Steamboat briefs: Board of Realtors offers scholarships to students

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— The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors is awarding scholarships to Routt County high school students who want to continue their education. Contact high school guidance counselors for application guidelines, or visit www.ssbr.org. Call Jody at the Board of Realtors at 970-879-4663, ext. 11, for information or help. The deadline to submit applications is April 8.

Buddhist Center offers Joy of Living retreat in April

The Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs will offer a retreat called the Joy of Living Level 1, Calming the Mind, April 1 to 3 at the center. The retreat is suitable for people of all faiths, beginning and experienced meditators, who are interested in developing a peaceful mind and joyful heart.

In this first program in the Joy of Living series of video presentations, Tibetan meditation master and best-selling author, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche teaches how awareness meditation allows practitioners to use any situation or experience as a gateway to inner peace.

Tim Olmsted, senior instructor for the Joy of Living and founder of the Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs, will lead the weekend. For more information and to register, visit www.steamboatbuddhistcenter.org or contact Tim Olmsted at 970-846-2699 or tim@zirkel.us.

Steamboat named top 10 spring break destination

OnTheSnow.com, a snow sports site, has released the 2011 Spring Break Resort Top 10 lists highlighting the best spring break ski and snowboard destinations in North America for families and college students.

According to a news release, the site analyzed pageviews and reviews from the site’s 3.4 million monthly unique visitors along with other data. The site listed winners alphabetically. In the family category, the top spring break resorts were Breckenridge, Deer Valley, Heavenly, Keystone, Mammoth Mountain, Park City, Steamboat Ski, Taos, Vail and Winter Park. For college students, top resorts were Breckenridge, Heavenly, Jackson Hole, Keystone, Mammoth Mountain, Snowbird, Squaw Valley, Steamboat, Telluride and Vail.

County centenarians sought for local awards ceremony

In May 2011, the Colorado Commission on Aging is considering having its annual Centenarian Celebration in Steamboat Springs, according to the Routt County Council on Aging. The Centenarian Project is a promotional activity of the Commission on Aging to celebrate the lives of centenarians across the state, recognize their century of achievement and focus the attention of Coloradans on the political and social issues of aging. The project awards centenarian certificates prepared by the Commission and signed by the governor to those ages 100 or older. Those who know of someone in Routt County who will be turning 100 this year or already has reached that milestone are asked to contact Laura Schmidt at the Routt County Council on Aging by e-mailing director@rccoaging.org or calling 970-879-0633.

United Way grant available to local nonprofit groups

Routt County United Way is accepting applications for the 2011 Arthur Anderson Community Impact Grant. Any nonprofit group can apply. The grant is for a high-impact project meeting a human service need and serving residents of Routt County. Applications are available from the Routt County United Way office and will be accepted until 5 p.m. March 28. Call the United Way at 970-879-5605 for more information

Newborn Network offering support system to parents

Newborn Network is a support system dedicated to providing parenting and resource information to all families who live in Routt County and have children 3 and younger. Newborn Network’s free services include weekly networking and education groups, parenting education home visits, a lending library of parenting topics and a series of gift bags. Parents of a child 3 years old and younger can call 970-879-0977 for more information about support services.

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