Steamboat briefs: Routt County weed board looking for volunteers

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The Routt County Weed Advisory Board is seeking volunteers to fill openings in the South Routt and North Routt districts. Letters of interest are due by 5 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Routt County Road and Bridge Department or at the Extension office. Call Greg Brown at 970-870-5246 for information.

Registration is open for Steamboat Pentathlon

Registration is open for the Steamboat Pentathlon on March 9. The multi-sport race includes Alpine skiing, showshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking and running. Standard and short courses are available for teams or individuals. The cost is $50 for youths 17 and younger, $100 for adults, $160 for adult duos, $150 for youth teams and $225 for adult teams. Registration is open through March 4, but fees increase by $20 on Feb. 15. All racers will receive an event T-shirt and lunch as well as be entered into the prize raffle drawing. To register or for more information, visit www.steamboatpentathlon.com or www.runningseries.com or call 970-879-4300.

Master Gardener Training Program starts on Jan. 31

Colorado State University offers its Master Gardener Training Program beginning Jan. 31 at the Routt County Courthouse Annex, according to a news release. The 11-week program focuses on gardening topics, including plant and tree identification, proper planting techniques, plant diseases, insect identification and infestation solutions, irrigation management, and high-altitude gardening. The cost is $325 and participants must commit to volunteer 50 hours to the program. A Colorado Gardener Certificate is available to those who cannot make the volunteer commitment for $575. For more information or to register, contact the Routt County CSU Extension office at 970-879-0825, csumgprogram@co.routt.co.us, or http://rcextension.colostate.edu.

African dance sessions will start Tuesday at Depot

A series of African dance sessions begins with African Dance Basics from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 8 to 29 at the Depot Art Center. The course is designed for beginners and will teach basic movement for this style of dance. The cost for the four-week class is $40 and is due in full on the first day of class. Registration is required by Sunday to Jen Lowe at 970-846-6377. The series continues with Traditional Afro-Cuban in February (call Nicole Idzahl at 901-326-8140 to register by Feb. 3), Guinea style in March (call Lowe to register by March 3) and Congolese style in April (call Idzahl to register by March 31). All classes are four weeks and take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Depot.

Registration is open for Adult Winter Tennis League

Registration is open for the Adult Winter Tennis League at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. Call Stacy Swiggart at 970-879-8400 to sign up.

OId Town Hot Springs to host a fitness challenge

The Fit Miles fitness challenge, where participants accumulate miles by doing fitness activities, starts in February at Old Town Hot Springs, according to a news release. Prizes will be awarded to those who accumulate the most miles. Find more information in the hot springs lobby and fitness center.

Friends of the Chief is in need of volunteers

The Friends of the Chief, a nonprofit committed to the rehabilitation and revitalization of the Chief Plaza Theater in downtown Steamboat Springs, is in need of volunteers to clean, paint, research, usher and organize. Those who are interested are asked to attend a volunteer meeting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the theater, 813 Lincoln Ave. Email tamara@chieftheater.com for more information.

Registration for after school program is open

Registration is open for Session 3 After School Action, School Days Off and ASSET Clubs through the Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department. The session runs from Monday through March 8. Available ASSET Clubs include snowshoeing, youth chorus, Lego junior vehicle engineering (first and second grades), Lego vehicle engineering (third through fifth grades) and yoga. Call Holly or Alexis at 970-879-4300 for more information or to register or visit www.steamboatsprings.net/recreation.

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