Steamboat briefs: Applications for Ski Town Lions Club scholarship due |

Steamboat briefs: Applications for Ski Town Lions Club scholarship due

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club is accepting college scholarship applications from high school seniors at area public and private high schools, including Heritage Christian School, The Lowell Whiteman School, Soroco High School, Steamboat Springs High School and Yampa Valley High School. The application deadline is early April, and interested students are encouraged to check with each school's counseling center for specific deadlines and to obtain an application. The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club will award 10 scholarships of $500 each.

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Carl's Tavern. For more information about Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club, visit

6-week Mindful Parenting Course set to begin Monday

Mindful Life and First Impressions are hosting a six-week Mindful Parenting Course with Kristen Race, starting this Monday and running for the following six Mondays through May 19.

The course will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Soda Creek Elementary School. Child care is available, and the drop off time is at 5:45 p.m.

Orders for annual seedling sale accepted; forms online

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Orders are being accepted for the Routt County Conservation District's annual seedling sale. Download an order form at, where information about the types of trees and costs can be found. For more information, email or call 970-879-3225, ext. 107.

Fair Family Favorites book of recipes on sale for $20

The Fair Family Favorites cookbook, which was put together by the Routt County Fair Cookbook Committee for the fair's 100th anniversary, is on sale at the Routt County Extension office in the Routt County Courthouse annex. The cookbook costs $20, and proceeds will go toward upgrading the Exhibit Hall at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden.

Solandt Memorial Hospital offer services in Hayden

The Solandt Memorial Hospital aims to continually pay tribute to the memory of pioneer physician John Solandt by maintaining, preserving and using the community building in Hayden for health and well-being services that provide for the needs of the community.

Dr. Louise Thielen, of Steamboat Medical Group, is available from 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Thielen can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-0203. Dr. Brian Harrington, of Yampa Valley Medical Associates, is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Harrington can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-3327. Bear River Dental services are offered starting at 9 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Evening appointments are available by calling 970-276-3123. Mental health services are available through Jody Ginger, M.A., by calling 970-213-5418.

Girl Scouts in Steamboat looking for volunteers

The Steamboat Springs Girl Scouts are looking for volunteers. For more information, contact Nancy Mucklow at 970-846-2630 or

Local groups reach out to returning military members

Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW is looking for female war veterans and new members.

For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Routt County veterans service officer Michael T. Condie at 970-879-5489.

Sustainability Council has 4 electronic recycling sites

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and partners now offer four drop-off locations in Steamboat Springs for the public to safely and responsibly recycle used small personal electronics for free. An expanded list of items, ranging from laptops and smaller, can now be taken to the YVSC office at 141 Ninth St.

Accepted electronics include: old cellphones, smartphones, cellphone batteries and chargers, iPods, MP3 players, digital cameras, tablets, AirCards and Bluetooth, ink and toner cartridges, laptops, GPS devices and headphones. Additional drop-off locations for all these items include the Steamboat Springs middle and high school front offices when school is in session.

All of the smaller items, aside from tablets and laptops, also may be deposited in the existing cellphone collection box in the Wells Fargo Bank lobby in downtown Steamboat. In addition to providing a service to the community, the collections help to fund the YVSC Sustainable Schools program. For more information, email

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