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Briefs for May 10

Sutherland to speak about his hostage experience

Tom Sutherland, a former CSU professor who spent six years as a hostage in Lebanon, will speak about his experience and current world issues at 6 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.

All residents are invited to Sutherland’s talk. Appetizers and refreshments will be available. The cost is $5. RSVP by today by calling (800) 286-2586.

Applications for historic designation due May 18

Applications for designation to the Routt County Register of Historic Properties are available in the County Commissioners Office in the Courthouse Annex. Completed applications are due by May 18. Call Dee Bolton at 879-0108 with questions.

Fire protection districts host open house June 21

The Oak Creek and Yampa fire protection districts will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 21 at the South Routt Medical Center in Oak Creek. Activities will include free blood pressure and blood sugar checks, child-safety-seat checks, free gun locks, wildfire awareness presentations and free hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks.

Humble Ranch holds volunteer training Sunday

The Humble Ranch Education and Therapy Center is holding volunteer training from 9 to 3 p.m. Sunday. New volunteers are needed this summer to act as sidewalkers during therapy sessions. Call Marian or Cheri at 879-3443.

CMC offers ‘Contemporary Golf Club Management’

Colorado Mountain College is offering “Contemporary Golf Club Management” on Wednesday evenings from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Wednesday through Aug. 10. Tuition is residency based. Call 870-4444 for more information or to register.

Chautauqua taking place June 24 and 25 at CMC

Chautauqua at Alpine Campus, a traveling circuit of lectures, plays and musical programs, is June 24 and 25 at CMC. This year’s Chautauqua features “Women of the West” and will focus on Calamity Jane, Clara Brown and Isabella Bird.

Artists needed for Torian Plum summer Art Walks

Artists are being sought to participate in Torian Plum’s summer Art Walks, which will take place July 15 and 29 and Aug. 12 to 14. Call Shawn Donnelly at 879-6296.

Emerald City Opera has several events in works

The group is accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors in Northwest Colorado for continuing vocal study in college. See a high school music teacher or call the opera at 879-1996. Also, the group’s touring mini-opera, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” is available for bookings for school assemblies, senior centers and youth groups. Call 879-1996. Finally, registration continues through Thursday for the CMC opera appreciation course “What’s Opera Doc?”