News for Sunday, May 2, 2004

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Register for summer camp Thursday

Ginny Glass knows the summers can get boring for local children, especially those with working parents.

How nonprofits get donations

Workshop to teach organizations to receive lifelong donations

When people feel like they are part of your organization, they are more likely to give donations. That's the simple message Sharon Ervine of Raising More Money will present May 14 as she walks nonprofit organizations through a systematic model for cultivating lifelong donors.

The Record for May 3

12:14 a.m. A fight reportedly was in progress in the 1800 block of Steamboat Blvd.

Briefs for May 3

"SKILLS," Supporting Kids In Learning Life Skills, a six-hour training session open to parents, child-care providers and others who work with children ages 8 and younger, will be offered by the Colorado Family Education, Resources and Training Institute. The class will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Colorado Mountain College's Bogue Hall Room 300 and registration is $15. Topics include neurobiological, social and emotional development; age-appropriate activities, limit-setting and coping strategies, and fostering assets and resilience. Call Deb Alpe at 879-0825 or Sharyl Ritschel at 879-7330.

Stallions paraded Sunday

Horse owners check out studs at Saddle Mountain Ranch

According to the textbooks, evolution may be a matter of survival of the fittest, but in the world of horse breeding, beauty can keep you alive just as long.

Emergency status lowered

Hospital CEO: Quality of care won't change

Yampa Valley Medical Center has informed the Colorado Department of Public Health it will give up its status as a "Level 3" trauma center and step down to the Level 4 designation. However, hospital CEO Karl Gills offered assurances this week the change in the status of the emergency department will not have a negative impact on patient care.

Tom Ross: Even on vacation, I just can't stop taking notes

While driving home from Oregon last month, I saw Steamboat in other small towns

Driving homeward through Idaho last month, I realized that I was under a curse. No, not the Steamboat Springs curse, though I suffer from that one, too. This one is more specific to the trade in which I labor. After you have worked as a newspaper reporter for more than two decades, it becomes impossible to stop taking notes -- even when you are on vacation. Now that's a curse.