Steamboat briefs: Annual Fireman’s Ball fundraiser is on Jan. 28

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The annual Fireman’s Ball fundraiser is at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at The Steamboat Grand. Tickets are $65 per person and include dinner and dancing, with music by the Brian Smith Band. Proceeds benefit the Fire Fighter Community Assistance Fund, which offers assistance to individuals after an emergency, and the Public Safety and Education Program, which teaches ways to stay safe and healthy and how to deal with emergencies. Tickets for the formal-attire event are available at Steaming Bean Coffee Co., Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue, and from Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters. Call 970-879-8231 for more information.

Treasurer’s Office working on property tax software

The Routt County Treasurer’s Office is undergoing a conversion to a new property tax software program from today to Friday. The office will be open from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today through Friday during the transition. On Friday, employees will not have access to property tax programs. The Treasurer’s Office website, www.co.routt.co.us, will be available throughout the conversion. Information from the 2011 tax year will not be available until Jan. 16. Call 970-870-5555 or email treasurer@co.routt.co.us with questions.

ReStore is expanding its hours and store space

ReStore, Routt County Habitat for Humanity’s nonprofit appliance store, is expanding its hours and space at 718 Oak St. ReStore is open from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and closed Sundays. Volunteers are needed to help staff the store. Call 970-871-6101, or visit www.routtcohabitat.org.

Yampa Valley Singers to hold rehearsal on Jan. 17

The Yampa Valley Singers begins rehearsal Jan. 17 for the spring concert “Amazing Grace: Music of our Heritage,” which will be performed April 13 and 14. Interested singers are welcome to rehearsals from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, 736 Oak St. Registration is $35. For more information, call Ruth at 970-879-2641.

Horizons volunteers are sought to serve as mentors

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to individuals with developmental disabilities in Moffat and Routt counties. Volunteers spend at least three hours a month with Horizons clients. Activities can include hiking, biking, bowling, swimming, fishing, walks, etc. The group needs volunteers for swimming and boating programs. If interested, call volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 970-879-4466, ext. 111.

Local groups reach out to returning service members

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW is looking for female war veterans. The American Legion also is looking for new members. For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Routt County veterans service officer Michael T. Condie at 970-879-5489.

VNA offers Zostavax vaccine for shingles

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the Zostavax vaccine for shingles. Adults ages 60 and older who are low income and uninsured (no Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance) may qualify to receive the vaccine for a $14 fee through the Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Program. Patients may apply for this program by making an appointment at the Steamboat Springs office by calling 970-879-1632 or at the Craig office by calling 970-824-8233.

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