Steamboat briefs for Sept. 13


Rotary Club accepting applications for program

The Steamboat Springs Rotary Club is accepting applications for its 2009-10 Rotary Youth Exchange Program. The program includes long-term and summer exchanges.

The long-term exchange typically lasts an entire school year. Students will live in a foreign country and stay with three different families for three months each while attending high school in that country.

The program's summer exchanges take place in June, July and August. Students spend three to four weeks living with a host brother or sister's family and exploring that country. In exchange, your host brother or sister will come to Routt County and stay with your family for three to four weeks.

The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is looking for students who are above-average academically, articulate and demonstrate leadership in their community. Students must be between the ages of 15 and 19, but do not have to be involved in Rotary in any way.

An initial application is due Sept. 30. To obtain an application or to learn more about the program, call Lynaia South Orr at 879-9300 or 879-6783.

Application deadline extended for arts grants

The application deadline for local arts and culture grants has been extended to Friday. The Steamboat Springs Arts Council, in cooperation with the City of Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, will grant funds in the following areas: organizational development, project development/organization, project development/individual and individual artist fellowship. For more information about applications and requirements, call 879-9008.

YVRA in need of volunteer victims for casualty drill

Yampa Valley Regional Airport needs volunteer victims for its Oct. 5 mass casualty drill. The drill is a fun and interesting way to help our emergency services practice their skills. The drill involves a mock airplane incident, and as many as 60 volunteers are needed. Meals will be provided. Call 276-5011.


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