Steamboat briefs: Hayden Class of 2011 has varied postgraduate plans |

Steamboat briefs: Hayden Class of 2011 has varied postgraduate plans

The Hayden Secondary Schools Class of 2011 has a variety of postgraduate plans. Of the 38 seniors, 22 will attend four-year colleges or universities, eight will go to two-year or vocational schools, one will join the military and seven will enter the workforce.

They are: Scott Armbruster, Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction; Morgan Bell, Colorado Mesa University; Hayden Blake, University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz.; Anna Brown, Colorado State University in Fort Collins; Cassidy Bush, Fort Lewis College in Durango; Samantha Cless, Front Range Community College in Fort Collins; Dusty Davis, working in the welding industry; Dayton Dowling, Twentymile Coal Co.; Ty Dunckley, Twentymile Coal Co.; Dalton Earle, U.S. Marine Corps; Sierra Ehlers, Northeastern Junior College in Sterling; Brandy Grubbs, working full time; Josh Hines, Western State College in Gunnison; Brian Hoza, Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.; Kaitlyn Jezo, Colorado State University; Treyben Letlow, Colorado State University-Pueblo; Kali McFadden, University of Denver; Hannah Meade, Front Range Community College; Graig Medvesk, Colorado Mesa University; Khrystyne Montgomery, Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig; Justin Moon, Wyoming Technical Institute in Laramie, Wyo.; Sydney Murray, University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.; Cassi Musslewhite, Aveda Institute in Denver; Luke Myers, Colorado Northwestern Community College; Lindsay Parrott, Colorado Mesa University; Sam Penrose, working part time on a ranch outside Steamboat Springs; Brandon Ray, working full time in the welding industry; Kyra Rolando, Colorado Mesa University; Ryan Romine, Western State College; Jake Rosendale, University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.; Chris Skof, Wyoming Technical Institute; Angela St. Clair, Colorado State University; Cory Terry, Twentymile Coal Co.; Krista Tomke, Colorado State University; Lysa Valora, University of Wyoming in Laramie; Delanie VeDepo, University of Colorado at Boulder; Ben Williams, undecided, but plans to play baseball in college; and Casey Zabel, Colorado Mesa University.

Steamboat Dance Theatre is offering scholarships

Steamboat Dance Theatre is accepting applications for the Amy Flint Memorial Scholarship for Dance and Technical Production Training through May 31. Information about the scholarship can be found at  

YVEA officials meet with lawmakers in Washington

Concern about rising prices and increasing regulation were part of the discussion when representatives of Colorado's electric cooperatives met with the state's congressional delegation during the 2011 co-ops' Legislative Conference from May 2 to 4 in Washington, D.C.

At the top of the agenda for YVEA Board Chairman Dean Brosious, YVEA Vice Chairman Bill Haight and YVEA President and General Manager Larry Covillo were issues relating to captive rail; needed incentives for renewable generation; funding for the Rural Utilities Service; and the regulation of coal ash, according to a news release.

Nearly 90 Colorado co-op directors and employees joined 2,500 other co-op representatives on Capitol Hill for the conference.

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When representatives from Yampa Valley Electric and other co-op members from Colorado met Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and their congressional representatives, they carried a message of concern for costs. They also defended the request for continuing to fund the Rural Utilities Service loan program at $6.5 billion because the program is expected to bring $100 million into the U.S. Treasury this year.

The co-ops asked for incentives for renewable generation projects in any energy tax legislation because the standard tax incentives for investor-owned utilities have no value for non-profit electric co-ops, according to the release. Co-op representatives noted that these incentives are needed to make renewable energy more affordable for members.

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