and lodgepole pine. Engelmann spruce dries up and loses its needles considerably faster than the other trees.”
For more information, call the Hahn’s Peak-Bears Ears Forest Service office in Steamboat Springs at 970-870-2299.