Steamboat Briefs: Steamboat grad named to New Hampshire dean’s list

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— Molly Newman, of Steam­boat Springs, was named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2010 semester. Students with GPAs of 3.2 and higher are named to the dean’s list.

Benefits available to some stop loss military members

Military service members who where required to stay in the military beyond their discharge date (stop loss) might be eligible for $500 a month or partial month for additional time served. Service members, veterans and beneficiaries of service members who were involuntarily extended under stop loss between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009, are eligible.

Congress set aside $534.4 million to pay out to service members who were placed in a stop loss status. The deadline is fast approaching. The application process is simple and straightforward, but once the deadline passes, the application process cannot by law be extended. Learn more at www.defense.gov/stoploss.

Contact Michael T. Condie, Routt County veterans affairs officer, at 970-879-5489 or mcondie@co.routt.co.us.

Hayden CNCC baby, photo classes starting next week

A Baby Signs class is being offered by Colorado North­western Community Coll­ege at the Hayden Public Lib­rary from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through February. The class is led by Dede Hus­ton, and families are welcome.

The college also is offering a digital photography workshop in Hayden led by Greg Pieraccini for all ability levels. The workshop will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and 10 at the Hayden High School Business Lab. The cost is $35.

To register for either class, call Lindsay at 970-276-7291.

YVMC presents talk about heart health news Tuesday

Yampa Valley Medical Center will present a free program titled “News Flash or Trash? Get the Facts About your Heart,” on Tuesday.

Steamboat Springs cardiologist Dr. William Baker is the presenter. The talk will begin at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Conference Room 1.

For more information, call 970-871-2500.

Orchestra dessert, dancing benefit is Feb. 12 at Grand

The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra will offer dessert and dancing at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Steamboat Grand. Enjoy deserts and coffee while several orchestra musicians entertain with live music. Dance demonstrations will be provided. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at the SSO offices at the Depot Art Center, online at http://SteamboatOrchestra.org or by calling 970-870-3223.

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