Briefs for Oct. 16

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Advertising space available for hockey tourneys

The Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association is selling advertising space for its four tournament programs and seeking seasonal sponsors for the upcoming year. Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association is a 501(3)c nonprofit organization. For more information, call Amy Hill at 871-1144 or e-mail ahshoot@mac.com.

McDonald's dedicating two events to school athletics

The Steamboat Springs McDonald's is dedicating two upcoming evenings to benefit local middle school and high school athletic programs.

Half of all proceeds earned between 4 and 8 p.m. Oct. 19 will be given to middle school athletic programs, and half of all proceeds earned between 4 and 8 p.m. Oct. 26 will be given to high school athletic programs.

Optimist Club looking for Teen of the Month

The Steamboat Optimist Club is accepting applications from area high school seniors for its Teen of the Month award. All teens recognized as a Teen of the Month will be eligible for a $1,000 Teen of The Year award to be presented at the Teen of The Year dinner in May.

Applications are available at all counselors offices in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek, or call club president Sid Hopkins at 870-8172 or Rob McCarthy at 871-7179 for more information.

Arts Council seeking docent volunteers

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking volunteers for its docent program. SSAC docents are trained volunteers who staff The Depot galleries, help interpret and explain exhibits and encourage visitor interaction with the artwork, furthering the mission of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council.

They help with unpacking exhibit items, hanging shows and hosting opening receptions. Docents also coordinate the annual Studio Tour and facilitate the "Art for Seniors" program at the Doak Walker Care Center.

Docents are available to lead guided tours of the exhibits to schools and groups if requested. Docents meet monthly for seminars as well as occasional field trips.

VA Office encourages vets to apply for health system

The Routt County Veterans Affairs Office is encouraging local vets to apply for the VA health system. Local veterans affairs officers Michael Condie said a community-based outpatient clinic, or CBOC, for vets could be built in Craig if sufficient use is proven.

Having a CBOC in Northwest Colorado would eliminate the need for many vets to travel to the Grand Junction VA medical facility.

To sign up for the VA health system, stop by the Veterans Workforce offices in the Sundance at Fish Creek shopping center in Steamboat Springs or the location in Craig. Call 879-5489 or 824-3246.

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