Steamboat briefs: Success Steps luncheon to start at 11:30 a.m. Thursday |

Steamboat briefs: Success Steps luncheon to start at 11:30 a.m. Thursday

A Success Steps luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Steamboat Smokehouse is titled "Human Resources Basics for Entrepreneurs."

The luncheon costs $15, which includes the seminar and a buffet lunch. Topics that will be covered include: hiring and termination practices, orientation and training concepts, performance evaluations, legal issues, important policies and where to find resources and human resource tools online.

The program will be led by Randy Rudasics, manager of Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus Small Business Resource Center. Register by calling 970-870-4491.

Volunteers, sponsors for horse show series needed

The Yampa Valley Horse Show Association is in need of volunteers and sponsors for its annual horse show series. Those interested should attend an organizational meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Contact Christina with questions at 970-871-4567 or

Volunteers sought for dual slalom bike race on Friday

Volunteers are needed for the dual slalom bike race Friday at Howelsen Hill. Call Chris Johns at Wheels Bike Shop at 970-870-1974 or the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club at 970-879-0695, ext. 100.

Organizers seek help with Telemark World Cup event

The Telemark World Cup is from Monday to Feb. 18 in Steamboat Springs. Event organizers are seeking volunteers to help with gate judging, timing, course work and more. Volunteers will earn Steamboat lift tickets. Contact or 970-879-0695, ext. 108.

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