Steamboat briefs: 2012 graduate Blake Kelly completes 1st semester

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Blake Thomas Kelly, a 2012 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, has completed his first semester at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. He also has passed his private pilot’s check ride and rating and is working on his instrument and commercial pilot’s ratings. Kelly is majoring in aviation operations and is flying out of Salt Lake City International Airport.

Parks and Wildlife now taking grant applications

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications from individuals, organizations and local governments to distribute as much as $1.7 million in matching grants for projects in Colorado in 2013 that benefit fishing or boating, according to a news release.

Applications for the Fishing is Fun grant program are due today. More information is at www.wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/ResourcesTips/FishingIsFunProgram.

Applications for the Boat Colorado grant program are due Saturday. More information is at www.wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/ResourcesTips/MotorboatColorado.

Preschool screenings held March 18, 19 in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs preschool developmental screenings will be held March 18 and 19 at the George P. Sauer Human Services Building, 325 Seventh St. The screening will be for vision, hearing, fine and gross motor, thinking skills, speech and language and social skills. The service is available for children ages 2 years and 6 months (by April 1) to 5 years old. There will be no charge, and appointments can be made starting today by calling 970-879-0391.

Northwest Colorado VNA offers HIV tests in March

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free HIV tests throughout March. Make an appointment by calling 970-879-1632.

Groups to host Winter Soiree polo-themed event

The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra, the Steamboat Springs Arts Council and the Emerald City Opera are hosting the Winter Soiree, a polo-themed dinner, at 6 p.m. March 16 at the Larson Barn. The cost is $150 per person or $200 for VIP tickets and includes a three-course meal from bistro c.v., sparkling wine bar, the chance to play ponyless polo and performances. There also will be an auction. Register by calling 970-870-3223 or at www.steamboatorchestra.org.

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