Briefs for March 18

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Donate to abuse programs on income tax forms

Advocates Against Battering and Abuse, Routt County's domestic violence program, reminds residents that it is easy to contribute to domestic violence programs and shelters by supporting the Domestic Abuse Program Fund on the Colorado income tax form. The fund directly supports domestic violence victim services, programs and shelters throughout Colorado.

Domestic violence affects every community in Colorado, even Steamboat Springs. Last year, Advocates helped 268 clients. Across the state, however, thousands of abused women and children have to be turned away from shelters because those shelters are full.

Domestic violence shelters in Colorado face reduced donations. Budgets are tight, and communities are paying the consequences. Donations to the Colorado Domestic Abuse Program Fund on your state income tax form can directly help victims of domestic violence in Routt County.

Christian Heritage School holding annual fund-raiser

Christian Heritage School's annual auction fund-raiser will be at 6 p.m. March 26 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. Grammy nominee Brent Rowan will provide the entertainment for an evening of live and silent auction opportunities, food and fun. Reservations are required. Call 879-1760.

Veterans can receive

information about benefits

Veterans can receive information on veterans' benefits by calling 879-3547 or stopping by the Routt County Veterans Affairs Office in Sundance at Fish Creek, next to the driver's license office. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Bring Discharge Form 214 for registration with the county and application for VA programs. For more information, e-mail Veterans Affairs Officer Michael Condie at mcondie@co.routt.co.us.

Parks and Rec planning trip to Denver on April 22

The Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Department's School Days Off Program is sponsoring a trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on April 22.

The trip is for students in third through fifth grades. Participants will tour the museum, see the IMAX movie "Coral Reef Adventure," and experience the Inca retreat of Machu Picchu, one of the museum's newest exhibits.

Cost of the trip is $40 and includes the 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. trip, admission to the museum and two snacks. Students must bring lunches.

Space is limited. Register by April 14 at the Parks and Recreation Office. Call Jennifer at 879-4300.

Visiting Nurse Association hosting support group

Mending A Broken Heart, a five-week bereavement support group, meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays in March at the Visiting Nurse Association offices. The group will provide education and support for anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one. Call Katy Thiel, at 879-1632, ext. 33, before attending a meeting.

Steamboat senior hosting 3-on-3 hoops tournament

Steamboat Springs senior Devin Borvansky is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament as part of his senior project at the Steamboat Springs High School.

Borvansky, a senior starter for the Sailors, is organizing the tournament to learn how fund-raise. Call Borvansky at 879-8370.

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