Steamboat briefs for Aug. 25

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Boettcher Foundation honors Hayden teacher

— The Boettcher Foundation Teacher Recognition Awards Program has honored Hayden High School teacher Dean Massey for his dedication to local youths and contributions to education in his community. 2008 Boettcher Scholar Janna Hoza nominated Massey for the award. Massey will receive a plaque and a $1,000 grant to be used for a special program or project at Hayden High School.

Parks department seeks survey responses

The city of Steamboat Springs' Department of Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services is seeking responses to its online survey, which will use community input to develop a master plan for Steamboat's parks, recreation facilities and programs.

Participants will randomly be selected for a prize drawing at the end of August.

Visit www.rrcinfo.com/sbparkrec to take the survey.

Human Services hosting school supply, food drives

The Routt County Department of Human Services is running a school supply drive for the month of August, in honor of national Child Support Month. Take donations to the Department of Human Services at 135 Sixth Street in downtown Steamboat Springs.

The department also is sponsoring a food drive and collecting non-perishable items and toiletries at its office or any other county government office. All items collected will be given to the LIFT-UP of Routt County food bank. The food drive ends Aug. 27.

Foundation grant applications due Sept. 15

Sept. 15 is the deadline for applications for grants from The Yampa Valley Community Foundation Community Grant Fund and the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Recreation Grant Fund. Community grants are available for any nonprofit activity in Routt or Moffat counties that falls within the categories of environment, education, health and human services, recreation or art and culture. Grant applications are available at www.yvcf.org. Recipients will be announced in December. For more information, call the Yampa Valley Community Foundation at 970-879-8632.

Brewers' Festival seeks local home brewers

The Steamboat Brewers' Festival is seeking home brewers in Routt County who are interested in participating in the event from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 at Torian Plum Plaza at the base of Steamboat Ski Area. In its second year, the festival offers beer tasting in an intimate setting.

Interested home brewers can call Jody Anagnos, of Blue Dog Events, at 970-846-8523, or e-mail jody@steamboatbrewersfestival.com. For more information about the event, visit www.steamboatbrewersfestival.com.

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