Steamboat briefs: Howelsen Hill committee still collecting donations

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— The Howelsen Hill Centennial Campaign, which is raising money for improvements at Howelsen Hill, is seeking community donations to help leverage foundation support. Since July, the campaign has raised more than $268,000 in private donations and pledges and more than $937,000 in grants, according to a news release.

The Howelsen Hill Centennial Campaign hopes to accomplish projects including buying and installing new lighting, snowmaking equipment, a mini magic carpet and a new summer ski jump at Howelsen Hill. Donors can specify which project they want their money to go toward.

Donations to the Howelsen Hill Centennial Campaign can be made in the following ways:

Checks can be made out to the City of Steamboat Springs, or the YVCF — Howelsen Ski Hill and sent to: Howelsen Hill Centennial Campaign, P.O. Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80477; or donate by credit card at www.yvcf.org/donate (select Howelsen Capital Improvements — Ski Area).

For more information, contact Winnie DelliQuadri at 970-879-2060 or wdelliquadri@steamboatsprings.net.

Behind the scenes event before orchestra concert

The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra is hosting Meet the Conductor and Musical Director with Ernest Richardson before the Spring Concert on Sunday. The first 15 children to sign up will be treated to a special backstage tour to meet several musicians and see the orchestra behind the scenes. The event is free. The concert starts at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Sign up for Meet the Conductor by calling 970-870-3223. 

Hunter Education Class is Monday through Thursday

A Hunter Education Class is from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday and at an undetermined time April 1. Students must attend all classes. Call the Colorado Division of Wildlife at 970-871-2855 for more information and to register.

Montessori applications to be accepted Monday

The Steamboat Springs School District will accept applications for its Montessori program from Monday through April 8 at Soda Creek Elementary School, Strawberry Park Elementary School and the district administration office. More information is available on the district’s website or at the district office.

Cultural integration group seeks bilingual volunteers

Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to help the organization with its resource and referral program Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers must speak Spanish, enjoy helping the immigrant community and be respectful and mature. Training is provided. Call Tatiana at 970-871-4599 or email director@ciiccolorado.org.

Homemakers group will 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.

Nonprofit groups can apply for Ride the Rockies funds

Nonprofit agencies in Steamboat Springs can apply by April 1 to receive $5,000 from the Ride the Rockies/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 grant program started in 2001 and has since 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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