Briefs for April 26 | SteamboatToday.com

Briefs for April 26

Humble Ranch seeks

volunteers for programs

Humble Ranch Education and Therapy Center is looking for volunteers for our equine-assisted therapy programs. Programs begin June 7; volunteer training begins May 22. E-mail Marian at marian@humbleranch.com or call 879-3443.

Garden plots available through LIFT-UP

Several garden plots are available through LIFT-UP of Routt County at the community garden on the corner of Fourth and Oak streets. They will be rented on a first-come, first-served basis. Renters should bring $30 to the LIFT-UP Thrift Store at 718 Oak St. and fill out an agreement form. Plots will not be reserved on the phone. Call 870-0727.

Funds available for

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mammograms, treatment

The Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project has funds available through the end of the year to help pay for mammograms or breast-cancer treatment for women who cannot afford such services. Call 879-1632.

‘Puzzles’ fund-raiser to benefit kids with autism

The Yampa Valley Autism Program is sponsoring a “Puzzles” fund-raiser through the end of April, in honor of National Autism Awareness Month. With the purchase of each puzzle piece comes a chance to win great prizes at Friday’s drawing.

Proceeds benefit the Yampa Valley Autism Program, which was formed to raise funds for family support services, vital training to qualified personnel, update educational programs and to create public awareness of autism.

The puzzle piece has become an international symbol for autism because of the complex variety of symptoms each individual experiences, said program President Janna Marxuach-Steur. Each person is a “puzzle” with a beautiful picture inside.

The puzzle pieces cost $5 each and can be bought through Thursday at Horizons and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.

Little League tryouts, spring training begin

Steamboat Springs Little League will be conducting spring training and tryouts from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 3 through 6 at Emerald Fields. The cost of the program is $65, and registration forms can be picked up at school offices or at the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Department.

Environmental Leadership Scholarship available

The Trappers Lake Group is offering its second annual Environmental Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship will sponsor a participant in the Sierra Student Coalition’s Environmental Leadership Training program. SSC is an independent branch of the Sierra Club (http://www.ssc.org/).

SSC’s Environmental Leadership Training presents numerous skills for aspiring activists. Topics include basic activist essentials, communication skills, campaign organizing and environmental issues. Those interested in applying for this year’s scholarship or for more information, e-mail Rich Levy at rich.levy@rmc.sierraclub.org.