Tuesday, November 11, 2003
United Way reaches halfway mark of $400,000
Routt County United Way has reached the halfway mark of its annual campaign goal of $400,000.
Only six weeks into the fund-raising campaign, United Way staff and Board of Directors are optimistic about attaining their goal. Realizing that there is a long way to go, special efforts are being made to help people understand the huge impact that United Way dollars have on the health of area communities.
In addition to conducting the annual fund drive, United Way is busy partnering with Vectra Bank to sponsor this year's Community Thanksgiving Dinner, to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Work also has begun on the annual Christmas Wishes program.
For more information about Routt Country United Way and its Annual Campaign or to schedule a presentation, call Millie Beall at 879-5605.
Give from the heart and do your part to help the Routt County United Way reach its final goal.
Steamboat speech team fared well in Fort Collins
A relatively inexperienced Steamboat Springs High School speech team fared well against some of Colorado's top squads at an invitational tournament held Saturday at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins.
"This was another incredible showing by a young team," co-coach Shauna Lamansky said in a statement. "They are quickly becoming a very competitive team (that) can hold its own with any team in the state."
Junior Amanda Toy led the Sailors with a third-place finish in the national extemporaneous speaking event and a first-place finish in a session of student congress. Senior Joey Andrew finished eighth in international extemporaneous speaking and received an award of excellence in original oratory.
Lydia Kindred placed seventh in the humor event followed by teammate Catherine Mann in ninth place. Kelly Shaw finished second in a session of student congress. Shaw and teammate Stephanie Engle earned a superior award in public forum debate by finishing with a two-win, one-loss record.
The team heads to the Front Range at the end of this week for a two-day tournament at Denver East High School.
LIFT-UP seeks people
for its board of directors
LIFT-UP of Routt County is seeking people interested in being nominated to its board of directors for a three-year at-large term beginning Jan. 1. The at-large position represents people throughout Routt County, not representing any specific affiliation. The term is renewable one time at the discretion of the board. If interested, contact Brian Weerts at 871-1249 or email@example.com, David Freseman at 870-0727 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Conlon at 879-9245.
Help employees quit smoking, chewing
Research reveals that productivity is lower among employees who smoke. In conjunction with the Great American Smokeout, employers interested in supporting their workers to quit smoking or chewing are encouraged to call the Routt County Tobacco Prevention Partnership at 879-1632 for free Quit Kits that can be distributed at the work site.
Salvation Army looking for volunteer bell-ringers
Bell-ringers are needed for the local Salvation Army's annual Christmas Kettle Campaign. The campaign runs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 24. One- or two-hour shifts are available at selected sites on Thursday and Friday evenings, weekends and every day during Christmas week. Money goes to meet emergency needs of Routt County families. To volunteer, call 879-8192.
Applications for local historic designation are available in the Routt County commissioners' office in the Routt County Courthouse Annex. Completed applications are due Wednesday and will be reviewed by the Routt County Historic Preservation Board at its quarterly meeting Dec. 10.