Steamboat briefs: Alive at 25 driving class open to public, students |

Steamboat briefs: Alive at 25 driving class open to public, students

Steamboat Springs High School students who want to park a vehicle on campus or apply for open campus privileges in the 2011-12 school year are required to take a 4.5-hour Alive at 25 defensive driving course. The class also is open to the public. The course meets the requirements of Colorado's graduated license law for new drivers who want to apply for a learner's permit at age 15 1/2. Some insurance companies offer reduced rates to students who have completed the course. A class is at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the high school. For more information, visit or, or call 720-629-4046.

First Impressions raises money for child care help

First Impressions of Routt County is holding a Child Care Tuition Assistance Fundraiser. The group has two tickets for each Strings Music Festival event. Suggested donation is the face value of the ticket. Contact Stephanie at 970-870-5270 or for details or visit

Steamboat Art Museum shop seeks local pieces

The Steamboat Art Museum gift shop is seeking work by local artists and craftspeople. The shop sells artist work on a consignment basis. Proceeds help support the museum. Unframed paintings, prints, drawings or photography as well as hand-crafted works such as jewelry, pottery, textiles and high-quality craft items are welcome.

Interested artists can bring their work in for consideration. Call 970-870-1755 or email

Recycling is available at Howelsen, Safeway

The Green Machine mobile recycling unit will be available at Howelsen Hill every day throughout the summer. A second unit will be in the Safeway parking lot on weekends. The Paper Machine unit for newspaper only also is at Safeway.

Integrated Community group seeking volunteers

Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program on Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers must speak Spanish, enjoy helping the immigrant community, and be respectful and mature. Training is provided. Call Sheila at 970-620-1513.

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VNA offering meningitis vaccinations for students

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend meningococcal vaccine for youths ages 11 to 18 years as well as those ages 19 to 21 who will be attending college. College students younger than 22 who received a meningococcal vaccine before age 16 years should receive a booster. For more information or to schedule an appointment for vaccination, call Northwest Colorado Visiting Association at 970-879-1632 or 970-824-8233.

Symphony looking for coordinator, volunteers

The nonprofit Steamboat Symphony Orchestra is looking for special events volunteers as well as a volunteer to help with its education program this fall. The volunteer position includes enrolling students, coordinating marketing activities, participating in rehearsals, organizing two annual concerts, including overseeing volunteers. The time commitment is one to four hours a week. The special events committee needs volunteers to help plan the annual Symphony Soiree fundraiser, among other tasks. Call Lou Mathews at 970-870-3223 or

Horizons seeks volunteers to be mentors for clients

Horizons is seeking caring, committed individuals to serve as one-on-one mentors to developmentally disabled clients. For more information, call volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 970-879-4466, ext. 111. 

Telemark association seeks volunteers to help board

The Board of Directors of the United States Telemark Ski Association is announcing several volunteer opportunities to help the nonprofit organization promote the sport of Telemark through educational clinics and sanctioned racing competitions. USTSA is seeking volunteers to assist the Board of Directors in the areas of: development, outreach, fundraising, public relations, administration and event planning. No Telemark racing experience is required for interested applicants.

For more information and a complete description of the volunteer positions needed, visit or contact

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