Steamboat briefs: Mainstreet Steamboat raises $2,200 for flowers

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Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Manager Tracy Barnett announced Tuesday that the organization successfully raised the $2,200 needed to purchase flower baskets for downtown Steamboat Springs. Barnett wrote that more than 50 people donated $20 to $500 toward the summer tradition.

The cost of the baskets is more than $10,000, with a little more than $2,000 going toward the purchase of the baskets from a Fort Collins nursery and the rest going to a landscaping company to keep the flowers watered daily throughout the summer.

After the flower baskets were cut from the city’s budget last summer, Interim City Manager Deb Hinsvark announced the city would provide $8,000 to fund watering costs this year.

The baskets will be hung in mid-June.

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Amber Garrity

Soroco’s Amber Garrity named Teen of the Month

Soroco High School senior Amber Garrity was named the Optimist Club’s Teen of the Month for September. In school, Garrity is involved in the chess club and the Get Out Around Town program, which organizes social activities for students, according to her nomination form. Garrity also plays on the basketball team, manages the football team and plans to play lacrosse for Steamboat Springs High School in the spring. She is a member of the National Honors Society and holds a 3.8 GPA.

Outside of school, Garrity enjoys camping, listening to music and dancing. In the future, she would like to become a physician’s assistant. In her advice to other students, Garrity wrote, “Always strive for your best, and never do anything less.”

4-H enrollment deadline is Thursday, then late fee starts

The 4-H enrollment deadline is Thursday. Beginning Friday, there will be a $10 late fee. For more information, call the Routt County CSU Extension office at 970-879-0825 or visit www.rcextension.colostate.edu.

Wild West Relay registration now is open for 2013 race

Registration recently opened for the 10th annual Wild West Relay, an annual event that sends teams of runners from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs. The event is set for Aug. 2 and 3. The race has two categories of teams — those with four to six runners, and those with seven to 12 runners.

The 200-mile race is self-supported. The cost to register rises throughout 2013. Registration for a 12-person team currently costs $1,175, and a six-person team costs $680. A final option, for groups with one to three runners, costs $145 per person. High school teams, meanwhile, can register for $330. The deadline for early registration is Thursday.

Visit www.rltrelays.com to register or for more information.

Sen. Bennet representative to meet with local residents

Sen. Michael Bennet Central Mountains Regional Representative Noah Koerper will meet privately from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday with residents who are having difficulties with a federal agency. To make an appointment, contact Koerper at 970-433-1361 or noah_koerper@bennet.senate.gov.

Parks and Wildlife offers hunter education class

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be offering a hunter education class from 6 to 9 p.m. March 11 to 15 followed by a range day March 16 or 17. Preregistration is required by calling Christy Bubenheim at 970-871-2855.

Girl Scout cookies will be on sale Saturday, Sunday

Girl Scout cookies will be available for sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Walmart. It is the final weekend Girl Scout cookies will be for sale.

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