Steamboat Briefs: ProBuild officially acquires Harbert Lumber Co. assets

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— ProBuild Holdings announ­ced Monday that it is acquired the assets of Harbert Lumber Co., including the store in Steamboat Springs. Steamboat store General Manager Rod Wille had confirmed Friday that the store would reopen Monday as a ProBuild.

Harbert Lumber also has locations in Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs and Aspen. ProBuild is headquartered in Denver and spans the state with 10 retail locations and more than 450 locations nationwide.

Terms of the sale weren’t disclosed.

Quiznos Pro Challenge has announced name change

The Quiznos Pro Challenge has changed its name to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, according to a news release, and has entered into a TV agreement with NBC Sports Group. The group will broadcast 25 hours of coverage of the seven-day stage race, including coverage of the final day on NBC Sports and 3 1/2 hours per day on the VERSUS network, according to the release.

The inaugural cycling race kicks off Aug. 22, and Steamboat Springs was selected to take part in two of the seven stages. Riders will arrive in the Yampa Valley on Aug. 26, riding from Avon for the fifth stage of the event. They will depart the next morning to end up in Breckenridge.

NBC Sports will broadcast the final day on Aug. 28.

Also in the release, organizers announced the name change to USA Pro Cycling Challenge “in order to showcase the global scale of the event to a worldwide audience. Quiznos will continue as a founding sponsor with the same level of participation in the event.”

Nominations open for senior awards in May

For the first time, Routt County Council on Aging is hosting a Senior Awards Ceremony, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Senior leaders from Routt, Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin and Summit counties will be recognized for their achievements and contributions to their communities, according to a news release. Award categories are Senior Citizen of the Year and Friend of the Seniors. Routt County nomination forms are available at Routt County Council on Aging and must be returned by April 15 for consideration. Those interested in nominating a Routt County senior can contact the Council on Aging at www.rccoaging.org, 970-879-063, director@rccoaging.org, 1605 Lincoln Ave. at Steamboat Springs Community Center, or P.O. Box 770207, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

The awards will be held in conjunction with the Colorado Commission on Aging Centenarian Celebration, which is an award ceremony for Colorado seniors who have reached or will reach 100 years of age in 2011. Each centenarian attending the event will receive a certificate signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper. The Colorado Commission on Aging sponsors this celebration each May, with the commissioners picking a different community in which to hold the event every year.

LIFT-UP to receive $5,000 from El Pomar Foundation

For the fourth time since the start of the economic downturn, El Pomar Foundation is distributing $1 million in emergency funds to Colorado nonprofit organizations helping those most affected by the economic downturn, according to a news release. LIFT-UP of Routt County is one of more than 140 nonprofit organizations in the state that will receive grants.

LIFT-UP will receive $5,000. The organization was recommended for a grant by El Pomar Foundation’s Northwest Regional Council, an advisory board of community leaders representing seven counties in northwest Colorado. Audrey Danner, Moffat County commissioner and Northwest Regional Council member, will present the check this week.

Habitat for Humanity opens appliance outlet

Routt County Habitat for Humanity has opened a ReStore Appliance Outlet, 718 Oak St., in Steamboat Springs, according to a news release. The organization hopes that in addition to generating income for the nonprofit group, the store also will provide low-cost, working appliances at affordable prices to those in need, and divert those items from landfills. The store is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and can be reached at 970-439-0246.

A ribbon-cutting and open house will take place at 9 a.m. April 16. Pick-ups and deliveries will be made on a weekly basis and by appointment, and fees may apply. All major kitchen appliances are in stock, including washers and dryers, refrigerators and stoves.

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