Briefs for June 9

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Volunteers needed for immunization fund-raiser

Colorado was ranked last of the 50 states when it comes to immunizing children. The Visiting Nurse Association, in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club of Steamboat Springs, is hosting two breakfasts for Ride the Rockies participants June 23 and 24 to raise money to immunize the region's uninsured children. Volunteers are needed for both mornings. Contact Jennifer Fritz to inquire about volunteering at 879-1632 or jfritz1@nwcovna.org.

Board of Realtors seeks sponsors for auction

The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors seeks golfers, hole sponsors and donated items for an auction Tuesday at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort ballroom. The tournament will begin at 12:30 p.m. June 16 with a shotgun start at the Sheraton Steamboat Golf Club. Proceeds benefit the Realtors' 2005 college scholarship program. Call 879-4663 to register or visit www.ssbr.org.

DOW sponsors free camp for fishing, shooting

The Colorado Division of Wildlife sponsors a free two-day fishing and shooting camp for children ages 10 through 12 on June 21 and 22. On June 21, children will go to Steamboat Lake to learn fly fishing and other fishing techniques. On June 22, they will go to the Yampa State Park Wildlife Area and Hayden rifle range to shoot rifles, shotguns and archery equipment. Lunches will be provided. Sign up by calling Jason Trousdale at 276-4944. Space is limited to 15 children.

'A Chorus Line' auditions are Monday, Tuesday

Auditions for "A Chorus Line" will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday (dance) and Tuesday (acting and singing) at Steamboat Springs High School. Community actors, dancers and singers who are 14 and older are sought for the inaugural summer show July 22 through 24. Everyone auditioning should prepare a 30- to 60-second monologue and part of a song. Call high school drama teacher Stuart Handloff at 871-3677 or 846-1956, or visit www.teacherweb.com/co/sshs/drama for more information.

Volunteers are needed

for 24-hour bike race

The Rio 24 Hours of Steamboat bike race is seeking volunteers to help with the event Saturday and Sunday. Course marshals, emergency personnel, timers, aid-station workers and other volunteers are needed. Register at Sore Saddle Cyclery or call 879-1675.

Gymkhana Club meets Thursday at rodeo arena

The Routt County Gymkhana Club begins meeting Thursday at the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, offering barrel racing, pole bending and fun for all ages and abilities. Call 879-2963.

Weather observer

is sought for readings

The National Weather Service is looking for a volunteer weather observer to record daily weather readings in Steamboat Springs; specifically, in the area to the northeast of U.S. Highway 40 at an elevation of around 6770 feet.

The volunteer will be supplied with a digital thermometer to record high and low temperatures and a rain gauge to record rain. Snow measurements also are needed. The observations will continue the official records, which began in 1891.

A nominal payment to the observer may be possible. Contact John at (970) 243-7007, ext. 327, or john.kyle@noaa.gov.

Riparian Training Cadre invite public to session

The Colorado Riparian Training Cadre, an interagency, interdisciplinary team, is inviting private landowners, government employees and other interested residents to attend a two-day training session, July 27 and 28 in Steamboat Springs, on how to assess riparian/wetland condition. The objective of this training is to develop a common vocabulary and understanding of riparian areas among people who work on the land. The session includes one day in a classroom setting and one day visiting streams. There is no tuition, but space is limited. The class size will be kept to a maximum of 30 students. To register, contact Jay Thompson, Colorado Riparian Cadre Coordinator at 303-239-3724 or at jay_thompson@co.blm.gov.

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