Steamboat briefs: Fund set up to aid victims of Steamboat house fire

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A donation fund has been set up to assist Debbie Mosser and her son, Dillon Silcox, whose rental home on Willett Court was damaged in a fire Sept. 29. The family is in need of funds to help cover the costs of relocating to a new home and to replace furniture, bedding, clothing and other personal items that were damaged in the fire. Donations may be made at Yampa Valley Bank, 600 S. Lincoln Ave.

Some trails closed this weekend on Emerald

Some trails will be closed Saturday and Sunday on Emerald Mountain during tree removal operations, according to a news release. More than 90 Douglas fir trees will be removed from near the Howelsen Hill ski jump complex as a result of a Colorado State Forest Service study that indicated many of the trees were infested by Douglas fir beetles, the release stated. Logs will be removed by helicopter, and Robbie’s Cut, Mile Run and the outrun access of the jumps will be closed, according to the release.

Business plan competition submissions due Oct. 31

The deadline for business plan competition submissions is 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Plans must be dropped off at the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center, Room 129, at the Colorado Mountain College academic center. Evaluation criteria will be based 50 percent on the written plan and 50 percent on an early November presentation of the plan to a group of experienced business professionals. The winner will be awarded $2,500, three months of office space in the Entrepreneurship Center and a chance to meet with a venture capitalist. Rules for the competition can be found at www.coloradomtn.edu/sbrc or by calling 970-870-4491. The program is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs, CMC and Yampa Valley SCORE.

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