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Briefs for March 1

Larson to speak at 6:30 Wednesday in Steamboat

The League of Women Voters will host Dr. Toni Larson at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Commissioners Hearing Room of the Routt County Courthouse Annex in Steamboat Springs. Larson will speak about how four constitutional amendments — TABOR, Amendment 23, Gallagher and the Homestead Act — interact to make budget cuts the main business of the Colorado Legislature. In addition, she will speak about the prospect of another ballot initiative drive for the fall election.

Dr. Larson is the executive director of Independent Higher Education of Colorado, a nonprofit organization that conducts the government relations work for Colorado College, Regis University and the University of Denver. In this position, she has responsibility for public policy research.

She has served on the organizing committee of the Council on Public Policy and has led the public policy forum since its inception.

Recreation department offering riding classes

The Hayden Recreation Department is offering an English Riding Class at the Routt County Fairgrounds Arena on March 12, March 19 and March 26. The cost is $75. To register, call Becky Thayer at 824-0311.

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Children’s health fairs to be held throughout March

A series of free children’s health fairs will be held in Routt County during March. The fairs are for children 4 months to 5 years old and are an interagency effort intended to promote good health by offering screenings of vision, hearing, language, physical and thinking skills.

In South Routt, the fair will be held March 9 and 10; make an appointment by calling 736-2313.

In Steamboat Springs, the fair will be held March 16 and 17; make an appointment by calling 879-0391 after March 10.

In Hayden, the fair will be held March 31 and April 1; make an appointment by calling 276-3756 after March 13.

Registration open for adult hockey leagues

Registration is open for adult spring hockey leagues at Howelsen Ice Arena. Teams in the A, B and C leagues play two games a week for seven weeks. The cost is $165, and registration is available at the ice arena through March 9.

‘River to Ridges’ benefit

to be held Saturday

“River to Ridges,” a benefit hosted by The Nature Conservancy and Leadership Steamboat to help protect Wolf Mountain Ranch, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Carpenter Ranch. The day of art, literature, entertainment and recreation will feature author Pam Houston. Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for children. Call 276-4626, ext. 2.

After prom committee seeking donations

The Hayden After Prom Committee is looking for volunteers and cash or prize donations. Call 276-4728 or 276-3250.