Steamboat briefs: Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed on Tuesday

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The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed Tuesday to deliver Festival of Trees items to sponsors and Thursday for Thanksgiving. For more information, call 970-879-2214.

Holiday Wishes program collecting for 400 families

This year, the Holiday Wishes program is hoping to collect gifts for more than 400 local families that are selected by Routt County United Way. The program culminates with the Community Holiday Wishes Party from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill. At the free celebration, there will be caroling, visits with Santa, sleigh rides, tubing and snacks, and donated gifts will be wrapped.

Howelsen Hill Ski Area passes are now available

The Howelsen Hill Ski Area season passes are on sale at the Howelsen Hill concession stand, according to a city of Steamboat Springs news release.

Concession stand hours during November will be as follows: 3 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; and 1 to 6 p.m. Friday.

Howelsen Hill and the Nordic trails will open Saturday conditions permitting.

The concession stand will continue to sell passes during normal operating hours during the season. Prices will increase $30 on Dec. 2.

The new pass structure this year includes an Alpine pass, a Nordic pass and the third option of a combined pass, which offers access to both the lifts and the Nordic trails. Price breakdowns can be found online at www.steamboatsprings.net/ski.

For more information, call 970-879-8499.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to hold service Wednesday

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will have a Thanksgiving service at 6 p.m. Wednesday. All are welcome.

Concordia Lutheran accepts gifts for program Monday

Concordia Lutheran Church, 755 Concordia Lane, will serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child again this year. Through Operation Christmas Child, Steamboat Springs residents will help send more than 100 million shoe box gifts to needy children in more than 130 countries. The boxes will be filled with Christmas gifts including school supplies, toys, necessity items and notes of encouragement.

Steamboat residents are asked to pack their own boxes and drop them off at the church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Monday. A $7 check also should be included to cover shipping costs.

Learn more about filling a box at www.samaritanspurse.org/OCC. For more information about collection of the boxes, call the church office at 970-879-0175 or Marvin Lindsey at 970-871-4770.

Northwest Colorado VNA offers help to quit tobacco

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association reminds young adult smokers that a free text message program is available to help them quit tobacco.

SmokefreeTXT is a free mobile service providing encouragement and tips to help young smokers quit for good. Quitting tobacco usually takes multiple attempts, but studies show support, including text message programs, can significantly improve a person’s chance for success

To sign up, text QUIT to IQUIT (47848) or go to www.smokefree.gov. The service is available in English and Spanish.

Free screenings available through Horizons group

Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children. If you’re a parent and are concerned about your child’s development, call Kathy Northcutt at 970-871-8558. The screenings can answer questions such as “Should he be walking by now?” “How many words should she be saying?” and “Is her hearing and vision what it should be?”

¿Tiene usted preguntas como estas con respecto al desarrollo de su nina/o? ¿Deberia estar caminando a esta edad? ¿Cuantas palabras deberia mi nino/a estar diciendo? ¿Es su vision y audicion normal? Podemos contestar sus preguntas con un chequeo gratuito. Llame a Natosha al 970-756-5014.

LIFT-UP of Routt County needs volunteers for store

LIFT-UP of Routt County is in need of volunteers to work in the thrift store and donation center at 2125 Curve Court in Steamboat Springs. Volunteers must be able to lift 25 pounds, and duties include sorting and pricing donated items, stocking shelves and straightening up display areas. Shifts are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

The LIFT-UP Food Bank also is seeking volunteers to work as desk clerks. Volunteers must have computer and interpersonal skills and must be able to honor client confidentiality. Shifts are available between 1 and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

For a volunteer application or more information, contact office manager Vicky Ho at admin@springsips.com or 970-870-0727.

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