Steamboat Briefs: Steamboat visitor center closed through May 22

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The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s visitor center will be closed during a remodel through May 22. For Colorado State Park passes, trail or outdoor Information, visit the Routt National Forest Service office on Weiss Drive. For more information, email info@steamboatchamber.com.

Parents urged to talk to teens about alcohol use

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is using the Speak Now campaign as a reminder for parents to talk to their teens about alcohol ahead of prom, which is May 18 in Routt County.

Speak Now, a statewide campaign to prevent substance abuse, created the video “How to Fail Prom” (http://youtu.be/ID4p5sRvVeM) to highlight the consequences and dangers of teen drinking.

About one in four Colorado high school students reported binge drinking in the past 30 days, according to a Healthy Kids Colorado survey.

Parents can find information about how to talk to teens about drinking at www.speaknowcolorado.org.

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