Steamboat briefs: Alive at 25 class to be held Wednesday at high school

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An Alive at 25 Defensive Driving Class will be held from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Steamboat Springs High School.

The class is open to all drivers ages 15 to 25, but Steamboat High School students are required to complete the class if they wish to park a vehicle on campus or apply for open campus privileges. Alive at 25 also meets the requirements for young drivers who wish to apply for a learner’s permit at age 15 1/2.  

Shell Oil and Grand Futures have provided grants in the past for those students who may need help with the $39 class fee. To apply for these funds, contact instructor Dennis Hensen at 970-871-3685 or dhensen@sssd.k12.co.us before registering for class.

For more information about the upcoming Alive at 25 class or to register and pay the class fee online, visit www.coloradosafedriver.com.

Center for Visual Arts is taking artist applications

The Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, 837 Lincoln Ave., is taking applications for new exhibiting artist members during its open enrollment period through Nov. 30. Preference is given to artists in Routt County. More information and applications are available at www.steamboatart

center.com or by calling 970-846-5970.

Allen West dinner is Dec. 28 at The Steamboat Grand

The Steamboat Institute presents Lt. Col. Allen West and his wife, Angela Graham-West, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at The Steamboat Grand.

The cost for dinner is $75 through Nov. 30 and $100 thereafter. VIP seating is $175 by Nov. 30 and $250 thereafter. VIP tickets include preferred seating, reception, dinner and a photo with Lt. Col. West. Business professionals younger than 30 can attend the dinner for $50. Sponsor tables are $2,000 for 10 VIP seats.

For more information or to register, contact jsa@steamboatinstitute.org or 970-846-6013.

Keep wildlife safety in mind when decorating

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding readers this holiday season to keep wildlife safety in mind while hanging outdoor decorations, which can cause problems for animals with antlers. To reduce the risk to wildlife, it is recommended that lights on homes and trees be hung above the reach of animals’ antlers. Additional tips include:

■ Avoid draping lights over shrubs and bushes less than 5 feet high.

■ Only string lights on trees with trunk diameters of more than 2 to 6 inches.

■ Avoid stringing lights across open areas.

■ Firmly attach lights to tree limbs, gutters or fence posts.

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