Briefs for Jan. 15, 2004

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Knowledge Bowl team places second in contest

Led by senior Lia Kozatch, the Steamboat Springs High School Knowledge Bowl team placed second at a tournament last weekend at Moffat County High School in Craig.

"I'm very proud of how well the students are able to do with the small team we have this year," team sponsor Barb Tuchlinsky said. "Lia is our literature and grammar expert, so it was nice to have her. It was the first time she was able to compete this season."

Kozatch was joined by fellow students Sarah Bockelman, Nathan Blair and Austin Anderson at the tournament, which was attended by 12 teams fielded by five area schools. Rangely High School finished first.

"They took an early lead and were hard to catch," Tuchlinsky said.

Points in Knowledge Bowl competitions are awarded to teams based on their responses to questions ranging in subject area from literature to math to general trivia-type queries.

The team will prepare for its only home tournament of the season, a Feb. 7 event at the high school. Anyone interested in helping at the tournament can contact Tuchlinsky at 871-3689.

Saturday volunteers needed

for adaptive ski program

Horizons Specialized Services needs volunteers for its adaptive ski program. Volunteers will assist Horizons clients with skiing and snowboarding Saturday afternoons during February and March. Volunteers do not need a Steamboat Ski Area pass to participate. Call Chrissie at Horizons, 879-4466, ext. 116.

'History of Jazz' at CMC class has openings

Space is available for "History of Jazz," taught this semester at Colorado Mountain College. Classes meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call CMC at 870-4444 to register.

Perry-Mansfield accepting applications for programs

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp is enrolling students for its summer 2004 programs in dance, theater, musical theater, dramatic writing and horseback riding. Scholarship auditions for students will be held in March. Call 879-7125 to request a printed brochure, or visit the Web site at www.perry-mansfield.org.

Girl Scout Cookie season under way; call to order

Girl Scout Cookies are available for sale and proceeds benefit the local Girl Scouts. Residents can place orders by contacting any Girl Scout or by calling Shauna at 870-6073. Cookies will be delivered between Feb. 14 and Feb. 29.

Routt County Humane Society needs volunteers

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 accepting donations of ice skates

The town of Oak Creek is looking for donations of used ice skates of any size to allow more people to skate 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. Call 736-8563.

Kaleidoscope programs registration under way

Registration is under way for the Kaleidoscope Art Exploration for Kids after-school art workshop, to be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Jan. 20-22 at the Depot Art Center. The program is open to children ages 6 to 12. Students will write their own poetry and illustrate and bind a book on handmade paper. Call the Steamboat Springs Arts Council for more information at 879-9008.

Free Friday Film Series starts again Jan. 23

The Free Friday Film Series will start again for the winter Jan. 23. Films are shown at 7 p.m. every other Friday through March 19 at Centennial Hall. The films are free, seating is limited, donations are encouraged. Call the Steamboat Springs Arts Council at 879-9008.

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