Steamboat Briefs: Education Fund Board to hear $1.4M in requests

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— The Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board is scheduled to hear the first readings tonight from its Education Excellence committee, which will present requests for nearly $1.4 million at 5:30 p.m. at the George P. Sauer Human Serv­ices Center on Seventh Street. The board heard the technology and capital funding requests last week. Both commissions will present second readings to the Fund Board in March.

Also at tonight’s meeting, the board is scheduled to approve Bondi and Co. to perform its 2010 financial audit.

Hayden School Board to address town revitalization

The Hayden School Board is scheduled to discuss the school district’s partnership with the Hayden Town Revitalization Project at its meeting today. The meeting is at 6 p.m. in the School Board Meeting Room at the district offices. The board also is scheduled to discuss the school calendar and the budget.

VNA offers free or low-cost birth control, screenings

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Women’s Health Clinic is offering free IUDs, Nuvaring and Implanon. Other birth control, STD screenings and general women’s health care is also offered free or at low cost based on income. All income levels are welcome. Make an appointment in Steamboat Springs at 970-879-1632 or in Craig at 970-824-8233.

Registration is under way for Steamboat Pentathlon

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Spaces and Recreation Services Department announces registrations for the 20th annual Steamboat Pentathlon on March 5 are being accepted. The five-stage winter multisport race is now part of the Steamboat Springs Running Series, www.runningseries.com. The race includes Alpine skiing/riding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking and running. Standard and short courses are available. The cost is $50 for youth individuals, ages 17 and younger; $85 for adult individuals; $150 for adult dynamic duo; $150 for youth teams; $200 for family teams and $225 for adult teams.

Fees increase by $20 after Feb. 17. All entries will get an event T-shirt and lunch and will be entered into the prize raffle drawing. The deadline to register is Feb. 28. For more information or to register, visit www.steamboatpentathlon.com or www.runningseries.com, or call 970-879-4300. To volunteer, contact Kate Warnke at 970-879-4300, ext. 354, or kwarnke@steamboatsprings.net.

House party to celebrate Peace Corps anniversary

A global house party potluck dinner to celebrate the Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary is from 6 to 9 p.m. March 1 at Ben and Millie Beall’s house. Bring your favorite dish and a recipe from your country of service if you would like. Returned Peace Corps volunteers and those interested in serving in the Peace Corps are invited.

RSVP to Ben or Millie Beall, 970-879-4234, 970-846-4126 or benandmillie@gmail.com.

6-week Mindful Parenting classes start on Feb. 28

A six-week Mindful Parent­ing class with Dr. Kristen Race is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays from Feb. 28 through April 4 at the Routt County Courthouse. The cost is $60 per family; dinner and child care are provided. Child care drop-off starts at 5 p.m. Scholarships are available.

Contact Stephanie Martin at smartin@co.routt.co.us or 970-870-5270.

Yampa Valley horse show group seeks volunteers

The Yampa Valley Horse Show Association is seeking volunteers for this year’s open horse show series. Those who want to help plan, support and run the horse shows can Contact Christina at 970-871-4567 or info@yampavalleyhorseshow.com.

Water conservation plan is now available for comment

The city of Steamboat Springs and the Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District worked together to further develop the Community Water Conservation Plan to meet Colorado Water Conservation Board approval.

The draft plan is available for review and public comment through Feb. 23. Written input and suggestions are encouraged. To review a copy, visit http://steamboatsprings.net/departments/public_works/utilities/water_conservation_information or stop by Mount Werner Water District offices or City Hall.

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