Success of the Healthy Children Initiative 2001 celebrated
Many of the stories in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center highlight the heroic efforts of search and rescue crews working day and night to find victims trapped in the rubble.
The 12 girls at this summer's Kaleidoscope program will dance like pioneers, make African masks and construct ornaments for the Tread of Pioneers Christmas tree.
The animals almost outnumbered the people in Tuesday's Fourth of July celebrations in downtown Steamboat Springs. Dogs, horses and sheep delighted the hundreds of spectators lining Lincoln Avenue for the parade and, later, those at the Tread of Pioneers block party.
The Horizons ski program took off this year, with more than 60 volunteers helping disabled people to ski. Horizons volunteer coordinator Lisa Cutcheon wants to continue those relationships by establishing summer activities for the disabled people, or "clients."
"Jan" cared for her husband, a victim of two strokes, for years before deciding he would be better off at the Extended Care Center. Before that, she was responsible for all his care and found it overwhelming. Jan, who does not want her real name used, has sought help from a group at the ECC and has educated herself on strokes.
A group of people trying to start a north Routt charter school met with Steamboat Springs School District officials Monday night, although they are being quiet about the details of the meeting.
Gas prices are through the roof, providing extra incentive for people to try out Bicycle Colorado's alternative to driving: bike to work.
Routt County Habitat for Humanity added five new board members recently, after three stepped down for various reasons.
Routt County Habitat for Humanity is still looking for land, but in the meantime it is partnering with the county's other affordable housing organization on a project that should benefit everyone involved and may help Habitat in its challenge to acquire land.
Sixty-seven full-time child-care providers at licensed centers and home day-care centers in Routt County received a $283 bonus check from First Impressions of Routt County, a local early childhood care organization. The $20,000 grant from the state of Colorado was earmarked specifically for the wage bonuses, according to First Impressions Chairwoman Nancy Stahoviak.