Steamboat Briefs: Yampa Town Board meets today at Yampa Town Hall

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— The Yampa Town Board will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at Yampa Town Hall, 261 Moffat Ave.

During the meeting, the board is scheduled to consider the renewal of a 3.2 percent beer retail license for Montgomery’s General Store, as well as consider renewal of a certificate of town funds in an account at First National Bank.

Karen Tussey will share a report from the South Routt Economic Development Council including a presentation on possibilities regarding the expansion of local broadband capabilities.

The board also will address a letter from the U.S. Forest Service regarding the proposed travel management changes to Forest Service roads and trails to mitigate harmful effects on the Bear River area ecology. The proposed plan includes changed usage on portions of existing roads and the closure of 28 miles of unclassified trails.

For more information, call Yampa Town Hall at 970-638-4511.

Farm Homemakers group to award $500 scholarship

The Colorado Master Farm Homemakers Guild is offering a $500 scholarship to a Colorado woman with an agricultural background. The Second Chance Scholarship will be given to someone who has had her education interrupted or postponed and hopes to attend a college or trade school. Homemakers are encouraged to apply.

Applications are available at the Routt County Extension Office or by writing to Wilma Mosher, 36700 County Road 2G, Hugo, CO 80821. Applications must be returned by May 15.

Training session added for bilingual story volunteers

Another training session has been added for volunteers for Bilingual Preschool Story-time, coming soon to Bud Werner Memorial Library. Organizers are seeking enthusiastic, creative and compassionate volunteers that are fluent in English and Spanish, great with children, available one Monday morning per month and comfortable reading and speaking in front of a large group of kids, parents and caregivers. Interested volunteers should attend training at 4 p.m. Monday in the Children’s Story-time Room. For more information, call Youth Services Librarian Sarah Kostin at 970-879-0240, ext. 314, or Comunidad Integrada Executive Director Tatiana Achcar at 970-871-4599.

Over The Hill Gang awards scholarships to 10 youths

The Over The Hill Gang has awarded 10 $450 scholarships to young athletes. The funds are intended to help defray the cost of winter sports competition. In December, the group’s financial aid committee reviewed 18 applications and selected 10 winners. The 10 recipients were: Max Scrimgeour, Mary O’Connell, Suzanne Lyon, Chris Barounos, Charlie VonThaden, Sam Harrelson, Nick Mitchell, Natalie Pearl, Lucy Newman and Mick Dierdorff.

Nonprofits can apply for Ride the Rockies funding

Nonprofit agencies in Steamboat Springs can apply by April 1 to receive $5,000 from the Ride the Rockies/The Denver Post Community Grant Program, according to a news release. The grant program gives $5,000 to one organization in each town hosting the Ride the Rockies bicycle tour, including Steamboat Springs. Agencies that provide services for low-income children and youths through recreation, education, the arts or literacy are eligible to apply.

The Ride the Rockies/The Denver Post Community Grant Program started in 2001 and has given more than $415,000 to towns across Colorado. Steamboat Springs is a host city to the bike tour June 14 and 15. The six-day ride also will go through Crested Butte, Buena Vista, Edwards, Granby and Georgetown.

For more information about applying for this grant, contact Kara Givnish at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association at 970-875-7002 or kara@steamboatchamber.com, or visit www.ridetherockies.com and click on Denver Post Community.

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