News in brief for May 20

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Rotary Club to dedicate boardwalk project June 4

The Steamboat Springs Rotary Club will formally dedicate the Boardwalk at Rotary River Park to the city of Steamboat Springs on June 4.

The grand opening of the boardwalk is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and includes guided tours and other recreational opportunities. The formal dedication is at 2 p.m. After the ceremony, the boardwalk will be open to the public.

The event is designed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the founding of Rotary International. In celebrating the centennial, the 32,000 Rotary clubs around the world chose community service projects to complete. The $300,000 boardwalk project is the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club's centennial effort.

Rotary River Park is a 10-acre piece of land at the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and Mount Werner Road.

The project involved the construction of a 1,300-foot elevated boardwalk allowing public access to about 7 acres of wetlands. The new boardwalk provides appropriate access for wildlife viewing, fishing and interpretive education with minimal disruption of wildlife and habitat.

Student sports physicals to benefit booster club

Sports physicals for high school and middle school athletes will be offered from 4 to 8 p.m. May 23 to 26 at Steamboat Medical Group. The exams cost $20 each and all proceeds benefit the Steamboat Springs Booster Club. Any chid interested in playing sports next school year must have a physical on file with the school. To make an appointment, call Kate at 871-3687.

Artists sought for Torian Plum's summer Art Walks

Artists are being sought to participate in Torian Plum's summer Art Walks, which will take place July 15 and 29 and the weekend of Aug. 12 to 14. Call Shawn Donnelly at 879-6296.

Hayden needs vendors for July 2 Summerfest

The Town of Hayden Recreation Board is seeking vendors of arts, crafts, children's items and garden items for the fourth annual Hayden Valley Summerfest, to be held July 2. Vendors must have or apply for a Colorado state sales tax license and a Hayden sales tax license. If interested, call Lindsay at 276-3741.

LIFT-UP food distribution period ends June 30

Emergency food is being distributed through The Emergency Food Assistance Program at LIFT-UP of Routt County offices. Each eligible household can receive TEFAP foods once per quarter, and the distribution period for the second quarter began April 1 and ends June 30. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 870-8804 from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays for more information about income eligibility and hours of operation for the Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek LIFT-UP offices.

Bowhunter class begins Saturday at YVMC

A bowhunter education class will be held Saturday and Sunday in the Visiting Nurse Association offices at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The cost is $10, and registration is required by calling 736-0220, 824-7133 or 875-1010.

Volunteers are needed to judge more than 400 classic Mustang cars during the 17th annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup. The judging will take place from 9 a.m. to noon June 18. No experience is necessary and volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. Call 879-0882, ext. 208, or stop by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, 1255 S. Lincoln Ave.

Registration is under way for the 17th annual Mustang Roundup, to be held June 17 and 18. Events will include a scenic mountain tour, an autocross at the Meadows parking lot and the traditional Show 'n' Shine on Lincoln Avenue. Registration for the Show 'n' Shine ends June 1; forms are available at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association Visitors Center or online at www.rmmr.org. Call 879-0882.

The second annual Mountain Chili Festival, hosted by the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., is looking for participants to cook their favorite chili recipes. This summer's festival will take place July 30 at the base of the ski area. The entry fee is $25 and prizes include airline tickets, a spa package at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and a destination vacation. Chili categories are either red or green with prizes for each. Call 871-5336.

Volunteers are needed to judge more than 400 classic Mustang cars during the 17th annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup. The judging will take place from 9 a.m. to noon June 18. No experience is necessary and volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. Call 879-0882, ext. 208, or stop by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, 1255 S. Lincoln Ave.

A bowhunter education class will be held May 21 and 22 in the Visiting Nurse Association offices at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The cost is $10 and registration is required by calling 736-0220, 824-7133 or 875-1010.

Steamboat Dance Theatre is soliciting applications for its dance scholarship program. The scholarships range from $25 to $300 and are available to students on a confidential, financial-need basis. Applications may be submitted by students, parents or instructors and should be sent to Steamboat Dance Theatre, P.O. Box 774284, Steamboat Springs CO, 80477, or faxed to 871-8844. Applications for summer scholarships are due June 1.

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking entries for SummerArt 2005, a multimedia, juried fine art exhibit, to be held at the Depot Art Center. The entry deadline is May 13. Exhibit dates are July 1 to Aug. 28. For a prospectus, e-mail beth@steamboatspringsarts.com or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to SSAC/SummerArt, P.O. Box 774284, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Call Beth at 879-9008, ext. 106.

Local art vendors to being sought to participate in any of the fourth annual Art On The Mountain shows this summer. The shows will be held on July Fourth weekend, July 30 and 31, August 6 and 7, Labor Day weekend and Sept. 10. The cost is $75 for a 10-by-10-foot booth. Shows take place at the base of the ski area in Gondola Square. Call Nancy at 871-5315.

The Oak Creek and Yampa Fire protection districts will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21 at the South Routt Medical Center in Oak Creek. Activities will include free blood pressure and blood sugar checks, child safety seat checks, free gun locks, wildfire awareness presentations and free hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks.

People interested in working as referees for adult-league soccer games this summer are invited to attend an organizational meeting at 5:30 p.m. May 19 at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Office at 240 Howelsen Parkway.

All previous and current certified officials can attend. Any individual interested in serving as a center official or linesmen should attend.

The league rules, schedules and pay rates will be discussed. Officials earn $25 to $40 a game. Certified officials receive priority in scheduling, assuming they attend the meeting.

Call 879-4300.

Master Gardener house calls

The Master Gardeners of Routt County are offering home visits to address residents' horticultural needs.

Any resident in any part of the county can call to get help on questions such as why tree is dying and what sorts of plants grow would grow well in a yard. The visits are free.

"We will come take a look at it and try to solve your problems," said C.J. Mucklow, Routt County agricultural extension agent.

Master Gardeners will be available Thursday mornings through the end of June. To request a visit, call 879-0825.

The Master Gardeners program is available through the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Service.

Free English as a Second Language classes will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, May 31 to Aug. 4. The classes are designed for speakers of any foreign language who would like to learn English. Call 870-4534.

The West Routt Library District Board of Trustees is seeking people interested in filling a seat that will be open from July 2005 to December 2007. Applicants must be West Routt County residents who live within the boundaries of the Hayden School District. Call 276-3777.

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is accepting registrations for the 102nd Cowboys' Roundup Days/First National Bank of Steamboat Springs Fourth of July parade. The theme of this year's parade is "Steamboat Springs, show us your age," recognizing a year that also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Routt National Forest and F.M. Light and Sons. To enter a float in the parade, pick up an application at the Steamboat Springs Visitor Center, 1255 S. Lincoln Ave.

Adults interested in playing baseball are welcome to attend practices from 4 to 6 p.m. May 29 and June 5 at Vanatta field. Games will be played on Sunday evenings through August.


The Yampa Bible Church invites children ages 4 through sixth grade to join a dinosaur adventure at "TrueRassic Park," a free vacation Bible school, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon, June 6 to 10. Call 638-4411.

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.

Marathon volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for the 24th annual Steamboat Marathon June 4 and 5. Volunteers will receive an event T-shirt and lunch on race day. For more information, call 879-0882, ext. 208, or stop by the Steamboat Springs Chamber office at 1255 S. Lincoln Ave.

Applications for designation to the Routt County Register of Historic Properties are available in the county commissioners office in the Courthouse Annex. ompleted applications are due May 18. all Dee Bolton, 879-0108, with questions.

Chautauqua at Alpine Campus, a traveling circuit of lectures, plays and musical programs, is June 24 and June 25 at Colorado Mountain College. This year's Chautauqua features "Women of the West" and will focus on Calamity Jane, Clara Brown and Isabella Bird.

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