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Steamboat briefs: Responsible Alcohol Service Training to be held Monday afternoon

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is hosting its Responsible Alcohol Service Training at the Steamboat Springs Community Center from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

This class is an accepted certification for alcohol responsibility training for servers, distributors and sellers of alcoholic beverages in Colorado. Grand Futures is a nonprofit organization, and fees collected from this class go directly to our programs and activities that promote healthy lifestyles for youths. The cost of the class is $35.

Registration is required by calling Kate at 970-879-6188.

Fair Advisory Board letters of interest due Monday

The Routt County Fair Advisory Board has two openings, one from Routt County Road District 1 (Steamboat and North Routt) and one at-large position.

The board is made up of nine volunteers. The responsibilities of the board include: overseeing the planning, preparation and production of the annual Routt County Fair; making recommendations to the Routt County Board of Commissioners regarding the annual fair operating budget, capital improvements and the prioritization of improvements at the fairgrounds; and updates to the fairgrounds master plan.

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The board meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at alternating locations throughout the county (Hayden, Oak Creek, Steamboat).

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest to the Routt County Fair Advisory Board, P.O. Box 1000, Hayden, CO 81639; by email to jdelay@co.routt.co.us; or by fax at 970-276-1023.

Letters must be received no later than noon Monday. Applicants must be residents of Routt County. Call 970-276-3068 or email jdelay@co.routt.co.us with questions.

Coffee and a Newspaper talk to be held Wednesday

The Steamboat Pilot & Today will be hosting its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday.

New Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association CEO Jim Clark and new Chamber President Randy Rudasics will be speaking about the Chamber and its goals for the new year.

The event is held at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza, and coffee and pastries will be provided. Members of the newspaper staff — including Publisher Suzanne Schlicht and Editor Lisa Schlichtman — also will be on hand to answer questions.

Heritage Christian School hosts drive-thru nativity

Heritage Christian School will host Christmas Alive, its annual drive-thru nativity scene, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Participants will be able to enjoy the nativity scene for free while listening to the Christmas Story CD from the comfort of their car. There also will be complimentary hot cider.

The Hayden Public Library announces holiday closure

The Hayden Public Library will close at 2 p.m. Dec. 24, remain closed on Christmas Day and reopen Dec. 26. The library also will close at 2 p.m. Dec. 31, remain closed on New Year's Day and reopen Jan. 2.

CDOT reminds residents to celebrate responsibly

The Colorado Department of Transportation on Friday sent out a news release to remind residents to celebrate responsibly this holiday season.

CDOT once again is teaming with the Colorado State Patrol and nearly 100 law enforcement agencies across the state for extra enforcement from now through Dec. 15. Surrounding these holiday parties is part of CDOT's ongoing The Heat Is On impaired driving prevention campaign.

"It's the most wonderful time of the year because people are in good spirits and it's a time to celebrate all of our successes in 2014," said Amy Ford, CDOT communications director. "We encourage good times and celebration but want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season, so we urge partygoers to not drive impaired."

There were 345 arrests made during Thanksgiving weekend this year. There were two alcohol-related fatalities during the period. In 2013, there were 19 fatalities on Colorado roadways during the holiday season, 11 of which were alcohol-related, and more than 1,500 Coloradans arrested for a DUI from Thanksgiving to New Year's.

The Heat Is On campaign runs throughout the year with 12 specific DUI enforcement periods centered on national holidays and large public events. More details about the campaign, including DUI enforcement plans, arrest totals and safety tips, can be found at http://www.heatisoncolorado.com.