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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat School District seeks board candidates

The Steamboat Springs School District is recruiting candidates for a director vacancy on the school board. The appointment will last until the original term expires in November 2015. Interested individuals should submit an affidavit of appointment and a letter of interest, including a short biographical statement, to the district office, 325 Seventh St., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, by noon July 14. The affidavit is available on the district website at Call Deb Ginesta at 970-871-3193 for more information.

2-course Ski Town USA Golf Classic kicks off Friday

Organizers of the 17th annual Ski Town USA Golf Classic and Benefit Auction, Steamboat Springs' only golf tournament that features two courses, begins Friday and continues Saturday at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club and Haymaker Golf Course.

The generosity of sponsors has helped the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs and the Ski Town Rotary Club raise more than $1 million for local charities since the event's inception.

The highlight for golfers, their guests and the Steamboat Springs community is the Benefit Auction on Friday night. This event always draws capacity crowds, including a large number of non-golfing locals, who bid on a wide variety of spectacular live and silent auction packages.

"Our success depends on the strong support of our business sponsors, the generosity of our many friends who donate exciting auction items, and the folks who come to our gala benefit auction and take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind items, and contribute to these great causes," said John Kerst, Ski Town Golf Classic chairman.

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Tracks and Trails Museum kicks off summer series

The Tracks and Trails Museum in Oak Creek is kicking off a summer series of "Fridays at the Museum with Mike." These free talks will feature local historian Mike Yurich at the museum from 6 to 7 p.m. on the last Friday of each month. Yurich was honored with the Leckenby Pioneer award in 2012 for his passion for saving the area's history, his commitment to the museum and his dedication as a volunteer.

Friday evening topics are as follows:

■ June 27: "Museum Memoirs: the Klan and More"

■ July 25: "Characters: the Good and the Bad"

■ Aug. 29: "Labor Day Legacy: Celebration History"

■ Sept. 29: "Red Light District"

For more information, call the museum at 970-736-8245.

Schoolhouse tours with author held this weekend

A day tour of the Elkhead Schoolhouse with Dorothy Wickenden, author of "Nothing Daunted," will be held as a fundraiser for the Hayden Heritage Center on Saturday and Sunday. The schoolhouse is featured in Wickenden's New York Times best-selling book. Tickets are $100 per person, and transportation and lunch will be provided. Routt County Cow Town tours with the Community Agriculture Alliance also will be held Friday, and walking tours of Hayden and an open ranch/farm tour of Isadore Bolten's historic "Diamond O" ranch will be held Saturday and Sunday. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call the museum at 970-276-4380.

Volunteers needed to help with Fourth of July Parade

Volunteers are needed for the Fourth of July Parade in downtown Steamboat Springs. Shifts run from 8 a.m. to noon and 7:30 to 10 a.m. July 4, and all volunteers will receive a T-shirt. To sign up, contact Maren McCutchan at 970-875-7005 or

Local students named to Montana State honor roll

Steamboat Springs students Bradley Hoefer, Suzanne Lyon and Kyle Swoyer were named to the 2014 spring semester honor roll at Montana State University. Hoefer was named to the Dean's Honor Roll, which requires a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and Lyon ad Swoyer were named to the President's Honor Roll, for students with 4.0 GPAs.

Habitat ReStore seeking volunteers on weekdays

Steamboat's expanded Habitat ReStore is open in Riverside Plaza next to Pisa's and needs volunteers to help price and sell donated furniture, lighting and building supplies. Shifts are available from noon to 2 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 970-367-8001 for more information.

Library hosts Lego building contest; judging Tuesday

Bud Werner Memorial Library is hosting a book-themed Lego building contest with judging to take place during a Summer Free Family Fun Night on Tuesday. The contest is open to all ages. Those wishing to participate are asked to choose a book and then create a Lego design based on a scene, character or cover of the book. The designs, which should fit on a 12-inch-by-12-inch square building pad, can be dropped off at the library from 9 a.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Monday. Winners will be chosen by those participating in the group Lego building activity Tuesday. Prizes include Lego books, the new Lego movie DVD and more. For more information, visit

Volunteers needed to help tutor immigrant youths

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is seeking volunteers to tutor immigrant youths in its Study Friends program and to teach English in its adult English tutoring program.

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. Contact Laura at or 970-819-3720.

Parks and Wildlife hosts Web-based hunter course

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host an Internet-based hunter education conclusion course from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Steamboat Springs CPW office. The majority of this course must be taken online, and students are required to complete the mandatory homework. Registration for the course is only for those students who successfully will have completed an approved online hunter education course before Sunday. 

There are four options available for taking an online hunter education class; three involve additional cost and one option is free. The cost for the Sunday conclusion course is $5. The class is best suited for adults and youths 13 and older. Any youth younger than 13 who opts to attend this class must have a parent or guardian attend the entire session alongside of them. To learn more about online hunter education courses, visit

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