Steamboat briefs: Steamboat School District seeks board candidates

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Editor's note: The date Steamboat Springs School Board applications are available through has been corrected.

The Steamboat Springs School District is issuing a call for nominations for School Board candidates. School district directors will be elected in districts 2, 4 and 5 in the Nov. 1 general election. Candidates can pick up applications at the district’s office, 325 Seventh St., until Aug. 26 but must have them completed with the necessary signatures before the 4 p.m. deadline on that day. Call Deb Ginesta at 970-871-3193 with questions.

Steamboat’s Lauren Weaver graduates with honors

Lauren Weaver, a 2003 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, graduated Pi Alpha (high honors) with a master’s of science in the Physician Assistant Program at Duke University in Durham, N.C. Her focus will be in primary care. Lauren is the daughter of Lynette and Norm Weaver, of Steamboat Springs.

Lauren will marry Brad Klingenberg on Sept. 4 in Estes Park, after which they will move to Chicago to begin their careers.

Grand Futures Prevention seeking board members

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, a nonprofit organization that works to reduce substance abuse throughout Routt, Moffat and Grand counties, with particular emphasis on youths in grades six through 12, is seeking interested community members to serve on its county and tri-county coalition boards. Send emails of interest to Dervla@grandfutures.org. No phone calls, please. For more information, visit www.grandfutures.org.

Horizons is offering free screenings for children

Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children. If you’re a parent and are concerned about your child’s development, call Kathy Northcutt at 970-871-8558. The screenings can answer questions like “Should he be walking by now?” “How many words should she be saying?” and “Is her hearing and vision what it should be?”

¿Tiene usted preguntas como estas con respecto al desarrollo de su nina/o? ¿Deberia estar caminando a esta edad? ¿Cuantas palabras deberia mi nino/a estar diciendo? ¿Es su vision y audicion normal? Podemos contestar sus preguntas con un chequeo gratuito. Llame a Natosha al 970-756-5014.

Agricultural landowners may be eligible for flooding help

The Routt-Jackson-Grand-Summit Farm Service Agency would like to inform agricultural land owners that there may be assistance for those affected by recent flooding on their hay ground and pasture, according to a news release. 

The Emergency Conservation Program provides emergency funding and technical assistance for farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters.

The Emergency Assistance for Livestock Program provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock that have feed or grazing losses due to natural disasters. 

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur because of natural disasters. Producers who bought NAP coverage on their grass or alfalfa hay and pasture ground for 2011 would be covered under this program for flooding damage.

Producers who think they have suffered a qualifying loss or would like more information can contact the Routt-Jackson-Grand-Summit FSA Office by calling 970-879-3225, ext. 2, or stopping by the office in the Pine Grove Center. More information is available at www.fsa.usda.gov under the subject heading “Disaster Assistance Programs.”

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