News in brief for Feb. 7

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Kiwanis Club talent contest entries due today

The Steamboat Springs Kiwanis Club is seeking entries for its annual Stars of Tomorrow Talent Contest, which will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium. The competition is open to all school-aged children, either enrolled in a public or private school or home-schooled. The top three finishers in each of three age groups receives a medal, and the winner of the senior age group, which is open to high school students, advances to the Stars of Tomorrow district competition. Entry forms are available at schools or by calling 723-4093. Entries are due today.

SSWSC Telemark Revivial to be held Saturday

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club presents the 2005 Telemark Revival on Saturday as part of the annual Winter Carnival. The Telemark Revival is a combined giant slalom and classic race, and a judged mogul competition. With youth and adult men's and women's divisions, competitors can ski in one or both events. The competitions are followed by a Big Air Jelly demonstration and Slopestyle Jam. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by a mandatory competitor's meeting at 11:45 a.m. The combined race begins at noon, followed by the moguls at 1 p.m. The Big Air Jelly and Slopestyle Jam are planned for 2:30 p.m., with awards and an after-party at 4 p.m. Call 870-9224 or 846-4399.

Arts Council accepting exhibition entries

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is accepting entries for "The Intensive Spirit: Celebrating 22 Years of the Paper and Book Intensive," an international juried exhibition of book arts and handmade paper constructions, which will be on display from April 29 to June 19. The entry fee is $30 for as many as three entries, or $25 for Arts Council members. Download a prospectus at www.steamboatspringsarts.com/ISprosp.PDF or send an self-addressed, stamped envelope to SSAC/Intensive Spirit, P.O. Box 774284, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

Newborn Network is in search of volunteers

On request from the family, a volunteer provides a home visit, which includes a gift bag and information about community resources and child development. The home visiting program is available at no cost to all parents in Routt County. Volunteer training will be held March 12. Call 879-0977 for more information.

Community Foundation accepting grant applications

Yampa Valley Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for the Mellam Foundations Teachers Fund. The Teachers Fund provides funding, support, and encouragement to kindergarten through eighth-grade public school teachers in Routt County. Grant applications are due Feb. 15, and forms can be found on the Community Foundation's Web site at www.yvcf.org. Call Lynne Myers at 871-3140 for information.

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