Steamboat briefs: Rotary seeks beneficiary for Barn Dance fundraiser

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The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that would like to be the beneficiary of the club’s 2012 Barn Dance fundraiser. The event draws about 500 attendees, and last year’s recipient received more than $18,000. Selection will be based on the fit of the nonprofit’s mission to the mission of Rotary as well as the ability of the nonprofit to provide support for the event. Selection will be made by a committee of Rotarians. To submit an application, visit www.steamboatrotary.com and follow the instructions. The application deadline is Jan. 5.

Volunteers needed for dog sled race in Stagecoach

Stagecoach State Park hosts a dog sled race, sponsored by the Stagecoach Property Owner’s Association and the Colorado Mountain Mushers, on Jan. 7 and 8. The state park is seeking volunteers to help make the inaugural event a success. Volunteer opportunities include: gate attendant, parking attendant, publicity, cleanup crew, post race results and dog handling. Volunteers will receive free admission to the event and a gift for their support. Those interested in volunteering should contact Kimi Lehman at 970-736-2436 or email kimberly.lehman@state.co.us.

Guys Read book club is now open for registration

Guys Read, a book club for boys ages 8 and older and their dads or an older male figure, continues through the winter at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Guys Read meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. one Thursday per month in the library’s Teen Project Room. Fun activities and free pizza are provided. Register and pick up books at the children’s desk or call 970-879-0240, ext. 313. Space is limited to 10 guy pairs per meeting. For more information about book titles and dates, visit www.steamboatlibrary.org/services/kids/book-clubs/guys-read.

New license plates being offered for WWII veterans

The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles will have a new license plate for World War II veterans beginning Jan. 3, according to a news release. To be eligible, veterans must present a DD-214 or equivalent document that proves that he or she served in the military between Sept. 16, 1940, and July 25, 1947. One set of plates per veteran is exempt from the $25 fee. The plates can be ordered at the local Department of Motor Vehicle office.

Steamboat Dance Theatre seeks sponsors for show

Steamboat Dance Theatre is seeking sponsors at varying levels for the annual dance concert on March 15 to 17. The concert is the biggest fundraiser for Steamboat Dance Theatre. Benefits to sponsors vary depending on the level of sponsorship. All donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit www.steamboatdancetheatre.org or call 970-734-8100.

Steamboat Art Museum shop seeks local pieces

The Steamboat Art Museum gift shop is seeking work by local artists and craftspeople. The shop sells artist work on a consignment basis. Proceeds help support the museum. Unframed paintings, prints, drawings or photography as well as hand-crafted works such as jewelry, pottery, textiles and high-quality craft items are welcome. The shop is looking to include more offerings that appeal to children and young adults. Interested artists can bring their work in for consideration. Call 970-870-1755 or email sam@steamboatartmuseum.com.

Cultural integration group seeks bilingual volunteers

Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program on Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers must speak Spanish, enjoy helping the immigrant community and be respectful and mature. Training is provided. Call Sheila at 970-620-1513.

Medical expenses account established for Jim Dailey

Friends and family of Routt County resident Jim Dailey have established an account in his name at Yampa Valley Bank to help with the ongoing cost of medical care and living expenses. Dailey was hurt in late October when he fell from a roof he was building. He crushed a heel and a wrist in the accident. To donate to the Jim Dailey Recovery Fund, stop by Yampa Valley Bank or Health Solutions market.

Mainstreet Steamboat seeking letters of support

Maintreet Steamboat Springs has been named a semifinalist for a Great American Main Street Award by the National Main Street Center. Of the 10 semifinalists, five will be selected as winners. Semifinalists have three additional submission requirements — maps, a video with interviews and 30 letters of support from the community. Mainstreet Steamboat is asking the public to supply the 30 letters of support if you see the value of the Mainstreet program in regards to the improvements and vibrancy in downtown Steamboat. Send your letters of support to Mainstreet Steamboat, P.O. Box 774611, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

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