Steamboat briefs: Kiwanis announces contest for Christmas ornaments |

Steamboat briefs: Kiwanis announces contest for Christmas ornaments

Kiwanis announces contest for Christmas ornaments

— The Kiwanis Club of Steamboat Springs is offering a contest to Routt County youths 18 years old and younger, to design the 2009 Kiwanis Christmas ornament. The winning design will be given a cash prize of $250. Entries should reflect some aspect of Steamboat Springs and/or Routt County’s unique character. Artwork needs to be a circular design about the size of a standard ornament – no more than 8 inches of original art. Final size of artwork will be 2 inches in diameter. Preference will be given to Adobe digital format entries sent to Mail entries can be sent to Dan Miller – Kiwanis Contest, 1786 Meadow Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. Deadline for entries is May 15.

Summer coed volleyball league meeting May 11

Anyone interested in playing in the city of Steamboat Springs’ summer coed beach volleyball league is invited to attend an interest meeting 5:30 p.m. May 11 at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Office, 245 Howelsen Parkway.

The season begins in June and ends in late August with games on Monday evenings. League fees and schedule information will be covered at the interest meeting.

Registration open for Steamboat Triathlon

Registration is under way for the 2009 Steamboat Triathlon, Aug. 30 at Lake Catamount. Offering a sprint distance event, the triathlon takes place entirely in Steamboat Springs. The 3/4-mile swim event is on a point-to-point course in Lake Catamount. The 20-mile bike course runs on county roads to a downtown turnaround. The 4-mile run is on paved roads near Lake Catamount.

The Steamboat Springs Triathlon is limited to 650 entries and sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the sport of triathlon’s national governing body. For more information, go to

Nicotine quit kits available at Steamboat Springs VNA

Free nicotine patches or gum are available by calling the Colorado Quitline at 800-QUIT NOW (784-8669). Pick up your free Quit Kits, with no patches or gum included, at the Steamboat VNA office at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, or the Craig VNA office at 745 Russell St.