Steamboat briefs: Pilot & Today office will close at noon Tuesday |

Steamboat briefs: Pilot & Today office will close at noon Tuesday

The Steamboat Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza will close at noon today and will be closed all day Christmas.

Hayden's roving Christmas tree set to return today

Hayden's roving Christmas tree is scheduled to return today, according to Cindy Wright, the granddaughter of the late Walt Webber who began the tradition 75 years ago. This year, Wright said a Webber's Roving Christmas Tree page has been established on Facebook, and anyone who "likes" the page, can follow the tree's procession through Hayden tonight. Those who would like for Santa to pay a visit to their home are encouraged to leave their porch lights on and watch for the traveling tree. For more information, call Wright at 970-276-4446.

Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed for holidays

The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed today, Wednesday and Jan. 1. The museum's regular hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Parks and Wildlife offering grants to nonprofits, groups

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering Partners in Outdoors Grants to nonprofits, public shooting ranges, and local city and county governments that participate in hunting and angling outreach and education, according to a news release.

Applications for the grants, which range from $10,000 to $25,000, are due Dec. 31. For more information and to download a grant application, go to

Take steps to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Atmos Energy is reminding customers to take steps to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas and prolonged exposure can be fatal. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, sleepiness, weakness, vomiting, dizziness and tightness in the chest. If you or your family members experience these symptoms, call 911, stop using the suspected gas appliance until it has been inspected, and call Atmos Energy at 1-866-322-8667.

To help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:

■ Install carbon monoxide detectors on all floors where bedrooms are located.

■ Do not idle a car in an attached garage.

■ Make sure chimneys and flues are clean and unobstructed and that appliances and portable heaters have proper ventilation systems.

■ Remove clutter from around gas furnaces and water heaters, and change furnace filters regularly.

■ Do not use natural gas ovens as a heating source.

■ Do not use charcoal indoors.

VNA offers birth control, STD screenings, pap tests

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Community Health Center is offering low-cost birth control, STD screenings (for men and women), pap smears, breast exams and general women's health care based on income. All income levels are welcome. Make an appointment in Steamboat Springs by calling 970-879-1632 or in Craig by calling 970-824-8233.

Tread of Pioneers Museum is looking for volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum needs front desk volunteers to work three-hour shifts. Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones, collecting admissions and gift shop sales. The museum also needs help with upcoming special events and is seeking school tour guides. Contact the museum's volunteer coordinator at 970-879-2214 or for more information.

VNA offers options to aid with smoking cessation

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association reminds young adult smokers that a free text message program is available to help them quit tobacco.

SmokefreeTXT is a free mobile service providing encouragement and tips to help young smokers quit for good. Quitting tobacco usually takes multiple attempts, but studies show support, including text message programs, can significantly improve a person's chance for success

To sign up, text QUIT to IQUIT (47848) or go to The service is available in English and Spanish.

Horizons provides 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.

LIFT-UP of Routt County seeks thrift store volunteers

LIFT-UP of Routt County is in need of volunteers to work in the thrift store and donation center at 2125 Curve Court in Steamboat Springs. Volunteers must be able to lift 25 pounds, and duties include sorting and pricing donated items, stocking shelves and straightening up display areas. Shifts are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

The LIFT-UP Food Bank also is seeking volunteers to work as desk clerks. Volunteers must have computer and interpersonal skills and must be able to honor client confidentiality. Shifts are available between 1 and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

For a volunteer application or more information, contact office manager Vicky Ho at or 970-870-0727.

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