Steamboat briefs: World Tuberculosis Day is recognized Saturday
March 21, 2012
World Tuberculosis Day is Saturday, and this year's theme is "Stop TB In My Lifetime." The theme encourages people all across the world to raise awareness about tuberculosis-related problems and solutions and to support worldwide tuberculosis control efforts. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tuberculosis is one of the world's deadliest diseases. One-third of the world's population is infected with tuberculosis; each year, nearly 9 million people become sick with tuberculosis; and there are almost 2 million tuberculosis-related deaths worldwide. Tuberculosis also is the leading killer of people who are infected with HIV. For more information, visit http://www.cdc.gov/tb.
North Routt charter school enrollment ends March 30
Open enrollment for North Routt Community Charter School (kindergarten through eighth grade) runs through March 30. Call 970-871-6062 to schedule a visit or request an enrollment package. A kindergarten open house is from 3 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Attendees will learn about the all-day kindergarten program and meet kindergarten teacher Missy Beirne and administrator Colleen Poole. RSVP by calling 970-871-6062.
After School Youth Chorus begins at 4 p.m. Monday
The After School Youth Chorus, under the direction of Keri Rusthoi, will begin from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs. The chorus trains singers ages 7 to 12 in the art of classical choral singing and performance etiquette. No experience is required. Call Laurin Cooke at 970-879-8809 to register for the eight-week session. The cost is $90 and includes a final concert.
Steamboat Chamber seeks free place to store coach
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is looking for a free place to store the Ambassador's Gondola Coach. The space needs to have a 14-foot tall opening. Those interested in storing the coach should contact Matt Wilcox at 970-875-7005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Visual Arts hires director Rachel Radetsky
The Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, 906 Lincoln Ave., has announced the hiring of Rachel Radetsky as the nonprofit organization's program director. The center has been awarded a grant from the city's Arts and Culture Community Support fund to pay for the part-time position. Radetsky will oversee the center's artist mentoring partnership with Steamboat Springs High School, in its fourth year, and coordinate art appreciation lectures, workshops and field trips for community outreach and continuing education for local artists.
Radetsky moved to Steamboat in 2003 from Boulder and attended Colorado Mountain College. Upon completion of her associate degree, she transferred to the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design to study art education. She worked for the Steamboat Spring Arts Council from 2007 to 2010, when she was the events manager and later program director. She is an avid textile batik artist and an artist mentor for students and dances for Steamboat Dance Theatre. For more information, email Executive Director Linda Laughlin at email@example.com.
Group seeking donations for recycling containers
Leadership Steamboat is seeking businesses, organizations, groups or individuals to donate funds toward the purchase of the new recycling containers for Lincoln Avenue. A donation of $1,500 will add one new recycle container with a custom plaque naming the donor and a donation message. Container locations will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Email EA Moulton at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve