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By Kathy Harris,

Injured or lost hikers. Trapped climbers. Missing backcountry campers. We hear the news stories all the time. And although we don’t like to think about it, those accidents can happen to any of us who live and play in the mountains. One thing you can do to help protect yourself is to purchase a Colorado search-and-rescue (CORSAR) card. For the cost of the card, you help make sure that trained and well-equipped search-and-rescue teams will respond should you become lost or in need of rescue.

Your purchase of the card is a contribution to the Colorado Search and Rescue Fund, which helps offset expenses that may be incurred if you ever needed a search-and-rescue operation. Many cities, counties and other types of special districts bill victims for expenses related to their rescue. If you have a CORSAR card, the Colorado Search and Rescue Fund will attempt to reimburse eligible expenses to prevent you from having to pay out of pocket.

The card is not insurance, however. The CORSAR website specifically states that “the card is not insurance and does not reimburse individuals nor does it pay for medical transport. Medical transport includes helicopter flights or ground ambulance. If aircraft are used as a search vehicle, those costs are reimbursed by the fund. If the aircraft becomes a medical transport due to a medical emergency, the medical portion of the transport is not covered.”

You can purchase a CORSAR card for just $3 a year, or pay $12 for five years.

NOTE: Anyone with a current hunting/fishing license, or boat, snowmobile or ATV registration is already covered by the fund.

Purchase a Colorado search-and-rescue card online here.


Enrollment for kids' fall skating session II now open

Session II Fall Skating class enrollment is now open.

Classes begin the week of Oct. 26 and include classes for ages 2 1/2 and older. Classes are offered at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and at 10:45 a.m. Thursdays.

To register or for more information, call Stacy at 970-871-7040, email [email protected] or visit

3 trail work sessions begin 9 a.m. Saturday, Sunday

With a beautiful weekend in store, Routt County Riders has planned three trail work sessions, providing ample volunteer opportunities for those who want to get outdoors and get their hands dirty.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, a trail crew will work on Emerald Mountain from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the Blackmere Drive trailhead at 8:45 a.m. for transportation to the work site.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Routt County Riders will lead trail work at the Bear River Bike Park at the end of Lagoon Court. Volunteers can come for the day or just a few hours to help out with pump track drainage, surface and general touchup.

Tools will be provided; volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, backpack, sunscreen, rain gear, cap and water.

RSVP for the Emerald work day by email at [email protected] or by visiting

Volunteers can also simply show up at Bear River Bike Park. Weather permitting, Routt County Riders will lead another trail work day on Emerald Mountain Saturday, Oct. 17. For more information on Routt County Riders visit

BookTrails to hold program on owls, creatures today

BookTrails, a local reading and writing organization, will hold a program today at Bud Werner Memorial Library's Library Hall during the school in-service day. The program is titled “Owls and Other Curious Creatures of the Night” and will explore different nocturnal animals that live in Steamboat Springs and around the world. The program is for kindergarten to fifth-grade students. The cost is $50 for students or $80 for siblings. Pre-registration is required and can be completed at Call 855-426-6587 for more information.

Haven Assisted Living hosts chili dinner at 5 p.m. today

Haven Assisted Living will host a chili dinner fundraiser from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today.

Dinner tickets will be available at the door.

For more information call Hayden Museum curator Laurel Watson at 970-276-4380 or email [email protected]

Coffee with Council about budget at 7:30 a.m. today

Coffee with Council will continue with Councilman Scott Ford from 7:30 to 9 a.m. today in the Crawford Room at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. Topics of discussion this week include budgeting and how priorities are set, as well as the marijuana cultivation ordinance. In addition, Interim City Manager Gary Suiter will attend to meet with participants. Community members are welcome to drop by to discuss any issues of interest to them. No RSVP is necessary. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Steamboat Sneak 5K, Fun Run slated for Saturday

The Steamboat Sneak 5K and Fun Run will be on held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at Steamboat Springs Middle School. The cost to register is $10 for kids and $25 for adults, and all proceeds benefit Strawberry Park and Soda Creek elementary schools. To register visit Email [email protected] for more information.

Local chapter of Questers seeks more members

The Steamboat Springs Questers Chapter is seeking new members. Founded in 1975, Steamboat Questers is a group of women who support historic preservation and appreciate antiques and collectibles. The chapter currently has a membership of 15 and hopes to expand.

Questers is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the study, conservation and preservation of historical objects for the benefit of today and tomorrow. The Steamboat chapter has supported numerous Routt County historic preservation projects through contributions and grants. It has also donated to statewide preservation endeavors and national scholarship funds.

The Steamboat chapter holds morning meetings nine times per year, on the second Tuesday each month. Members pay annual dues of $30. Every two years, each member is required to host a meeting and present an educational program.

For more information, call Christine McKelvie at 970-879-2854.

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