Steamboat briefs: Annual hunt for Yule Log begins today

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The annual Christmastime tradition of hunting for the Yule Log begins Monday in Steamboat Springs. Find the first clue in the Happenings section on page 7 in the newspaper. Clues will be listed in Happenings each weekday morning for 10 days or until the log is found. Here are some tips for your search:

■ The 3-foot-long, 50-pound log is hidden somewhere in Steamboat Springs and marked “Yule Log” in red writing.

■ Clues will lead readers from the spot of last year’s log at Casey’s Pond to this year’s hiding spot.

■ The log will be hidden within city limits and at least a portion of it will be visible from its hiding place. The log will not be on private property, inside of a building or in an area that charges a fee to enter.

■ When the log is found, alert the Tread of Pioneers Museum immediately at 970-879-2214. The log must be presented in person to claim the $150 Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association gift certificate and framed plaque.

Happy hunting!

Residents can support Meals on Wheels by donating $1

Routt County residents can support the Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program by buying a wheel for $1 at the following locations: Ciao Gelato, Bamboo Market, the Steamboat Springs Community Center or the South Routt Community Center. In 2013, the Council on Aging will deliver about 3,000 Meals on Wheels to homebound senior citizens. For more information, call 970-879-0633.

Entry forms are available for Christmas Lighting Contest

The Phippsburg Christmas Lighting Contest is from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 18. Entry forms are at the Phippsburg Post Office and are due by noon on the day of the contest.

Pig-Out for Partners is set for Tuesday at Rio Grande

Partners in Routt County and the Rio Grande Mexican restaurant are joining together for a Pig-Out for Partners on Tuesday. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of its proceeds to Partners, a nonprofit organization that pairs adult mentors with youths in the community who could benefit from positive role models. Partners officials will be at the restaurant from 5 to 7 p.m.

Workforce Center to host an online job fair Tuesday

The Steamboat Springs Workforce Center hosts an online job fair for Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday at www.connectingcolorado.com. The event begins for veterans an hour early at 8 a.m. After registering at the website, users can visit the hiring event through Thursday.

As part of the program, online workshops will be available 24 hours each day to provide help with resumes and interviewing skills. Training sessions also will be available. A chat room will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday to allow job seekers to chat with representatives from Ski Corp.

For more information, call the Workforce Center at 970-879-3075.

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