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Steamboat briefs: Fire restrictions lifted on private lands in city limits, unincorporated Routt County

The Routt County Board of Commissioners and the city of Steamboat Springs have lifted fire restrictions on private lands in unincorporated Routt County and within Steamboat city limits. Routt National Forest lifted its restrictions Friday. The towns of Oak Creek, Hayden and Yampa never implemented fire restrictions.

CMC is 3rd most affordable 4-year public college in US

The U.S. Department of Education ranked Colorado Mountain College as the third most affordable four-year public college in the country in 2011-12, according to a news release.

CMC's annual in-district tuition and fees for a beginning full-time student that year totaled $1,770, which is less than one-fourth of the national average cost of $7,135, according to the release. CMC was ranked behind only Dine College in Arizona in second place and Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas in first place. CMC was the only Colorado institution on the list.

"We are very pleased to know that our efforts to provide a quality education at an affordable price have been so successful," interim CMC President Dr. Charles R. Dassance said.

The list of the most affordable colleges was compiled by the College Affordability and Transparency Center and is available to view at by selecting "Public, 4-year or above" and "Lowest Tuition."

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Coffee and a Newspaper event moved to Aug. 14

The Steamboat Pilot & Today's monthly Coffee and a Newspaper gathering in August has been moved to Aug. 14. During the gathering from 7 to 9 a.m. in the newspaper's office, 1901 Curve Plaza, readers are invited to meet with the newspaper's new editor, Lisa Schlichtman, as well as Suzanne Schlicht, who will resume the role of publisher and take over day-to-day operations of the newspaper. Schlichtman, Schlicht and Assistant Editor Nicole Miller will be available to answer questions and chat about issues involving the newspaper or the community.

Success Steps Seminar to help new job applicants

The July Success Steps Seminar at Colorado Mountain College is intended to help those seeking a new career understand the challenges they will face in the labor marketplace. A panel of local human resource professionals will discuss a few of the following topics:

■ Online applications and job websites

■ Challenges applicants will face in today's rapidly changing labor marketplace

■ Effective career websites and what they offer

■ Resume screening software and how to get noticed by it

■ Common mistakes made by job seekers

■ What hiring managers look for in candidates

■ Following through on your job search

The seminar is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Colorado Mountain College's academic center in Room SB213. The cost is $10. Register by calling 970-870-4491.

It Takes Courage hosting get-together set for Friday

It Takes Courage, a community outreach team dedicated to raising awareness about bullying and preventing suicides, is hosting a get-together at 6 p.m. Friday at Johnny B. Good's Diner. Joe Bell, who is walking across the country to raise awareness about bullying and suicide issues, will share the story about his only son, Jadin, who committed suicide at age 15 after years of bullying. More information is available at, the Facebook page Joe's Walk for Change or by calling 970-870-5588.  

Har Mishpacha hosts events with Rabbi Booth-Nadav

Har Mishpacha, Steamboat Springs' Jewish congregation, is hosting the following events with Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav:

■ A Kabbalat Shabbat service is at 7:15 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, 800 Oak St. The evening includes blessing and the rituals of Shabbat. An Oneg Shabbat will follow the service.

■ A contemplative outdoor Shabbat service is at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Yampa River Botanic Park. There will be prayer, meditation and Torah study. Bring something on which to sit and meet at the central lawn on the west side of the lawn area.

Historic Routt County to hold workday Saturday

Historic Routt County is hosting a volunteer workday from 9 a.m. to about 3 p.m. Saturday at the Foidel Canyon Schoolhouse. Work will include window glazing, scraping and painting as well as foundation work. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Peabody Energy. Those who are interested in participating are asked to register by Thursday by emailing

Ex-Olympic coach to hold horseback riding seminar

Former U.S. Olympic equestrian team coach and author Daniel Stewart will be instructing a clinic titled "Pressure Proof your Riding" from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Saddle Mountain Ranch, 23760 U.S. Highway 40. The seminar will focus on controlling pressure, stress and distractions while horseback riding and in competition. The clinic also will address sports psychology tools for other sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, figure skating, etc. The cost is $20. To register or for more information, contact Athena Karlin at 970-481-2130 or

Women, youths invited to Hunting Outreach Program

Women and youths interested in learning how to hunt are invited to participate in the Hunter Outreach Program. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Aug. 1.

The program provides guidance to novice hunters through clinics, workshops, seminars and private-land hunts that focus on the skills, ethics and traditions of hunting, according to a news release. The women's program is designed to allow novice hunters and anglers to learn alongside other women in a comfortable environment, and the youth program are for inexperienced hunters ages 10 to 17.

Applications for the women and youth hunts can be found at and Hunt applications are selected by random drawing.

Volunteers needed for Mount Werner Classic

Volunteers are needed for the Mount Werner Classic 50K trail run Aug. 3 at Steamboat Ski Area. The race starts at 7 a.m. Volunteers are needed to man the finish line from 1:30 to 5 p.m., and medically trained professionals are needed for the Christy aid station from 6 to 8:30 a.m. and 12:45 to 4:15 p.m.

Volunteers will receive a post-race meal. There also will be post-race awards for best overall male and female volunteer. If interested, sign up at or email Emily Conjura at to sign up for a time slot and location.

Bust of Steamboat seeks sponsors for annual event

The 12th annual Bust of Steamboat is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Three Peaks Grill and is in need of sponsors. Several sponsorship levels are available and include tickets to the auction as well as your business featured on the event poster, in the evening's auction program and on related websites. Sponsors are matched with local artists who are preparing their bust entries to be auctioned with the money raised benefiting the fight against breast cancer.

The Bust of Steamboat is organized by and benefits the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project, a volunteer organization that keeps 100 percent of funds local to help pay for mammograms, wellness exams and treatment.

For more information, call Deb Curd at 970-846-4554.

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