Steamboat briefs: Student Kelly Borgerding receives grant for travel

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The 2014 Dring Language Fellowship was awarded to Steamboat Springs High School student Kelly Borgerding. The $2,000 grant will be used by Borgerding to support her travel to Argentina as part of the Rotary Exchange program. She will spend the year in Argentina, living with a local family, attending the local school and becoming fluent in Spanish.

The fellowship, created four years ago, was established for students or graduates of Routt County high schools to encourage Americans to become fluent in a foreign language and experience other cultures. In the past, other recipients have gone to Norway, Brazil, France and Costa Rica.

Museum reopens today with normal business hours

The Tread of Pioneers Museum on Oak Street in Steamboat Springs, which has been closed for maintenance projects, reopens with normal business hours today. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Running Series seeking board member applicants

The Steamboat Springs Running Series will begin reviewing applications and interviewing candidates for its board of directors. Anyone interested in a possible board spot should email ssrunningseries@gmail.com.

Extension offers workshop about food preservation

CSU Extension will help area residents enjoy local produce all year long by offering a food preservation class to teach participants how to can their own fruits, pickle products and produce jams and jellies. The class, which will be taught by master food safety advisers, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Trout Creek Room in the Routt County Courthouse Annex. Basics of water bath canning at altitude will be taught. The cost, which includes a Ball Blue Book canning book, is $10 per person. To register, call the Routt County Extension office at 970-879-0825. Space is limited.

Book Fair Fiesta returns to Strawberry Park Elementary

The Book Fair Fiesta returns to Strawberry Park Elementary on Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m., and continuing through 5 p.m. May 8. The event includes a celebration of the new My Place, My Home mural, an art show and book fair.

High school leadership class to host Kids Carnival

The Steamboat Springs High School Leadership class will host a Kids Carnival on Friday in the Carl Ramunno Gym. Preschoolers are invited to attend from noon to 1:15 p.m., kindergartners from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., first-graders from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and second-graders from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. Contact Kelly Erickson at kerickson@sssd.k12.co.us or 970-871-3620 for more information.

Canine first aid workshops May 17; Eric Roth teaches

A pair of K9 first aid and CPR workshops will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. May 17 in Yampa Valley Medical Center Conference Room 2. The course, which will be taught by Eric “Odie” Roth, is designed to give the pet lover, dog sport enthusiast or pet professional the necessary information and skills to stabilize an injured animal until qualified veterinarian care is accessed. Roth is the author of “K9 Medic.”

For more information or to register, visit www.k9firstaidandcpr.com or call 970-593-8778. The workshop is hosted by Heeling Friends and Outdoor K9. It is limited to 24 participants.

Annual tree sale to benefit middle school students

Everything Outdoor Steamboat will hold its annual tree sale until Monday. All purchases will support the organization, which gets middle school kids outside enjoying camping, mountain biking, fishing, skiing, horseback riding and kayaking. For more information, email Tracy Bye at tbye@sssd.k12.co.us or pick up a tree sale form from the Steamboat Springs Middle School office.

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