Steamboat briefs: Students set to share photos, experiences from abroad
May 26, 2016
Steamboat Springs — Steamboat Mountain School's Global Immersion Studies Program will present an evening of storytelling and human connection from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library.
Three groups of high school students who traveled to Tanzania, India and Vietnam/Cambodia will show their photos and tell their stories.
For more information, call 970-879-1350, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit steamboatmountainschool.org.
Booster club flower orders accepted through today
The Steamboat Springs Booster Club will continue to accept orders for its flower sales fundraiser through today.
Funds raised will benefit the Steamboat Springs High School and Middle School athletic teams.
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Those interested can order flowers through today while quantities last. Flowers also can be purchased at Steamboat Springs High School today.
Check or credit card purchases, only.
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LiftUp to decrease donation limit to 2 boxes, bags
Due to limited capacity during its expansion, the LiftUp Donation Center is temporarily decreasing the donation limit to two boxes or two bags per vehicle per day, effective immediately.
Boxes must be easy to carry, and bags must be no more than 33 gallons each.
Rotary Club to host Ski Town Golf Classic June 10, 11
The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs will host a new and improved Ski Town Golf Classic the weekend of June 10 and 11.
In its 19th year, the event will include a golf tournament at Catamount Ranch and Club, followed by a party at the Strings Music Pavilion, featuring live music, cash raffle, live auction and golfer awards.
The tournament is limited to 120 players and provides a unique opportunity to play the majestic Tom Weiskopf signature course.
The cost is $250 per player or $1,000 per foursome, with proceeds benefiting Routt County United Way and local Rotary charities. Registration includes one round of golf with a cart at the private Catamount Golf Course and a ticket to the reception and auction.
The evening cocktail reception at Strings is $75 per person. For more information or to sign up, call Jackie Brown at 970-879-0633, ext. 5.
Registration ends today for English language course
English as a second language classes begin this week at Colorado Mountain College. Última oportunidad para inscribirse en las Clases de Inglés en CMC ¡Hoy.
The last chance to register for CMC's English classes for all English language learners is 6 p.m. today. The cost is $30.
Summer learn to skate class registration available online
Registration is now open for summer learn to skate classes.
Classes begin at 4 p.m. Monday, June 6, and are open to skaters age 3 1/2 or older.
Power skate and edge class, for advanced figure skaters and hockey players, follows at 4:30 p.m.
All classes are offered at reduced rates and run through the end of July. To register, visit steamboatsprings.net/ice.
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DUI enforcement steps up for Memorial Day weekend
This Memorial Day weekend, Colorado State Patrol troopers in Troop 4B will be working saturation patrols in Routt, Moffat and Grand counties with a focus on detecting and deterring drivers impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.
Last year, 15 people lost their lives in traffic crashes in these counties alone. To date in 2016, four crashes have claimed the lives of five people in Northwest Colorado, and all these deaths had a contributing factor of no seat belt use.
To date, 170 people have lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in Colorado this year. These deaths can be prevented.
The state patrol reminds motorists to have a safe summer travel season by buckling up, driving defensively and driving sober.
Road closures announced for Steamboat Marathon
The 35th annual Steamboat Marathon is set for June 5. As a result of the event, motorists traveling in the area should expect significant traffic delays.
There will be two traffic lanes — one in each direction — on Lincoln Avenue downtown during the marathon. The westbound lanes of Lincoln Avenue will be closed from Fifth to 11th streets for the finish of the Steamboat Marathon, half-marathon and 10K races. The closure will be from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Traffic control will be in place on Routt County Road 129 again this year. Northbound traffic on 129 will be diverted to the left lane just past the entrance to Elk River Estates and will proceed north to Cullen's Corner. Southbound traffic on 129 will be diverted at Cullen's Corner onto Routt County Road 44, then back onto 129 north of the airport.
From Cullen's Corner north to the start of the half marathon near Moon Hill will be one-way traffic, controlled by a pilot car leading traffic on the west side of the road.
For more information, call the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association at 970-879-0880.
Chief Theater to host book signing 5:30 pm Friday
The Chief Theater will host a wine and book signing party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday with author Ann Ross, who will be signing copies of her book, "Double Vision Can Strike Anyone."
Copies of the book are available at Off the Beaten Path, and proceeds from book sales at the event will go to benefit the Chief Theater Post Removal Fund.
Light snacks will be served.
VNA recommends hepatitis A vaccine before travelling
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association recommends people planning travel to international destinations, including Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, receive a Hepatitis A vaccination. Hepatitis A can be spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the virus. Other vaccinations may be recommended, depending on the destination. Individuals planning to travel abroad should receive any needed vaccinations at least one month before travel. Travel and routine immunizations are available at the Northwest Colorado VNA, 745 Russell St. To make an appointment, call 970-824-8233.
Residents encouraged to renew driver's license online
Colorado residents who renew their driver's licenses or identification cards online will now 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 up to 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.
Junior Achievement to offer Denver business week camp
This summer, high school students in Steamboat Springs have the opportunity to attend Junior Achievement Business Week, a residential camp experience held June 5 through 10 at Johnson & Wales University in Denver.
All ninth- through 12th-grade students are invited to join a growing group of young innovators who are anxious to apply what they've learned in the classroom to the business world.
Business week is a project-based program that focuses on practical application and real-world problem solving. In addition to interactive workshops on marketing, business ethics and budgeting, the week culminates in a "Shark Tank"-style competition.
By networking with successful entrepreneurs and students from across Colorado, business week students explore leadership concepts, learn to work corroboratively and build confidence, all while getting a sneak peek into college life.
Interested students can watch a video and register at jabusinessweek.org/video.