Steamboat briefs: Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs events for March

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■ Junior tennis instruction and play for youths ages 4 to 18 is Mondays through Fridays and Sunday afternoons. The cost is $11 to $17 per hour.

■ Adult mixed doubles is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 22 with round-robin play, food and drinks for $20 per person.

■ The Junior Tennis Festival and Talent Show is from 6 to 11 p.m. March 30. The talent show is from 6 to 8 p.m. Play is from 8 to 11 p.m. The cost is $30.

■ Short Court Tennis is for children ages 4 and 5 to begin to learn tennis. Wednesday sessions are from 12:15 to 1 p.m. March 13, 20 and 27; April 3, 10 and 17; and May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Thursday sessions are from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 21 and 28; April 4, 11 and 18; and May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. The cost is $15 per session, $36 for three sessions, $48 for four sessions and $60 for five sessions.

■ Weekly adult drills schedule:

Mondays

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

Tuesdays

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

6:30 to 8 p.m. Match play strategies for singles and doubles with Ryan Winters. $18.

Wednesdays

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

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

Thursdays

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

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 3.0 and below with Loretta Conway. $12.

Fridays

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 with Bill Conway (ladies 4.5, men 4.0 and up). $18.

Register for any of these events or programs at the Tennis Center or by calling 970-879-8400.

FEMA revises Burgess Creek flood boundaries

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has made revisions to the mapped flood boundaries of Burgess Creek to reflect changes made to the existing flood-control structure adjacent to Ski Time Square and the Torian Plum Creekside Building, according to a news release from the city of Steamboat Springs. The project was done to divert more flow from the main channel of Burgess Creek to a bypass culvert and to regrade a portion of the channel that is adjacent to the Torian Plum Creekside Building, the release stated. The project reduced the base flood elevation at points along the creek and reduced the risk for flood hazards to the Torian Plum Creekside building and adjacent areas. 

During a public appeal period through July 8, residents can request FEMA to reconsider the determination based on scientific or technical data. If all appeals are resolved or no appeals are made, the boundaries will become effective July 8, according to the release. For more information, contact senior planner Bob Keenan at 970-871-8260 or bkeenan@steamboatsprings.net.

View sage grouse’s mating dance on Sagebrush Safaris

Conservation Colorado, Rocky Mountain Wild, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Friends of Northwest Colorado and The Wilderness Society are hosting guided Sagebrush Safaris to see the greater sage grouse mating dance.

Tours will leave the Conservation Colorado office in Craig, 529 Yampa Ave., at 4:30 a.m. daily from March 28 to 31 and April 4 to 7. The cost is $25 for Routt County residents. Register at www.conservationco.org/2013/02/sage-grouse-tours, or contact Sasha Nelson for more information at sasha@conservationco.org or 970-824-5241.

Mainstreet seeks volunteers for Promotion Committee

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs is in need of volunteers to help create programs and events that will benefit downtown businesses and the community. Volunteers are asked to work two to four hours per month. Specifically, volunteers are needed for the Promotion Committee, which plans special events, retail events and branding. Those who are interested are asked to call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800.

Steamboat’s Optimist Club is in need of new members

The nonprofit Steamboat Springs Optimist Club is in need of members. In addition to the Pumpkin Festival, the club puts on the annual Fishing Derby and Pancake Breakfast; the annual Bike Rodeo, during which Steamboat Springs Police Department officers teach children about bike safety; and the Literacy Bug reading program for Steamboat fifth-graders. The group also runs the Teen of the Month club — which recognizes area high school students for their contributions to school, church and the community — and awards a $1,500 Teen of the Year scholarship.

For more information, call President Mark Lynch at 970-819-5137 or past presidents Rob MacCarthy at 970-879-5283 or Ron Wendler at 970-846-7500.

Newborn Network offering free resources for parents

Newborn Network is a support system dedicated to providing parenting and resource information to all families who live in Routt County and have children as old as 3. Newborn Network’s free services include weekly networking and education groups, parenting education home visits, a lending library of parenting topics and a series of gift bags. Parents of a child as old as 3 can call 970-879-0977 for more information about support services.

Horizons seeking caring, committed volunteers

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking caring, committed volunteers for individual mentors as well as people who enjoy group activities such as gardening, swimming, dancing and community events. For more information, call Tommy Larson at 970-879-4466, ext. 115. Horizons works in partnership with families and communities to expand opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Motor vehicle donations help fund Habitat homes

Routt County Habitat for Humanity is reminding residents that motor vehicle donations help fund new Habitat homes through the Cars for Homes program. Motor vehicles — including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, etc. — can be donated by calling 1-877-277-4344 or by going to www.carsforhomes.org. The cars then are sold at auction or to recyclers or salvage yards, and the funds are used to build Habitat homes in partnership with low-income families.

Integrated Community is in search of volunteers

Integrated Community is looking for volunteers to teach English. The in-home tutoring program trains and matches volunteers with limited English speaking community members. Get to know residents from other cultures while helping them learn English.  For more information, call Roddy at 970-620-1513.

Integrated Community also is looking for volunteers to help with its Resource and Referral program. Practice your Spanish skills while assisting community members from other cultures. Call Sheila at 970-871-4599.

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