Briefs for Nov. 14

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Applications for county's historic register due

— Applications for designation to the Routt County Register of Historic Properties are due in the Routt County commissioners office, second floor of the Courthouse Annex, by Nov. 22. Call Dee Bolton at 879-9046.

Yellow Ribbon program this week in schools

The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program, sponsored by REPS, is today and Wednesday in area schools. The Yellow Ribbon "Ask for Help" card is a way for youths to ask for help without verbalizing it. If you receive a card, it means that you are a trusted person who should follow the instructions on the card to get the person help. Call Sara Ross, REPS coordinator, at 879-2141.

Registration under way for youth orchestra

Registration is under way for the All Yampa Valley Youth Orchestra Extravaganza, a three-day event giving youth musicians an opportunity to play a variety of music with a staff of music educators, culminating in a concert at the Steamboat Mountain Theater on Nov. 17. Students are invited to participate on the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba and percussion. The enrollment fee is $25. Call 879-9008, ext. 107, or e-mail chamberorchestra@steamboatspringsarts.com to register.

Visiting Nurse group has free 'spit quit kits'

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is handing out free "spit quit kits" for anyone interested in ending their addiction to snuff. According to the VNA, there is 4.8 mg of nicotine in every gram of moist snuff or chew, compared to 1.8 mg of nicotine in every cigarette. At 30 grams of snuff per tin, one can of snuff equals the nicotine found in four packs of cigarettes. With the Great American Smoke Out approaching on Nov. 16, call the VNA at 871-7639 for a free spit quit kit.

Special event funding applications available

In an effort to boost year-round tourism, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is accepting applications for Special Event Funding. Special Event Funding, pending the determination of the city budget in December, will distribute $75,000 to a new development project in the non-ski season months of 2007.

The money will be granted to an idea for a new event that could be brought to or introduced in Steamboat Springs. A committee of representatives from the Steamboat Marketing Committee, Chamber Board and City Council will be formed to evaluate the applications. Applications will be considered based upon the event's tourism possibilities, long-range potential, media appeal and event organizer experience, among other aspects.

The committee is expected to meet after the city budget is determined in December, and it will begin to consider applications in January. Event presentations will be held in January and February, with final decisions about how to allocate the money to be decided by the end of February.

All applications are due Dec. 8. They can be picked up at the Steamboat Springs Resort Chamber Association offices or downloaded at www.steamboatchamber.com under the "Community Bulletin Board" heading.

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