Steamboat briefs: Jordi Floyd honored as Rotary Student of Month
April 20, 2016
The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs has selected Jordan "Jordi" Floyd as Rotary Student of the Month for March.
The Steamboat Springs High School senior is described as outgoing, responsible, talkative, friendly and confident.
"I have recommended her to you, because besides being one of the kindest young ladies I have met, she is a stellar student, a standout two-sport athlete and overall great young lady with strong values," wrote Danica Moss, Steamboat Springs High School counselor, in a nomination letter.
During the summers, Floyd works with Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports. She began as a volunteer junior mentor and was then selected for a paid position as a junior counselor. Now, Floyd has been promoted to lead counselor.
"Working with STARS has changed the way I view others and has made me consider a career in this field," Floyd said.
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In the fall, she will attend Montana State University, where she plans on pursuing a degree in occupational therapy or education while skiing at the collegiate level as a member of MSU's Nordic team.
In high school, Floyd was a Nordic skier with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, training more than 500 hours each year and traveling across the U.S. to compete. She also was a member of the varsity girls soccer team.
"Jordi is an amazing competitor and leader," said Steamboat soccer coach Rob Bohlman. "She inspires her team each and every day."
Scott Tipton's staff to hold mobile office hours Thursday, April 21
A member of U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton's staff will hold office hours in Routt County to assist constituents with casework, as well as to provide information about Tipton's work and legislative activity in Washington.
The Routt County office hours will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 in the Commissioners Hearing Room at the Routt County Courthouse, 533 Lincoln Ave.
Tipton also held mobile office hours Wednesday, April 20 in Meeker and Craig and will hold hours Friday, April 22 in Walden.
Residents encouraged to renew drivers licenses online
Colorado residents who renew their driver's licenses or identification cards online will receive a newly designed card.
Renewing online allows customers to avoid visiting a Department of Motor Vehicle office. It also offers individuals the opportunity to update their current physical and mailing addresses.
Individuals may renew their driver license as many as two consecutive times online. The most recent photo on file with the DMV is used when renewing online.
Last year, only 29 percent of eligible residents took advantage of the online renewal option. Individuals are encouraged to renew online for their convenience.
Colorado unveiled the new driver's license and identification card at three pilot offices in March. All driver license offices across the state are issuing the new design.
United Way prepares for 19th annual Day of Caring
Routt County United Way is hosting its 19th annual Day of Caring on May 18 and is seeking project requests and volunteer signups through May 6.
On Day of Caring, RCUW strives to mobilize the caring power of the community for a day of service. On last year's Day of Caring, 170 volunteers completed 30 projects in Routt County, including four projects for the elderly.
Those who would like to request a project for this year's Day of Caring and/or volunteer are invited to sign up online at routtcountyunitedway.org by May 6.
For more information, contact Kate at 970-879-5605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study abroad language grant available for $2.5K
The Dring Language Fellowship will provide as much as $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 as long as 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.