Steamboat briefs: Bust of Steamboat artist applications still accepted

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— Applications for artist entries for the 10th annual Bust of Steamboat are being accepted until March 1. Final selections will be awarded by May 1.

The Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project selection committee is looking for 20 artists and sponsors for the October fundraiser. In order to draw the highest possible bids, this year’s entries will be hand selected by panel of judges. This selection also will ensure a variety of media representation and a diversity of talent. Applications and artistic ideas can be submitted by contacting www.thebustofsteamboat.org or calling 970-846-4554. All funds raised benefit Routt County and Moffat County women in the fight against breast cancer. The 10th Annual Bust of Steamboat will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at Three Peaks Bar & Grill.

Registration is under way for Steamboat Pentathlon

Registration is ongoing for the city of Steamboat Springs’ 20th annual Steamboat Pentathlon on March 5. The five-stage winter multisport race now is part of the Steamboat Springs Running Series. The race includes Alpine skiing/riding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking and running. Standard and short courses are available. All entries will receive an event T-shirt and lunch, and will be entered into the prize raffle drawing. The deadline to register is Monday. For more information or to register, visit www.steamboat

pentathlon.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.

Yampatika seeks sponsors for programs, scholarships

Yampatika is looking for sponsors for its summer programs and youth scholarships. The nonprofit organization’s 2011 sponsorship goal is $7,000.

The summer camp scholarships go to children ages 5 to 14. The camps include an overnight camping or backpacking trip for children ages 9 and older.

Sponorships also can go to this year’s 12th annual Wild Edible Feast, to be held June 3 at Sweetwater Grill. Guests enjoy a gourmet dinner of native wild edible plants and other local fare, a silent auction and a live auction. All proceeds from this event support Yampatika’s Environmental Literacy Program. Yampatika’s adult field schools offer diverse outings focused on the local environment. They include “Hunting the Wild Mushroom,” “Wild Horses of the Sand Wash Basin” and wildflower walks.

Sponsors who respond by March 15 will be recognized in the Yampatika program brochure with a circulation of 5,000. For more information, contact Sonja Macys at Sonja@yampatika.org or 970-871-9151.

Yampa Valley Horse Show group seeking 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.

Local groups reach out to returning service members

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 in Steamboat Springs and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW Post is looking for female war veterans. The American Legion is also looking for new members. For more information, please call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or the Routt County veterans service officer, Michael T. Condie, at 970-879-5489.

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