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Steamboat briefs: School board scheduled to meet at 5:30 pm Monday







Steamboat Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the District Office, 325 Seventh Street.

To view the agenda and packet, visit steamboatschools.net. 

Coach Hall to lead 5th-, 6th-grade volleyball camp

A Sailors volleyball camp for fifth- and sixth-graders will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, May 12 in the Steamboat Springs Middle School gym. Steamboat Springs High School head volleyball coach Wendy Hall will lead the four-day camp, which will include instruction in basic volleyball skills and technique. Players interested in attending should bring a signed waiver and $25 to the camp Monday. All abilities are welcome.

'EZ Does It' presented by Steamboat Springs Chamber

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association will present a Business Outlook Breakfast event titled "EZ Does It: How Enterprise Zone Tax Credits Work," from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, in the Bud Werner Memorial Library Community Room.

The meeting will include a panel discussion and a Q&A session about state income tax credits or contribution credits available under the Colorado Enterprise Zone Program.

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Speakers include Sonya Guram, program manager, Business Funding & Incentives Division, Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade; Mark Fitzgerald, owner of Butcherknife Brewing Company; and Samantha Pearson, CPA, THPK.

Cost is $5 for Chamber members and $10 for non-members and includes coffee and pastries.

RSVP to rsvp@steamboatchamber.com or 970-875-7000.

Girl Scouts in Steamboat in need of volunteers

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

Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame honors 2 local skiers

The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum Hall of Fame has selected its Class of 2016, and the six honorees include two from Steamboat Springs. 

Heading the list of new Hall of Fame members are U.S. Nordic Combined athlete and six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick and Olympic and X Games snowboarding medalist Shannon Dunn-Downing, both of Steamboat.

Lodwick and Dunn-Downing are joined by 10th Mountain Division veteran and Silver Star winner Hugh Evans, of Boulder, and former Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Executive Director Aldo Radamus.

In addition, the late Bob Craig, renowned alpinist, founder of the Aspen Institute and founder of the Keystone Center; and Charles Smith, a pioneer in engaging Colorado's minority ski community, will be inducted to the Hall of Fame as 2016 Pioneer selections.

"We are extremely excited about our incoming Hall of Fame Class," said Susie Tjossem, executive director of the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame, in a news release. "We have all aspects of snow sports represented, with athletes, sport builders and a pair of true pioneers."

The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame class of 2016 will be officially enshrined Oct. 1 during the organization's annual Induction Gala, hosted at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort. 

Farm storage facility loans available through USDA

The USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency has Farm Storage Facility Loans available to area farmers and ranchers.

The Farm Service Agency offers low-interest loans to grain producers to build new or upgrade existing storage facilities and permanent drying and handling equipment. Loan opportunities include, but are not limited to the following.

■ New conventional-type cribs or bins, oxygen-limiting and other upright silo-type structures and flat-type storage structures designed for whole grain storage.

■ Perforated floors, safety equipment, quality improvement equipment, electrical equipment and concrete components considered essential for a fully functional storage facility.

Farm storage facility loans must be approved before site preparation, equipment purchase or construction and must be secured by a promissory note and security agreement. The new maximum principal loan amount is $500,000. Participants are required to provide a down payment of 15 percent, with CCC providing a loan for the remaining 85 percent of the net cost of the eligible storage facility and permanent drying and handling equipment.

Additional security is required for poured-cement open-bunker silos, renewable biomass facilities, cold storage facilities, hay barns and for all loans exceeding $50,000. New loan terms of seven, 10 or 12 years are available depending on the amount of the loan. Interest rates for each term rate may be different and are based on the rate that CCC borrows from the Treasury Department.

For more information, stop by the local FSA office or visit fsa.usda.gov.

Local groups reach out to returning soldiers, veterans 

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.