Steamboat briefs for Oct. 23

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Mainstreet Steamboat Springs seeks volunteers

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs is recruiting interested volunteers to assist with its programs. Mainstreet is a comprehensive program created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to revive and strengthen the historic cores of communities across the nation. More than 2,000 communities are using the Mainstreet Four-Point Approach, which addresses design elements within the district, promotion of events and image, economic restructuring to gauge and strengthen economic health and organization of the entities within the district as a unified voice. If you would like more information about becoming active with the Mainstreet organization, call Tracy Barnett at 846-1800 or e-mail mainstreet@springsips.com.

Steamboat Art Museum looking for volunteers

The Steamboat Art Museum needs volunteers to work two- or three-hour shifts between noon and 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. All volunteers will be trained. Call Nancy Westphale at 846-0504 or the museum at 870-1755 for more information.

Coastal navigation course offered in Steamboat

The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a course in Steamboat Springs this fall in basic and advanced coastal navigation. The course is geared mainly to sailboat or powerboat operators or anyone else interested in learning about nautical travel. The course is Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11, and the test will be administered Nov. 17. Cost for the course is $100 plus some expenses. The course will cover chart reading, how to use basic navigational instruments, navigational aids including compass reading and electronic devices, how to plot longitude and latitude, dead reckoning and other piloting information. Call 879-2235 by Monday to sign up.

Volunteers needed at YVMC for ski season

Yampa Valley Medical Center is seeking volunteers in a variety of capacities during the upcoming ski season. Call Volunteer Coordinator Mindy Fontaine at 870-1146 for more information. Volunteers must be willing to make a six-month commitment.

LIFT-UP distributing USDA commodities for 4th quarter

USDA commodities are being distributed for the fourth quarter of 2007 at Lift-Up of Routt County offices in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek, through the Emergency Food Assistance Program. Eligible households may receive Assistance Program foods once per quarter. This quarterly distribution ends Dec. 31. Call 870-8804 between 1 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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