News in brief for June 7

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Volunteers needed for weekend bike race

Volunteers are needed for The 24 Hours of Steamboat bike race Saturday and Sunday. Help is needed for set-up from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, during the race from noon Saturday to noon Sunday and for tear down from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 879-0480.

Any help is welcome. All the volunteers who work a four-hour shift will receive a T-shirt and will be entered to win prizes at the post-race party.

Hospice Celebration

tickets are available

The 12th annual Hospice Celebration is June 27 and June 28. The event includes a Celebration of Life Dinner beginning at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Hotel. Guitarist Brent Rowan will perform after dinner. On June 28, Hospice will host a golf tournament at Catamount Ranch and Club beginning at 10 a.m.

Tickets are $200 for the golf tournament, which includes dinner. Individuals who want to attend the dinner only can purchase tickets for $60 a person or $100 a couple. Tickets are available at the Visiting Nurse Association, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Call or e-mail Suzi Mariano at 879-1632 or smariano@nwcovna.org. Proceeds benefit hospice care in the Yampa Valley provided by Hospice Services of Northwest Colorado.

July 3 Ranch Rodeo

entry forms available

Entry forms for the July 3 Ranch Rodeo are available at Soda Creek Western Mercantile and at Mountain Valley Bank. The Ranch Rodeo is a part of Cowboy Round-Up Days. The rodeo will be limited to the first 20 teams. Call 879-3146.

Figure skating club

to hold meeting, elections

Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club's general membership meeting and election is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Howelsen Ice Arena. Nominations will be held, followed by elections for three positions on the board of directors.

SSFSC is seeking members with leadership skills to volunteer for board positions. The meeting will continue with information and registration for summer skating, and an update on the 2005-06 skating season. All interested people are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

SSFSC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of Steamboat's artistic athletes. Call 879-7785.

Vacation Bible School

will be held Sunday

The United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Circle G Ranch. There is no charge for the day-long event, which includes stories, crafts, games, music dinner and a campfire.

YVMC looking for

program volunteers

Yampa Valley Medical Center is looking for volunteers to help with its Kiddie Kuddler program and to help residents in the Doak Walker Care Center. Call volunteer coordinator Mindy Fontaine at 870-1146.

Local Subaru owners

invited to attend event

Local Subaru owners are invited to attend Steamboat's free "Park-n-Boogie" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 at the Colorado Mountain College parking lot overlooking town. Call 870-4479.

4-H Club hosting annual charity horseback ride

The Steamboat 4-H Club will host the 10th annual charity horseback ride to benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 9 a.m. June 18. Call 879-2968.

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