Sunday, February 27, 2005
Cultural heritage tourism workshop to be held
The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced four nationwide cultural heritage tourism projects that have been selected to host Share Your Heritage workshops in 2005. The Northwest Colorado Heritage Tourism Initiative is one of the four, and it will unite leaders from ten communities in Routt, Rio Blanco and Moffat counties to develop a marketing strategy and cultural heritage tourism plan for Northwest Colorado.
The National Trust defines "cultural heritage tourism" as traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present. It includes cultural, historic and natural resources.
The two-day workshops, which will be held in June in Steamboat Springs, are designed to bring together community leaders with national experts to work on specific cultural heritage tourism issues, develop partnerships, create strategies and form action plans.
Free children's health
fairs to be held in March
A series of free children's health fairs will be held in Routt County during March. The fairs are for children 4 months to 5 years old, and they are an interagency effort intended to promote good health by offering screenings of vision, hearing, language, physical and thinking skills.
In South Routt, the fair will be held March 9 and 10. To make an appointment, call 736-2313.
In Steamboat Springs, the fair will be held March 16 and 17. To make an appointment, call 879-0391 after March 10.
In Hayden, the fair will be held March 31 and April 1. To make an appointment, call 276-3756 after March 13.
Registration open for adult spring hockey
Registration is open for adult spring hockey leagues at Howelsen Ice Arena. Teams in the A, B and C leagues play two games a week for seven weeks. The cost is $165, and registration is available at the ice arena through March 9.
'River to Ridges' benefit will be held Saturday
"River to Ridges," a benefit hosted by The Nature Conservancy and Leadership Steamboat to help protect Wolf Mountain Ranch, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Carpenter Ranch. The day of art, literature, entertainment and recreation will feature author Pam Houston. Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for children. Call 276-4626, ext. 2.