REPS offers suicide intervention training
Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is scheduled to host intervention training sessions Jan. 5 and 6 at Concordia Lutheran Church in the Steamboat Springs area.
The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is designed to "give participants knowledge and skills that will help them know how to intervene when they fear someone might be at risk for suicide and/or suffering from depression," according to a REPS news release.
Participants will learn to:
• Link people with community resources.
• Apply a model for intervention.
• Reach out and offer support.
• Recognize opportunities to help.
• Recognize the warning signs of depression and/or suicide.
The workshop is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and 6. Snacks and lunch are provided.
There is no cost, though donations are welcome.
For more information, call Lisa Foley, REPS suicide prevention coordinator, at 879-2141.
Powerball ticket sold in Highlands Ranch
DENVER - One lucky player is holding a Powerball ticket worth $1 million after matching five numbers in Saturday's drawing and choosing the Power Play option.
The winning ticket was sold at Circle K, 3988 Red Cedar Drive, Highlands Ranch. The store will receive a $3,000 bonus for selling the lucky ticket.
Players who match five numbers in the Powerball drawing usually win a $200,000 prize, but selecting the Power Play option (which costs an extra $1) provides the opportunity to multiply potential winnings by whatever number the Power Play wheels lands on. In Saturday night's drawing, the wheel landed on 5, which increased the $200,000 prize to $1 million.
"This million dollar prize shows that choosing Power Play can really pay off," Colorado Lottery Director Jack Boehm said. "It's such a great investment for an extra $1."
Saturday's drawing also proved lucky for one Littleton player, who also matched five of six numbers and won $200,000.
That winning ticket was sold at Diamond Shamrock, 4797 Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton. That store will receive a $2,000 bonus for selling that special ticket. The winning numbers for Saturday's drawing were: 12, 15, 26, 31, 43 and the Powerball was 10.
Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery's games - Powerball, Lotto, Cash 5 and Scratch - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state.
Celebrating its 25th year, the Lottery has returned $2 billion to the state since its creation. Through Great Outdoors Colorado, the Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks, the Lottery has provided funding for new trails, precious open space and wildlife protection.
Post Office asks to clear path to mailboxes
With the arrival of snow, ice and difficult weather conditions, the Craig Post Office is asking postal customers to always clear a safe, accessible path to mailboxes.
Post Office requests include:
• Make sure the mailbox is visible and free of snow and ice.
• Make sure mailboxes are safely accessible for letter carriers.
• Clear the mailbox area of snow, sleet, slush, ice and debris.
If mailboxes are blocked off and conditions are too difficult, letter carriers must consider safety and accessibility first, and they are instructed not to deliver to mailboxes and locations considered too difficult or unsafe to access.
For more information, call the Craig Post Office at 824-8506.
Wildlife photographs on display at museum
The Tracks and Trails Museum, 129 E. Main Street in Oak Creek, is featuring Daniel Ellertson's wildlife photographs on display on the Artist's Wall. Call 736-8245.
Free nicotine quit kits
available to pick up
Free nicotine patches or gum are available by calling the Colorado Quitline at 800-QUIT NOW (784-8669). Pick up your free quit kits, with no patches or gum included, at the Craig VNA office at 745 Russell St. or Steamboat VNA office at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101.
A free Avalanche Training class is Saturday at Freeman.
For more information, call Ralph Stewart at 824-5353 or 824-4198.