Steamboat briefs: Steamboat crews will be cleaning medians Wednesday

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Steamboat Springs crews will be cleaning the medians Wednesday along Mount Werner Road, weather permitting. Work will go from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the left lanes will be closed in both directions. For more information, contact Parks Supervisor Ernie Jenkins at 970-879-4300 or ejenkins@steamboatsprings.net.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers tips about bears

Colorado Parks and Wildlife provided the following tips to prevent conflicts with bears:

■ Put trash out only after 6 a.m. on trash pickup days unless it is stored in a bear-proof container. Ratchet straps work to secure trash cans where bears have figured out the cable system. Make sure Dumpsters always are latched.

■ Parks and Wildlife recommends feeding birds only when bears are hibernating. If you feed birds while bears are active, bring bird feeders in at night or hang them 10 feet off the ground and 10 feet away from anything a bear can climb.

■ Don’t leave pet food outside. 

■ Keep your garage door and all ground level windows closed. 

■ Clean barbecue grills after each use and store them inside, if possible. 

■ Bear-proof your compost area or don’t compost food scraps.

Nominations accepted for Philanthropist of the Year

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the Philanthropist of the Year award, which was established in 1998 to heighten recognition of giving in the Yampa Valley. Each year, the award honors an individual, business and youth who has exhibited significant charitable giving, insightful leadership and volunteerism and encouraged others to contribute by example. Find the nomination form at www.yvcf.org. The deadline is Tuesday. Call 970-879-8632 for more information.

Tennis Center to host a Pickleball Mixer on Sunday

The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs is hosting its first Pickleball Mixer Tournament from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The tournament will be a round-robin format with doubles play. There will be playoffs, time permitting. The cost is $15 per person. The entry deadline is Thursday. For more information, call 970-879-8400.

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