Steamboat briefs: Early registration extended for Ski 4 Yellow fundraiser

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Early registration for the second annual Ski 4 Yellow event March 31 has been extended through Sunday. The discounted rate is $25. Beginning Monday, the registration cost jumps to $100 per person.

Ski 4 Yellow is a Livestrong-partnered event. In addition to the registration fee, each Ski 4 Yellow participant commits to raising at least $500 for cancer-related initiatives. Skiers and riders can sign up individually or as teams.

Half of all proceeds from the Ski 4 Yellow event will be granted to cancer initiatives in the Yampa Valley. The other half will be donated to Livestrong for its global cancer initiatives. Ski 4 Yellow is part of the 4 Yellow foundation, which also organizes the annual Ride 4 Yellow mountain bike ride in Steamboat.

In the two years since its inception, the 4 Yellow foundation has granted $100,000 to Steamboat Springs organizations that play a role in helping those dealing with cancer.

As for the event itself, Ski 4 Yellow participants partner with a local Olympian for a day of skiing at Steamboat Ski Area. The list of participating Olympians includes Todd Lodwick, Johnny Spillane, Billy Kidd, Deb Armstrong, Nelson Carmichael and Caroline Lalive.

Each group and its Olympian spends the morning of March 31 completing a series of on-mountain challenges, such as riding every chairlift and visiting on-mountain landmarks. Ski 4 Yellow is limited to the first 200 registered skiers and riders. The registration fee includes event memorabilia as well as tickets to the March 30 Ski 4 Yellow gala and live auction. For more information or to register, visit www.ski4yellow.com.

High school hosts Alive at 25 defensive driving class

An Alive At 25 defensive driving class is from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Steamboat Springs High School. The class allows new drivers to get their learner’s permits at age 15 1/2 and is required for all Steamboat high school students who park on campus. Students can register and pay the $39 class fee at www.coloradosafedriver.com or by calling Dennis Hensen at 970-871-3685.

Free First Steps Seminar is Wednesday at Alpine Campus

A free First Steps Seminar is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Bogue Hall, Room 300, at Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus. The program is for those who would like more information about starting a business.

The programs will cover topics including:

Who are my customers, why do they want/need my product/service and how many are out there?

How do I build a revenue/sales forecast?

How much money will I need to start a business, and how do I build a monthly expense budget? What is the forecast for profit/loss my first two years?

What are the sources for funding my business and what do they require?

What resources are available to help me with the planning process?

For more information, call Small Business Resource Center manager Randy Rudasics at 970-870-4491.

Weed management class offered through Feb. 23

The Routt County Weed Program is offering a class about weed management and land conservation practices from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays from Jan. 19 to Feb. 23.

The class will cover topics including general botany, plant ecology, weed and poisonous plant identification, weed management strategies, herbicide use, biological control options, equipment choices and sprayer calibration. Effective land management and conservation goals and resources will be presented to provide an integrated approach for making land-use decisions in agricultural, residential and disturbed site landscapes. The cost is $35, and space is limited.

Call Greg Brown at 970-870-5246 for information about the class.

DMV offers new license plates for WWII veterans

The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles offers a new license plate for World War II veterans, according to a news release. To be eligible, veterans must present a DD-214 or equivalent document that proves that he or she served in the military between Sept. 16, 1940, and July 25, 1947. One set of plates per veteran is exempt from the $25 fee. The plates can be ordered at the local Department of Motor Vehicle office.

Steamboat Art Museum shop seeks local pieces

The Steamboat Art Museum gift shop is seeking work by local artists and craftspeople. The shop sells artist work on a consignment basis. Proceeds help support the museum. Unframed paintings, prints, drawings or photography, as well as hand-crafted works such as jewelry, pottery, textiles and high-quality craft items, are welcome. The shop is looking to include more offerings that appeal to children and young adults. Interested artists can bring their work in for consideration. Call 970-870-1755 or email sam@steamboatartmuseum.com.

Cultural integration group seeks bilingual volunteers

Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program on Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers must speak Spanish, enjoy helping the immigrant community and be respectful and mature. Training is provided. Call Sheila at 970-871-4599.

Account established to aid local with medical expense

Friends and family of Routt County resident Jim Dailey have established an account in his name at Yampa Valley Bank to help with the ongoing cost of medical care and living expenses. Dailey was hurt in late October when he fell from a roof he was building. He crushed a heel and a wrist in the accident. To donate to the Jim Dailey Recovery Fund, stop by Yampa Valley Bank or Healthy Solutions market.

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