Steamboat briefs: Holy Name Catholic Church hosts arts and crafts show

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Holy Name Catholic Church, 524 Oak St., hosts the 14th annual Work of Human Hands Holiday Craft Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Handmade gifts and fair-trade products include baskets, jewelry, toys, musical instruments, candles, kitchen items, scarves and holiday items. The event includes a bake sale benefiting Holy Name’s youth group and an authentic Mexican food luncheon. Proceeds will be donated to a local charity.

Craig meetings to inform veterans about benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs will be conducting meetings about veterans’ benefits from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the VA Medical Clinic in Craig and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the VFW post in Craig. The meetings will cover My eBenefits, compensation and pension, health care, home loans and burial and survivors’ benefits. After the meeting, VA employees will answer questions about benefits and assist with filing claims.

Advocates to offer 25-hour domestic violence program

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is recruiting those interested in becoming victim advocates. Advocates will host a 25-hour domestic violence training starting in mid-November. Call Diane at 970-879-2034 for more information.

Benefit for Hayden athletic programs is on Saturday

The Tiger Athletic Gala, a fundraiser for Hayden middle and high school athletic programs, is at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger and $30 for a family of four. The event includes a live and silent auction, raffle and barbecue dinner. Call Tony Rosso at 970-276-3761 if you have an item to donate for the auction. Call Kathy Hockett at 970-276-3101 for tickets.

Whiteout Volleyball Club is seeking dedicated coaches

The Whiteout Volleyball Club of Steamboat Springs is looking for dedicated, experienced coaches for all age levels. These are paid positions that go from November through April. If interested, contact Darcey Johnston at coachdarcey@gmail.com.

Tobacco cessation success stories sought for VNA

The Great American Smokeout is Thursday. To help others win the battle against tobacco, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is asking former tobacco users to send cessation success stories to share them with others. Stories should include information about which cessation method worked best for you, how many times you attempted to quit before you succeeded, how old you were when you first started using tobacco and how long you’ve been tobacco-free. Submit stories by today to vbarron@nwcovna.org, at the VNA office or by mail to Northwest Colorado VNA, Attention: Vicki Barron, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. For more information, call Barron at 970-875-1883. 

Historical Guide to Routt County now available

The 2010 edition of the Historical Guide to Routt County now is on sale at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. The guide is dedicated to the trappers and settlers, cattlemen and sheepmen, strawberry and lettuce farmers, miners and skiers who have made the Yampa Valley as rich in history as it is in natural beauty. An index and maps assure easy access to brief descriptions of the mountains, mines, stage stops, trails and ghost towns which played such an important role in the county’s history. Proceeds from the sale of the book support preservation and education activities at the museum. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Preschool seeking 2 new community board members

The Laurel Street School and Family Center, Steamboat’s oldest preschool, is seeking two new board members from the community. Meetings take place once per month during lunch. No experience is necessary other than a passion for children and learning. Information about the school is at www.laurelstreetschool.com. For more information, email Kim at laurel@springsips.com.

Applications for historic designation due Nov. 24

Applications for designation on the Routt County Register of Historic Properties are due in the Routt County Board of Commissioners Office in the Routt County Courthouse by Nov. 24. Applications will be reviewed by the Routt County Historic Preservation Board at its Dec. 14 meeting. Call Dee Bolton at 970-879-0108 for more information. Find an application at www.co.routt.co.us.

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