Briefs for March 27 |

Briefs for March 27

Transportation hearing planned

The Colorado Transportation Commission will have a public hearing to present information and receive public comments about the proposed 2007 to 2012 statewide transportation improvement program.

The meeting is from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. April 19 at Colorado Department of Transportation headquarters auditorium, 4201 E. Arkansas Ave. in Denver.

Copies of the proposal will be available April 3 at CDOT headquarters and region offices, the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, county clerk offices, Transportation Planning Region and Metropolitan Planning Organization Offices, State Depository Libraries and the CDOT Web site:

Those who would like to submit written comments or who would like to speak at the April 19 hearing should submit comments or RSVP by April 17.

The transportation commission plans to adopt the proposed program May 18. Written comments also will be accepted through May 12.

For information, call Jamie Collins at (303) 757-9814 or e-mail

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Driver’s ed class starts Wednesday

Moffat County High School will offer a driver’s education class beginning Wednesday.

To be eligible for the class, students must be at least 15 years old by May 31. The course will cost $150.

The class, which begins at 6 p.m., will meet in Room 310 at the high school.

To register, call the high school at 824-7036 or attend the first class Wednesday evening.

Local distributors give winter health tips

Larry and Sharon Pletcher, of Craig, distributors of Shaklee products, said U.S. ski and snowboard athletes used Shaklee products to maintain their immune system while competing at the recent Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

The Pletchers recommends some tips for staying fit in the winter months:

Stay hydrated;

Supplement your diet with vitamins and nutrients;

Eat and drink warm foods and beverages; and

Keep a regular exercise routine.

Steamboat job fair offers resort openings

The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation will have its annual summer job fair from 4 to 7 p.m. today in the Priest Creek Ballroom at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.

Managers from the ski resort and resort hotel will conduct interviews with interested applicants. Applicants are encouraged to bring a resume and/or work experience details, and will be asked to complete an application.

Anticipated job openings include jobs in food and beverage, kid adventure camp, lift operations, housekeeping, summer activities and culinary jobs. Job openings can be found at

Time of tax refund depends on filing

Taxpayers who have filed their income taxes by the April 17 filing deadline will inevitably be wondering when their refund is coming.

Colorado Department of Revenue officials said it all depends on how tax returns are filed.

If filed electronically, and if taxpayers requested the refund be directly deposited into their bank accounts, refunds should be received in seven to 14 business days. If not, a paper refund should arrive in three weeks to one month.

Taxpayers may inquire about the status of their refund by using a Department of Revenue telephone services, (303) 238-3278, or by checking online at

To access account information, taxpayers must provide a Social Security number along with one of the following: a personal identification number, current or prior year refund amount, an estimated payment amount or the last five digits of a billing number from the department.

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