Steamboat briefs: Hot springs to host Triathlon Club |

Steamboat briefs: Hot springs to host Triathlon Club

— The Old Town Hot Springs is hosting a new Triathlon Club in Steamboat, according to a news release. Training is May 2 through Aug. 28. The group is coached by triathlete Amy Charity, an Ironman competitor and defending champion of the Steamboat Triathlon and Cat 4 Steamboat Stage Race. Athletes will have coached sessions as well as individual workout schedules, according to the release.

Competitions include Bald Eagle Lake open swims June 20 and July 11 (registration is included), Steamboat Sprint Triathlon on July 24 and the Olympic-length Steamboat Triathlon on Aug. 28. The cost for members is $400 for the first person in the family and $325 for the second person. Nonmembers are $600 for the first person in the family and $525 for the second person.

Details are available in the Old Town Hot Springs Aquatics office. The training club is available for athletes 15 and older.

Veterans services being offered through VA office

Veterans can find out which services and benefits they are eligible for through the Routt County Veterans Affairs Office. The office is at 425 Anglers Drive, in Sundance at Fish Creek shopping center. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon Mondays through Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Email or call 970-879-5489.

Tread of Pioneers Museum is looking for volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum is seeking volunteers. The Steamboat Springs museum needs front desk volunteers to work three-hour shifts. Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones, and collecting admissions and gift shop sales. Friday and Saturday afternoon shifts are especially needed. The museum also needs help with upcoming special events and is seeking school tour guides. Call Katy Taylor at 970-879-2214 or email for more information.

City Council meetings will be broadcast live on TV6

TV6 on Comcast provides live video and audio of every Steamboat Springs City Council meeting. The Tuesday meetings are rebroadcast on TV6 at 5 p.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. Saturdays. Call Mike Schmidt at 970-871-8220 with questions.

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Local groups reach out to returning service members

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 in Steamboat Springs and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW Post is looking for female war veterans. The American Legion also is looking for new members. For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or the Routt County veterans service officer, Michael T. Condie, at 970-879-5489.

Aging Well calendars are available for $5 donation

Aging Well calendar journals, featuring color photos of 60 active older adults in Northwest Colorado, are available with a minimum $5 donation to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. Proceeds go toward Healthier Living Colorado, a low-cost chronic disease self-management workshop for people ages 18 and older and caregivers. Calendar journals are available at VNA offices: 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, in Steamboat Springs; 745 Russell St. in Craig; and at The Haven Assisted Living Center, 300 S. Shelton Lane, in Hayden. For more information, call 970-871-7676.

Front desk volunteers sought for Integrated Community

¿Quiere practicar su español? Integrated Community seeks several volunteers to help staff the front desk.

Conversational Spanish, interpersonal skills and reliability are required. Conversational French is a plus. Students and retirees are welcome. Call Tatiana at 970-871-4599 for more information.  

CMC accepting applications for leadership program

Colorado Mountain College is accepting applications for a free weeklong summer leadership program for eighth- and ninth-graders.

First Ascent Youth Leadership, in its 17th year, is July 9 to 14 at CMC's Timberline Campus in Leadville. It's open to students who have demonstrated success and the potential to be leaders. There are 40 spots.

The program teachers life skills including problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution, conservation and communication through activities including rock climbing, river rafting and hiking.

Applications are available online at

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