Steamboat briefs: CMC registration begins for 2-day Digital Photo class

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Digital Photo Basics — a two-day class the covers camera functions, creating better images and how to enhance and store images — is Friday and Saturday at Colorado Mountain College. Students should bring a camera, the manual, fully charged batteries, image storage media and a flash drive. The cost is $50. Register by calling 970-870-4444.

Local graduate will spend 2 years volunteering in Peru

Theresa Cutter, a 2008 graduate of Heritage Christian School, graduated from the University of Portland in May 2012 with degrees in psychology and Spanish and a minor in fine arts. Cutter next will volunteer in Andahuaylillas, Peru, for two years with Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Andahuaylillas is a small mountain town in a valley in the Andes at about 10,000 feet with a population of about 3,000 people. Cutter will be teaching English at the Fe y Alegría School and serving at the local church. The Jesuit Volunteer Corps asks that each volunteer raise $3,000 for the program. The group spends an average of $5,900 per volunteer each year. Donate toward Cutter’s fundraising goal at www.jesuitvolunteers.myetap.org/fundraiser/smts12/search.do and search for “Theresa Cutter.”

Local graduate named to dean's list at Rochester

Paula Angelina Ninger, a 2010 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, was named to the dean’s list at the University of Rochester for the spring semester. Ninger is a psychology and statistics major. She is the daughter of Mary Ann and Perry Ninger, of Steamboat Springs.

Portion of C.R. 33 closed Monday through Sept. 14

Routt County Road 33 will be closed at mile marker 4 from Monday to 14 for culvert replacement. Call the Routt County Road and Bridge Department at 970-879-0831 with questions.

Fundraiser at Harwigs/L’Apogee set for Sept. 16

A fundraiser to benefit Greg Podgorny, who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 16 at Harwigs/L’Apogee, 911 Lincoln Ave. $20 includes appetizers as well as wine and beer. There also will be a silent auction and music. For more information, contact Sandy Graves at sandy@sandygravesart.com or 970-846-9994. Call 970-879-1919 to make a donation or to RSVP.

Success Steps program to focus on seasonal hiring

A Success Steps program, “Seasonal Hiring: Getting the Right People on the Bus,” is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at Steamboat Smokehouse. Speakers include professionals experienced in seasonal hiring: Trish Sullivan, vice president of Human Resources at Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.; Karen Goedert, resort manager at One Steamboat Place; and Katie Weeks, owner of La Montana. The cost is $15 and includes lunch. RSVP by calling Randy Rudasics at 970-870-4491.

8-year-old Peruvian Paso gelding in need of a home

Blaze, an 8-year-old Peruvian Paso gelding, is in need of a home. He was moved to a foster home in October 2011. Call Cheryl for more information at 970-846-3855.

Steamboat Leadership applications due Friday

Applications for the Leadership Steamboat Class of 2012-13 are due Friday. This year’s program runs from Sept. 27 to June 13 and costs $700, with the student asked to contribute $100 and his or her employer the remaining $600. Scholarships are available for self-employed and nonprofit employees.

Participants will learn about Steamboat’s civic and economic infrastructure and receive valuable training on leadership skills. The class meets one Friday each month, and participants will meet many community leaders, discuss some of Steamboat’s most challenging issues and take on a group project that meets a community need in some way. Past group projects include the community garden, the 2010 Bike Guide and the installation of 22 recycling containers in downtown.

For an application or  more information about the program, contact Tom Kern at tom@steamboatchamber.com or 970-875-7005. 

Heeling Friends seeking pet gear donations by Friday

Heeling Friends, an animal-assisted therapy program in Routt County, is seeking donations of new or gently used pet gear, including collars, leashes, crates, toys, beds and clothing. Items should be dropped off at Pet Kare Clinic, 102 Anglers Drive, by Friday. The items will be sold at a pet gear sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at Howelsen Hill beach with proceeds benefiting Heeling Friends.

As part of the Mutt Strut and Stuff fundraiser, a 1.5-mile dog walk will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 starting at the Howelsen beach and going along the Yampa River Core Trail. The cost to participate in the dog walk is $20 per dog, with each dog being entered in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to Rocky Mountain Retrievers Pet Resort.

Heeling Friends uses certified hospital therapy dogs and trained handlers to visit participating patients at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The group also assists students in improving their reading skills, according to a news release.

Call 970-291-9732 or visit www.heelingfriends.org for more information.

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