Steamboat briefs: Register through Monday for Girls Reaching out Wider

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Registration for the city of Steamboat Springs’ Girls Reaching out Wider program is open through Monday on a first-come, first-served basis at www.steamboatsprings.net/teen.

The after-school program for sixth- to eighth-grade girls features education on the topics of health, resiliency, self-defense and leadership as well as outdoor adventures and arts and crafts projects.

The session runs Tuesdays from Nov. 5 to Dec. 17, and the cost is $100. Scholarships are available. Call Kate Warnke for more information at 970-871-7054.

CDOT offers tips on getting vehicles ready for winter

As part of Colorado Winter Weather Awareness Week this fall, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado Office of Emergency Management are offering tips on getting vehicles prepared for inclement weather.

Drivers should carry an emergency kit in their cars. If you find yourself stranded, stay in your vehicle, turn on your flashers, call for help and wait until it arrives. Your emergency kit should include the following:

■ Flares/reflectors to signal for help and warn other motorists.

■ Sturdy scraper or snow shovel to clear snow.

■ Battery or crank-powered radio to listen to emergency broadcasts.

■ Flashlight with extra batteries or crank-powered flashlight.

■ Survival blanket or sleeping bag.

■ Chemical hand warmers.

■ Extra set of clothes, including coat, hat, mittens, boots, etc.

■ Water for each person and pet in your car.

■ Food items containing protein such as nuts and energy bars, canned fruit and a portable can opener.

■ First aid kit and essential medications.

■ Tire chains and tow strap.

■ Nonclumping kitty litter/sand for traction.

■ Jumper cables.

■ Extra cloth or paper towels for cleanup if necessary.

■ Deck of cards or board game for entertainment.

In addition to an emergency kit, drivers should check the following items on their cars before road trips: windshield wiper fluid, heater/defroster, wiper blades, antifreeze, lights, gas, ignition, exhaust system, tire tread, battery and brakes.

Motorists also are encouraged to plan ahead when traveling by calling 511 or visiting www.cotrip.org for real-time road information. Download CDOT mobile from the app store or by texting “CDOT” to 25827 or follow @Coloradodot on Twitter or Facebook.

Yampatika seeks volunteers to spray paint reminders

Yampatika is in need of volunteers to help spray paint “Dump No Waste, Drains to Stream” reminders near storm drains across Steamboat Springs. Help is needed at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, and volunteers should meet at Little Toots Park. Call 970-871-9151 for more information.

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