Briefs for Oct. 10 | SteamboatToday.com

Briefs for Oct. 10

Convertibles needed for homecoming celebration

Steamboat Springs High School needs convertibles for its homecoming parade on Friday. Anyone with a convertible that could be used in the parade can call Lucianne Myhre at 871-3623.

The high school also invites downtown businesses to take part in a window decorating competition for the homecoming parade. The homecoming theme this year is Disney. The windows will be judged Friday, and the winner will be announced during halftime at the football game against the Eagle Valley Devils. The prize is a “spirit basket.”

Advocates hold training session for volunteers

Advocates Against Battering and Abuse is looking for community volunteers interested in helping victims of domestic violence. Advocates will host a 25-hour training this fall that includes two Saturday and five weeknight sessions. The first two sessions will be Oct. 17 and Oct. 22. Call Allison at 879-2034.

LIFT-UP offers food from Department of Agriculture

LIFT-UP of Routt County offices in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek are distributing U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities on a quarterly basis. The distribution cycle continues through Dec. 31. Food will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 870-8804 between 1 and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays to ask about income-eligibility requirements.

Youth league looking for girls to play hockey

The Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association is looking for girls interested in playing on its U-19, U-14 and U-12 teams. The teams are part of the Mountain States Girls Hockey League and play 14 to 18 games a season as well as two or more tournaments, including Steamboat’s Winter Carnival Tournament. Practices begin in mid-October and run through mid-March. Optional preseason ice time is available this month. Clinics are offered for girls interested in being goalies. All abilities are welcome, and some equipment is available for new players. Call 870-8518 or 879-4494 for information or register online at http://www.steamboatyouthhockey.com.

Fund accepting grant applications from teachers

Yampa Valley Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for the Mellam Foundation Teachers Fund. The fund provides funding, support and encouragement to kindergarten through eighth-grade public school teachers in Routt County. Grants will be awarded for innovative teaching practices and projects that promote creative thinking and are tied to Colorado content standards. The applications are due Saturday, and forms can be found on the Community Foundation’s Web site at http://www.yvcf.org. Call Sue Gariepy, grant writer for the Routt County School District, at 871-3170.

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Transit looking for bus drivers for winter routes

Steamboat Springs Transit is looking for winter drivers who are interested in completing a four-week class and earning their commercial driver’s licenses. The class begins Oct.17, and drivers are paid during the course. SST drivers earn $12.61 an hour and can receive a winter season bonus of as much as $1,000 if they do not get in any accidents. They also receive a pass to the Howelsen Hill Ski Area and Howelsen Ice Arena. Full-time drivers often are hired from the winter season crew. To arrange an interview, call 879-3717 or visit the Transit Operations Center, 1463 13th Street.