Briefs for May 30, 2005

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Free women's mountain bike clinics begin in June

The first women's mountain bike clinic of the season starts at 6 p.m. June 1 at Orange Peel. The free clinics will run opposite Wednesdays from Town Challenge races. The topic for the first session will be climbing. All levels welcome.

4-H hosting charity trail ride; participant sought

The Steamboat 4-H Club will host the 10th annual charity horseback ride to benefit the St. Jude Research Hospital at 9 a.m. June 18. The ride travels from the Red Dirt Trailhead on Rout County Road 129 to the Strawberry Park Hot Springs, where lunch is served and discounted admission to the pools is available. The ride then returns to C.R. 129. Call 879-2968.

Marathon will cause

several road closures

Running of the 24th annual Steamboat Marathon will necessitate several road closures June 5. From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., the westbound lane of Lincoln Avenue will be closed, along with Fifth through 11th streets between Lincoln and Oak Street. Parts of Routt County Road 129 also will be closed. Northbound traffic will be diverted into the southbound lane from C.R. 44 to Cullens Corner, and southbound traffic will be diverted onto C.R. 44 at Cullens Corner and follow it back to C.R. 129 near the Steamboat Springs Airport. From Cullens Corner to the start of the half-marathon, only one lane of C.R. 129 will be open. Drivers are encouraged to avoid C.R. 129 if possible on race day to avoid traffic delays and keep the road safe for runners. Call 879-0880.

Volunteers needed for medical botany program

Volunteers are sought to help with research in a medical botany program that is part of a nature conservation restoration project. World Park Educational Institute, a Steamboat Springs-based nonprofit, will host the program. Volunteers will do ranch work, greenhouse work, data collection, office work, weeding, carpentry and/or general spruce-up, and will attend an educational orientation on native plants. Short-term quarters or camping may be available for qualified applicants. The program will begin in late May, and continue off and on through September. Call 879-8179.

Artists wanted for summer Art Walks on mountain

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.

Registration under way for Mustang Roundup in June

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. Call 879-0882.

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