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Steamboat briefs: Project seeks donations for school in West Africa

Alisha Williams, a 2004 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, is serving as an environmental action and food security volunteer for the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa. Williams is working on a project through the Peace Corps to build a school for deaf, blind and mute children. The new school, which would be able to house 45 students and teachers, would assist PromoHandicap with educating disabled children in the area. At the school, children would learn basic communication, reading and writing skills, as well as technical and traditional trade/artisanal skills, according to the Peace Corps.

The fundraising goal for the project is $9,940 by the end of May with the hope that students could attend the new school by September. Read more about the project and donate at by clicking on "Donate to Volunteer Projects" and searching for "Williams."

Deadline for proposals to help at-risk youth is Friday

The Routt County Collaborative Management Program is seeking proposals for programs that serve at-risk children ages birth to 21, according to a news release. A key mission of the program is to improve efficiency and availability of services for youths and families who have involvement with multiple agencies. Performance-based measures are required to be met in the areas of child welfare, juvenile justice, education and health/mental health. The program will be awarding as much as $50,000 to organizations that most closely align with these goals. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.

Additional funds also are allocated to youths and families who have or need involvement with multiple agencies through the Individualized Service and Support Team. The Collaborative Management Program began in 2007 in Routt County after the state Legislature passed House Bill 1451 in 2004 to encourage collaboration among agencies serving families and children.

For more information, contact Routt County IOG Coordinator/ISST facilitator Kathy Sullivan at 970-870-2389 or

Applications for art studies scholarships are due Friday

The Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, 906 Lincoln Ave., is offering two $500 college scholarships for seniors at Steamboat Springs High School who will be pursuing visual art studies after graduation. Applications are available by emailing Linda Lauglhin at The deadline is Friday.

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Tread of Pioneers closed for weeks of April 16, April 23

The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed the weeks of April 16 and April 23. The museum will reopen May 1 and resume normal operating hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. If you need assistance from staff, call 970-879-2214.

Steamboat Springs named Tree City USA community

Steamboat Springs has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. It is the 21st year Steamboat has received the recognition, according to a news release.

Steamboat met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community, including having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a community forestry program with annual expenditures of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

Registration for first aid, CPR class ends Wednesday

A first aid and CPR certification class is from 6 to 10 p.m. May 1 and 3 at Yampa Town Hall. Students must attend both classes to earn the full certification. The cost is $60 and includes the textbook. To register or for more information, call the South Routt office of Colorado Northwestern Community College at 970-736-2323 or email The registration deadline is Wednesday.

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