News in brief
September 16, 2003
Run for Literacy, Tot Trot scheduled for Sunday
The Steamboat Pilot & Today’s Run for Literacy, offering a 5K run or race-walk and seven-mile run, will take place Sunday. The races benefit Newspapers In Education, which provides newspapers and learning materials to school-age children in Routt County.
Discounted advance registration is under way for $17, or $10 for a no-frills package excluding a race T-shirt, and is available either by mailing an entry form and payment or stopping by the Pilot & Today building. Race-day registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the Pilot & Today building and costs $20 or $12 for the no-frills package. Races begin at 9:30 a.m. at the office building.
The First Impressions Tot Trot will be held in conjunction with the Run for Literacy. The Tot Trot is open to children ages 8 and younger, or parents with strollers. The entry fee for the race is as many pennies as you can bring, which will be put into First Impressions’ “I cent a student to college” scholarship fund for college-bound Routt County students. Call Renee at 870-5270.
Free girls hockey clinic offered this weekend
A free hockey clinic for girls ages 8-16 will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Howelsen Ice Arena. Call 870-8131 to sign up. Skate rentals will be free to clinic participants.
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Railroad-crossing repair will slow traffic on U.S. 40
A repair of the Hayden Gulch railroad crossing, about one-half mile east of Hayden on U.S. Highway 40, is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 22-26. Traffic will be guided through a one-lane detour during construction.
Sailors need sponsors
for homecoming parade
The Steamboat Springs High School Leadership class is looking for any business or organization interested in having a vehicle or float in the Sailors homecoming parade Oct. 3. Call 871-3656; all entries are due by Sept. 26.
Columbine Youth Chorale seeks talented singers
Columbine Youth Chorale is seeking talented young singers. The children’s choir is open to all interested youths ages 8-14; no experience is necessary. The group meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Methodist Church. The choir will present a Christmas program Dec. 13 in collaboration with the Steamboat Springs Youth Orchestra. Call 879-1996.
Tread of Pioneers Museum offers child-oriented game
The Tread of Pioneers Museum offers “Tread” treasure hunts for children. Whenever children visit the museum to tour with their parents, they will be given a map and clues to finding pieces of historical information in the museum. When they’ve answered the questions on their treasure hunt, they can pick a prize.
‘Bust of Steamboat’
sponsorships are $200
Sponsorships are open for the 2003 “Bust of Steamboat,” a fund-raiser for the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project. Sponsors donated $200 and in return receive a bra to decorate and two tickets to an Oct. 24 dinner where the decorated bras will be auctioned. Call 871-7300 to become a sponsor or make a donation.
Volunteers are needed
for Saturday Cog Rally
The third annual Colorado Cog Rally needs volunteers for timing, course and spectator control for the rally Saturday. All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt, lunch and admission to the event, as well as free admission to the welcome party and awards ceremony. A training session will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Knoll parking lot. Volunteers also can sign up from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Howelsen Hill.
for Fall Foliage Festival
Arts and crafts vendors are being sought for the third annual Fall Foliage Festival to be held Saturday in Torian Plum Plaza. Call 879-9008 for an application.