Steamboat briefs: Sprinklers put out fire on Ski Trail Lane |

Steamboat briefs: Sprinklers put out fire on Ski Trail Lane

— Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue responded to a smoke alarm at 10:50 p.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of Ski Trail Lane. The alarm turned out to have resulted from a fire that started when oily rags spontaneously combusted in a stairwell, Fire Chief Ron Lindroth said. The house was unoccupied, and no one was injured.

The house's sprinkler system was triggered and put out the fire. There was minor damage, according to Fire Rescue's report, and there was some water damage to the floor because of the sprinklers. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers also responded, Lindroth said.

YVMC ad campaign wins state Gold Leaf Awards

Yampa Valley Medical Center's advertising campaign Extra­ordinary People … Person­alized Care was named the 2010 Hospital Project of the Year at the Colorado Healthcare Com­municators Gold Leaf Awards dinner Oct. 21, according to a news release. The ad series also topped the print advertising campaign category, receiving a Gold Leaf Award. YVMC's 2010 Annual Report, Living Our Mission, earned a Bronze Leaf Award.

"It's an honor for our Extra­ordinary People ad campaign to be recognized among our peers in health care marketing and public relations," YVMC CEO Karl Gills said in the release.

The Extraordinary People … Personalized Care ad campaign appears Tuesdays in the Steamboat Today and Wednesdays or Saturdays in the Craig Daily Press. The ad series is designed by Steamboat Design Associates, featuring the work of Steamboat Springs photographer Hilary Spillane and content by YVMC spokeswoman Christine McKelvie.

How to develop home yoga practice workshop is today

A workshop about developing a home yoga practice is from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Yoga Cen­­ter of Steamboat, 701 Yampa St. The cost is $25, and the workshop will provide participants with resources to start or continue their awareness practice.

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Content will include Hatha sequencing, Kundalini resources, blending other awareness practices, building a resource notebook and suggestions for continuing your practice through challenges. Bring a journal/paper and reading glasses if you need them. Call Alli at 970-227-7297, e-mail or visit or

STARS winter volunteer orientation set for Nov. 16

Steamboat Adaptive Recrea­tional Sports is seeking volunteers for its winter ski program. Volunteers ski with children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. STARS volunteers help with programs such as the Horizons Ski Program, The Wounded Warriors All Moun­­tain Challenge, The STARS of Tomorrow Kids Ski Camp, as well as new programs for kids with autism and one designed for physically challenged athletes. STARS also provides assistance for the Trailbusters inclusion program, SSWSC and other adaptive clients vacationing in Steam­boat.

New and returning volunteers are invited to orientation, from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at The Steamboat Grand to learn about the STARS program and changes for this year. Volunteers will be able to sign up for training clinics and complete paperwork at the orientation. For more information, call the STARS winter office at 970-871-5371 or e-mail

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