Steamboat briefs: Weekly courses now are available at Tennis Center

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Weekly Drills ’n’ Skills classes at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs:

■ Mondays

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Cardio with Karen Connell. $15.

Noon to 1 p.m. Stroke of the Week with Ryan Winters. The course will cover groundstrokes on the first Monday of the month, volleys and overheads in Week 2, slices, lobs and drop shots in Week 3 and serving in Week 4. $12.

■ Tuesdays

Noon to 1 p.m. Drills with Bill Conway. $12.

7 to 8 p.m. Match play strategies for singles and doubles with Ryan Winters. $12.

■ Wednesdays

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Cardio with Karen Connell. $15.

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Drills with Loretta and Bill Conway. $18.

7 to 8 p.m. Tennis fitness drills with Ryan Winters. $12.

■ Thursdays

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Big hitters for 4.0 and above with Ryan Winters. $18.

7 to 8 p.m. Drills for 3.0 and below with Loretta Conway. $12.

■ Fridays

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beginners 3.0 and below with Loretta Conway. $18.

Noon to 1 p.m. Ladies drills with Lynne Meyers. $12.

■ Saturdays

9 to 10:30 a.m. Drills with Lynne Meyers. $18.

10:30 a.m. to noon. Big hitters for ladies 4.5 and up and men 4.0 and up with Bill Conway. $18.

4 to 5 p.m. Beginners 3.0 and below with Ryan Winters. $12.

Some courses include discounts for prepayment. For more information, call the Tennis Center at 970-879-8400.

Weed Advisory Board seeks volunteers to fill positions

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.

Partners collecting books for Routt middle schools

Partners in Routt County is collecting books for Routt County middle schools in connection with the Colorado Reads Book Drive, which has a goal of collecting 10,000 books across the state, according to a news release. Donate to the drive by bringing a new or gently use children’s book to Off the Beaten Path Bookstore or Partners in Routt County through Monday. For more information, call Lindsay Kohler at 970-879-6141 or Serve Colorado at 303-866-6426.

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.

Weed Program to sponsor class beginning Jan. 30

The Routt County Weed Program is sponsoring a weekly class about “Weed Management and Land Conservation Practices.” The class is from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 30 and continuing through March 6. Space is limited, and the tuition fee is $35.

Topics to be covered during the course include general botany, plant ecology, weed and poisonous plant identification, weed management strategies, herbicide use, biological control options, equipment choices and sprayer calibration. The course aims to help landowners make wise land-use decisions.

For more information or to sign up, call Greg Brown at 970-870-5246.

VNA offers birth control, screenings for women

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Women’s Health Clinic is offering low cost birth control, STD screenings, pap smears, breast exams and general women’s health care based on income. All income levels are welcome. Make an appointment in Steamboat at 970-879-1632 or in Craig at 970-824-8233.

Registration is open for Steamboat Pentathlon

Registration is open for the Steamboat Pentathlon on March 9. The multisport race includes Alpine skiing, snowshoeing, 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, go to www.steamboatpentathlon.com or www.runningseries.com or call 970-879-4300.

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