Briefs for Oct. 16

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Student council establishes Taber memorial fund

The student council at Steamboat Springs Middle School has established a memorial fund for Travis Cole Taber, a seventh-grader who died last weekend in a four-wheeling accident. Proceeds from the fund will be used for a living memorial honoring Travis. Plans for the memorial include placing a tree and a memorial plaque on school grounds. Contributions can be brought to the middle school's main office or mailed to Steamboat Springs Middle School, P.O. Box 774368, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. For more information, call the middle school at 879-1058.

Yard, bake sales to raise money for middle school

The Hayden Middle School Student Leadership Class will host a yard sale and bake sale to raise money for middle school activities from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday on the east side of the middle school. Donated items for the yard sale will be accepted until Thursday.

Pilot and KRMR host Election Forum on Monday

The Steamboat Pilot & Today and KRMR 100.5 and 107.3 FM will host an Election Forum from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Centennial Hall. Candidates for county commissioner seats and state legislative candidates will speak, as well as representatives for and against a proposed local marketing district in Steamboat Springs. Admission is free.

RN refresher course scheduled for January

Yampa Valley Medical Center will host a statewide re-entry course for registered nurses beginning in January 2005. Friday classes at YVMC will run from January 7 to April 22. In addition, three clinical labs will be taught at Mesa State College in Grand Junction on Saturdays.

Designed for inactive registered nurses who are considering re-entering the profession, the course is taught by Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The Western Colorado Area Health Education Center is coordinating the education and offering scholarships for Western Slope students.

Registered nurses who want to update their technological skills may call Julie Alkema, RN, Yampa Valley Medical Center nursing education coordinator, for details about the class and scholarships. Call 879-1322.

'Babytime' program

starts today at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library welcomes parents and babies 24 months and younger to "Babytime," a free program starting today. Babytime is designed to enhance a baby's natural love of language through rhymes, Mother Goose and simple books. This drop-in program is free, and no registration is required. Babytime runs from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Call 879-0240.

Registration open for after-school program

Registration for the city's Afterschool Action and School Days Off programs is open through the end of November. The programs, which are open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade, provide transportation from Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementaries, snacks, activities and homework tutoring. Stop by the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation office or call 879-4300.

Second annual

Bite of the 'Boat scheduled

The second annual Bite of the 'Boat, benefiting the Stepping Stones Transition Program, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. To help with event, either by making a donation or volunteering, call Paula Lotz at 871-6937 or 846-6648.

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