Steamboat briefs: Applications for historic designation due Thursday

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— 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 Thursday. 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.

Boots in the ’Boat event is still going through Sunday

Guess how many boots are in a gondola car as part of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Boots in the ’Boat fundraiser. The gondola car will be at the Winter Sports Club office at Howelsen Hill from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

It will be at City Market from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

And it will be in Gondola Square from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, the gondola car will be opened and the boots will be counted.

The cost is $5 for one guess or $25 for six guesses. The money will go to the Winter Sports Club and help with the general operations and day-to-day expenses of the club.

The top three prizes are a day of skiing for two with Steamboat Powdercats, a parking spot for the season in the Winter Sports Club parking lot at the Christie base and an iPad 2. The winner will get his or her choice of one of the prizes first.

Registration is open for Pewee Adventures program

Registration is ongoing for the city of Steamboat Springs Peewee Adventures program for fall. The preschool program is for potty-trained 3- to 5-year-olds and is offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday that school is not in session. Registration for the spring program from January through April opens Monday. The program costs $15 per day. Contact Alexis Wolf for program information or Joelle Hamm for registration information at 970-879-4300. Online registration is available at www.steamboatsprings.net/recreation.

Food bank in Hayden will distribute food as needed

The Hayden Community Food Bank and outreach ministry of Hayden Congregational Church will distribute food on an as-needed basis. Call Theresa Stivers at 970-276-2507.

Compost program started by Twin Enviro Services

The program is open to residential areas within Steamboat Springs city limits. Participants will receive a 5-gallon bucket that can be collected weekly, semimonthly or monthly at a cost of $8 per bucket. Items accepted include soiled napkins and food waste including meat, bones, dairy, fruits, vegetables and more. To sign up, email your name, address and phone number to milner@twinenviro.com with the subject “food waste collection.”

HPV vaccine recommended for males ages 11 to 26

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently announced that the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine now is recommended for boys and men ages 11 to 26. This is a cancer-prevention vaccine that protects men against head and neck cancers and anal cancer, all of which have been on the rise, according to a release from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. The vaccine also prevents genital warts in men, which increases risk of other sexually transmitted infections. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offers the HPV vaccine by appointment for $14 per shot. To make an appointment, call 970-879-1632.

Winter Sports Club holds Stars at Night fundraiser

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Foundation is holding the inaugural Stars at Night Fashion Show fundraiser Dec. 29 at The Steamboat Grand. The event will feature some of Steamboat’s past and present Olympians during an evening of fashion, dinner, drinks, dancing and a live auction.

The Winter Sports Club’s Foundation is an endowment created as a permanent fund to provides long-term investment, stability and opportunity for all Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club children, athletes and coaches, according to a news release. The Foundation’s goal is to raise $10 million for the endowment; the total is now approaching $2.5 million. In 2010, the endowment was the largest single donor to the Winter Sports Club, providing $127,000 for its operations and programs. Foundation directors say the goal is for the endowment to contribute $500,000 per year to the Winter Sports Club.

The Winter Sports Club has an annual participation of 1,000 kids in its winter and summer athletic programs. The club now is in its 99th year of operation.

Foundation officials say the goal of the Stars at Night event is to introduce the Foundation to the community and share its vision. Tickets are $125 per person. Table sponsorships also are available. For more information, call Foundation Director Patti Kauf-Melehes at 970-761-0033 or email pattikauf@gmail.com.

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