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Steamboat briefs: Routt County Habitat is in need of 4 volunteers Wednesday, Thursday

Routt County Habitat for Humanity is in need of four volunteers ages 13 and older to help assemble store shelves from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at ReStore, 2781 Riverside Plaza. Call 970-367-8001 with questions.

Parts of Yampa Street to be closed for Art Stroll

Yampa Street will be closed from Fifth to Seventh streets from 6 a.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Sunday for the Art Stroll at the All Arts Festival, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. Call Sarah Leonard at 970-875-7006 for more information.

Steamboat Christian Center giving away school supplies

Steamboat Christian Center, 36013 E. U.S. Highway 40, is giving school supplies for one child to single parents. Register at by noon Friday. Call 970-879-0063, ext. 1.

Sailors grad Brookshire earns award for semester

Hayley Brookshire, a 2011 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, earned the Presidential Scholar Award for the fall 2011 semester at Colorado Mesa University and completed the requirements for becoming a certified nurses aide. Brookshire also earned the Presidential Scholar Award for the spring 2012 semester. The Presidential Scholar Award is given to students who achieve a 4.0 GPA. In addition to her studies at Colorado Mesa University, Brookshire earned a Certificate of Attainment from the Academy of Yoga, a Yoga Alliance registered school in Grand Junction. She completed 200 hours of asana, pranayama and meditation to earn the certificate. Brookshire plans to apply to nursing school at Colorado Mesa University in the fall.

Congressman Tipton to be in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday

Congressman Scott Tipton, representative for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, will be in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday to address the attendees of the Colorado Water Congress summer conference at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. A meet-and-greet will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Steamboat Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave. For more information, email Dave Moloney at

Routt Bridges Initiative is accepting referrals for class

The Routt County Bridges Initiative is accepting referrals from local human service agencies only for the second Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' by World class. The Getting Ahead program is a way for persons living in generational poverty to become involved in planning and developing strategies for building a better future for themselves and their family. A letter of reference and applicant self-assessment is due Friday to Routt County United Way. 

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Humble Ranch Education center's fundraiser Sunday

Humble Ranch Education & Therapy Center's annual fundraiser is from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The event has a carnival theme and includes games, food catered by Marno's Custom Catering, music by Gib Manzanares & Friends and a silent auction. Attendees also will be able to meet the therapy horses, llamas and Patches and Joey. The cost is $35 for adults and $15 for children younger than 12. Proceeds benefit the Equine Therapy Center for special needs kids in Routt County. To learn more about the programs or volunteer opportunities, visit For more information, directions to the ranch or to make reservations, call Pat at 970-879-3443 or email by Thursday. Space is limited.

Weigh and Win still is available until Thursday

Weigh and Win, a free community program that pays you to achieve a healthy weight, is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday at the Haven Community Center in Hayden. Visit to sign up or search LiveWellNWCO on Facebook for more details. Call LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell at 970-819-4110 with questions.

Parks and Wildlife hosts hunter education course

The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife will host a free hunter education online conclusion course from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Ladies Aid Hall in Yampa. Students must be at least 18 years old and must complete an approved online hunter education course prior to attending the conclusion course. Approved courses include the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) course (free), the course ($24.50), and the course ($24.95).  

Parks and Wildlife also will host a free traditional hunter education course for all ages from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday to Aug. 24 at the Ladies Aid Hall in Yampa. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

Preregistration is required for both courses by calling 970-870-2197 by 5 p.m. Friday.

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