Steamboat briefs: Alive At 25 driving class is Jan. 25 at the high school

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An Alive At 25 defensive driving class for drivers ages 15 to 24 is from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Steamboat Springs High School. The class meets the Colorado Department of Revenue’s requirements for obtaining a permit at age 15 1/2 and is required for Steamboat high school students who park a car on campus during their junior and senior years. Students can register and pay the $39 class fee at www.coloradosafedriver.com or call instructor Dennis Hensen at 970-871-3685.

Shabbat services to begin Friday at Steamboat church

Celebrate Shabbat and the Jewish community in Steamboat Springs with Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav. A Kabbalat Shabbat is at 7:15 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, Eighth and Oak streets. Prayers and Kavanot on the Mountain is at 10 a.m. Saturday. Meet at the top of the gondola near the Ragnar’s sleighs. No ticket is needed if only attending the service.

EPA gives suggestions on protection from radon

The Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month.

Radon — a colorless, odorless gas that seeps from the ground — is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 20,000 Americans each year, according to the EPA.

To protect yourself, the EPA suggests testing your home for radon.

Radon test kits are available for $5 from the Routt County Extension office in the Routt County Courthouse annex on Sixth Street.

Learn more at www.epa.gov/radon/nram/index.html.

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