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Steamboat briefs: Volunteers sought for Day of Caring on May 15

Routt County United Way is in need of volunteers for projects during the annual Day Caring on May 15. The work benefits nonprofit agencies in Routt County and is followed by a free lunch at Olympian Hall provided by Ski Town Lions Club. Call Kelly at 970-879-5605 or visit to download the volunteer form.

City of Steamboat website named Best in Category

The city of Steamboat Springs website was named Best in Category in April, according to a news release. The CivicPlus-designed website,, launched in 2012 and was recognized during the Horizon Awards, which judges government websites based on creativity, overall graphic design, appearance, user experience and communication of message, according to the release.

"The collaboration with our staff and the CivicPlus staff made it a very nice site. CivicPlus took our vision for the website and tweaked it to represent and portray our community beautifully," Steamboat director of general services Anne Small said in the release.

USA Pro Challenge poster designs are due Monday

Poster designs for the Steamboat Springs stages of the USA Pro Challenge cycling race are due Monday. The designer of the winning poster will receive two VIP tickets to the event. Completed artwork should be submitted at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, 125 Anglers Drive, or emailed to Kathy Elliott at For more information, call 970-846-8544.

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Vendors needed for art fair, ice cream social

The Hahn's Peak Area Historical Society is in need of arts and crafts vendors for its art fair and ice cream social from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 6 at the Hahn's Peak Schoolhouse. Those who are interested in reserving a space are asked to contact Joyce at 970-879-8173 or The cost of a space is $35.

Mainstreet seeks volunteers for Promotion Committee

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs is in need of volunteers to help create programs and events that will benefit downtown businesses and the community. Volunteers are asked to work two to four hours per month. Specifically, volunteers are needed for the Promotion Committee, which plans special events, retail events and branding. Those who are interested are asked to call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800.

Steamboat Optimist Club looking for new members

The nonprofit Steamboat Springs Optimist Club is in need of members. In addition to the Pumpkin Festival, the club puts on the annual Fishing Derby and Pancake Breakfast; the annual Bike Rodeo, during which Steamboat Springs Police Department officers teach children about bike safety; and the Literacy Bug bug reading program for Steamboat fifth-graders. The group also runs the Teen of the Month club — which recognizes area high school students for their contributions to school, church and the community — and awards a $1,500 Teen of the Year scholarship.

For more information, call President Mark Lynch at 970-819-5137 or past presidents Rob MacCarthy at 970-879-5283 or Ron Wendler at 970-846-7500.

Newborn Network offering resources, information

Newborn Network is a support system dedicated to providing parenting and resource information to all families who live in Routt County and have children ages 3 and younger. Newborn Network's free services include weekly networking and education groups, parenting education home visits, a lending library of parenting topics and a series of gift bags. Parents of a child 3 or younger can call 970-879-0977 for more information about support services.

Horizons seeks committed volunteers to be mentors

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking caring, committed volunteers for individual mentors as well as people who enjoy group activities such as gardening, swimming, dancing and community events. For more information, call Tommy Larson at 970-879-4466, ext. 115. Horizons works in partnership with families and communities to expand opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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