Steamboat briefs: Silent auction fundraiser for Minottos ends Friday

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The Laurel Street School and Family Center is hosting a silent auction to raise money for the Minotto family, of Steamboat Springs. Amy Minotto is undergoing medical treatment in Denver for a rare blood disease. The auction runs through Friday and includes items from numerous local businesses. The online auction is available here. Cash donations also will be accepted at the school, or mailed to Laurel Street Preschool, P.O. Box 774124, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. The school’s goal is to raise $800, the equivalent of one month’s tuition for Eva Minotto, Amy’s daughter.

Apply for Youth Education Scholarships by Wednesday

Youth Education Scholarship applications are being accepted. The fund provides three scholarships to graduating Routt County high school seniors and two scholarships to last year’s recipients. Applications and information can be found at www.steamboat-chamber.com/info/yes.golf.tournament.asp. Applications are due Wednesday to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.

Preregistration is open for fall women’s Bible study

Preregistration for the fall session of a women’s nondenominational Bible study is ongoing by calling Susie Rinn 970-879-2045. Beginning in August, the group will meet from 8:45 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at Concordia Lutheran Church. A preschool program is available.

Center for Visual Arts applications due May 15

The Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts is accepting portfolio applications for local artists who are interested in becoming exhibiting members. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to supporting the Steamboat Springs local emerging artist community. Interested artists should preview membership information at www.steamboatartcenter.com and then contact Gallery Manager Rufina Tegeder at rufina@steamboatartcenter.

com for an appointment. The deadline is May 15.

Integrated Community now is a nonprofit group

Integrated Community, a resource center that helps area immigrants, announced Wednesday in a news release that the organization has become a nonprofit.

It previously worked under the fiscal umbrella of the Colorado Non Profit Development Center of Denver and paid a percentage of its revenue to the agency for assistance.

“We have the staff competencies and board oversight to professionally handle all of our own fiscal affairs. We want every single dollar of donations to be going toward our direct services,” board Treasurer and certified public accountant Genevieve Kalmes said in the release.

Yoga Center workshop on communication is May 4

The Yoga Center of Steamboat is hosting a workshop about compassionate communication from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4. Kathy Ziola will lead the program about learning skills and consciousness that will help attendees create harmonious relationships based on honesty, empathy and care. The cost is $80 through Monday, $95 from Tuesday to May 3 and $115 on the day of the workshop. Some scholarships are available. For more information, contact kathy@communicationworks.us or 970-216-8597. To register, mail a check and contact information to Kathy Ziola, 2533 W. Pinyon Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81505, or register at www.cnvc.org/trainingcal/view?training_id=2217.

USA Pro Challenge poster designs are due May 6

Poster designs for the Steamboat Springs stages of the USA Pro Challenge cycling are due May 6. The designer of the winning poster will receive two VIP tickets to the event. Completed artwork should be submitted at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, 125 Anglers Drive, or emailed to Kathy Elliott at kelliott@christysports.com. For more information, call 970-846-8544.

Steamboat Swim Team’s early price ends Monday

Monday is the final day of early-season prices for the Steamboat Springs Swim Team. Registration is open at www.steamboatswimteam.com. For more information, contact head swim coach Jill Ruppel at 970-879-1828, ext. 311, or aquatics@sshra.org.

Wild Edible Feast is May 30 at Sweetwater Grill

The annual Yampatika Wild Edible Feast is from 6 to 9 p.m. May 30 at Sweetwater Grill. The feast is created with plants harvested in the Yampa Valley. The cost is $100. Proceeds from the dinner and a silent auction benefit environmental education programs. To purchase tickets, call 970-871-9151.

Pets, livestock experts are sought for response team

Pets and livestock experts are needed for a volunteer Routt County Animal Response Team. Animal evacuation and sheltering expert Carla Zinanti will lead a training session from 9 a.m. to noon May 3 in the Commissioners Hearing Room at the Routt County Courthouse. The program will cover how to set up and run animal shelters for large and small animals in an emergency. For more information or to sign up, contact Todd Hagenbuch at 970-879-0825 or thagenbuch@co.routt.co.us.

Multi-Modal Road Users board seeks new members

The Routt County Multi-Modal Road Users advisory board, which advises the Routt County Board of Commissioners on road use, is seeking interested applicants for five seats with terms ending Dec. 31, 2014, and one seat with a term ending Dec. 31, 2013. Contact the Routt County Road and Bridge Department at 970-879-0831 for more information.

Bike fest and swap set for June 15 in Gondola Square

The annual bike fest and swap is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15 in Gondola Square. The free event includes a children’s bike check, youth dual slalom downhill and Strider race, and skills stations. Items for the bike swap should be checked in from 9:30 to 11 a.m. June 15. The cost to enter a bike is $5 per bike or $20 for 10-by-10-foot space. A 10 percent commission on all sales supports the Routt County Riders trail maintenance fund and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cyclist scholarships. For more information, email blairskimore@gmail.com.

Commemorate World Book Night on April 23 in Routt

On April 23, 25,000 volunteers across the United States will give away a half-million free books as part of World Book Night, a one-day campaign to give thousands of specially printed paperbacks to light or nonreaders. The books were chosen by an independent panel of booksellers and librarians, and the printing was made possible by the authors, publishers and book manufacturing companies.

In Routt County, 26 volunteers will be giving away hundreds of books across Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Craig. Volunteers will be handing out books in locations including gyms, the bike path, the bus, the hospital, bars and restaurants.

For more information about World Book Night, go to www.steamboatlibrary.org/events.

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