Steamboat briefs: Steamboat natives named to college dean’s honor roll

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— Jordan Bernard and Elisa Southworth, both of Steamboat Springs, were named to the spring semester dean’s honor roll at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont.

To qualify for the dean’s honor roll, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours.

Bernard is a 2010 Steamboat Springs High School graduate.

Sisters programs to benefit sleep center, heart group

This year’s Sisters in Steamboat Weekend will benefit the Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Sleep Study Center and the American Heart Association because of the educational workshops to highlight solutions for women not receiving adequate sleep. The themed programs under the title of  “Sleepless in Steamboat” will teach women the “art of rest and relaxation” and offer destressing programs and activities, too. If interested, contact Tracy Barnett, Mainstreet Steamboat Springs program manager, at 970-846-1800 or email sisters@mainstreetsteamboat.com. Sponsorship packages start at $75.       

Atkinson graduates from CU and makes dean’s list

Siara Lynn Atkinson, a 2007 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, graduated this spring from the University of Colorado Boulder. Atkinson also made the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s list for spring semester 2011. The dean’s list requires that a student hold a 3.75 or better GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 graded credit hours of coursework for the given semester.

Brandon Borgard graduates from basic training in Texas

Air Force Airman Brandon S. Borgard graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, according to a news release. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Patty Coombs, of Rifle, and Craig Borgard, of Steamboat Springs. Brandon Borgard graduated in 2010 from Rifle High School.

Relay For Life team captain meeting set for Thursday

A meeting for Relay For Life team captains — and last chance to register teams at a discount — is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. Brief meeting to answer questions, sign up for tent sites or pick up luminaria bags. Call Kristen Woods-Madril at 970-254-5583.

Tai chi classes for diabetes scheduled for this week

Yampa Valley Integrated Health is teaming up with the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Aging Well to offer tai chi classes designed for diabetic patients. The four-week class series is from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays starting this week at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Conference Room 1. The cost is $32 for four classes. Registration is required. Call 970-875-2731 to enroll.

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