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The Steamboat Pilot & Today is printing a 2013 wall calendar and wants your help selecting the best photos. To weigh in, search “Steamboat Pilot & Today” on Facebook, and find the photos in the “Steamboat calendar” photo album. The three photos from each season with the most likes will be printed in the calendar.

Work to improve Spring Creek Trail starts today

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department and Routt County Road and Bridge will work to improve trail conditions and remove dead trees on the Spring Creek Trail from today to Thursday. Work hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and delays are possible. For more information, call 970-879-4300.

Leckenby, Larson Award nominations due Thursday

The Tread of Pioneers Museum is accepting nominations for the Leckenby and Larson awards, which honor people who have enriched the quality of life in Routt County.

Since 1980, the Leckenby Pioneer Award has been given to a living person in Routt County. Leckenby Award nominees must:

■ Have lived in the county for 30 years. The nominee does not have to be living here now.

■ Be involved with the community, responsive to community needs (past and present) and serve as a representative of the history of the community.

■ Demonstrate personal integrity.

■ Be inspirational to youths.

Since 1982, the Stanley L. Larson Award has been given posthumously. Larson Award nominees must:

■ Have lived in Routt County and be deceased.

■ Have made a major contribution to Routt County.

Mail nominations to P.O. Box 772372, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 or topmuseum@springsips.com. Be sure to include your contact information.

Nominations are due by 4 p.m. Thursday. Call 970-879-2214 for more information.

Sponsors are needed for Festival of Trees fundraiser

The Tread of Pioneers Museum is hosting the annual Festival of Trees from Nov. 10 to 19 at the museum, and sponsors are needed for the fundraising event, according to a news release. The cost to sponsor a tree is $500, which supports the museum and provides funds for sustaining preservation and educational activities. Sponsors are invited to select their trees at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the museum. Trees are decorated by are nonprofits, schools, businesses and community groups. For more information or to become a sponsor, call museum director Candice Bannister at 970-879-2214. The deadline to sponsor a tree is Oct. 12.

Community recycling day dropoff set for Oct. 6

Community recycling drop-off day is from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 6 at Howelsen Hill.

Items that will be accepted for free: single-stream recyclables, building materials (no rotting or treated wood or scraps), laptops, phones, yard waste, skis, bikes, bike tires and tubes, gently used shoes, clothing and fabric not suitable for reuse, natural wine corks, packing popcorn, printer cartridges, gently used children’s books, wrappers (candy bar, chip bags, coffee bags, Ziploc brand bags and plastic containers), scrap metal, appliances, cooking oil, spray paint, clean gasoline, pool chemicals, fertilizer, vehicle batteries, fluorescent light bulbs.

Items that will be accepted for a fee:

Desktop computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, alarm clocks, fax machines, scanners, freon, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, motor oil, latex paint, oil based paints and stains, contaminated gasoline, pesticides, herbicides, mercury, household cleaners, aerosol cans.

Items that will not be accepted:

Alkaline batteries, pharmaceuticals.

The event is for residential recyclables only. Commercial materials will not be accepted. Those interested in volunteering should email info@yvsc.org. Find more information about items that will be accepted at www.yvsc.org.

Wellness Conference at Sheraton set for Saturday

The Yampa Valley Wellness Conference, “Building a Caring Community,” is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 2200 Village Inn Court.

The free mental health conference is presented by Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, Yampa Valley Medical Center, Colorado West Regional Mental Health, and private mental health and wellness practices in Steamboat Springs.

Speakers begin at 8:30 a.m. and include author and survivor Kevin Hines, Betty Ford Clinic Physician Director Dr. Harry L. Haroutunian and professor of psychiatry at University of Utah School of Medicine Dr. Perry F. Renshaw.

Find more information or register at www.blacktie-colorado.com. Registration is required, and check-in is at 8 a.m. on the day of the event.

Save the date for Sisters in Steamboat weekend 

The fourth annual Sisters in Steamboat weekend is planned for Oct. 12 to 14. Women are encouraged to invite their sisters, moms and friends to join them in Steamboat for a weekend of parties, enrichment workshops, activities, dining and shopping. This year’s theme is “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Morning workshops on Oct. 13 will cover the gamete of personal enrichment categories from journaling and nutrition to tours and creative dabbling and more. Attendees will be encouraged to wear ’80s attire to the Oct. 13 party at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Proceeds from the Chic Chance drawing ticket sales and the live auction for a Fat Tire cruiser bike will benefit the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project. For updates, follow “Sisters in Steamboat weekend” on Facebook or check www.sistersinsteamboat.com. Call Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Manager Tracy Barnett with questions at 970-846-1800.

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