Steamboat briefs: AARP Driver Safety Program is free to veterans |

Steamboat briefs: AARP Driver Safety Program is free to veterans

Pilot & Today staff

— The AARP Driver Safety Program being taught Tuesday and Wednesday in Steamboat Springs will be free to veterans and their spouses.

An AARP news release stated that the nationwide promotion is meant to recognize and thank veterans for their service.

The class will be taught from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Steamboat Springs Community Center's American Legion Room. The classes will be sponsored by American Legion Post No. 44.

Jane Romberg, who teaches the courses with her husband, Bud, said some drivers who complete the course will be eligible to receive a discount on their car insurance rates for three years, depending on their provider.

Veterans and their spouses who want to take the courses for free must present a form of military identification at the class. Nonveterans also can attend the course that costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. The course is open to all age groups, but insurance discounts are not offered to anyone younger than 50, Jane Romberg said. For more information or to register, call 970-879-0064.

Feldmann Nagel law firm names first female partner

Teddi Ann Barry has been named a partner in Steamboat Springs-based law firm Feldmann Nagel LLC. Barry has managed the firm's Avon/Vail office since joining Feldmann Nagel in February 2009 and also leads its statewide family law practice.

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"Our firm has achieved its greatest milestone in naming our first female partner, Teddi Ann Barry," Dave Nagel said in a news release. "We are proud to call her a partner. Through challenging times and adversity, she has shown what relentlessness is all about."

Feldmann Nagel LLC has offices in Steamboat Springs, Avon/Vail, Denver and Austin, Texas.

5th Holiday Tree Festival is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday

The fifth annual Holiday Tree Festival is at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The auction begins at 1:30 p.m. and features decorated wreaths, trees and centerpieces created by local youth clubs and service organizations.

Proceeds will go to the organization that decorated the item. Last year, the fundraiser netted about $4,500.

Those who want to bid on an item but are unable to attend should contact the Friends of the Christmas Tree Festival group to submit an absentee bid. For more information, call Lori Laird at 970-846-0782 or Laurie Hallenbeck at 970-276-4152.

Steamboat Art Museum seeks gift shop volunteers

The gift shop at the Steamboat Art Museum is seeking volunteers to help with sales, clerical work and other duties. Volunteers typically work two-, three- or four-hour shifts once per week. Training will be provided. For more information, email Sheila at or call 970-819-4239.

Integrated Community is seeking tutor volunteers

¿Quiere practicar su español? Integrated Community seeks English instructors for its in-home tutoring program. Interpersonal skills and reliability required. Students and retirees are welcome. Call Sheila at 970-620-1513 for more information.

Nonprofit organization is seeking board members

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition — a nonprofit organization that works to reduce substance abuse throughout Routt, Moffat and Grand counties, with particular emphasis on youths in grades six through 12 — is seeking interested community members to serve on its county and tri-county coalition boards. Send emails of interest to No phone calls, please. For more information, visit

Horizons is offering free screenings for children

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.

LiveWell program to help families improve habits

LiveWell Northwest Colorado is helping families be healthy by working to improve eating habits and to be more physically active through the "Let's Go! 5-2-1-0" program. The program sets the goal each day of eating five or more fruits and vegetables, watching two or fewer hours of TV, getting an hour or more of physical activity and drinking zero sugary drinks. For more information about the program, visit or call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110.

Steamboat preschool is seeking board members

The Laurel Street School and Family Center, Steamboat's oldest preschool, is seeking two new board members from the community. Meetings take place once per month during lunch. Information about the school is at For more information, email Kim at

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