Steamboat briefs: Indian food cooking class is Saturday at City Cafe

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An Indian food cooking class is from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at City Cafe. The cost is $30. Call 970-846-1135 to register.

Organizers of Ski 4 Yellow seek fundraiser volunteers

Ski 4 Yellow event organizers need volunteers for the following events:

■ Registration from noon to 6 p.m. March 29 at McKnight’s Irish Pub & Loft.

■ Pre-ski party evening of March 29 at Slopeside Grill.

■ Breakfast, late registration and gondola loading from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. March 30 at Steamboat Ski Area. 

■ Participant welcome at 8:30 a.m. March 30 at the top of the gondola. 

■ Ski challenge from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 30 at the ski area.

■ VIP tent from 3 to 6 p.m. March 30 at Bear River Bar & Grill.  

All volunteers are invited to the pre-ski party at Slopeside and the after-race party at the Bear. 

Those who are interested are asked to email info@ski4yellow.com

Bridges Out of Poverty workshop is March 20

A Bridges Out of Poverty framework workshop is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 20 at the Colorado Mountain College auditorium. The program will teach participants about the cultural differences between poverty, middle class and wealth; the causes of poverty; the hidden rules and norms of middle class; and how community action can help people move toward economic security. The free event includes a book, a workbook and light breakfast and lunch. Register by calling Routt County United Way at 970-879-5605.

Teen Council names Lauren Anderson as Teen of Month

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Lauren Anderson

The Steamboat Springs Teen Council has named Lauren Anderson its Teen of the Month for March, according to a news release.

Anderson, a sophomore at Steamboat Springs High School, was chosen because she embodies the Teen Council values of demonstrating teens are valuable community assets, acting as a leader or positive role model among peers, and demonstrating commitment to community service.

Anderson plays soccer and is involved with mission work in Uganda through the Come, Let’s Dance program, according to the release.

In her application, Anderson said that in 10 years, she hopes to be working as a counselor, teacher or physical trainer, and she offered the following advice to others: “Let God define who you are and not others.”

For more information about the Teen Council, visit www.steamboatspringsteencouncil.org.

CSU Extension advisory board seeks members

The CSU Extension advisory board of Routt County is seeking two new members for three-year terms. Board members give direction and advice to the Routt County Board of Commissioners and Extension staff.  The board meets as many as four times per year to set priorities and goals and review Extension performance.  To apply, email Karen Massey at karen.massey@colostate.edu or send a letter of interest to CSU Extension — Routt County, P.O. Box 772830, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. The deadline to apply is Tuesday. For more information, call Massey at 970-879-0825.

US Forest Service issues reminder on forest safety

The U.S. Forest Service is reminding readers that national forests can be dangerous during winter and spring because of a variety of weather conditions. Several recent rescue missions and fatalities in north central Colorado have prompted the reminder.

The following are safety recommendations for national forest visitors during the winter and spring:

■ There is no avalanche control, and forest users must know the snow conditions and their abilities.

■ Conditions can change rapidly in the backcountry. Be prepared for extreme conditions, carry appropriate survival gear and be prepared for self-rescue.

■ Take a certified avalanche course. Carry a shovel, beacon and probe, and know how to use your emergency gear. Items such as an avalanche beacon are not useful if they cannot be properly used.

■ Don’t recreate alone.

■ Pick up a map of the area you plan to visit. Recreation maps often show avalanche-prone areas.

Those who recreate in the backcountry should be aware of potential risks and should be skilled at recognizing potential avalanche areas and snowpack conditions.

For more information about winter and spring recreation in the Medicine Bow and Routt national forests, visit www.fs.usda.gov/mbr or call 307-745-2300.

Routt Youth Green Team Eco-Summit is March 23

The Routt County Youth Green Team Eco-Summit is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. March 23 at the Colorado Mountain College auditorium. The event is intended to inspire students to engage in their community and apply academics to real-world issues. Teachers and students in fifth grade to college are invited to participate.

Topics include: recycling, zero waste, energy, climate change, local forests, transportation, activism, protection of water and local food. The goal is to brainstorm a collaborative community project. Register at www.yvsc.org/ecosummit2013.

Vista Verde Guest Ranch hosts locals day Sunday

Vista Verde Guest Ranch hosts a locals day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday to raise funds for a bronc riding purse in memory of Travis Darling to be awarded during the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series this summer. Darling, a former Steamboat Springs resident, was a saddle bronc rider and cutting horse trainer who won the Pat Mantle Trophy in Steamboat in 2009. He was killed in a car accident Oct. 29 in Texas.

Events include skiing and snowshoeing all day for $20 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger, lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for $45 for adults and $25 for children 12 and younger and a horsemanship clinic from 1:30 to 4 p.m. for $100 per rider or $30 to audit. Register for the event by calling 970-879-3858.

Steamboat Christian Center seeks egg hunt donations

Steamboat Christian Center is in need of donations to support the annual community Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. March 30 at Howelsen Hill. Donations of money as well as new bikes, tricycles, scooters or skateboards are needed for the prize drawing. Donations of $500 or more will be listed on the Steamboat Christian Center website and recognized March 30 as an event day sponsor.  

More than 12,000 Easter eggs will be distributed during the free event for children ages 2 to 11. Participants should preregister at www.steamboatchristian.com to be included in the prize drawing.

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