Steamboat briefs: Registration for 'Hunger Games' challenge ends Wednesday

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Wednesday is the last day to register for Steamboat’s “Hunger Games” challenge to help fight world hunger. Registered teams will compete for a chance to win tickets to the “Hunger Games” movie. Children and adults of all ages are welcome to participate by forming teams of six.

Sign-up sheets are available at the Steamboat middle and high school libraries, Bud Werner Memorial Library and Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus library. Teams will be notified Monday and given their challenges to help fight world hunger. Completed challenges will be presented and the winning team announced at a “Hunger Games” event March 16.

Soroco’s National Honor Society hosts fundraiser

The Soroco High School chapter of the National Honor Society is sponsoring a barbecue dinner fundraiser for Tanner Tritz and his family from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school. Tritz has cerebral palsy, and proceeds from the fundraiser will help his family pay mounting medical bills. The cost for the dinner is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. The menu includes pulled pork, smoked chicken, roasted potatoes, coleslaw and homemade pie.

Steamboat-based company recognized at sales summit

Steamboat Springs-based Touchmark Promotions, a marketing company that specializes in promotional merchandise, was the recipient of five awards during Adventures in Advertising’s recent national sales summit.

Delisa Laterzo, Touchmark’s owner and president, was named to the Multi-Million Dollar Summit for the ninth straight year, according to a news release. Laterzo and her team also were recipients of the Heavy Hitter Award; New Accounts Champion; the Velocity Award; and the Pacesetter Award.

Touchmark Promotions’ local clients include SmartWool, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., Twentymile Mine and Yampa Valley Medical Center. It also is an approved vendor for national corporations like American Express, American Airlines, Intrawest and Yahoo, among others.

South Routt Medical Center is offering dental services

A collaborative agreement between the South Routt Medical Health Service District and the Northwest Dental Coalition is bringing low-cost dental services to South Routt residents.

Adding oral health care services in South Routt was proposed by the South Routt Medical Center Health District in a 2006 service plan submitted to the Routt County Board of Commissioners. In June 2011, the clinic was awarded a $50,000 grant by the Colorado Rural Health Care Grant Council for the purchase of dental equipment and an automatic electric defibrillator (AED). When the grant was awarded, a joint work session was held June 21, 2011, between the medical center and the dental coalition to lay the groundwork for their provision of services in South Routt.

The Northwest Dental Coalition now is taking phone calls at its office in Craig, 970-824-8000, to answer questions and schedule services in the South Routt Medical Clinic.   

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