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Steamboat Briefs: Silent auction to be held next week at Tennis Center

— A silent auction at the Steamboat Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs Pro Shop starts at 8 a.m. daily Monday through Thursday. All proceeds will be donated to tennis programs in the Yampa Valley. The auction closes July 24. For more information, call 970-879-8400.

Sustainability group seeks zero-waste volunteer help

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is seeking volunteers for zero-waste events. They are:

■ Free Summer Concert Series shows today and July 22 at Howelsen Hill. Shifts are from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Volunteers get dinner. Contact George Danellis at or 970-846-1631.

■ Mainstreet Farmers Markets on Saturdays in July downtown. Shifts are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or a portion of that time. Contact Carol Lacey at or 610-348-2028.

■ Honeystinger bike race July 24; shifts and location to be announced. Contact Andy Kennedy at or 970-846-9256.

First Steps Seminar to be held on July 20 at college

A free First Steps Seminar for people looking to start a small business is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 20 in 300 Bogue Hall at Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus. Topics include:

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■ Who are my customers, why do they want/need my product/service and how many are out there?

■ How do I build a revenue/sales forecast?

■ How much money will you need to start your business and how to build a monthly expense budget? What is the forecast for profit/loss my first two years?

■ What are the sources for funding your business and what do they require?

If you have questions about this seminar, please call Randy Rudasics, manager of the Colorado Mountain College Small Business Resource Center at 970-870-4491.

Local woman is named to honor roll in Massachusetts

Marilyn N. Harris, of Steamboat Springs, was named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., for the spring term. To be named to the honor roll, students at the high school must maintain at least a 5.0 GPA on a 6.0 scale.

Chamber announces July Fourth parade winners

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association has announced the winners from the Yampa Valley Bank Fourth of July "The Greatest Summer on Earth" Parade.

Winners for the four categories:

■ Best Theme: Home Resource Center "Milner Mall"

■ Best Group: Perry Mansfield

■ Best Parade Theme: Elk River Riders

■ Best Commercial: Off the Beaten Path

City accepts applications for community program

The city of Steamboat Springs is beginning the budget process for the annual community support funding program for fiscal year 2012, according to a news release. Nonprofit groups that want to receive funding through this program should call Mark Andersen at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation at 970-879-8632 to discuss the organization's needs and start an application. Nonprofits are encouraged to begin the process immediately in order to coincide with the city's budget timetable.

All applications must be compiled and received by Aug. 11 to the city of Steamboat Springs and must be complete in order to be considered for funding. Early submission of applications is encouraged, and late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Youth football registration is ongoing until July 21

Registration for the 2011 youth flag and tackle football program is under way and will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis until 5:30 p.m. July 21. For more information or to register online, visit (click on youth sports) or come by the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office, 245 Howelsen Parkway.

Those interested in coaching can contact Kate Warnke at or 970-879-4300, ext. 354.

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