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Briefs for April 19

Several community garden plots are available

Several garden plots at the Community Garden on the corner of Fourth and Oak streets are available through LIFT-UP of Routt County. The plots will be rented on a first come, first served basis. Potential renters should bring $30 to the LIFT-UP Thrift Store, 718 Oak St., and fill out an agreement form. No plots will be reserved over the phone. Call 870-0727.

Learn to assess riparian, wetland conditions

The Colorado Riparian Training Cadre, an interagency, interdisciplinary team, is inviting private landowners, government employees and other interested residents to attend a two-day training session, July 27 and 28 in Steamboat Springs, on how to assess riparian/wetland condition. A primary objective of this training is to develop a common vocabulary and understanding of riparian areas among people who work on the land. The session includes one day in a classroom setting and one day visiting streams in the field. There is no tuition, but space is limited. The class size will be kept to a maximum of 30 students to facilitate meaningful interaction. To register, call Jay Thompson, Colorado Riparian Cadre coordinator, at (303) 239-3724 or e-mail him at jay_thompson@ co.blm.gov.

CMC presents opera appreciation course

Registration is under way for the Colorado Mountain College opera appreciation course, “What’s Opera Doc?” Classes run from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, May 6 to June 10, at CMC. Prepare for this summer’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme by the Emerald City Opera. The cost is $39. Call 870-4444 to register.

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CattleWomen providing information for teachers

Routt County CattleWomen has agriculture curriculum available for teachers appropriate for all grade levels from preschool to secondary. Topics include Colorado history, beef by-products, wheat, eggs, dairy, nutrition, safe food handling, body image and food and recipes.

Call President Jeannie Jo Logan at 871-1149.

Spruce-up Clean-up Day scheduled for May 18

Steamboat Springs High School is holding its annual Spruce-up Clean-up Day on May 18. Students will pick up trash in various places around town. If you have suggestions on where we should clean, call Lucianne Myhre at 871-3656 or e-mail Isullivan@sssd.k12.co.us.

Touring education program available through opera

The Emerald City Opera’s touring education program, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” is now available to perform for groups. The western-themed, short program is perfect for young audiences. Call the opera at 879-1996.

SummerArt 2004 exhibit entries being accepted

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking entries for SummerArt 2004, a multimedia juried fine-art exhibit and sale to be held July 8 through Sept. 5 at the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot Art Center. Entries should be submitted as 35 mm slides by Friday. A complete prospectus can be downloaded at http://www.steamboatspringsarts.com/callforentries.html or send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope to SSAC/SummerArt, P.O. Box 774284, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

Information on veterans’ benefits available

Veterans can receive information on veterans’ benefits by calling 879-3547 or stopping by the Routt County Veterans Affairs Office in Sundance at Fish Creek, next to the driver’s license office. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Bring Discharge Form 214 for registration with the county and application for VA programs. For more information, e-mail Veterans Affairs Officer Michael Condie at mcondie@co.routt.co.us.