News in brief for July 2 |

News in brief for July 2

Golfers, bidders to unite for charity and fun

The eighth annual Ski Town USA Golf Classic & Benefit Auction will take place July 8 and 9 at the Sheraton Steamboat and Catamount Ranch & Club golf courses. The four-person, 1-2-3 net, best-ball tournament and the auction benefit the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley and the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club.

The Golf Classic Benefit Auction theme this year is “Steamboat’s passport to fun” and will feature vacations, hunting outings, tickets to sporting events, sports memorabilia, adventure getaways, artwork, jewelry, restaurant certificates, spa treatments and more. Trip destinations include the 2006 Olympics in Italy, the Superbowl, Bahamas, Cozumel and Beverly Hills. Auction tickets are $45 and are available from Rotary members, the Healthcare Foundation and at the door. The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. July 8 in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel’s Priest Creek Ballroom.

With the help of generous sponsors, dedicated volunteers, loyal golfers and spirited auction bidders, The Ski Town USA Golf Classic has raised more than $750,000 in its first seven years, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Steamboat Springs’ nonprofit organizations. For more information about the 2005 Ski Town USA Golf Classic & Benefit Auction, contact the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley at 871-0700 or

Autism, bipolar disorder information available

Free demonstrations, evaluations and intervention sessions are available to determine some of the symptoms suffered by people who have autism and bipolar disorder, from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesay to Friday. Call 879-8235.

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Bus tour of ranches takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday

A bus tour of three private ranches in Routt County is from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The tour includes stops at the Highlands Meadows Sheep Ranch, the M & M Elk Ranch and the Rocking C Bar Cattle Ranch, where ranchers will explain their livestock operations and provide insights to their lifestyle and experiences.

Guides from the Community Agriculture Alliance, Historic Routt County and the CSU Routt County Extension Service will provide a historical perspective about how ranching has evolved in the area.

The tour is $40 for adults and $20 for teenagers. Each paying adult may bring one child younger than 13 for free. Additional children can attend for $10. Buses leave from the Depot Art Center.

Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call 879-0740 or visit

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