Steamboat briefs: Lifeguard training course starts Saturday at Old Town Hot Springs |

Steamboat briefs: Lifeguard training course starts Saturday at Old Town Hot Springs

Pilot & Today staff

Old Town Hot Springs is offering a lifeguard training course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Nov. 12 to 13. Attendance is required for all four days. Participants must be 15 or older and must pass a pre-test. The cost is $150, and the class does not guarantee job placement at Old Town Hot Springs. Sign up at the hot springs' front desk. For more information, call Sam Huff at 970-879-1828, ext. 311.

Strawberry Park book fair to be held Saturday through Thursday

Strawberry Park Elementary School hosts a book fair from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday in the school library. The book fair has specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult best-sellers and other great reads from more than 100 publishers. Call Mrs. Holland at 970-871-3490 for more information.

Veterans Day events held in Steamboat next week

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, American Legion Post No. 44, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4264 and their auxiliaries will participate in the following activities:

■ Tuesday

9 to 10 a.m. Veterans program at Strawberry Park Elementary School.

■ Wednesday

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1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Veterans program at Soda Creek Elementary School.

9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Veterans program at Christian Heritage School.

■ Friday

6:30 to 9 a.m. Veterans Day breakfast at VFW Post No. 4264. Breakfast is free to all veterans.

11 a.m. Visit with veterans at Doak Walker Care Center.

7 to 11 p.m. USO dance at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The cost is $35 per couple.

Veterans still are needed to participate in the Strawberry Park and Soda Creek programs. Those who are interested should call Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936.

Tobacco cessation success stories wanted for sharing

The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 17. To help others win the battle against tobacco, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is asking former tobacco users to send cessation success stories to share them with others. Stories should include information about which cessation method worked best for you, how many times you attempted to quit before you succeeded, how old you were when you first started using tobacco and how long you've been tobacco-free. Submit stories by Nov. 14 to, at the VNA office or by mail to Northwest Colorado VNA, Attention: Vicki Barron, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. For more information, call Vicki Barron at 970-875-1883. 

Santa Clauses needed for Steamboat holiday events

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs is looking for residents interested in being Santa Claus for several events between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Santas must be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday afternoons. There also will be an appearance from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 for the Light Up the Night event on the Routt County Courthouse lawn. Santas also must be good with children. Having your own Santa suit is preferable but not necessary. Monetary compensation is provided. For more information and an application, contact Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800 or

Learn about leadership at Success Steps Luncheon

A Success Steps Luncheon for local businesspeople is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Steamboat Smokehouse. The seminar is titled "Leadership — It all starts with you!" The program, led by former Northwestern Mutual Vice President and managing partner Tom Richards, is designed to help participants identify their own leadership styles. The cost is $15, which includes a buffet lunch.

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