News in brief


Oak Creek Clean-Up day

is Saturday at football field

Oak Creek Clean-Up day is from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday. The drop-off location has been changed to the Soroco High School football field, and everything from tires to appliances will be accepted for removal from Oak Creek town residents.

Cowboy Roundup rodeo registration is under way

Registration is under way for the 101st Cowboy Roundup Days Ranch Rodeo. A maximum of 15, four-person teams can sign up. Applications are available at Soda Creek Western Mercantile and are due June 28. The Ranch Rodeo will take place July 5, immediately after the cattle drive. Call Bill at 879-3146.

Planned Parenthood

offers free ultrasounds

Planned Parenthood is offering free ultrasounds for pregnant women. Call 879-2212.

Master gardeners

available to help

Master gardeners are available to answer questions and give tips from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays and Fridays in June.

The gardeners just completed a 10-week course on area gardening in Northwest Colorado through the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension.

People with questions can call the extension office at 879-0825 to talk to or leave a message for a master gardener. The gardeners also are available for site visits.

Master gardeners can help with most questions concerning gardening, from a tree that is not doing well, to insects that are taking over a garden, to houseplants that won't thrive.

Ski Corp. is hosting

Art on the Mountain

The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. is hosting the third annual Art on the Mountain in Gondola Square. Dates are July 3 and 4, July 31 and Aug. 1, and Sept. 11. Anyone interested in participating on any of these dates can call 871-5382.

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.

60 attend workshop

on Raising More Money

More than 60 people from various organizations attended last week's Raising More Money workshop, sponsored by the Non-Profit Excellence Project, to learn how to create a pool of lifelong donors. To support workshop attendees and those interested in the concepts behind this fund-raising strategy, Bud Werner Memorial Library has purchased the books "Raising More Money: A Step-by Step Guide to Building Lifelong Donors" and "The Point of Entry Handbook" as well as the videos "Re-igniting Your Board" and "Raising More Money: Building Lifelong Donors." All materials are available for checkout with a library card.

LIFT-UP looking for

donations for fund-raiser

Donations of gently used furniture, household goods and clothing are needed for LIFT-UP of Routt County's Extravaganza fund-raiser, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 19 at the LIFT-UP Thrift Store, 718 Oak St. Donations are tax-deductible and can be dropped off from noon to 6 p.m. June 18 at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. If you need to drop off items at a different time, call 870-0727.

Outdoor Training Camp offered at Whistler field

"Outdoor Training Camp," a fun and challenging fitness class with an emphasis on strength, endurance, balance and power, will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the field at Whistler Park. Classes are held June 28 through Aug. 2. The cost is $50 for six classes or $10 per class. Call 870-3268.

Sterling awards given by Community Foundation

Two of five $5,000 Sterling Anniversary Awards have been awarded by Yampa Valley Community Foundation in recognition of its 25th anniversary. The awards are co-sponsored by the YVCF and businesses, organizations and individuals.

In March, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club received the first Sterling Anniversary Award in the field of recreation. On May 19, Routt County 4-H received the second Sterling Award in the field of education. Awards also will be given to nonprofit organizations in the areas of health and human services, arts and culture, and the environment.

The health and human service award will be presented June 21 at the Hospice Celebration dinner to be held at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort.

Arts and culture nominations are due Oct. 15. The award will be presented during the week of Nov. 15, which is National Philanthropy and Community Foundation Week. Environment nominations are due Nov. 20. The award will be presented Dec. 15 at the YVCF's annual Holiday Luncheon.

A one-page nomination letter that includes the mission of the organization and why it's deserving of the award can be e-mailed to or sent by fax to 879-2888.

For more information, call 879-8632.

Down Valley Pony Club forming in Hayden

The Down Valley Pony Club, a satellite of the Yampa Valley Pony Club, is forming and will meet Saturday mornings in Hayden and weekday mornings in Craig and Steamboat Springs as needed. The club will take new members during an Alpine Horse and Rider show to be held Saturday in Craig.

For more information about the Pony Club, visit the organization's Web site at or call District Commissioner Becky Thayer at 824-0311.


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