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Steamboat Briefs: Summer reading programs in South Routt are starting

— The Summer Reading Program is starting in South Routt County for the Yampa and Oak Creek public libraries. The program is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, beginning June 15, at both libraries.

Bust of Steamboat seeking 5 artist entries for event

The Bust of Steamboat has five positions available for potential artists to create a piece of artwork and help raise money for local women in the fight against breast cancer.

Submit an application and artist rendering for the 10th annual Bust of Steamboat. This gives artists all summer to work on their creation and be ready for a public viewing all October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Submit applications and artistic ideas at or call 970-846-4554.

The Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project selection committee is looking for artists and sponsors for the 2011 October fundraiser. The organization is 100 percent volunteer, and 100 percent of proceeds stay in Routt and Moffat counties.

The 10th annual Bust of Steamboat is from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at Three Peaks Bar & Grill.

Horse shows set for June 18, July 9 at fairgrounds

A Yampa Valley Horse Show Association Open Horse Show is at 8 a.m. June 18 and July 9 at the Routt County Fairgrounds. English, Western and hunter/jumper divisions will be included. All age groups, breeds and experience levels are invited. Register at or at 7 a.m. on the day of the show. Registration is $9 in advance or $10 on show day.

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Organizers also are seeking show and class sponsors. Contact Christina at 970-871-4567 or for information on how to help.

Town of Oak Creek seeks any cross-country ski gear

Oak Creek is seeking donations of good used cross-country ski equipment and snowshoes for the town's new cross-country ski project. For donation drop-off or more information, call Nikki Knoebel at 970-846-2083.

Horizons volunteer group is seeking new 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 a month with Horizons clients. Activities can include hiking, biking, bowling, swimming, fishing, walks, etc. 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.

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.

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