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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.

SNOW EXPRESS FOR MS IS ON MARCH 3

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSJimmie Heuga's 17th Annual Snow Express for MS is March 3 in Steamboat Springs. Teams of participants compete against each other in a dual giant slalom race.

Participants, skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities, must raise $1,000 by the date of the race. The more money raised, the better the prizes.

Money raised will benefit The Heuga Center, a nonprofit scientific research center dedicated to improving the lives of people with multiple sclerosis. Call 888-DO-IT-4-MS, 879-7860 or visit www.heuga.org to register for the race and for more information.

Wee Naturalists schedule planned

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Yampatika and Partners in Interpretation present a Wee Naturalists schedule for the winter.

A seminar on plants is from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Yampatika on 10th Street and Lincoln Avenue to understand more how plants live and breathe. Call 871-9151 for more information.

YAMPATIKA EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP PRESENTS A WINTER SCHEDULE:

Saturdays

Karen's Winter Explorations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Saturday beginning Dec. 8 with a cross-country and/or snowshoe tour in the Yampa Valley. Reservations required and fee charged.

Call for reservations and more information.

Guided Nature Ski Tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Meet at the top of Why Not ski run.

Monday through Saturday

Family winter activity backpacks at Yampatika. Go to store to check out what's available.

Tuesdays

Emerald Mountain Snowshoe Tour (moderate) from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at Yampatika.

Guided Nature Ski Tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesdays

Rabbit Ears Backcountry Tour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Preregistration and reservations required.

Thursdays

Uranium Mine Road Snowshoe Tour from

10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Yampatika.

Guided Nature Ski Tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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