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Steamboat briefs: Wednesday Wonderings to host macro photography class

Join professional photographer and Master Gardner Andy Kennedy for "Focusing on the Finer Details" from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 at the Trillium House

Bring your SLR, DSLR, point-and-shoot or smartphone cameras to learn more about how to shoot close-up with the macro settings of your camera.

Students will gain knowledge from Kennedy's extensive experience behind the lens, combined with her love of plants and 20 years of hunting wildflowers in the Yampa Valley. Get an intro into composition, structure, depth of field and color while taking in the beauty of Steamboat's beautiful Botanic Park.

Tickets available for Rubber Ducky Race, slated for Sept. 9

Northwest Colorado Health will host the Rubber Ducky Race for Hospice Sept. 9. Tickets are $10. The race will start at 11 a.m. at the Fifth Street Bridge. The finish line will be at West Lincoln Park.

There will be $3,000 in cash prizes, including a $1,000 grand prize. All proceeds benefit Northwest Colorado Health's Hospice and Palliative Care program and patients and families who benefit from end-of-life care in Routt County.

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Tickets can be purchased online at northwestcoloradohealth.org/rubberducky or at Northwest Colorado Health, Yampa Valley Bank or the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.

Volunteers are needed to help with pre-event ticket sales and other aspects of the event. Call Kyleigh Lawler for more information at 970-871-7609.

Colorado Mountain College seeks applicants for board seats

The Colorado Mountain College District is seeking outstanding candidates to run for three positions on its elected board of trustees. Each term is for four years.

Each potential candidate must be an eligible elector, as defined by state statute, and reside within the boundaries of the trustee district in which they submit their petition to run. The three trustee districts with seats up for election are located within specified boundaries in Pitkin County (trustee district 1), western Garfield County (trustee district 3) and Eagle County (trustee district 7). Interested residents may contact the college for the detailed boundary descriptions for trustee districts within any of the above counties.

Two incumbents, Glenn Davis of trustee district 7 and Mary Ellen Denomy of trustee district 3, will not run this year, because they are term-limited after serving two terms. Incumbent, Charles Cunniffe, of trustee district 1, has not yet officially declared whether he will run for re-election.

To be eligible as a candidate in the November general elections, qualified residents must file a petition to run. Petitions are available from the college's Central Services administration office in downtown Glenwood Springs starting Aug. 9. Petitions, including at least 50 qualifying signatures, must be returned to the college's district administration office by 1 p.m. Sept. 1. The election will be held Nov. 7.

Potential candidates or those with questions should contact Debbie Novak at 970-947-8365.

Rotary Peace Pavilion pavers now available for purchase

The Rotary Peace Pavilion was built three years ago by the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs, and residents and visitors frequently stop by this peaceful setting along the Yampa River Core Trail and read the nearly 200 personalized pavers, which are displayed on the pavilion floor.

For a limited time, additional recognition pavers are available for purchase through the local Rotary Club. Pavers range from $250 to $2,500.   

Anyone who would like to create a lasting community legacy by purchasing a paver should contact peacepavers@earthlink.net. Paver orders must be received by Sept. 1. 

Colorado residents encouraged to renew driver's licenses online

Colorado residents who renew their driver's licenses or identification cards online will now receive a newly designed card.

Renewing online allows customers to avoid visiting a Department of Motor Vehicle office. It also offers individuals the opportunity to update their current physical and mailing addresses.

Individuals may renew their driver license up to two consecutive times online. The most recent photo on file with the DMV is used when renewing online.

Last year, only 29 percent of eligible residents took advantage of the online renewal option. Individuals are encouraged to renew online for their convenience.

Colorado unveiled the new driver's license and identification card at three pilot offices in March. All driver license offices across the state are issuing the new design.

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities seeks volunteers

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is recruiting volunteers to become victim advocates to provide on-call services for the 24-hour crisis line.

Thirty hours of training is provided and will take place in early February according to participant schedules.  Advocates is a nonprofit agency providing free and confidential services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Routt County.

Those who are interested may call Molly or Diane at 970-879-2034 for more information.

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