Briefs for Jan. 12, 2004

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'Stars of Tomorrow' talent contest held Feb. 16

For the 37th year, the Steamboat Springs Kiwanis Club is sponsoring the annual "Stars of Tomorrow" talent contest for Routt County school-age students. This year's show will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium.

Competition will take place in three categories: Senior Division for high school students, Junior Division for grades six to eight and an Elementary Division for kindergartners through fifth-graders. Contestants must be currently enrolled in public or private Routt County schools, or home schooled and of appropriate age.

All contestants will receive a Certificate of Participation and the top three winners in each category will receive medals. The winner of the Senior Division will be eligible to compete in a district "Stars of Tomorrow" competition to be held in the spring.

Past Steamboat winners have won the district competition and received college scholarship help for their efforts.

Applications for participation must be turned in to chairman Bob Hall by Feb. 9. Applications are available from area music and dance teachers or by calling Hall at 879-5100 or 723-4093. Applications also are available at RE/MAX Steamboat, 350 S. Lincoln Ave.

Yoga class being held Tuesday mornings

A new yoga class is being offered at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at The Center for Movement Arts, 1104 Lincoln Ave. The cost is $10, or $7 for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. employees. Call 870-9977.

Steamboat Dance Theatre granting scholarships

Steamboat Dance Theatre is soliciting applications for its dance scholarship program. Scholarships ranging from $25 to $300, depending on funding availability, are offered to students with any local dance teacher on a confidential financial need basis. Applications accepted from any instructor; students should speak to their instructor if interested. Spring applications should be received by Jan.16, although funds may be available on an ongoing basis.

Library holding program for parents, babies

Bud Werner Memorial Library welcomes parents and babies 20 months and younger to "Babytime," a new program starting Jan. 31. Babytime

enhances a baby's natural love of language through rhymes, Mother Goose and simple books. This drop-in program is free and no registration is required. Babytime for pre-walkers is from 10 to 10:30 a.m.; Babytime for walkers runs from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Call 879-0240.

English as a Second Language classes held

Colorado Mountain College's English as a Second Language classes begin Tuesday. Classes are offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, starting Wednesday. Register in class in Willett Hall, rooms 300 and 314. Speakers of all languages and levels -- beginning to advanced -- are welcome. Call Jenny at 870-4534.

LEAP looking to help

with home heating costs

The Routt County Department of Human Services Low-income Energy Assistance Program will accept applications through April 30. LEAP helps low-income households meet winter home heating costs; it does not pay the entire cost of home heating. The maximum monthly income for a one-person household is $1,384; for four people it is $2,837. For more on LEAP eligibility requirements or other information, call 879-1540.

Volunteers sought for Steamboat animal shelter

The Routt County Humane Society is looking for volunteers to help at the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter. The animal shelter also needs donations of Science Diet or Iams canned cat food. Call 879-RCHS.

Oak Creek seeking

ice skate donations

The town of Oak Creek is looking for donations of used ice skates of any size to allow more people to try skating at the Oak Creek ice rink. In Steamboat Springs, skates can be dropped off at the Safeway customer service desk. In Oak Creek, skates can be dropped off at town hall.

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