Briefs for Sept. 10

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Rep. Al White named Legislator of the Year

The Independent Bankers of Colorado named Rep. Al White, R-Winter Park, the IBC 2004 Legislator of the Year, during its 31st annual convention in Breckenridge.

The IBC's Legislator of the Year Award recognizes a state or federal lawmaker who is a leader on an issue of paramount importance to community banks and the customers and communities they serve. This award is given by the IBC to the lawmaker who takes the time to become a knowledgeable and influential advocate on an issue pivotal to community banks. A Legislator of the Year Award recipient embodies the skills and dedication necessary to balance competing interests to craft sound public policy.

"Rep. Al White is a widely respected Colorado legislator among community bankers and small businesses alike," said Barbara Walker, executive director of the Independent Bankers of Colorado. "He understands that community banks are the primary lenders to small businesses. Supporting a strong community banking industry keeps small businesses strong."

Steamboat to celebrate Mexican independence

As part of the Northwest Colorado Mexican Cultural Festival, Steamboat Springs will be celebrating Mexican Independence Day with a fiesta in downtown Steamboat Springs. The celebration will include a strolling Mariachi band, food, beer, vendors, traditional Mexican dancing and other live entertainment. The celebration takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Centennial Hall. This event is sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council and the city of Steamboat Springs.

Nominate high-schooler for volunteering award

If you know of a high school student who is an exceptional community volunteer, he or she may be eligible for the National Association of Secondary Principals Youth Award Program. Students selected for this award may be considered for a scholarship. To nominate a student, call Gayle Dudley at Steamboat Springs High School at 871-3641.

Rubber Ducky Race set

for Sept. 18 downtown

The 17th annual Rubber Ducky Race will take place Sept. 18 on the Yampa River between Fifth and 13th streets. This year's event, "Rubber Ducky Races for Cancer Recovery," will raise money to help create a healing environment at the Cancer Chemotherapy and Infusion area at the Yampa Valley Medical Center. Tickets will be sold at City Market and Safeway from today to Sept. 17 as well as the morning of the race at the Fifth Street Bridge. Call Jean Coen at 871-6368.

Artists asked to submit work for 'Metamorphosis'

Artists are invited to submit mixed-media pieces for "Metamorphosis," a show to be held from Oct. 23 through Nov. 5 at the Depot Art Center.

The show is sponsored by the Mixed Media Paiting School of Steamboat Springs. The submission date and critique is Sept. 22. Call Suzy Holloran at 879-2107.

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