Steamboat briefs for Nov. 3

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Applications for energy assistance available

— The Routt County Department of Human Services is accepting applications for its Low Income Energy Assistance Program through April 30, 2008. LEAP is a federally funded program designed to help low-income households meet their winter home heating costs; it does not pay the entire cost of home heating.

Household income may not exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. The maximum monthly income for a one-person household is $1,574. Applications can be picked up at the Human Services Office, 135 Sixth Street in downtown Steamboat Springs. For information call Ruth Ann at 879-1540, or 1-866-432-8435.

Emerald City Opera seeks male singer

Emerald City Opera is seeking a male singer to perform in their Touring Opera Troupe at area schools. The Touring Troupe is part of Emerald City's education and community outreach program, which fosters learning about opera and the vocal performing arts and introduces children of all ages to the world of opera and music. Contact Valerie Davia at 871-1485 or valeriedavia@zirkel.us for information.

Scholarships available for winter athletes

For the 12th consecutive year, Steamboat's Over the Hill Gang is offering financial assistance to local athletes for their education and/or skill improvement in their area of competence. Only athletes involved in winter sports are eligible.

Applicants should be attending or a graduate of a school in Routt County, or a Routt County resident for a minimum of two years. Applicants also must be between 14 and 22 as of Nov. 15.

Applications are available at all Routt County high schools, Steamboat Springs Middle School, The Lowell Whiteman School, Christian Heritage School, CMC, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, and at www.ssoverthehillgang.org.

Applications and attachments must be completed and submitted by mail by Friday. Awards will be announced in December. Contact Pat Aljanich at 879-5784 or pattyinsteamboat@yahoo.com, or Kay Burch at 879-6070 kburch@zirkel.us.

YVMC seeks volunteers for health resource center

Yampa Valley Medical Center is seeking volunteers for its Community Health Resource Center. The free lending library is available to physicians, hospital employees and community members and provides resources on a variety of medical topics. Call volunteer coordinator Mindy Fontaine at 870-1146 for more information.

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