Steamboat briefs: Volunteers needed for Steamboat Stage Race

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Volunteers are needed for the Steamboat Stage Race from Saturday to Monday. Sign up for a half-day position at www.bikesteamboat.com.

North Routt charter school fundraiser set for Sept. 15

The North Routt Community Charter School barbecue and fundraiser is from 2 to 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse. The annual event includes food, games, wagon and pony rides, a silent auction and live music by Pouder Canyon Pickers. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children and free for children 2 and younger. Tickets are available at the gate or in advance at the Clark Store, and proceeds benefit the charter school.

Natural resource project proposals are due Friday

Proposals seeking funds for local natural resource projects through the Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee are due Friday, according to a news release. Funding is available for projects that will enhance forest ecosystems or restore and improve land health and water quality on Medicine Bow and Routt National Forest land as well as nearby land. About $42,442 is available for Routt County projects, according to the release.

The advisory committee will work with the U.S. Forest Service to recommend projects that will benefit forest health, fish, wildlife, soils, watersheds and other resources; maintain roads, trails and other infrastructure; or control noxious weeds, according to the release. For more information or to submit an application, call 307-745-2323 or email advisory committee coordinator Aaron Voos at atvoos@fs.fed.us. 

Weigh and Win program available through Thursday

Weigh and Win, a free community program that pays you to achieve a healthy weight is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Thursday at South Routt Elementary School. Visit www.weighandwin.com or search LiveWellNWCO on Facebook for more information. Call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110 with questions.

VNA offers free guides on preventing tobacco use

Free copies of the 2012 Surgeon General’s Consumer Guide “Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults” are available at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Craig, 745 Russell St., and Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. For more information about tobacco prevention efforts in our communities, call Community Health Educator Vicki Barron at 970-875-1883. 

Tasaru Girls School Fund benefit at 11 a.m. Sept. 13

A luncheon to benefit the Tasaru Girls School Fund is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Trillium House at Yampa River Botanic Park. The event includes a Maasai crafts market and entertainment. There is a suggested donation of $20. Proceeds provide college and university assistance to Maasai girls in Kenya who have been rescued from female genital mutilation and child marriage. For information or to reserve a table, call Laurie Edwards at 970-819-6316.

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