Steamboat briefs: Alive at 25 driving class at high school on Thursday

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There will be a 4 1/2-hour Alive at 25 Defensive Driving Course at the Steamboat Springs High School from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

While this class is required for all Steamboat Springs High School students who want to park a vehicle on campus, it is open to all young drivers and meets the requirements for new drivers who want to apply for a learners permit at age 15 1/2. 

In addition, some insurance companies offer reduced rates for young drivers who have completed this class.

Grand Futures Coalition and Shell Oil have provided grants to pay the $39 registration fee for this class. 

To sign up for the class, call instructor Dennis J. Hensen at 970-871-3685.

Registration now open for Teens on Tour Denver trip

Registration is underway for the Teens on Tour overnight trip to Denver on March 6 and 7. The program is for middle school teens, and those interested can register until 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The trip includes the following activities: Shopping at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, swimming at Staybridge Suites in Cherry Creek, three games of Laser Tag at Laser Quest and planetarium, I-MAX and Maya Hidden Worlds Exhibit at the Museum of Nature & Science.

The registration fee is $100 and covers transportation, activity fees, dinner Thursday, breakfast and lunch Friday and hotel accommodations. Participants must bring a sack lunch for Thursday.

Go to www.steamboatsprings.net/teen to register online or stop by the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office at 245 Howelsen Parkway to complete a registration form. Call 970-871-7054 with questions.

Local autism program to host Mardi Gras Ball

Yampa Valley Autism Program is bringing New Orleans to Steamboat Springs with its sixth annual Mardi Gras Ball at 6 p.m. Saturday at Colorado Mountain College’s atrium.

Johnny O Blues Band will perform, and belly dancers, jugglers, famous Hurricanes and a costume contest will be part of the event. Masks are available at the door.

Tickets are $60 per person or $110 per couple and can be purchased online at www.yampavalleyautism.org or All That Jazz in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Proceeds go toward programs for youths.

Preschooler development screenings to be available

Preschool screenings will be held March 12 and 13 in Steamboat Springs for those who have questions or concerns about their child’s development. This service is available for children between ages 2 1/2 (by April 1) to 5 years. There is no charge for the screening, but those interested should call 970-879-0391 starting Saturday to schedule a time.

The screening is for vision, hearing, fine and gross motor, thinking skills, speech and language and social skills.

The screening will take place at the George P. Sauer Human Services Center, 325 Seventh St.

Sen. Bennet accepting applications for internships

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is accepting internship applications from undergraduate students, recent graduates and graduate students for his Washington, D.C., and Colorado offices, according to a news release.

In Colorado, internships are available year-round in the following locations: Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins, Grand Junction and Pueblo.

Washington, D.C., interns attend hearings and briefings, research legislative issues, meet with Congressional officials and staff, conduct U.S. Capitol tours and draft correspondence.

Colorado interns research legislative issues, draft correspondence and support Constituent Advocates as they meet with and assist Coloradans who are having trouble navigating the federal government.

Internships are available on a full-time or part-time basis and are unpaid.

Those who are interested can apply online at www.bennet.senate.gov/services/internships. The deadline to apply is March 15. Summer internships are divided into two sessions. Session 1 is May 20 to July 3, and Session 2 is July 7 to Aug. 22.

If you have questions, email Haley Martin at Haley_Martin@bennet.senate.gov for the D.C. program or Savannah Krieg at Denver_Intern_Coordinator@bennet.senate.gov for the Colorado program.

Applications accepted for Girls’ Leadership Council

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado is accepting applications for its 2014 Girls’ Leadership Council taking place from July 27 to Aug. 2 on the University of Denver campus, according to a news release.

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado is a Denver-based nonprofit committed to building resources and leading change so that every woman and girl in Colorado achieves her full potential. The program inspires girls to be future leaders, advocates and philanthropists. 

Participants will engage in a challenging, hands-on program that allows each girl to discover the power to make an impact in her community and reach her full potential.

Participants also will:

■ Investigate, discuss and address issues impacting Colorado’s women and girls;

■ Research, conduct site visits and as a collective group grant $20,000 to Colorado nonprofit organization(s) working to reduce the high school drop-out rate and promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Match) careers among girls;

■ Discover the importance and impact of philanthropy by and for women and girls; and

■ Live among a community of like-minded peers for one week on the DU campus.

Applications are available online at www.wfco.org/GLC and are due by 5 p.m. Monday.

Local named to dean’s list at Bemidji State University

Alan Capistron, of Steamboat Springs, was named to the Bemidji State University fall 2013 semester dean’s list. The university is located in Northcentral Minnesota and enrolls 5000 students in more than 13 programs on the graduate level.

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