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Steamboat briefs: Registration open for Steamboat Little League

Steamboat Springs Little League is accepting softball registration from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday for girls ages 8 to 14. Practices are from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Ski Town Fields next to the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. Registration forms can be picked up at practice from the coach.

Bridal dresses exhibit at Hayden Heritage museum

The "Here Comes the Bride: Routt County Bridal Dresses 1870 to 2000" exhibit opens at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hayden Heritage Center Museum, 300 W. Pearl St. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and admission is free.

Steamboat Marathon is in need of volunteers

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association seeks volunteers for the Steamboat Marathon on June 3. Call Maren McCutchan at 970-215-3752.

Fundraiser held for Izaac Kinnison on Wednesday

Izaac Kinnison, a 10-year-old Steamboat Springs resident, was diagnosed with a malignant, inoperable brain tumor May 15. Izaac started chemotherapy Monday. The fourth-grader at Soda Creek Elementary School is involved in Cub Scouts, baseball and basketball. His parents are Lisa and Wade Kinnison, who work for Alpine Insurance. 

An account has been opened at Wells Fargo Bank in the name of "Donations to benefit Izaac Kinnison." Donations will go toward medical expenses not covered by insurance as well as travel, meal and lodging costs associated with a long stay in Denver.

A fundraiser is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Name Catholic Church. Bring a side dish and large potluck dish to share. Drinks, plates and utensils will be provided. For more information, call Chris Pohlman at 970-819-0023.

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Community Cultivation seeks help for program

Community Cultivation, a vocational horticultural program that teaches work-ready skills for individuals with disabilities, needs volunteers for its summer garden program at the Yampa River Botanic Park. If you would like to work in a garden with clients on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, contact A background check is required.

3 Routt County nonprofits receive $11,300 in grants

Yampa River Botanic Park, Community Cultivation and Horizons Specialized Services received $11,300 in grants from the Colorado Garden Show, according to a news release.

Yampa River Botanic Park will use the $3,800 in grant money to "renovate a very tired section in the Corner Garden," Yampa River Botanic Park board President Emily Seaver was quoted as saying in the release. The park has 5 acres, more than 40 gardens and 500 trees. The new area of the Corner Garden will feature lilies.

Community Cultivation, a program of Yampa Valley Autism Program, will allocate its $5,000 grant award to the purchase of a year-round greenhouse. The greenhouse will allow children to learn techniques such as starting seeds, companion planting, balancing the environment to control pests and harvesting produce to sell at the local farmers market.

"Because our growing season is so short, the greenhouse will enable us to extend our programming into the fall and allow for more clients as they learn the skills transitioning from school to work," Community Cultivation Executive Director Lu Etta Loeber was quoted as saying.

Horizons Specialized Services will use its $2,500 in grant funding to assist with the cost of xeriscaping the front yard at one of the organization's group homes for adults with developmental disabilities.

"The xeriscape project will allow us to reduce ongoing maintenance fees, conserve natural resources and invest in our neighborhood," Resource Development Coordinator Deirdre Pepin was quoted as saying.

Since the 1970s, the Colorado Garden Show has awarded more than $5 million to Colorado organizations for horticultural projects and scholarships.

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