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Steamboat briefs: Logan Sankey named Teen Council Teen of the Month

The Steamboat Springs Teen Council has selected Logan Sankey as the Teen of the Month for February 2015.

Logan has been chosen for this honor by members of the Steamboat Springs Teen Council because she is an outstanding teen in the community and embodies the values of Teen Council.

Logan is a junior at Steamboat Springs High School, and at 16, is the newest member of the U.S. Women's Ski Jumping Team. She has just returned from a successful ski jumping competition in Kazakhstan, where she competed in the Junior World Ski Jumping Championships.

Besides competing in ski jumping, Logan is president of her school's Spanish club, which meets to practice speaking Spanish outside the class and to celebrate the cultures of Spanish-speaking counties. Her love of the Spanish language also keeps her busy as an English tutoring volunteer for Integrated Community and involved at the elementary school in helping students with Spanish homework.

Logan also serves as the vice president of the Interact Club, Rotary International's service club for youths ages 14 to 18 and as the secretary for the school's National Honor Society. Her leadership roles continue as a member of the SSHS Student Council. In addition to ski jumping, Logan enjoys playing and competing in ski racing and soccer.

Logan's peers describe her as strong, smart and genuinely kind — someone who is fun to be around and who loves to laugh. They said Logan is a true leader in her school and community and a mentor to and role model for her peers.

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When asked about the best advice she's received, Logan said, "Never to let other's expectations get in the way of your own happiness."

Logan knows how important it is for teens in her community to be valued.

"The way we develop now will influence the way we shape the future of our community, country and the world," Logan said. "Steamboat's teens are smart, motivated and driven. We will have opportunities to make changes for the better, and that is something to be valued."

To learn more about Steamboat Springs Teen Council, go to http://www.facebook.com/ssteencouncil.

24th Steamboat Pentathalon registration to close Monday

Registration for the 24th annual Steamboat Pentathlon is now open. This year's event will be held March 8. Individuals and teams are encouraged to register by Wednesday, Dec. 31 to receive early bird registration rates. Starting Thursday, Jan. 1 and again Feb. 1, the fees will increase. Registrants can enter as a team, dynamic duo or individual. Registration closes today.

The Steamboat Pentathlon is hosted annually by the city of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department. The five-stage, winter, multisport race includes Alpine skiing/riding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, mountain biking and running, with standard and short courses available.

All participants will receive an event T-shirt and lunch and be entered into a prize drawing.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.steamboatpentathlon.com or call 970-871-7031.

Council looking for police station committee members

Citizens are invited to apply to serve on the police station committee, which is being formed to research and provide recommendations to Steamboat Springs City Council regarding a new police station. The committee will consist of seven members and two non-voting council members.

The committee's directive is to: conduct a scope review of the station's approved size and budget a cost-effective site location; to explore partnerships with other entities as the committee sees fit on relocation; and to look at financing mechanisms and bring back pros/cons and a recommendation. The deadline for this committee to report back to City Council is Aug. 1.

Applications, which are available at http://www.steamboatsprings.net, must be submitted by 5 p.m. March 12. Contact City Clerk Julie Franklin at 970-879-2060, ext. 248 or jfranklin@steamboatsprings.net for more information.

Yampa Valley Fly Fishers to meet at Rex's restaurant

Yampa Valley Fly Fishers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rex's American Grill for their monthly meeting. Landon Mayer and Pat Dorsey will be doing a combined presentation on reading water during the meeting. Mayer specializes in sight fishing for large selective trout and is the author of several books including "Colorado's Best Fly Fishing" and "How to Catch the Biggest Trout of Your Life." Dorsey is an expert at fishing the productive Colorado tailwaters and is a co-owner of Blue Quill Anglers. He is the author of "Fly Fishing Tailwaters and Tying" and "Fishing Tailwater Flies" and is the creator of the Mercury series of flies. Together, the two have over 50 years of guiding experience between them. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Young at Art camp teacher proposals to teach requested

Teachers are invited to submit a proposal to teach a week-long creativity class for Young at Art creativity camps, which will be running weekly sessions from June 22 through Aug. 14. Morning sessions meet from 8:30 am. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and the afternoon sessions meet from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Young at Art is one of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council's longest-running programs. Since its inception, thousands of children, ages 4 to 18 have been served, and hundreds of artists and teachers in the Yampa Valley have been supported. Last year, teachers' average pay was approximately $700 for a week-long, half-day session.

This year's programming will focus on the theme of self-expression. Past classes have featured dance, photography, creative writing, music and theater. 

The deadline for proposals is March 12. Contact the Arts Council at 970-879-9008 or submission@steamboatarts.org for more information.

Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended if traveling

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association recommends people who are planning to travel to Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America receive a Hepatitis A vaccination. Hepatitis A can be spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the virus. Hepatitis A and other routine vaccinations are available during drop-in immunization clinics, which are held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at the VNA in Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Other vaccinations may be recommended depending on the international destination. These are available by appointment with the VNA's travel clinic by calling 970-879-1632.  

Fat Cat Full Moon Snowbike series continues Wednesday

The Lake Catamount Touring Center is hosting one of its Fat Cat Full Moon Snowbike series events at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Participants can pre-register by calling 970-871-6667 or register the night of the race, starting at 5 p.m. The cost is $35, which includes a burger and beer or non-alcoholic beverage after the race. The event is open to anyone with a fat bike.

Art museum hosts drawing foundations workshop

The Steamboat Art Museum will be conducting a Foundations of Drawing workshop every Thursday during the month of March. The drawing class will be taught by Chula Beauregard from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 12,19 and 26 at the museum.

The class is designed for individuals with little or no prior drawing training. The global skill of drawing a perceived object, person or place is not dependent upon "talent." Instead, it is a skill that can be cultivated through the study of edges, spaces, relationships, light and shadows and the whole.

The cost of the workshop is $175. Call 970-870-1755 for registration form or additional information.

Emerald City Opera to conduct chorus auditions

Emerald City Opera artistic director Andres Cladera will hold chorus auditions for the 2015 summer production of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide" from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. Rehearsals for "Candide will begin Aug. 2, and the performance will be Aug. 15. Singers selected to participate will receive copies of the music to begin preparation in June. For the audition, singers are asked to select a piece they know well and bring a piano/vocal score with them to the audition. A pianist will be provided. To schedule an audition time, contact Jack Dysart at jack@emeraldcityopera.org or 970-846-4547.  Community recycling now is available for North Routt residents. Stop by Clark Store to sign up for the recycling program.

Many perks included if you volunteer at art museum

Steamboat Art Museum is looking for volunteers to assist in greeting visitors, assisting in special events or working in the museum's store. Shifts are three and a half hours long one day per week, Tuesdays through Saturdays, during the summer and winter exhibits. Volunteer benefits include getting to enjoy the fabulous art exhibits, meeting exhibiting artists at exhibit openings, free admittance to all Saturday lectures during exhibit openings, meeting visitors from all across the country and world and working with the museum staff. Anyone interested in volunteering can call Dottie at 970-870-1755 or e-mail her at sam@steamboatartmuseum.org

Integrated Community in need of volunteers to tutor

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is seeking volunteers for its adult and youth English tutoring programs.

Volunteers are trained and matched with either an immigrant student in need of academic support or a limited-English speaking community member, depending on preference. 

Pairs are asked to meet for one hour per week. No foreign language experience is necessary. Email or call Laura at laura@ciiccolorado.org or 970-819-3720.

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