Steamboat briefs: Cultural group seeking volunteers

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— Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers must speak Spanish, enjoy helping the immigrant community and be respectful and mature. Training will be provided. Call Tatiana at 871-4599 or e-mail director@ciiccolorado.org.

Newborn Network offers resources to families

Newborn Network is a support system dedicated to providing parenting and resource information to all families who live in Routt County and have children from as old as 3. Newborn Network’s free services include weekly networking and education groups, parenting education home visits, a lending library of parenting topics and a series of gift bags. Parents of children ages 3 and younger can call 970-879-0977 for more information about support services.

Adult day services offered at The Haven

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering adult day services at The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden for any disabled individual older than 18 or elderly individual who is looking for daily activities where oversight is provided. Services are provided from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Meals, medication administration, activities, assistance with bathing and wellness assessments are available. For more information and to register, call Diane Girty at 875-1891.

Trout Creek bridge will be closed until June 1

The bridge over Trout Creek on Routt County Road 33 (Twentymile Road) is closed until June 1, Routt County Road and Bridge Department Supervisor Paul Draper said.

Draper said the county was awarded a $200,000 Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs that requires a 50 percent match. He said Duckels Con­struction bid the project to repair the bridge’s failing headwalls at less than $350,000.

A detour will direct drivers onto C.R. 33B to C.R. 179 and back to C.R. 33, Draper said.

City is accepting credit, debit cards for payments

The city of Steamboat Springs now is accepting credit and debit card payments for water and sewer bills, as well as Municipal Court fines such as parking tickets, traffic tickets, animal violations, etc., according to a news release. The city accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover in person or over the phone. There will be a $2 convenience fee on telephone card usage. Call the utility billing clerk at 871-6303 with questions or to pay a water or sewer bill. Call the Municipal Court clerk at 871-8277.

Sisters in Steamboat event seeks volunteers

Anyone interested in being a Sisters in Steamboat volunteer on the planning committees for the parties or enrichment programs should contact Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800 or tracy@mainstreetsteamboat.com. The Sisters in Steamboat event is Oct. 15 to 17.

Registration for Little League is ongoing

Early registration for Steam­boat Springs Little League started March 19 and costs $20 less than regular registration. Go to www.eteamz.com/Steamboat/. Spring training started Saturday.

Home, garden expo now accepting registrations

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s third annual Home & Garden Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8 at The Steamboat Grand. Chamber members in good standing are invited to exhibit for $100. The registration deadline is April 30. The event is free and open to the community.

Contact Meagan Coates at the Chamber at 875-7003 to reserve a booth.

Library members now can download books from site

Residents with a Windows 7, 32-bit or 64-bit computer now can download audio books through the Bud Werner Memorial Library’s new audio book platform, NetLibrary. Library card holders can go to the Library’s Web site at http://www.steamboatlibrary.org/opacdownloadablemedia.html to create an account and download the software onto their computers. Call the library’s Reference Desk for assistance at 970-879-0240, ext. 331.

CR 129 closed to through traffic in far North Routt

Routt County Road 129 is closed to commercial and through traffic from Columbine in North Routt to 3 Forks Ranch, about 10.2 miles, effective immediately. The closure is a result of spring thaw and impassable road conditions. Emergency services, if available, will be slow and expensive, according to a news release from the Routt County Road and Bridge Department. Call 879-0831.

‘Second Chance’ $500 scholarship being offered

The Colorado Master Farm Homemaker Guild is offering a $500 scholarship to a Colorado woman with an agricultural background. Called the “Second Chance Scholarship,” it will go to someone who had her college education interrupted or postponed and is hoping to attend college, a trade school or another secondary education institution. Requirements are three references; a biographical statement of work history, community involvement and future goals; and a statement about why the applicant thinks she deserves the scholarship.

All applications must be returned to the Colorado Master Farm Homemaker Guild by May 15. The award must be used in the year it is received.

Applications are available from the Routt County Extension Office and Colorado Master Farm Homemaker Guild Scholarship Chairman Wilma Mosher, 36700 County Road 2G, Hugo, CO 80821.

Respite Program care providers are needed

The Yampa Valley Autism Program is seeking care providers for its Respite Program. Respite Program care providers are made available to families of children with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities, for hire to help as needed. Care providers also can participate in programs such as Kid’s Night Out.

The Yampa Valley Autism Program is looking for individuals who have experience with children of special needs. CPR and first aid certifications can be provided if not certified. An hourly rate is provided to all caregivers. Call Kristin at 970-870-4263 or e-mail kristinpiro@gmail.com.

Yampatika seeks sponsors for summer programs

Yampatika, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through education, seeks sponsors for its summer programs. Environmental education programs reach youths ages 5 to 14 through summer camps and adults through weekly hikes and adult field schools.

Contact Sonja Macys at Yampatika at Sonja@yampatika.org or 970-871-9151.

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