Steamboat briefs: Quarterly oil, gas lease sale is planned for Feb. 9 |

Steamboat briefs: Quarterly oil, gas lease sale is planned for Feb. 9

The next quarterly oil and gas lease sale in Colorado is Feb. 9, according to a Bureau of Land Management news release. Six parcels within the Little Snake Field Office (three in Moffat County and three in Routt County) are being offered as well as two geothermal parcels in Gunnison County. The deadline for submitting protests for the lease sale is 4 p.m. Monday. Protests should be sent to the BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO 80215.

Still time to enter Hayden Tour of Lights on Dec. 22

Judging for the annual Hayden Tour of Lights will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 22. Winners in categories including most religious, most voltage, most creative spirit and most unusual each will be awarded $100. Call 970-276-2199 to be added to the list. Anyone 55 or older who would like to help judge should meet at 5:45 p.m. at the Haven Community Center for a free bus ride. The Tour of Lights contest is sponsored by the Hayden Chamber of Commerce and Yampa Valley Electric Association.

Community Holiday Party is Tuesday at Howelsen

The 34th annual free Community Holiday Party is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Howelsen Hill. The event, which is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs, includes tubing on Howelsen Hill, snow conditions permitting. A limited number of tubes will be available. Attendees may bring their own tubes, but no metal runners or sleds are allowed. There also will be caroling and visits with Santa Claus. Cookies, hot cocoa and apple cider will be served in Olympian Hall. For more information, call Brooke Lightner at 970-879-4300, ext. 355.

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