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Steamboat briefs: Crane festival coloring contest for kids underway

Crane festival coloring contest for kids underway

The 2015 Yampa Valley Crane Festival Coloring Contest is underway, and children ages 3 through 12 are encouraged to participate.

Pick up and drop off the sandhill crane scene to be colored and decorated at the children's section of the Bud Werner Memorial Library, the Hayden Library, the entrance booth at Stagecoach State Park, Circle 7 Gallery, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, Creekside Cafe & Grill, The Homesteader, Bonfiglio Drug in Oak Creek, Montgomery's General Store in Yampa and the Clark Store in North Routt.

The drawing can also be downloaded from the Yampa Valley Crane Festival website coloradocranes.org and is available through summer camps. The deadline for entries to be dropped off at any of these locations is Aug. 15. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded Sept. 10 during the opening film event of the 2015 Yampa Valley Crane Festival, a free screening of "Winged Migration" at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

For additional information, call 970-276-1933.

USA Pro Challenge cycling race seeks more volunteers

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USA Pro Challenge cycling races are coming to Steamboat Springs on Aug 17. and 18, with numerous ancillary events scheduled around the two race days. More than 500 volunteers are needed to run the event, including more than 250 course marshals along the race route. Sign up now to get the best volunteers jobs, including close-up views and interaction with the world's best cyclists. Visit prochallenge.com/volunteer and select the Steamboat stages. No experience necessary; training will be provided. All volunteers receive a T-shirt. Email anne@barounos.com for more information.

BookTrails offers college essay, application help

BookTrails, in collaboration with Colorado Student Care, offers help to local college applicants with their college essay process. As a reminder, many early decision deadlines are quickly approaching, and applicants should give themselves ample time for the essay-editing process. Visit mybooktrails.org for more information about essay help, and call Colorado Student Care at 970-870-1733 for general information and help on the college application process.

Local groups reach out to those returning from service

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW is looking for female war veterans and new members.

For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Routt County veterans service officer Michael T. Condie at 970-879-5489.

Girl Scouts in Steamboat Springs seek volunteers

The Steamboat Springs Girl Scouts are looking for volunteers. For more information, contact Nancy Mucklow at 970-846-2630 or mucklow@wildblue.net.

Applications for LIFT-UP meal program accepted

LIFT-UP is accepting applications for the Rocket Pack, a program designed to ensure children have healthy meals during the summer when school lunches are not available. For more information, call 970-870-8804 or visit liftuprc.org/emergency-as

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Volunteers needed for local summer reading program

The Boys and Girls Club of Steamboat Springs is looking for volunteers to help with its summer reading program. Listen to kids read for 45 minutes from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. with a flexible schedule. The club is also looking for a terrarium for a turtle. To volunteer or to donate, call Bonnie at 970-871-3160.