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Steamboat briefs: Coldwell hosts March Home Tour Extravaganza today







— Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties is hosting a March Home Tour Extravaganza from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and will showcase nine homes currently for sale or under contract in Steamboat Springs.

To view and print a program of the tour, visit cbdistinctive.com or like the Facebook page at facebook.com/coldwellbankersteamboat. For directions to each property, visit mapq.st/1XaI3KG.

Election ballots set to be mailed out in June, October

The June 28 primary election and the Nov. 8 general election will be all-mail ballot elections.

All eligible voters will receive a primary ballot via the mail the week of June 6 and a general election ballot the week of Oct. 17.

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Anyone who wishes to register to vote or change voter registration information may do so by coming to the County Clerk's office at 522 Lincoln Avenue in Steamboat Springs or go to the state's web site, sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/vote/voterhome.html.

Groups, program to honor Celebrate Agriculture Week

Historic Agriculture in the Yampa Valley, a special program in honor of Celebrate Agriculture Week, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

The event will include topics such as sheep and cattle ranching, guiding and outfitting, horse shoeing, lettuce and spinach farming, guest ranches and early land planning.

The program is presented by Bud Werner Memorial Library, Community Agriculture Alliance and Tread of Pioneers Museum.

City seeks statements of qualifications for project

The city of Steamboat Springs is soliciting statements of qualifications from professional civil engineering firms to provide design and engineering for construction of a concrete trail to connect existing sidewalks with a grade-separated trail going under U.S. Highway 40 in Steamboat. This project is funded by a Federal Highway Administration grant, which is administered by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Statements of qualifications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. April 20. Statements should be mailed to City Hall, 137 10th Street, PO Box 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, Attention: Anne Small.

The city reserves the right to reject any and all bids and proposals and enter into a contract or issue a purchase order which, in its opinion, best serves the needs of the city and its residents.

History Colorado seeks nominations for fair award

History Colorado invites families who have owned and operated their Colorado farm or ranch for 100 years or more to nominate their properties for the 2016 Colorado Centennial Farms Award. Qualifying farms and ranches will be honored at the 30th annual Centennial Farms Celebration on Aug. 26 at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.

Farmers and ranchers nominating their properties must submit an application providing information about the history of the farm and its buildings by close of business Friday, April 29.

Nominees must meet the following requirements to be selected as a Colorado Centennial Farm.

■ Farming or ranching properties must have remained in the same family continuously for at least 100 years.

■ Each property must still operate as a working farm or ranch.

■ Farms or ranches must have a minimum of 160 acres.

■ Properties with fewer than 160 acres can qualify if they gross at least $1,000 in annual sales.

To nominate, download and complete a Colorado Centennial Farms application at hist

orycolorado.org/archaeologists/centennial-farms-how-apply and mail it to History Colorado State Historical Fund, Colorado Centennial Farms Program, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203.

For more information, contact Jennifer Deichman at 303-866-2896 or jennifer.deichman@state.co.us.

$2.5K language grant for studying abroad available

The Dring Language Fellowship will provide up to $2,500 for a Routt County high school student to study a foreign language abroad. Previous fellowship winners have studied French, Spanish, Norwegian and other languages while they stayed for up to a year abroad. The fellowship emphasizes individual immersion in a language.

The program, sponsored by Jan and Bill Dring for the past five years, is administered through the Yampa Valley Community Foundation and Routt County high schools. Visit dringfellowshipyampavalley.weebly.com for an application or more information.

Volunteer artists needed to decorate yard art cranes

The Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition is seeking volunteer artists to decorate yard art cranes for the fifth annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival crane yard art exhibit and silent auction.

Blank wood and metal cranes will be distributed to participating artists in April and must be returned, fully decorated, by Aug. 15. Diverse and creative decorating motifs are encouraged, but artists are requested to consider materials that withstand the outdoors, since the cranes are designed as yard ornaments.

Decorated cranes will be displayed with credit to the artists on the Bud Werner Memorial Library lawn during the Yampa Valley Crane Festival, which will be held Sept. 8 to 11. All proceeds from the crane yard art silent auction will benefit the Yampa Valley Crane Festival and the new Crops for Cranes conservation program.

Call Karen Kellogg at 970-846-2559 if you are interested in volunteering to decorate a crane or have questions.