Thursday, January 29, 2004
Today is deadline to apply for veterans trip to D.C.
The Veterans Affairs Department is providing $1,000 grants to World War II veterans who want to attend the dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on May 31 but can't afford the trip. The dedication ceremony will honor veterans' service to their country.
Today is the deadline to send an application to the VA Regional Office in Lakewood. To receive an application, see Veterans Affairs Officer Michael T. Condie at Sundance at Fish Creek or call 879-3075.
Free forum on area rural issues is Thursday
The Colorado Rural Development Council presents a free "Northwest Colorado Rural Issues Forum" from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thursday at the Shadow Mountain Clubhouse, 1055 Moffat County Road 7, in Craig. The topic will be "Perspectives of our changing economy in Northwest Colorado" and will include presentations by the Northwest Council of Governments, Yampa Valley Partners, the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the USDA Rural Development Office. Participants must register by calling Clarke Becker at (719) 641-1159 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood drive is Feb. 19
at YVMC with appointment
A blood drive sponsored by the Yampa Valley Medical Center Auxiliary is from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at YVMC. Bonfils Blood Center will conduct the drive. Appointments are required; call Tosia Sauter at 870-1495 to schedule a donation time.
Parents' night out is Feb. 7 at Christian Center
Steamboat Christian Center offers a parents' night out from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7 at the center on East U.S. Highway 40 across from the Fairfield Inn. Cost is $10 per child -- ages 12 and younger only -- and parents are asked to bring a sack dinner and snow clothes. Make reservations by Feb. 6 at 879-0063.
Volunteers sought for eighth-graders Career Day
Volunteers are needed to help with the eighth annual eighth-grade girls Career Day to be held April 13. Volunteer opportunities range from presenting workshops to handling administrative tasks. Call Karen Bomberg at 879-1476.
Girl Scout cookies on sale; proceeds help local Scouts
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 29.
Humane Society needs help at 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.
Routt County residents get in free to Tread museum
Routt County residents receive free admission to the Tread of Pioneers Museum. The museum at Eighth and Oak streets is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
Cash prize for best logo design for county fair
The Routt County Fair Board announced a contest to design a logo for the 90th annual Routt County Fair, which will be held in August. The winner will be awarded $250. Submissions must be submitted to the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Office in the Routt County Courthouse Annex or to Fair Director Terry Doherty at the Routt County Fairgrounds office by Thursday.