News in brief for May 1

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Middle school students seeking a car for project

Steamboat Springs Middle School students are looking for a car, in running condition, to use for their "art car" project, to be featured in this summer's Art Car Stampede. Anyone interested in donating a vehicle can receive a tax deduction. Call teacher Johnny Walker at 879-4947.

Humble Ranch seeks

volunteers for programs

Humble Ranch Education and Therapy Center is looking for volunteers for our equine-assisted therapy programs. The program begin June 7; volunteer training begins May 22. Contact Marian at marian@humbleranch.com or at 879-3443.

Garden plots available through LIFT-UP

Several garden plots are available through LIFT-UP of Routt County at the community garden on the corner of Fourth and Oak streets. They will be rented on a first-come, first-served basis. Renters should bring $30 to the LIFT-UP Thrift Store at 718 Oak St. and fill out an agreement form. Plots will not be reserved through the phone. Call 870-0727.

Registration begins for gymnastics programs

Registration is under way for summer gymnastics programs for those ages 1 through 18 and cheerleading classes for ages 7 and older. All classes begin June 7, and prices vary by class and age. Call 879-1624.

Funds available for

mammograms, treatment

The Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project has funds available through the end of the year to help pay for mammograms or breast-cancer treatment for women who cannot afford such services. Call 879-1632.

Craig museum hosts exhibit by Craig artists

The Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig hosts an exhibit by Craig artists Deanna Messing, Claudia Peters and Doris Zimmerman. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 824-6360.

Environmental Leadership Scholarship available

The Trappers Lake Group is offering its second annual Environmental Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship will sponsor a participant in the Sierra Student Coalition's Environmental Leadership Training program. SSC is an independent branch of the Sierra Club (www.ssc.org).

SSC's Environmental Leadership Training presents numerous skills for aspiring activists. Topics include basic activist essentials, communication skills, campaign organizing and environmental issues. Those interested in applying for this year's scholarship or requesting more information, can e-mail Rich Levy at rich.levy@rmc.sierraclub.org.

Stock Dog Challenge to be held Memorial weekend

Catamount Ranch and Club will host the 2004 Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge during the Memorial Day weekend.

There will be three days of sheep dog competitions from May 28 through 30. Events also include a cattle dog trial May 31.

Call 846-5221 or visit www.steamboatdogtrial.com

C.R. 129 to be one-lane

at Mad Creek bridge

Steamboat Springs Teen Programs and the Steamboat Pilot & Today Teen Style will host a Battle of the Bands for musicians in middle school and high school. The event is scheduled for May 21 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. May 1 is the deadline for entries. If you are interested in participating, call Brooke Lachman at 879-6960 or Autumn Phillips at 871-4210 to register.

Howelsen Ice Arena closed from May 11 to July 2

The Howelsen Ice Arena will close for the season May 11 and reopen July 2. Local appreciation skate is from noon to 6 p.m. May 10 with free admissions and skate rentals.

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