Steamboat briefs for April 14

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Master Farm Homemaker Guild offers scholarship

The Colorado Master Farm Homemaker Guild is offering a $500 scholarship to a Colorado woman with an agriculture background. Known as the "second chance scholarship," it will be given to someone who has had her college education interrupted or postponed and is hoping to continue her higher education. Homemakers are encouraged to apply. Requirements are three references and statements of work history, community involvement, future goals and why she should receive the scholarship. Applications are due May 15. The award must be used in the year it is received. Applications are available at the Routt County Cooperative Extension Office in the Routt County Courthouse Annex.

Veterans health clinic open in Craig

The new Craig Telehealth Clinic, at 551 Tucker St. in Craig, is open and providing medical services to veterans in Northwest Colorado. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number is 834-6721. The clinic is not an emergency care facility. To make an appointment at the clinic, call toll-free, 1-866-206-6415, ext. 2778, and speak to Kristine Wunderwald. If transportation is needed to the clinic, call the Routt County Veterans Affairs Office at 879-5489 or e-mail mcondie@co.routt.co.us.

LEAP providing energy assistance

The Routt County Department of Human Services is accepting applications for its Low Income Energy Assistance Program, or LEAP, through April 30. 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.

Little League registration now open

Registration is now open for Little League baseball in Steamboat Springs. The cost is $85. Registration forms are available at the city's Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services office on Howelsen Parkway. Practices begin May 19. The season ends with a City Championship Tournament on Aug. 2. Leagues are available for players 8 to 15 years old. Contact Stace Toye with questions at 291-9052.

Marathon preparation under way

Registration is open for the 27th annual Steamboat Marathon and Half Marathon, to take place June 1. There is a limit of 1,000 half-marathon participants and 500 marathon participants. Visit www.steamboatmarathon.com for more information or to sign up.

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