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AUTHOR HOSTS ROUTT COUNTY DISCUSSION

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSColorado Mountain College's Alpine Enrichment Program presents a Novel Ideas series for the spring semester with "Rivers, Range and Change" as the topic for Feb. 20. Discussions are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Bogue Hall, room 300. The discussions are free and open to the public. Cathy Neelan, a Steamboat resident and author of "Rivers, Range and Change, A Legacy of Landscapes in Routt & Moffat County 1900-2000," will facilitate the discussion on changes in the environment in the last century and how she came to write the book. Call Janie Swartz at 870-4432 for more information.

HISTORIC PROGRAM OFFERED ON TUESDAY

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSTread of Pioneers Museum, Historic Routt County! and the Yampa Valley Community Foundation sponsor free historic educational programs every month through the winter. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tread of Pioneers Museum restoration contractor Bill Irvine will present "Restoration of the Mad Creek Barn." Future topics will be announced. Call 879-2214 for more information.

VALENTINE'S DINNER TO BENEFIT STRINGS

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSStrings in the Mountains presents Strawberry Park and Dine Your Valentine from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday in Strawberry Park. The annual progressive dinner will be at the homes of Peggy Berglund, Rob Dick and Kathy Crawford, Eric and Joanne Glanz, John and Terry Sherrill, Dean and Cathy Vogelaar and Terry and Laurie Weston. Each host will provide a different course. Cost is $100 a person Strings will provide transportation. Call 879-5056, ext. 103, for more information and to reserve space.

DEPOT PRESENTS VALENTINE SOIREE

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSThe Steamboat Springs Arts Council presents a Valentine Soiree from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at The Depot Art Center. The Soiree is a recital and dessert event to benefit the Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra. Tickets are $40 a person. Call 879-9008 for more information.

ART SCHOOL OFFERS $500 FELLOWSHIPS

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSThe Mixed Media Painting School of Steamboat Springs is offering Yampa Valley artists two $500 fellowship awards for continuing education in mixed media.

The application deadline is Friday and the winners will be announced April 1.

Jurors include Nancy Kramer, Bernie Rose and Patricia Branstead. Fellowships are awarded based on the requested field of study and the artistic quality of the work demonstrated. Call 879-9008 for more information and for applications.

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