Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs School Board to review fine arts

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— The Steamboat Springs School Board is scheduled to hear a presentation about the district’s fine arts curriculum from Superintendent Shalee Cunningham at a meeting scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. today.

Also tonight, Routt County United Way Executive Director Kelly Stanford will present a draft of the county’s Health and Human Services Plan, which prioritizes human service needs and sets goals for meeting them.

School Board members are scheduled to hear public comments at 7 p.m. and enter executive session at 7:15 p.m. to discuss land negotiations and personnel evaluations.

The meeting, held at the George P. Sauer Human Services Center on Seventh Street, is scheduled to adjourn at 8:30 p.m.

Yampatika summer camp registration is available

Yampatika’s summer programs provide children with hands-on opportunities to explore their natural surroundings in a safe, professional and fun atmosphere. Each program is theme-based and designed to inspire environmental stewardship through education. Programs are age-specific and led by experienced naturalists. For more information or to register, visit www.yampatika.org or call 970-871-9151.

Student musicians invited to audition for honor recital

Student vocalists and instrumentalists are encouraged to audition for the 2011 Youth Honor Recital, sponsored by the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra. The deadline to apply for an audition is April 30. For more information, visit www.steamboatorchestra.org.

Visiting Nurse Association now is offering free exams

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has announced a program to reduce breast and cervical cancer mortality through the Women’s Wellness Connection. The WWC provides free breast and cervical exams and selected diagnostic services to women ages 40 to 65 who meet financial qualifications. The program targets women who have not had a mammogram or Pap test within the past year or women who have lost insurance, had an abnormal finding, and need follow-up. Call 970-871-7646.

Guys Read club seeks new members, moms welcome

The Bud Werner Memorial Library continues the new Guys Read book club for boys, ages 9 and older, and a parent is optional (moms are allowed). Guys Read will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 14.

Integrated Community seeking board members

Integrated Community is recruiting new board members. Accounting, finance and fundraising experience is desired. The agency also is seeking English tutors for adults and people interested in telling stories in Spanish to preschool and school-age children.

Contact Tatiana at 970-871-4599 or director@ciiccolorado.org.  

Essays/nonfiction sought for Colorado writers contest

Northern Colorado Writers LLC announces the second contest in its 2011 contest series: Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction. The contest opened Feb. 1 and will run until April 15. Cash prizes of $200, $100 and $50 are offered, and the winners and honorable mentions will be published in the 2011 winners’ anthology in December. Winners receive a free copy.

Judging this year’s Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction category will be writer John Calderazzo, who has been featured in the Best American Stories as well as the Best American Essays. Calderazzo teaches in the new Creative Nonfiction masters program at Colorado State University.

The contest is open to all with a limit of 3,000 words. Entry fees apply. See www.northerncoloradowriters/writing-contests.html for submission guidelines, contact information and to learn more about NCW.

Young Tracks Childcare seeks board members

Young Tracks Childcare’s board of directors is seeking community members to become part of the largest child care center in Routt County. The group is looking for people with a passion for children who are knowledgeable in fundraising or grant writing and who are committed to making the organization thrive. Meetings are the third Tuesday bimonthly throughout the year. Call Kate at 320-226-2236.

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