Steamboat briefs: Kailee Duryea named to president’s honor roll

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Kailee Duryea, a 2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, was named to the president’s honor roll for the fall semester at Eastern Wyoming College. The president’s honor roll recognizes full-time students who have a 4.0 GPA.

Hayden peewee wrestling camp starts Feb. 26 for $25

A Hayden peewee wrestling camp for children ages 3 to 5 is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday from Feb. 26 to March 8 at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The cost for the camp is $25, and registration is required by Friday.

City of Steamboat asks residents to replace meters

The city of Steamboat Springs is asking residents who have not had their water meters replaced to schedule an appointment by calling 970-367-6600 from 7 a.m. to 7 a.m. Water service will be disrupted for about 20 minutes during the upgrade.

Steamboat Arts and Crafts hosts Blues Break program

The Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym is hosting programs for youths during Blues Break from Monday to Feb. 22. Art From Around the World with Dona Steele is from 9 a.m. to noon, and a hand-building pottery class is from 1 to 4 p.m. The programs are for children ages 5 and older. The cost is $30 for one session or $60 for all day (bring your lunch). Sign up by calling 970-870-0384. 

Daffodils fundraiser goes to support hospice care

Daffodils will go on sale in March to support hospice and palliative care services in Routt and Moffat counties through the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.  

A bunch of 10 daffodils is $5. Preorder at www.nwcovna.org by March 11. Daffodils also will be available for purchase March 20 at the VNA, City Market, Walgreens, Ace at the Curve, Hayden Mercantile, Bonfiglio Drug and the Clark Store.

Mainstreet seeks artists for Yampa Street benches

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs — in conjunction with the Downtown Revitalization Partnership and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s 2012-13 Leadership Steamboat class — is seeking artists to design, fabricate and deliver five artistic benches for Yampa Street, according to a news release. 

The project is part of an effort to revitalize and enhance downtown Steamboat Springs, and its goal is to create aesthetically pleasing, creative and functional seating that reflects Steamboat’s local heritage. The project includes an allowance of $15,000 for the fabrication and installation of the benches and is funded by private donations and matching funds from the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, according to the release.

Interested artists can access the proposal form at www.steamboat-chamber.com/info/leadership.asp or by emailing info@mainstreetsteamboat.com. Proposals are due Feb. 28. For more information or to learn how to sponsor a bench, call 970-846-1800.

South Routt Medical Center hires a dental hygienist

South Routt Medical Center has hired a dental hygienist in collaboration with the Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition. The medical center will accept all types of dental insurance, Medicaid and CHP+ and will use a sliding fee scale based on income. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 970-736-8118.

Teens on Tour overnight trip registration is open

Registration is open for the Teens on Tour overnight trip to Denver on March 14 and 15. The program is for teens in sixth through eighth grades and includes shopping at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, swimming at Holiday Inn Select Cherry Creek, three games of laser tag at Laser Quest and rock climbing at Rock’n and Jam’n Indoor Climbing Facility. The $100 cost covers transportation, activity fees, dinner March 14, breakfast and lunch March 15 and hotel accommodations. Participants must bring a sack lunch for March 14. Register at www.steamboatsprings.net/rec or at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department, 245 Howelsen Parkway. The deadline to register is 5:30 p.m. March 7. Call 970-879-4300 for more information.

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball is set for March 2

The annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball fundraiser is from 6 to 11 p.m. March 2 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple and include live music from the Johnny O Band, Cajun food and hurricane drinks. The event also includes a silent auction with items including an electric guitar signed by the Rolling Stones, a houseboat trip to Lake Powell and Broncos tickets. Proceeds benefit the Yampa Valley Autism Program. Tickets are available at www.yampavalleyautism.org, All That Jazz or by calling 970-870-4263.

Sudanese bishop to visit Steamboat this weekend

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The Rev. Andudu Adam Elnail

The Rev. Andudu Adam Elnail, the bishop of Kadugli Diocese in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, visits Steamboat this weekend. Elnail, who is in political exile living in Denver, will discuss Sudan and genocide in the Nuba Mountains during a 7 p.m. talk Saturday at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The talk is free, but donations will go toward Elnail’s efforts to support the needs of displaced people in the Nuba Mountains.

He also will preach at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 846 Oak St.

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