Steamboat briefs: Unattended vehicles idling against law in Colorado |

Steamboat briefs: Unattended vehicles idling against law in Colorado

As part of the anti-idling education campaign Spare the Air, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council would like to remind drivers that leaving an unattended vehicle idling is illegal under Colorado law. A state law approved in 2011 also limits idling of diesel engine vehicles of more than 14,000 pounds to 5 minutes per hour.

Join the Spare the Air initiative to save money, engine wear and air emissions by limiting unnecessary idling to 30 seconds. According to the Consumer Energy Center, idling is not an effective way to warm up a car engine. On winter days, the best way to warm an engine is to drive after idling no more than 30 seconds.

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Steamboat National Honor Society holds fundraiser

The Steamboat Springs High School National Honor Society is hosting a Pasta for Patients fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the high school commons. The community dinner is by donation, and proceeds benefit the Pennies for Patients program of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A speaker from the LLS will make a presentation about leukemia and lymphoma at the event. For more information, contact Halle Bramer at 970-819-3506 or

City hosts presentation to review stormwater plan

The city of Steamboat Springs Public Works Department hosts an open house presentation to review the draft stormwater master plan from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. Representatives from the city and consultant Short Elliot Hendrickson will provide a presentation on the plan findings and be available to answer questions.

Visit to read the plan and make a public comment. Comments are due Feb. 12 and can be emailed to city engineer Ben Beall at, dropped off at City Hall at 137 10th St. or mailed to Ben Beall, City of Steamboat Springs, P.O. Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

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7th Moonshine Ski & Dine fundraiser set for Feb. 23

The seventh annual Moonshine Ski & Dine fundraiser is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Catamount Lake House. Tickets are $50 and include drinks, appetizers, chili and desserts. There also will be a silent auction. The event benefits the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. For reservations or more information, contact Laura Karch at 970-879-2135 or

Nonprofit requests taken for city's used computers

The city of Steamboat Springs is accepting requests from area nonprofits for used computer equipment. The city plans to donate about 19 desktop computers (most are 2007 385 minitower workstations). Software, monitor, keyboard and mouse are not included. Submit requests to Shelly St. Pierre, City of Steamboat Springs, P.O. Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 or by 2 p.m. Feb. 7.

Website offers free carpool matching service in area

Residents of Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties have access to a free, online carpool matching service sponsored by Yampa Valley Data Partners, according to a news release.

Organizers hope the website,, will be a resource to help Northwest Colorado residents save on transportation costs. The project was created as part of the Northwest Colorado Energy Education Plan, which was funded by a grant from the Colorado Energy Office.

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