Steamboat briefs: Deadline to apply for Alpine Bank scholarship is Monday |

Steamboat briefs: Deadline to apply for Alpine Bank scholarship is Monday

Alpine Bank has extended the application deadline for the J. Robert Young Scholarships to Monday. Graduating high school seniors meeting the criteria of the scholarships can get an application through their high school counselor, online at, online at or by visiting any Alpine Bank location.

The J. Robert Young scholarships are offered to graduates of public high schools in communities served by Alpine Bank. Two $1,000 renewable scholarships are awarded each year to students with a 2.75 GPA or higher who are seeking a business-related degree. Students must attend a Colorado college. Applications must be postmarked or emailed to the Western Colorado Community Foundation on or before Monday.

Application return and scholarship contact:

Cindy Rhodes, Program Director

Western Colorado Community Foundation

P.O. Box 4334

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Grand Junction, CO 81502

Phone: 970-243-3767

Fax: 970-243-9767

Letters of interest for spring turkey hunt are due Monday

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering three young hunters a chance to win a mentored spring turkey hunt on private land near Meeker on April 12 and 13.

As part of the agency's Hunter Outreach Program, the opportunity is a continuing effort to instill an interest and respect for wildlife, the outdoors and the traditions of hunting in Colorado's youths.

Applicants 18 and younger that posses a valid hunter safety card must send a letter of interest by Monday to: DWM Bailey Franklin, P.O. Box 2181, Meeker, CO 81641.

The letter should indicate an interest in the hunt and include the youth's name, address and Hunter Education card number. It also must include a phone number for the applicant's parent or guardian.

In addition, each letter must include an essay of 500 words or less about hunting and why the applicant should be selected. The essay must be written by the applicant and in their own words. The applicant's interest in hunting, limited experience and desire to learn are suggested topics for the required essay.

The three winning participants will be notified by Friday. They also must be able to attend a pre-hunt orientation at Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Meeker office from 3 to 5 p.m. April 11, accompanied by a parent, guardian or mentor.

For more information, call the CPW office in Meeker at 970-878-6090. To learn more about the Hunter Outreach Program, visit

Art in the Park applications due to council by Tuesday

Art in the Park now is taking applications for this year's fair held July 12 and 13. Applications are due to the Steamboat Springs Arts Council by Tuesday.

Along with the completion of the application and application fee, each applicant must submit four images of their work and one image of their booth display. The show is open to all artists/craftspersons who exhibit work of their own original concept, design and execution, according to a news release.

About 150 booth spaces are available.

For more information, visit

Coffee and a Newspaper is Wednesday morning

Join the Steamboat Today for Coffee and a Newspaper from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the newspaper's office, 1901 Curve Plaza.

The topic will be on reviewing our Sunday feature stories and philosophies for the Steamboat Pilot & Today. Members of the newspaper's management team — including Publisher Suzanne Schlicht, Editor Lisa Schlichtman and Assistant Editor Laura Mazade — also will be on hand to answer questions and discuss local issues.

Coffee and pastries will be provided, and you are welcome to tour the facility.

USDA agency offers Farm Storage Facility Loans

The USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency has Farm Storage Facility Loans available to area farmers and ranchers.

The Farm Service Agency offers low-interest loans to grain producers to build new or upgrade existing storage facilities and permanent drying and handling equipment. Loan opportunities include, but are not limited to:

■ New conventional-type cribs or bins, oxygen-limiting and other upright silo-type structures and flat-type storage structures designed for whole grain storage.

■ Perforated floors, safety equipment, quality improvement equipment, electrical equipment and concrete components considered essential for a fully functional storage facility.

Farm storage facility loans must be approved before site preparation, equipment purchase or construction and must be secured by a promissory note and security agreement. The new maximum principal loan amount is $500,000. Participants are required to provide a down payment of 15 percent, with CCC providing a loan for the remaining 85 percent of the net cost of the eligible storage facility and permanent drying and handling equipment.

Additional security is required for poured-cement open-bunker silos, renewable biomass facilities, cold storage facilities, hay barns and for all loans exceeding $50,000. New loan terms of seven, 10 or 12 years are available depending on the amount of the loan. Interest rates for each term rate may be different and are based on the rate that CCC borrows from the Treasury Department.

For more information, visit the local FSA office or visit

The Haven offers daytime, overnight respite care

The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden offers daytime and overnight respite care for older adults who need supervision. The adult activity and care program is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays. The program includes lunch, activities and help with personal care needs. The cost is $75 per day or $50 for a half-day. Temporary overnight care is available for as many as 30 days for qualified individuals. Clients with memory care needs are welcome at a cost of $100 per day.

The Haven, which does not provide skilled nursing care, also has private and shared rooms available for qualified older adults. The Haven accepts Medicaid. For more information, visit or call Karen Burley at 970-875-1888.

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