Steamboat briefs: Apply for dance, technical production scholarship

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Steamboat Dance Theatre is accepting applications for the Amy Flint Memorial Scholarship for Dance and Technical Production Training. The scholarship will be awarded to someone who never has danced but is looking for the opportunity to pursue his or her dance dream or to someone looking to further his or her education in the field of technical production. To apply, visit www.steamboatdancetheatre.org and click on the “scholarship” tab.

Apply for historic property designation before Oct. 3

Applications for designation on the Routt County Register of Historic Properties are due Oct. 3 in the Routt County Board of Commissioners office in the Routt County Courthouse. The applications will be reviewed by the Routt County Historic Preservation Board at its Oct. 24 meeting. Call Dee Bolton at 970-879-0108 for more information. Find an application for designation at www.co.routt.co.us.

Public comments accepted on proposed land exchange

The Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners voted to initiate its public process on a proposed nonsimultaneous exchange of 5.4 acres of land in Routt County at an Oct. 5 meeting. The parcel is south of U.S. Highway 40 about three miles west of Milner.

Routt County requires a minimum of 35 acres for a rural building site, so the purchaser of the parcel must have adjacent land to which the parcel could be added, according to a news release from the State Land Board.

Members of the public who want to comment on the proposed exchange can do so by writing Field Operations Section Manager Beverly Rave at 1127 Sherman St., Suite 300, Denver, CO 80203, or faxing comments to 303-866-3152. Comments must be labeled “Northwest Saddle Mountain Exchange.”

On Wednesday, the Land Board will review sealed bids for the property. For more information on the bid process, contact Rave at the address listed above.

Job search tools available to veterans of the military

As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ ongoing implementation of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, the VA has developed a comprehensive toolkit for veterans and employers about the VOW to Hire Heroes Act and the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program. Find more information about the programs and application procedures at www.benefits.va.gov/VOW, or call the VA National Call Center at 1-800-827-1000. 

A new website also has been designed to help military veterans find jobs in the transportation industry. According to a news release, the site allows former members of the armed forces to enter their specific military work experience and see how it translates to civilian jobs in five categories: aviation pilot, aviation maintenance technician, air traffic controller, commercial motor vehicle driver and emergency medical services. Job seekers can find what training and certification is needed for civilian jobs, determine what career fits best with their backgrounds and search for available jobs in their field. Learn more at www.dot.gov/veteranstransportationcareers.

VNA issues reminder about threat of whooping cough

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is reminding readers that whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial disease that can be fatal in some cases. Children should be vaccinated against whooping cough in five doses, with the first shot at 2 months old and the final one between ages 4 and 6. A booster is recommended at age 11. The VNA offers the vaccine for $14. To make an appointment, call 970-879-1632 in Routt County.

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