Steamboat briefs: Steamboat School District has 3 board seats open

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The Steamboat Springs School District is accepting nominations for three board of education seats for the November 2013 election. Directors will be elected in Steamboat Springs School Districts 1, 2 and 3 on Nov. 5. A district boundary map is on display at the district office and on district website.

Candidates must be registered voters and must reside in the district that they wish to represent on the board of education. Nomination petitions may be obtained at the Steamboat Springs School District Office, 325 Seventh St. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Petitions require 50 eligible electors’ signatures.

The deadline for submitting the nomination petitions to the election official is 4 p.m. Aug. 30. With questions, call Deb Ginesta, election official, 970-871-3193.

CDOT working on projects in Northwest Colorado

■ Crews are working to replace the U.S. Highway 40 bridge over the East Fork of the Elk River. Work is scheduled 24 hours per day. For more information, call 970-846-2446 or go to www.coloradodot.info/projects/us40elkriver. The

$3.1 million project is scheduled for completion in November.

■ Crews will be rotomilling and paving today on Colo. 14 from mile marker 24 to 25 southwest of Walden. Traffic will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic.

■ Crews will be sweeping, repairing potholes and cleaning shoulders from Tuesday to Thursday on Colorado Highway 9 from mile marker 127 to 138 near the Grand/Summit county line to Kremmling and on U.S. 40 from mile marker 185 to 130 from Kremmling to Steamboat Springs. Lane closures may be in place.

Drivers should expect 10- to 15-minute delays and reduced speed limits in all the work zones.

Arnie’s Army tournament is Wednesday at golf club

The ninth annual Arnie’s Army Battles Prostate Cancer golf tournament is Wednesday at Steamboat Golf Club. The tournament features an 18-hole shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. or a nine-hole shotgun start at 5:30 p.m.

The cost for the 18-hole round is $65, which includes $35 green fee, $10 Men’s Club Game (with a free drink) and $20 donation to Arnie’s Army. The cost for the nine-hole round is $51, which includes $24 green fee, $7 Men’s Club Game (with a free drink) and $20 donation to Arnie’s Army. Entry fees includes a goodie bag and golf prizes.

For more information or to sign up, call 970-879-4295.

Atmos Energy reminds it is law to have lines marked

As part of National Dig Day on Sunday, Atmos Energy is reminding readers that it is state law to call 811 to have buried utility lines marked before digging. At least three business days’ notice is required. Atmos also offered the following safety tips.

Call 811 before digging:

■ The greatest risk to underground natural gas pipelines is accidental damage during excavation.

■ Even minor damage such as a gouge, scrape, dent or crease to a pipeline or its coating can cause a leak or failure.

What to do if you suspect a gas leak:

■ Leave the area immediately.

■ Leave open any doors you pass through to help ventilate the area, but don’t take time to open windows.

■ Do not operate any electrical switches or equipment, including telephones and flashlights.

■ Call Atmos Energy’s Emergency line at 1-866-322-8667 or call 911.

■ Remain away from the area until Atmos Energy declares the area safe.

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