Steamboat briefs: Dance Theatre seeking sponsors for March show

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The Steamboat Dance Theatre is seeking sponsors for the 37th annual March concert. Sponsorships help the nonprofit organization purchase costumes and offset performance costs. Sponsorships start at $250 and could include tickets to the performances, a logo on the concert poster, ads in the program, and/or banners during the concert.

The Steamboat Dance Theatre is a volunteer organization in which about 100 dancers come together to create three performances, at 7 p.m. March 5 to 7 at the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium. For more information about how you can get involved as a sponsor, call Deb Curd at 846-5696.

Local women invited to Storm Peak conference

Storm Peak Laboratory, a permanent mountaintop research facility located on the summit of Mount Werner, has received $300,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program to create a networking program for women interested in atmospheric science.

The lab is inviting two local teachers and two high school students to participate in select forums and activities at the conference. The Atmospheric Science Collaborations and Enriching Networks is designed to initiate positive professional relationships and eliminate the "leaky pipeline" defined by the attrition of women at different stages of their academic careers.

ASCENT will be hosted for three consecutive years. Each June, ASCENT will host a three-day workshop in Steamboat Springs. ASCENT also will provide additional networking opportunities at major national meetings, along with newsletters and on-line mentoring tools. Thirty women from universities and research facilities across the U.S. and Canada will have an opportunity to participate each year. For more information and to apply, visit http://ascent.dri.edu. The application deadline is March 15. Applicants may contact Gannet Hallar, director of the lab, at gannet.hallar@dri.edu or by calling 970-819-0968.

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