News in brief for April 30


Snowmobilers rescued on Farwell Mountain

Two snowmobilers were rescued at about 8:30 p.m. Friday on Farwell Mountain after they ran out of gas.

Ron Clocko, 35, of Routt County, and Scott Spickler were snowmobiling near Farwell Mountain and Hahn's Peak on Friday, when heavy snow caused them to lose their way, Routt County Search and Rescue member Darrel Levingston said.

"They knew the area like the back of their hand," he said. "The weather just got the best of them today."

After the snow had cleared and the men realized they were headed in the wrong direction, they turned around and headed west toward Hahn's Peak, when they ran out of gas. The men had a cell phone, and Search and Rescue was alerted to the men's location at about 5 p.m., Levingston said.

The men had necessary survival gear, including food and water, and they started a fire.

"They did everything right, and because of that, they are going to be home tonight," Levingston said.

Soroco High School hosting senior project open house

Soroco High School will host a senior project open house from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the commons area. Student projects include a cooking show, a slide show for the Class of 2005, a calving video, a presentation from middle school students who attended a basketball camp and a fashion show with a spring clothing line featuring items from Bushwackers Clothing of Steamboat Springs. The fashion show will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by the basketball presentation. All other presentations will run repeatedly throughout the evening. For more information, call Soroco High School teacher Angela Blair at 736-2531.

Funding available for Steamboat art community

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council, in cooperation with the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, is accepting grant applications for regranting funds provided by the city of Steamboat Springs. Grants should promote the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan goals of "culture" and "livability" and will be awarded for projects and initiative development by organizations or individuals and for individual artist fellowships. Grant applications can be picked up at the Depot Art Center or at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation; the deadline is Friday. Awards will be announced in mid-May, and funds will be released June 1. Call 879-9008.

Pilates classes for runners, cyclists being offered

Steamboat Pilates is offering two new classes, one for runners and one for cyclists. Classes will focus on sport-specific form, strength and flexibility issues that immediately will affect the way participants feel riding and running. Pilates for Running will be a four-person class on the Reformer that costs $100 for five weeks, meeting at 7 a.m. Tuesdays, May 7 to June 5. Pilates for Cycling will be a mat class with a limit of 14 participants. The cost is $55 for five weeks, meeting at 5 p.m. May 6 to June 13. Call 879-6788 to sign up.

United Way celebrating ninth annual Day of Caring

The Routt County United Way is celebrating its ninth annual Day of Caring during the morning May 11. The Day of Caring is an opportunity for people of all ages throughout Routt County to participate in a variety of projects that help the elderly, people with disabilities and disadvantaged people. United Way matches nonprofit organizations and their clients with volunteers who may like to help with a project. Call 879-5605.


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