Steamboat briefs: Summer sports meetings are Tuesday for league teams

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Summer adult sports organizational meetings are Tuesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Softball league meets at 5 p.m., outdoor soccer league meets at 6 p.m. and beach volleyball league meets at 7 p.m. All team captains and players looking to join a team should attend the meeting, during which league fees, rules

and dates will be discussed.

For more information, visit www.steamboatsprings.net/recreation.

Volunteers needed to help with goods for Mauritania

Mamadou Niass, a local West African, has collected used goods from across Routt County to send to his village in Sorimiale, Mauritania. Volunteers are needed at noon Tuesday at Westside Storage on 13th Street to move the goods into a large shipping container. Show up or call Luther at 970-870-9675 or 970-846-5580.

Win free ticket to the Wild Edible Feast with trivia

Win a free ticket to the Wild Edible Feast by answering trivia questions correctly on Yampatika’s Facebook page. Every Monday through May 21, Yampatika will post a trivia question. The first person who answers all seven questions correctly will win a ticket to the Wild Edible Feast from 6 to 9 p.m. May 30 at Sweetwater Grill. Email info@yampatika.org for more information. 

US Forest Service awards local groups with grants

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Thunder Basin National Grassland and Yampatika recently were awarded the U.S. Forest Service Region 2 Children’s Forest grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to a news release.

The grant was awarded based on the Children’s Forest Environmental Literacy Model, which integrates existing field and in-class programs into the Hayden, Steamboat Springs and South Routt school districts. The grant money will allow the program to expand its reach within the school districts to nearly 1,000 students, according to the release.

The Children’s Forest initiative is a USDA program aimed at getting kids outdoors and connected to the natural world. This year, $1 million in cost-share funding was made available from the Forest Service to enhance children’s programs in 18 states, according to the release.

“We are honored to continue our statewide collaboration on environmental literacy efforts through the Children’s Forest initiative,” Yampatika Executive Director Sonja Macys was quoted as saying. “Our unique partnership with the Forest Service has connected us to a new network of professionals with whom we can share resources, best practices and lessons learned. These types of opportunities ultimately result in more effective programs and less duplication of efforts.”

For more information about the program, call 970-870-2299 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/mbr.

Routt County Republicans starts up scholarship fund

The Routt County Republican Party has established a scholarship fund to help outstanding Routt County high school seniors further their education.

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be county residents and plan to attend an accredited trade school, college or university. Applicants need to fill out a simple application form available at their high school and submit a short original essay. The application deadline is Tuesday. Mail completed applications to the Routt County Republican Central Committee, c/o Dave Moloney, P.O. Box 882045, Steamboat Springs, CO 80488.

Everything Outdoor tree sale begins Tuesday at school

Steamboat Springs Middle School hosts its annual Everything Outdoor Steamboat tree sale from Tuesday through May 4. Pickup day is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11 at the school. Orders can be taken at trees@sssd.k12.co.us, 970-871-3568 or at the school.

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