Steamboat briefs: CPR/AED certification class is on Tuesday at Hot Springs

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An American Red Cross certification class for CPR/AED and first aid will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Old Town Hot Springs. The cost is $60. The class is limited to 15 people, so pre-registration is required at the front desk of Old Town Hot Springs.

Registration for programs for teens is still open

Registration for the following Steamboat Springs Middle School teen programs still are open and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested can register online at www.steamboat

springs.net/teen or at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office, 245 Howelsen Parkway. Scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis. For more information, call Kate Warnke at 970-871-7054.

■ Girls Reaching Out Wider

GROW is for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls in Steamboat Springs. This all-girl program offers a variety of opportunities with regard to culture, education, health, outdoor adventures, resiliency skills, self-defense, leadership development and arts and crafts. Some examples of weekly activities include pottery, jewelry making, self defense, yoga, swimming, public speaking and community service projects. Program meets from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday after school for seven weeks beginning Jan. 14. The program costs $100.

■ Baby-sitting training/CPR first aid certification

This is an American Red Cross baby-sitting class for kids in sixth through eighth grade. Kids will learn the business of baby-sitting, child development and correct techniques for playing with all ages of children, as well as holding, changing and feeding infants and toddlers. This class also will include child and infant CPR and first aid. The program meets from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday after school for seven weeks starting Jan. 9. The program costs $100. 

■ Archery

The archery program is open to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. Participants will learn competition shooting using Genesis compound bows. The program meets from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday after school for seven weeks beginning March 12 and costs $100.

Tennis Center is hosting junior camps this afternoon

The Tennis Center of Steamboat Springs will be hosting intermediate and advanced junior tennis camps today. The camps run from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The camp is open to all ages of players who have some experience and know how to rally and keep score. The cost is $45 per day. Space is limited. To register, contact coach Bill at 415-533-0340 or CoachBill@10s.com.

Unattended vehicles idling is against Colorado law

As part of the anti-idling education campaign Spare the Air, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council would like to remind drivers that leaving an unattended vehicle idling is illegal under Colorado law. A state law approved in 2011 also limits idling of diesel engine vehicles of more than 14,000 pounds to 5 minutes per hour.

Join the Spare the Air initiative to save money, engine wear and air emissions by limiting unnecessary idling to 30 seconds. According to the Consumer Energy Center, idling is not an effective way to warm up a car engine. On winter days, the best way to warm an engine is to drive after idling no more than 30 seconds.

Learn more at www.yvsc.org/programs/spare-the-air.

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