Steamboat briefs: Registration now open for free Shakespeare workshop

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Registration is open for a six-week Shakespeare workshop at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The reading group, led by English teacher Sally Frostic, will focus on “The Tempest.” The free workshop is from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 6 to March 13. To register, contact Adult Programs Coordinator Jennie Lay at jlay@steamboatlibrary.org. or 970-879-0240, ext. 317. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. Find more information at www.steamboatlibrary.org/events.

Volunteer meeting today for ‘Vagina Monolugues’

A “Vagina Monologues” volunteer meeting is at 7 p.m. today at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 68 Ninth St. The meeting is for those who would like to be considered for stage performance or other volunteer positions.

Workforce Center to host online job fair this week

The Steamboat Springs Workforce Center is hosting an online job fair for Wyndham Hotel Group from Wednesday to Friday at www.connectingcolorado.com, according to a news release.

Job seekers can visit the job fair after registering at the website to learn about available hospitality jobs. Most positions to be filled are in housekeeping, but there also are positions for supervisors, guest services, front office and more, according to the release.

For more information on the event, call the Steamboat Springs Workforce Center, 425 Anglers Drive, at 970-879-3075.

LiveWell program to help families with healthy eating

LiveWell Northwest Colorado is helping families be healthy by working to improve eating habits and to be more physically active through the “Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0” program. The program sets the goal each day of eating five or more fruits and vegetables, watching two or fewer hours of TV, getting an hour or more of physical activity and drinking zero sugary drinks. For more information about the program, visit www.nwcovna.org/livewell.php or call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110.

Dance, technical production scholarship now is available

Steamboat Dance Theatre is accepting applications for the Amy Flint Memorial Scholarship for Dance and Technical Production Training. The scholarship will be awarded to someone who never has danced but is looking for the opportunity to purse his or her dance dream or to someone looking to further his or her education in the field of technical production. To apply, visit www.steamboatdancetheatre.org and click on the “scholarship” tab.

Residents of area counties can access carpool service

Residents of Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties have access to a free, online carpool matching service sponsored by Yampa Valley Data Partners, according to a news release.

Organizers hope the website, www.carpoolworld.com/northwestcolorado, will be a resource to help Northwest Colorado residents save on transportation costs. The project was created as part of the Northwest Colorado Energy Education Plan, which was funded by a grant from the Colorado Energy Office.

City reminds residents how to prevent frozen pipes

The Steamboat Springs Public Works Department is reminding readers how to prevent frozen pipes during cold weather:

■ Know the location of your water shut-off and test it regularly. In most single-family homes, the shut-off valve is in the basement or the crawlspace where the water pipe enters the house.

■ Winterize unheated or vacant buildings to avoid property damage and water loss.

■ Insulate water pipes that may be vulnerable to the cold or have caused problems in the past. Pipes close to exterior walls or in unheated basements can be wrapped with insulation.

■ During a deep freeze (minus 5 degrees or below), open cabinet doors that lead to exposed pipes (such as access doors for sinks), so that household air can warm pipes. Keep garage doors shut, and keep your thermostat set above 65 degrees.

■ If you think a pipe already has frozen, thaw the pipe as soon as possible or call a plumber for help. If you do it yourself, shut off the water and thaw slowly. A hair dryer trained at the frozen area of the pipe is appropriate. A blowtorch is not.

■ Water meters also need protection from cold temperatures. City water customers are responsible for maintaining their water meter and keeping it in working order. Prevent your water meter from freezing by checking heat tape.

Call the Steamboat Springs Utilities Division at 970-879-2060 for more information.

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