Steamboat briefs: Girl Scouts Cupcake Gala is at the library on Feb. 26 |

Steamboat briefs: Girl Scouts Cupcake Gala is at the library on Feb. 26

The Girl Scouts 100th anniversary Cupcake Gala is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The event features 25 vintage Girl Scout uniforms and books in a fashion show, video clips of past Steamboat Girl Scouts, a scavenger hunt and cupcakes. Past and present Girl Scouts are invited. Those who attend are asked to bring a donation for LIFT-UP of Routt County.

Tread of Pioneers Museum is looking for volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum needs front desk volunteers to work three-hour shifts. Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones, collecting admissions and gift shop sales. Friday and Saturday afternoon shifts especially are needed. The museum also needs help with upcoming special events and is seeking school tour guides. Call 970-879-2214 or email for more information.

Steamboat Art Museum gift shop needs volunteers

The gift shop at the Steamboat Art Museum is seeking volunteers to help with sales, clerical work and other duties. Volunteers typically work two- to four-hour shifts once a week. Training will be provided. For more information, contact Sheila at or 970-819-4239.

Grand Futures Prevention is seeking board members

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, a nonprofit organization that works to reduce substance abuse throughout Routt, Moffat and Grand counties, with particular emphasis on youths in grades six through 12, is seeking interested community members to serve on its county and tri-county coalition boards. Send emails of interest to Susie Baird at No phone calls, please. For more information, visit

Horizons has development screenings offered for free

Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children. If you're a parent and are concerned about your child's development, call Kathy Northcutt at 970-871-8558. The screenings can answer questions such as "Should he be walking by now?" "How many words should she be saying?" and "Is her hearing and vision what it should be?"

¿Tiene usted preguntas como estas con respecto al desarrollo de su nina/o? ¿Deberia estar caminando a esta edad? ¿Cuantas palabras deberia mi nino/a estar diciendo? ¿Es su vision y audicion normal? Podemos contestar sus preguntas con un chequeo gratuito. Llame a Natosha al 970-756-5014.

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LiveWell program to help families with healthy eating

LiveWell Northwest Colorado is helping families be healthy by working to improve eating habits and to be more physically active through the "Let's Go! 5-2-1-0" program. The program sets the goal each day of eating five or more fruits and vegetables, watching two or fewer hours of TV, getting an hour or more of physical activity and drinking zero sugary drinks. For more information about the program, visit or call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110.

Historical Guide to Routt County now is available

The 2010 edition of the Historical Guide to Routt County now is on sale at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. The guide is dedicated to the trappers and settlers, cattlemen and sheepmen, strawberry and lettuce farmers, miners and skiers who have made the Yampa Valley as rich in history as it is in natural beauty. An index and maps assure easy access to brief descriptions of the mountains, mines, stage stops, trails and ghost towns which played such an important role in the county's history. Proceeds from the sale of the book support preservation and education activities at the museum. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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