Steamboat briefs for Feb. 21

United Way grant deadline approaching

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— Feb. 28 is the application deadline for grant funding from the Arthur E. Anderson Impact Grant, administered by Routt County United Way. The United Way will allocate $25,000 in 2008 to a project providing health and human services to residents of Routt County, with measurable outcomes. Any Routt County 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization may apply for the grant by completing an application, supplying a budget statement for the proposed project or program, providing financial statements for the organization and by agreeing to provide a presentation to Routt County United Way updating the project's status and outcomes at the end of 2008.

The recipient will be selected March 28 and announced March 31, Anderson's birthday.

For more information about the grant, call Mark Andersen of Routt County United Way at 879-6505 or e-mail mark@unitedwayroutt.com.

Ranchers recognized for Angus cows

Don Gittleson of Steamboat Springs has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having five registered Angus cows included in the Association's 2008 Pathfinder Report. Lee Gittleson of Steamboat also earned recognition for having one registered Angus cow.

Only 2,306 of the more than 36,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year's report, according to John Crouch, chief executive officer of the association headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. The Pathfinder Program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production.

The 2008 Pathfinder Report lists 9,917 individual cows and 273 Pathfinder sires. It is published in the April issue of the Angus Journal, and copies are available from the association. The reports appear on the Web at www.angus.org.

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