Steamboat briefs: Ladies’ Recreation Club takes top prize at parade

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The members of the Ladies Recreation Club, pulled by a team of horses driven by Sharon and Terry Jost, came away with first place in the adult division of the Diamond Hitch Winter Carnival Parade on Sunday on Lincoln Avenue.

Their theme was “Rhinestone Cowgirls,” and it was fitting that they prevailed in the 101st annual parade — the Ladies Recreation Club originated the diamond hitch theme for the parade.

The club, formed in 1920, is the oldest organization in Steamboat Springs, according to Sureva Towler’s book, “The History of Skiing at Steamboat Springs.”

Registration is open for new ASSET Club sessions

Registration for the newest ASSET Club sessions now is open. New clubs include theater, lego building and rock climbing. Sessions begin the week of March 10 and continue through the week of May 5. The after-school programming, offered by the city of Steamboat Springs, is available everyday for kindergartners through fifth-graders and includes a snack. Full-day programming is available during spring break. Registration is available online at www.steamboatsprings.net/youth or at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office, 245 Howelsen Parkway.

Art & Apps event is on Saturday at art museum

Steamboat Art Museum is hosting Art & Apps at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The evening includes visits to local homes to view art, enjoy appetizers, dessert and a chance to see a one-of-a-kind trophy room.

Call 970-870-1755 to sign up or email sam@steamboatartmuseum.org.

Kirsten Williams named to dean’s list at Susquehanna

Kirsten Williams, of Phippsburg, was named to Susquehanna University’s dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. Williams, a junior music performance major, is a 2011 graduate of the Heritage Christian School. She is the daughter of Michael and Sally Williams.

New session of baby sitter training classes in March

The city of Steamboat Springs Teen Programs will be hosting another session of baby sitter training.

The class is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays from March 10 through May 5. There will be no class April 21 because of spring break.

Participants are picked up at 3:15 p.m. at Steamboat Springs Middle School by city staff and taken to the Igloo at Howelsen Hill. Parents must pick up participants at 5:30 p.m. at the Igloo.

The program costs $100 and includes American Red Cross training materials, certified instruction, transportation and a snack.

Registration is available online at www.steamboatsprings.net/teen or at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office, 245 Howelsen Parkway.

Public input sought for outdoor recreation plan

The 2014 Colorado Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, the blueprint for sustaining Colorado’s outdoor heritage for current and future generations, is being released for public comment.

To proactively manage outdoor recreation resources, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is working with a 44-member steering committee to develop the 2014 to 2018 Colorado Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. This committee includes representation from local, state and federal agencies, nonprofit groups, outdoor industry associations, the health care industry and others with similar interests.

Studies conducted as part of the 2014 plan estimate that outdoor recreation in Colorado contributes more than $34.5 billion in economic activity, creates 313,000 jobs and generates $4.9 million in local, state and federal taxes annually.

Surveys conducted as part of SCORP indicate that 90 percent of Coloradans participated in some form of outdoor recreation in Colorado during the past year.

“The 2014 SCORP aims to guide outdoor recreation providers, decision-makers and stakeholders in recreation management and policy decisions over the next five years,” said Brian Kurzel, policy and planning supervisor for Parks and Wildlife.

The 2014 SCORP identifies five statewide outdoor recreation priority areas where attention and energy should be focused: outdoor education; funding and financial sustainability; healthy lifestyles and communities; integration of outdoor recreation interests; and stewardship.

The full 2014 SCORP can be found online at www.coloradoscorp.org. The public is encouraged to review and provide feedback on the SCORP by Thursday by email at scorp@state.co.us or call 303-869-1350.

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