Steamboat Briefs: Pumpkin Float cancelled because of construction

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The Pumpkin Float, originally scheduled for Sunday, has been cancelled due to lobby renovations at the Old Town Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs.

Election forum is today at The Steamboat Grand

An election forum sponsored by the Steamboat Pilot & Today, the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors and the Routt County Democratic and Republican parties will take place today at The Steamboat Grand. This year’s forum will begin at 5 p.m. with a candidate meet and greet followed at 6 p.m. by the forum, which will be moderated by Steamboat Pilot & Today Editor Lisa Schlichtman.

Candidates running for the Steamboat Springs School Board, Steamboat Springs City Council and the Colorado Mountain College board of trustees will be participating. There also will be information presented on the various local and state issues that appear on the November ballot.

Coffee and a Newspaper in Hayden slated for Friday

The Coffee and a Newspaper in Hayden is Friday. Steamboat Pilot & Today Editor Lisa Schlichtman and Local Sales Manager Laura Tamucci will attend the event, which will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Wild Goose Coffee at The Granary in Hayden. Members of the Hayden community are invited to attend. Free coffee and muffins will be served.

Fall Soup/Salad Luncheon is today at Hayden church

Hayden Congregational Church is hosting its annual Fall Soup/Salad Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today. The cost is $7 per adult and $3 for children. The church is located at 202 E. Jefferson Ave. For more information, call Betty Barnes at 970-326-6404.

New middle school tennis program to begin Friday

A new middle school tennis program begins Friday at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. The cost is $25 for the five-week program. Participants should register at Steamboat Springs Middle School or the Tennis Center.

Clark resident seeks bike donation for girl in Kenya

Mary Walker, of Clark, is seeking the donation of an adult mountain bike that is in good condition for a girl in Nairobi, Kenya, where Walker volunteers. If you have a bike you’d like to donate, contact Walker at mewalker99@yahoo.com or 970-879-3810.

Health workshop set for Tuesdays through Nov. 19

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is hosting a Better Choices, Better Health workshop Tuesdays through Nov. 19. The free workshop will focus on nutrition, physical activity, stress management, self-management of chronic conditions, caregiver support and more. For more information, including times and location, call Lindsay at 970-871-7634.

Atmos gives tips on how to save on heat this winter

Atmos Energy is encouraging its customers to save money on their winter heating bills by reducing their energy usage.

“A little planning goes a long way when it comes to reducing winter heating bills,” Colorado/Kansas Division President Gary Gregory said.

Energy saving tips:

■ Change or clean furnace filters once each month during the heating season.

■ Set your water heater’s temperature to 120 degrees.

■ Set your thermostat to 70 degrees during the day and 58 degrees when away from home for more than a few hours.

■ Close vents and doors in unused rooms and close cabinet and closet doors on outside walls.

If you are having trouble paying your utility bill, visit www.atmosenergy.com to learn more about energy assistance programs. Low-income customers are eligible for federal energy assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which helps pay energy bills and weatherize homes.

Social Security planning seminar set for Thursday

A Social Security planning seminar is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Colorado Mountain College Academic Center Room 2013.

Steve Ahlmer, who specializes in planning for retirement, will lead the program. The cost is $10., and registration is required by calling 970-870-4491.

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