Steamboat briefs: Fire department kicks off Fill the Boot campaign Monday

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The Steamboat Springs Fire Department is kicking off its 2012 Fill the Boot campaign to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighting personnel will be collecting funds from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue and Seventh Street and Lincoln. The fire department hopes to collect $5,000.

Search and Rescue accepts applications for fall class

Routt County Search and Rescue is accepting applications for the fall probationary class. Applications are available at www.routtcountysar.org and are due by Sept. 17. Email rcsearchrescue@gmail.com with questions or for more information.

Yampa Valley Wellness Conference is Sept. 29

The Yampa Valley Wellness Conference, “Building a Caring Community,” is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 2200 Village Inn Court.

The free mental health conference is presented by Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, Yampa Valley Medical Center, Colorado West Regional Mental Health and private mental health and wellness practices in Steamboat Springs.

Speakers begin at 8:30 a.m. and include author and survivor Kevin Hines, Betty Ford Clinic Physician Director Dr. Harry L. Haroutunian and professor of psychiatry at University of Utah School of Medicine Dr. Perry F. Renshaw.

Find more information or register at www.blacktie-colorado.com. Registration is required, and check-in is at 8 a.m. on the day of the event.

Professional vocalist Pyle to offer class, workshop

Professional vocalist and vocal coach Lianne Pyle will be offering a four-week class (MUS901) from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 17 to Oct. 8 or a two-day workshop (MUS901) Nov. 9 and 10 for those interested in improving vocal abilities and learning more about breath technique, presence, preparation, memorization and overall vocal skills that improve performance and confidence. Pyle’s approach blends the foundation of more classical techniques with a strong understanding of technique and stylizations related to contemporary music. Each class is $50.

For additional information or to register, call 970-870-4444 or visit www.coloradomtn.edu. Email Pyle at jazzblue.lj@gmail.com with questions.

CMC offers 5-credit winter course held in East Africa

Colorado Mountain College offers a trip to East Africa from Dec. 31 to Jan. 14. The five-credit course includes trekking on Mount Kilimanjaro, viewing wildlife in Lake Manyara and Serengeti national parks and learning about the local Maasai culture. A pre-trip meeting is Sept. 12 at the college’s Leadville campus. A current passport and four passport photos are required at the initial meeting. For more information, contact Trey Shelton at 719-486-4253 or tshelton@coloradomtn.edu or Cooper Mallozzi at 719-486-4272 or cmallozzi@coloradomtn.edu.

Other study abroad courses include Spanish Immersion in Madrid and Granada (spring semester), Cuban Revolution in the 21st Century (spring break 2013), Spanish Immersion in Peru (summer semester) and International Business and Literature in Ireland (summer semester). To find out more about Colorado Mountain College’s International Programs, visit www.coloradomtn.edu/internationalprograms.

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