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Steamboat Briefs: Success Steps luncheon for small businesses today

— A Success Steps Luncheon for small-business owners is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Steamboat Smokehouse. The topic is "Health Care Reform: Where are we Now?" Brown and Brown Insurance is hosting the seminar, which is a collaborative effort of Colorado Mountain College's Small Business Resource Center, SCORE and the Steamboat Springs Economic Development Cooperative. The cost is $15, and includes a buffet lunch.

Registration now is open for Mother Daughter Day

The Ninth Annual Mother Daughter Day, hosted by New Frontiers for Girls and Women, is accepting participants for the April 30 event.

From 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Burgess Creek Room at The Steamboat Grand, fifth-grade girls and their mothers are welcome to enjoy breakfast and bonding time to strengthen communication during the transition to middle school.

Seminar topics will include self-esteem, changing bodies, peer pressure, parenting and healthy lifestyles. The event is free and open to all fifth-grade girls and their mothers or significant female friends.

To RSVP, email Courtnay Thunstrom at and include names and a phone number. Space is limited.

Artists' Gallery has raised more than $1,600 for Japan

Editor’s note: This item has been updated to correct the donation amount.

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In its April fundraiser for the Japanese Red Cross, the Artists' Gallery of Steamboat raised $1,610 in the sale and drawings of several pieces of local art. Phil Wright, a local painter who spent five years in Japan, spearheaded the effort after seeing the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami in his former home. His painting of cherry blossoms was raffled off for donations, and other local artists donated items including photography books, pottery, silk scarves and paintings.

Crews to work on medians at Mount Werner, US 40

City Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department crews will be working on the medians at U.S. Highway 40 and Mount Werner Road from Tuesday through April 21 during Steamboat schools' spring break. Delays are possible. Call Ernie with questions at 970-879-4300, ext. 325.

Center for Visual Arts is seeking summer interns

The Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, a nonprofit community art center at 906 Lincoln Ave., announced the availability of 2011 summer internships in nonprofit art gallery management. Qualified applicants should be currently enrolled or have completed a degree in a two- or four-year college or university with a field of interest in the arts, humanities, education, business or nonprofit service. Candidates also must possess good computer knowledge and word-processing skills. Experience in retail sales, community service or the visual arts a plus.

Furnished housing will be provided to successful applicants, and the program begins June 1. For more information and to request an application, email Executive Director Linda Laughlin at The deadline for submissions is May 10.

Steamboat grad named to dean's list at CU Boulder

Tara Conlin, a 2008 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, recently was named to the fall 2010 dean's list for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Horizons now is seeking volunteers to be mentors

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to individuals with developmental disabilities in Moffat and Routt counties. Volunteers spend at least three hours per month with Horizons clients. Activities can include hiking, biking, bowling, swimming, fishing, walks and more. The group needs volunteers for the Steamboat Marathon, swimming and boating programs.

If interested, call volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 970-879-4466, ext. 111.

Yampatika seeks sponsors for its summer programs

Yampatika is looking for sponsors for its summer programs and youth scholarships. The nonprofit organization's 2011 sponsorship goal is $7,000.

The summer camp scholarships go to children ages 5 to 14. The camps include an overnight camping or backpacking trip for children 9 and older.

Sponorships also can go to this year's 12th annual Wild Edible Feast, to be held June 1 at Sweetwater Grill. Guests enjoy a gourmet dinner of native wild edible plants and other local fare, a silent auction and a live auction. All proceeds from this event support Yampatika's Environmental Literacy Program. Yampatika's adult field schools offer diverse outings focused on the local environment. They include Hunting the Wild Mushroom, Wild Horses of the Sand Wash Basin and wildflower walks.

For more information, contact Sonja Macys at or 970-871-9151.

Food bank in Hayden will distribute food as needed

The Hayden Community Food Bank and outreach ministry of Hayden Congregational Church will distribute food on an as-needed basis. Call Theresa Stivers at 970-276-2507.

Horizons screens children for development concerns

Do you have concerns about your baby's development? Horizons Specialized Services provides free developmental screenings for all children as old as 3. Call Kathy to set up an appointment at 970-871-8558.

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