News in Brief for June 18 |

News in Brief for June 18

Ace at the Curve owner biking 445 miles

Scott Schlapkohl, owner of the Steamboat Springs Ace at the Curve, is participating in a 445-mile bicycle ride from Missoula, Mont., to Jackson, Wyo., from June 26 to July 2.

Ace is putting on this national race to help raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network. The national goal is $1 million, and Schlapkohl needs to raise $2,000 to participate in one of the race legs.

“I was at the spring show, and I walked by and didn’t know we had a charitable foundation,” Schlapkohl said. “I thought I might be interested in that. They said they were looking for someone to ride the mountains, and I said, ‘that’s me.'”

Schlapkohl is one of the few Ace owners participating in the cross-country ride that begins in Seattle and ends in Boston. He is an avid cyclist and a regular participant in the Steamboat Springs Town Challenge Series, so this charitable ride suits his interests and skills.

He doesn’t know much about the course but will be riding through one of the most scenic areas of the country.

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Anyone interested in helping Schlapkohl reach his goal can contact him at work at 879-8014 or on his cell phone at 846-1951.

Lori Elliott named Rotarian of the Month

Lori Elliott, principal of Elliot Appraisal Services since 1997, was named Rotarian of the Month this week by John Holloway, president of the Steam–boat Springs Rotary Club.

“Lori, her husband, Mark, and their daughters, Taylor and Amber, contributed mightily to the construction of the Rotary Boardwalk project,”olloway said.She also led other club members in our annual flower-barrel project, directing the efforts to place some 145 flower barrels throughout Steamboat Springs last week.”lower barrels were placed by 18 volunteers using 10 trucks, Holloway said.

Elliott joined the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club in 2003. The club meets at noon every Tuesday in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel’s Burgess Creek Room.
Participants needed for Mountain Chili Festival

The second annual Mountain Chili Festival, hosted by the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., is looking for participants to cook their favorite chili recipes. This summer’s festival will take place July 30 at the base of the ski area. The entry fee is $25, and prizes include airline tickets, a spa package at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and a destination vacation. Chili categories are red and green, with prizes for each. Call 871-5336.

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