Steamboat briefs: Out of the Shadows weekly Thursday meeting temporarily canceled

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Out of the Shadows weekly Thursday meetings will be temporarily canceled. Organizers of the veteran support group hope to resume meetings soon. Call Bob Mullen at 970-879-6294 for more information.

Leckenby, Larson award nominations due Thursday

The Tread of Pioneers Museum is accepting nominations for the Leckenby and Larson awards, which honor people who have enriched the quality of life in Routt County.

Since 1980, the Leckenby Pioneer Award has been given to a living person in Routt County. Leckenby Award nominees must:

■ Have lived in the county for 30 years. The nominee does not have to be living here now.

■ Be involved with the community, responsive to community needs (past and present) and serve as a representative of the history of the community.

■ Demonstrate personal integrity.

■ Be inspirational to youths.

Since 1982, the Stanley L. Larson Award has been given posthumously. Larson Award nominees must:

■ Have lived in Routt County and be deceased.

■ Have made a major contribution to Routt County.

Mail nominations to P.O. Box 772372, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 or topmuseum@springsips.com. Be sure to include your contact information.

Nominations are due by 4 p.m. Thursday. Call 970-879-2214 for more information.

Ceremony for new Walk of Olympians set for Oct. 5

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the city of Steamboat Springs’ new Walk of Olympians is at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 5 at the corner of Yampa and Fifth streets. The ceremony will be followed by a self-guided walking tour to view the series of bronze plaques commemorating Steamboat Olympians. Maps will be provided.

Each Walk of Olympians plaque highlights a different athlete. The 18-inch square plaques are sponsored by local businesses and individuals, and each features pictures of the Olympian along with a list of his or her Olympic accomplishments. The project has been years in the making, and the number of plaques will increase as sponsors come forward to help fund the project.

The Oct. 5 celebration will be co-hosted by the city of Steamboat Springs, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and Mainstreet Steamboat Springs. For more information, contact Winnie DelliQuadri at wdelliquadri@steamboatsprings.net or 970-871-8257.

REPS volunteers complete workshop in Fort Collins

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide volunteers Ronna Autrey and Leslie Christensen recently completed a training session at the internationally recognized Center For Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins. The “Suicide Grief: Companioning the Mourner” workshop included 30 hours of classroom education. The course was taught by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, a noted author, educator and grief counselor as well as founder of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. The training session was one of five required for a death and grief studies certificate.

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is a Routt County-based nonprofit organization dedicated to suicide prevention services and programming. For more information, call Autrey at 970-846-8182.

Emerald Mountain School to host fundraising auction

Emerald Mountain School, formerly Lowell Whiteman Primary School, will hold its “The Roaring Twentieth” silent auction fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Rex’s American Grill & Bar. Tickets are $50 for the event celebrating the private K-8 school’s 20th year.

Auction proceeds benefit the school’s tuition assistance fund. Auction items will include unique items and services provided by students, their families and community supporters. Items include projects made by each grade level, such as an “antiqued” wooden bench featuring inlaid tiles handmade by the kindergarten class. Community members can preview the original pieces during the Oct. 5 First Friday Art Walk.

School officials said they strive to provide educational benefits to students from varying socioeconomic backgrounds and that Emerald Mountain School has the lowest tuition of schools within the Association of Colorado Independent Schools. About 28 percent of students benefit from the school’s tuition assistance fund.

“The Roaring Twentieth” silent auction will include heavy appetizers served by eighth-graders. Beer and wine are included. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are available from any Emerald Mountain School family, at the school or by calling 970-879-8081.

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