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Steamboat briefs: CMC to host sustainability program Wednesday night

Colorado Mountain College will host a free program about sustainability at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the CMC auditorium. Lee Ball Jr., who holds a doctorate in sustainability education, will lead the discussion about college and community partnerships and integrating the arts into sustainability.

Ball has spent the past 10 years teaching sustainable building design in Appalachian State University's building science program, according to a news release. He is a founding member of that college's Living Green residential learning community and sustainability council and has served as president of the Elkland Art Center, a nonprofit community-based experiential art and sustainability education organization, according to the release.

For more information, call Tina Evans at 970-870-4517.

Regional delegates chosen for Sportsmen's Roundtable

Northwest Colorado delegates for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Sportsmen's Roundtable were selected Wednesday at a caucus in Grand Junction. The two top vote-getters were Grand Junction residents Kenny Marcella and Jim Spehar. Brandon Siegfried will serve as the alternate, according to a news release.

The delegates will represent the region during biannual meetings. Northwest region sportsmen are encouraged to contact their delegates with issues they would like to have addressed at the Sportsmen's Roundtable.

Contact Marcella at 970-523-1479 or, and Spehar at 970-260-0484 or

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For more information about the Sportsmen's Roundtable, contact Dave Chadwick at or 303-291-7174 or visit

Residents' opinions about locally grown food sought

The Routt County CSU Extension office is seeking residents' opinions about the importance of locally grown foods as part of a survey at The results of the survey will be used to improve the dialogue surrounding this issue and guide improvements in the process. For questions about the survey, call Extension Director Karen Massey at 970-879-0825.

Steamboat's Kiwanis club in search of new members

Steamboat Springs' Kiwanis club is looking for new members who would be interested in providing service to the community as well as attending weekly meetings on Tuesdays at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Annual dues are $125. Kiwanis was chartered in 1948 and is Steamboat's oldest service club. For more information, call Bud at 970-879-0064 or Johanna at 970-879-0211.

Steamboat Art Museum in need of winter volunteers

The Steamboat Art Museum is in need for volunteers through the winter. An art background is not required. Those who are interested are asked to call Dottie Zabel or Dancy St. John at 970-870-1755.

Registration for 2013 Wild West Relay event now open

Registration recently opened for the 10th Wild West Relay, an annual event that sends teams of runners from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs. The event is set for Aug. 2 and 3. The race has two categories of teams — those with four to six runners and those with seven to 12 runners.

The 200-mile race is self-supported. The cost to register rises throughout 2013. Registration for a 12-person team currently costs $1,175, and a six-person team costs $680. A final option, for groups with one to three runners, costs $145 per person. High school teams, meanwhile, can register for $330. The deadline for early registration is Thursday.

Visit to register or for more information.

Routt County office offers driving tips for the winter

Winter driving tips from the Routt County Office of Emergency Management:

■ Get where you need to go before the weather gets bad.

■ Check your tires. Fit your car with snow tires or carry chains.

■ Four-wheel drive can't overcome ice and insufficient stopping distance. Drive slowly and leave space between the car in front of you.

■ If you have an accident, move your vehicle to a safe spot if you are able to and call 911. If the vehicle must remain in the road, turn on your hazards, stay in your car and use a cone to warn traffic.

■ Carry an emergency kit in your car with blankets, a flashlight, a first aid kit, nonperishable snacks, water, extra clothing, sand and a shovel.

Call the Routt County Office of Emergency Management at 970-870-5551 or the Routt County Sheriff's Office at 970-879-1090 with any questions.

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