Steamboat briefs: Parks and Recreation Commission meeting location moved

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The Parks and Recreation Commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday has been moved to Rooms 113 and 114 at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The previous location of the meeting, Citizens Hall, is closed during an upgrade of audiovisual equipment. For more information, contact Sue Chen Davies at sdavies@steamboatsprings.net or 970-871-7014. 

USA Pro Challenge seeks course marshal volunteers

The USA Pro Challenge is in need of volunteers to serve as course marshals for Stages 3 and 4 of the bike race next week. Shifts are from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Volunteers receive a commemorative T-shirt and access to a special reception after the event. To sign up, visit www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/volunteer and select Stage 3 finish or Stage 4 start.

Volunteers sought for bike races this week at ski area

Volunteers are needed for the Enduro-X mountain bike races Saturday and Sunday at Steamboat Ski Area. Help is needed from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. For more information or to sign up, contact David Scully at 970-846-5012 or david@enduro-xrace.com.

Young Life golf tournament is Aug. 24 at Rollingstone

The Young Life golf tournament is Aug. 24 at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club. Registration is from 7:30 to 8 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $125 per person, which includes golf, lunch and awards. There also is a shot at a new car for a hole-in-one. Donors and sponsors also are needed. For more information, email aaron@ylsteamboat.org or call Aaron at 970-367-6133.

Horizons provides free screenings for children

Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children. If you’re a parent and are concerned about your child’s development, call Kathy Northcutt at 970-871-8558. The screenings can answer questions such as “Should he be walking by now?” “How many words should she be saying?” and “Is her hearing and vision what it should be?”

¿Tiene usted preguntas como estas con respecto al desarrollo de su nina/o? ¿Deberia estar caminando a esta edad? ¿Cuantas palabras deberia mi nino/a estar diciendo? ¿Es su vision y audicion normal? Podemos contestar sus preguntas con un chequeo gratuito. Llame a Natosha al 970-756-5014.

Tickets for 5th Doc Willett awards now are available

Tickets for the fifth annual Doc Willett Health Care Heritage Awards are on sale at www.hfyv.org/docwillett or by calling 970-871-0700.

The event is at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Strings Music Pavilion. General admission tickets are $50, and premium reserved tickets are $500.

The 2013 Health Care Community Advocate Award will be presented to Diane Moore, executive director of Advocates Building Peaceful Communities. The 2013 Health Care Professional Award will be presented to Dr. David Wilkinson, medical director of the Emergency Department at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

The awards are a tribute to the roots of hospital care in Routt County. They are named after Dr. Frederick E. Willett, who served Steamboat Springs and neighboring communities for 56 years.

Bear River Park’s access road closures intermittent

Work to create a paved public access to the skateboard and bike jump parks at Bear River Park on Lagoon Road on the west end of Steamboat Springs has resumed. There will be intermittent closures followed by a full closure of the access road through the first part of August.

Park users are asked to use the Yampa River Core Trail for access to the skateboard and bike jump parks. Call city project manager Danny Paul at 970-871-8210 for more information.

Business Plan Competition entries are due by Sept. 16

The Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center again is hosting a Business Plan Competition. In its second year, the program encourages well-written, comprehensive business plans to help solicit funding from investors or lenders and promote the vision of the business to partners, key employees and customers, according to a news release.

The city of Steamboat Springs is offering $10,000 for the creators of the winning business plan and $5,000 to the second-place plan. The winner will also receive three months of office space in the Entrepreneurship Center as well as other business education opportunities.

Plans are due by Sept. 16 to Randy Rudasics before they are presented in early October to a panel of judges including Yampa Valley SCORE business counselors and a regional business consultant. Guidelines, rules and judging criteria are available at www.coloradomtn.edu/yvec or by calling Rudasics at 970-870-4491.

Stand-up paddleboards subject to boating rules

With the increasing popularity of stand-up paddleboards on local rivers and state park reservoirs, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding users that boating rules and regulations apply to the vessels, according to a news release.

Anyone operating canoes and kayaks, a surfboard, inner tube, paddleboard or any similar watercraft is required to wear a personal flotation device per the agency’s boating regulations.

There were nine boating deaths in Colorado in 2012, including a stand-up paddleboarder, according to the release.

“All nine victims died from drowning, and none of them were wearing a life jacket,” said Kris Wahlers, boating safety coordinator for Parks and Wildlife. “No one plans on having an accident when they’re enjoying a day on the water, but they still happen every day."

Also remember:

■ All children younger than 13 are required to wear a properly fitting, approved personal flotation device at all times while on a paddleboard or other watercraft that requires their use.

■ A sound-producing device such as a whistle is required on a paddleboard.

■ Contact information including a name and phone number or address must be written on the paddleboard.

■ Paddleboards are not permitted in designated swim areas in state parks.

■ Operating any type of watercraft while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is prohibited.

Steamboat Stinger in need of volunteers this weekend

Volunteers are needed Friday through Sunday for the third annual Steamboat Stinger mountain bike and running races. Volunteers will receive a Honey Stinger shirt, goodie bag and lunch. Those who are interested are asked to contact Jon Winkelblech at jwinkelblech@honeystinger.com or 970-710-1315.

New members sought for Steamboat’s Kiwanis Club

Steamboat Springs’ Kiwanis Club is looking for new members who would be interested in providing service to the community as well as attending weekly meetings on Tuesdays at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Annual dues are $125. Kiwanis was chartered in 1948 and is Steamboat’s oldest service club. For more information, call Bud at 970-879-0064 or Johanna at 970-879-0211.

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