Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Advanced tickets on sale for Sailors football game
Advanced tickets for the Steamboat Springs football team's homecoming game against Battle Mountain are on sale at the high school office. Avoid the rush at the gate Friday and buy your tickets in advance between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. today.
Four-week bereavement group meets Mondays
Mending A Broken Heart, a four-week bereavement group for anyone grieving the death of a loved one, will begin Monday. The group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 1 at the offices of the Visiting Nurse Association. This group is sponsored by the VNA and Hospice, and there is no cost. Call Katy Thiel at 879-1632, ext. 33, before attending your first meeting.
Artists invited to submit work for 'Metamorphosis'
Integrate old art pieces into a new mixed media work of art for upcoming Mixed Media Painting School of Steamboat Springs show "Metamorphosis." Artists are invited to submit up to three finished mixed media pieces at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Depot Art Center. Artists should bring a typed statement describing the process used to change your work and photos of the art works before they were metamorphosed. The show will be held at the Depot from Oct. 23 to Nov. 5. The entry fee is $15. Call Suzy Holloran at 879-2107 or Sharon Pace at 870-9741 if you intend to enter.
Sterling Award deadline for nominations nears
Three 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 various businesses, organizations and individuals.
In March the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club received the first Sterling Anniversary Award, that one in the field of recreation. On May 19 Routt County 4-H received the second Sterling Award in the field of education. And in June, the Health and Human Services award was presented to Advocates Against Battering and Abuse. Awards also will be given to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture and the environment.
Environment nominations are due Oct. 15. The award will be presented during the week of Nov. 15, which is National Philanthropy and Community Foundation Week. Arts and Culture 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 being nominated and why it's deserving of the award can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by fax to 879-2888.
For more information, call the YVCF at 879-8632.
League of Women Voters ready for Nov. 2 election
The Yampa Valley League of Women Voters, the local affiliate of the League of Women Voters, works to promote informed participation of citizens in government by providing nonpartisan educational information on topics of public concern and processes of government. The League of Women Voters of Colorado has been responsible for the preparation of Ballot Issues 2004 pamphlet. The pamphlet briefly explains the differences between initiatives and referendums, amendments to the Colorado Constitution and amendments to the Revised Statutes. The pamphlet also contains a clearly stated background, explanation of each ballot issue and its major provisions. Also included in the pamphlet are submitted lists of arguments from those in favor of the issue and those against the issue.
Many local members of the League are prepared to present a non-partisan discussion of the ballot issues based upon the Colorado pamphlet. If your organization would care to have a program presented by a league member at one of your meetings, call Catherine Lykken at 879-0604; leave a message.