Steamboat briefs: Greg Podgorny fundraiser is Sunday night at Harwigs

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A fundraiser to benefit Greg Podgorny, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Harwigs/L’Apogee, 911 Lincoln Ave. The $20 cost includes appetizers, 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.

First Steps seminar set for Wednesday evening at CMC

A First Steps seminar for those who are interested in starting a small business is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the new Academic Center, Room 127, at Colorado Mountain College. The free seminar will help attendees answer the following questions:

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 of funding for 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.

Program aims to reduce number of idling vehicles

Community educators, businesses and residents are encouraged to get involved with the Spare the Air anti-idling education campaign. The goal of the program is to encourage drivers to turn off idling vehicles after 30 seconds unless traffic safety demands otherwise, according to a news release. Educators are provided with support materials, and Spare the Air signs are available for $11. More information is available at www.yvsc.org under the “Programs” tab or by contacting Suzie Romig at 970-367-1950 or suziecr@q.com.

Registration still is open for Moose is Loose golf tourney

The Moose is Loose golf tournament starts at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club. The cost is $133 and includes greens fees for 18 holes, two carts per team, beverages and the awards presentation at Slopeside Grill. Proceeds benefit the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club scholarship fund. Teams of five must include at least one female. Register by emailing the team name, team captain’s name and phone number and team members’ names to mooseisloosegolf@springsips.com.

Baby-sitting class offered in November at college

A baby-sitting class for students 11 and older is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at Colorado Mountain College. The course will cover safety and play for infants and toddlers, how to handle emergency situations, diapering, feeding and payment. Students should bring a sack lunch, paper and pencil. The cost is $45. Register by Nov. 9 by calling 970-870-4444.

Vehicle donations help fund new Habitat homes

Routt County Habitat for Humanity is reminding residents that motor vehicle donations help fund new Habitat homes through the Cars for Homes program. Motor vehicles — including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, etc. — can be donated by calling 1-877-277-4344 or by visiting www.carsforhomes.org. The cars then are sold at auction or to recyclers or salvage yards, and the funds are used to build Habitat homes in partnership with low-income families.

Integrated Community seeks volunteers’ help

Integrated Community is looking for volunteers to teach English. The in-home tutoring program trains and matches volunteers with limited English-speaking community members. Get to know residents from other cultures while helping them learn English. For more information, call Roddy at 970-620-1513.

Integrated Community also is looking for volunteers to help with its resource and referral program. Practice your Spanish skills while assisting community members from other cultures. Call Sheila at 970-871-4599.

Environmental assessment comments due by Monday

The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office released a preliminary environmental assessment that evaluates offering 20 parcels in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties in the February 2013 oil and gas lease sale, according to a news release.

The parcels total 12,038 acres of federal mineral estate, with 47 percent being under BLM-managed lands and 53 percent under nonfederal lands, according to the release. The state of Colorado receives 49 percent of the proceeds of each lease sale.

The environmental assessment, a list of the parcels and the attached stipulations are available at www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/lsfo.html.

Written comments must be received by Monday and may be submitted to lsfoweb@blm.gov or to Little Snake Field Office, 455 Emerson St., Craig, CO 81625.

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