Steamboat briefs: 1st Hitchens Brothers Night Jump is on Wednesday

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The first Hitchens Brothers Wednesday Night Jump of the season will be held Wednesday. Training and warm-up jumps are from 4 to 4:45 p.m., and registration is from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. followed by pizza, cookies and lemonade in Olympian Hall. Competition starts at 6 p.m., and competitors who are not members of SSWSC must fill out a waiver before jumping. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club at 970-879-0695 or Terin Petersen at 970-846-5429. This event is the first of four for the season.

Assistance maintaining fire hydrants requested

The city of Steamboat Springs’ Fire Prevention Services and Water Department are requesting assistance in maintaining fire hydrants this winter. If residents have a fire hydrant located near their homes, they are asked to keep the hydrant clear of snow so that it can be located in the event it is needed. People also are asked to not plow or blow snow around fire hydrants.

Educational lunch series continues Friday at library

The YVMC Link|Lunch|Learn Educational Lunch series presented by Wells Fargo continues at noon Friday at Bud Werner Memorial Library Hall with a presentation on wellness programs for businesses and how to meet Affordable Care Act requirements in 2014. The event is free, and lunch is included. To make a reservation, visit www.steamboatchamber.com/LLL.

Defensive driving course is offered Thursday evening

An Alive at 25 defensive driving course will be offered from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Steamboat Springs High School. This class is required for all students who wish to park a vehicle on the high school campus and all new drivers who want to apply for a learners permit at age 15 and a half. The cost of the class is $39, with Grand Futures and Shell Oil providing grants for any students who might need help paying the tuition.

Students should contact instructor Dennis Hensen at 970-871-3685 to apply for the tuition grants or register online at www.coloradosafedriver.com.

Ali Diehl earns dean’s list recognition at George Fox

Ali Diehl, of Steamboat Springs, earned dean’s list recognition at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., for the fall 2013 semester. Diehl, a sophomore majoring in psychology and Spanish, earned the distinction by maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or better for at least one term.

Blog writing seminar will be held Saturday at CMC

The seminar “Writing Blogs” will be presented by author and journalist Edith Lynn Hornik-Beer from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Bristol Hall, Room 221, at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus. Hornik-Beer will emphasize how to entice browsers to read a blog, and participants will discuss how blog writing differs from article writing as well as ideas for marketing blogs. The cost of the seminar is $40. For information or to enroll, call 970-870-4444.

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