Steamboat briefs: CNCC offers a workshop on March 14 in Hayden

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— Colorado Northwestern Community College is offering a workshop called Women’s Gathering, based on the book “Women Who Run With the Wolves,” with instructor Sharon Miller of Crystal Sanctuary. The workshop is from 6 to 8 p.m. March 14 at Hayden Public Library. The cost is $10. Call Lindsay at 970-276-7291. The registration deadline is Monday.

Colorado Mountain College offers a baby-sitting class

Colorado Mountain College is offering a baby-sitting class from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24. The course is for students 11 and older who want to develop baby-sitting skills. Course content will include safety and play for infants and toddlers, how to handle emergency and usual situations, diapering, feeding and payment. Take a sack lunch, paper and pencil to class. All students must register through the college before the day of the class. Call 970-870-4444.

Grant applications are due to office by April 6

Applications for the Routt County Museum and Heritage Capacity-Building Grant Fund are due in the commissioners’ office by April 6. Qualified projects must relate to historic preservation and must be sponsored and administered by a qualified museum entity within your district. The approved museum entities are the town of Yampa, the Oak Creek and Phippsburg Historical Society, Tread of Pioneers Museum, Hahn’s Peak Historical Society, Historic Routt County, and the Hayden Heritage Center. Applications are evaluated on a set of standardized criteria available through the museum entities and specified in the application packet. If you have any questions or want an application emailed to you, call Helena Silva at 970-879-0108.

31st Steamboat Marathon registration now is open

Registration is open for the 31st annual Steamboat Marathon. The half-marathon and marathon races are June 3. There also is a 10-kilometer race and a half-mile Honey Stinger Fun Run.

The marathon is capped at 500 participants, and the half-marathon is capped at 1,200. The 10-kilometer race doesn’t have a cap, and the fun run is capped at 200.

Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association Public Relations Manager Michelle Krasilinec said registration is on pace with last year. She said the Chamber expects more entrants this year after Colorado Runner magazine named Steamboat Marathon the “Best Weekend Getaway” in 2011.

Through May 2, the cost is $70 for the marathon, $55 for the half-marathon and $35 for the 10-kilometer race.

To register, go to www.steamboatmarathon.com, or go to www.active.com and enter Steamboat Marathon. Runners also can register in person at the Steamboat Springs visitor center, 125 Anglers Drive. Routt County residents will receive $10 off the race registration if signing up in person.

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