Steamboat briefs: Additional bus service is scheduled for New Year’s Eve
December 28, 2012
Steamboat Springs Transit is operating additional bus service on New Year's Eve. In addition to the regularly scheduled service, buses will leave Stock Bridge Transit Center every 30 minutes from 2:30 to 5:30 a.m. Regular daily service will resume New Year's Day at 5:50 am. For more information, call 970-879-3717.
Stagecoach hosts guided snowshoe hike Tuesday
Stagecoach State Park hosts a guided snowshoe hike with a Yampatika naturalist at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The program is part of the statewide First Day Hikes initiative sponsored by the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife. Participants should meet at the Keystone Day-Use Area for the moderate 2-mile hike along the overlook trail and bring snowshoes (a limited number will be available for rent). The hike is not recommended for children younger than 6, but leashed pets are allowed. The event is free with a parks pass.
Fund created to help with firefighter's medical bills
As a result of being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a form of inflammatory bowel disease, former Steamboat Springs resident Barrett Fisher has had to put his firefighting career on hold, according to a news release. Fisher worked as a firefighter for the Platte Valley Fire Protection District through October, when his condition left him unable to work. Those who would like to assist with Fisher's medical bills and living expenses can donate to the Barrett Fisher Medical Fund at Yampa Valley Bank.
Grand Futures reminds that drinking, driving don't mix
Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is joining with law enforcement organizations across the country in December to remind people that drinking and driving do not mix. Grand Futures is offering free fliers about impaired driving prevention that employers can post at their places of work. Also available for free download is the R-U-Buzzed blood alcohol calculator app for iPhone and Android. Download either at http://www.grandfutures.org.
Program collects food, helps youths pay off library fines
During December, youths ages 17 and younger can pay off their book fines by participating in Bud Werner Memorial Library's annual Food for Fines Program. For every can or box of food brought to the Kids' Desk, the library will waive $1 of overdue fines.
The following items will count toward $2 in waived fines: canned tuna or chicken, peanut butter, pasta sauce and healthy cereal (no high-fructose corn syrup). All food will be donated to the LIFT-UP Food Bank. Visit http://www.steamboatlibrary.org for more information.
Library's holiday stocking drawing for teens is Jan. 7
The Sock it to Me holiday stocking drawing for teens in sixth grade and older is ongoing through December at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Win a fantasy- or drama-themed stocking full of books, movies and more. Teens will receive a ticket for the drawing each time they check something out. The drawing will be Jan. 7.
Oak Creek bank collects food items for LIFT-UP
First National Bank of the Rockies in Oak Creek has teamed up with LIFT-UP Food Bank to collect nonperishable food items throughout December. Drop off donations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 319 E. Main St.