Steamboat briefs: National Weather Service offers flood, fire safety tips
March 23, 2013
As part of Colorado's Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness week, which ends today, the National Weather Service would like to offer readers the following flood and fire safety tips:
■ When a flash flood warning is issued for your area, you need to quickly move to higher ground out of drainages or other low spots.
■ Nearly half of all flash flood fatalities occur in vehicles. Do not drive through a flooded roadway. One to two feet of water will carry away most vehicles. More flood safety information can be found at http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov.
■ Areas burned by wildfires are highly susceptible to flash floods, especially within the first two or three years after the fire.
■ Homeowners are encouraged to create a defensible space around their homes and other structures. Tips can be found at http://www.csfs.colostate.edu/pages/defensible-space.html.
■ People are encouraged to reduce wildfire risks in their communities May 4 as part of the Colorado Wildfire Preparedness Day of Service. Find ideas about how to help at http://www.firewise.org/dayofservice.
Vintage ski outfit fashion show is April 6 at ski area
A vintage ski outfit fashion show is at 3:30 p.m. April 6 in Gondola Square. Those who are interested in participating in the show by wearing ski outfits from the 1990s or earlier should register by March 31 at http://www.steamboat.com/fashion. Registration is free, and participants will receive a SmartWool hat and will be eligible to win other prizes, including 50th anniversary Steamboat skis.
Beginner tennis camps for juniors to be offered in May
Beginner tennis camps for juniors will be offered May 18 and 19 at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. Classes for children ages 6 to 10 are from noon to 1 p.m., and classes for youths ages 11 to 18 are from 1 to 2 p.m. Register by calling 970-879-8400.
Commissioners to host celebratory party April 5
The Routt County Board of Commissioners will hosting a party from 5 to 7 p.m. April 5 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center to celebrate the retirements of former Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak and Treasurer Jeanne Whiddon as well as to congratulate former Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush on winning the Colorado House District 26 seat. For more information, call Helena Silva at 970-879-0108.