Steamboat briefs: Sixth annual Teen Battle of the Bands set for May 15 |

Steamboat briefs: Sixth annual Teen Battle of the Bands set for May 15

The sixth annual Teen Battle of the Bands is scheduled for 9 p.m. May 15 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. The event will feature teen bands from Steamboat Springs, Hayden, South Routt and Craig. Each band must have a three-song set. Local musicians and other sound aficionados will judge bands on originality, musicianship, sound, lyrics and appearance.

The city of Steamboat Springs teen programs, the Steamboat Pilot & Today Teen Style section and Z Rock are sponsoring the event. Registration begins in May. Call 879-4300 for details.

South Routt all-alumni school reunion July 5

All alumni of Oak Creek, Yampa and Soroco schools are invited to an all-alumni reunion from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 5 at Soroco High School. Cost is $3 at the door, or $16 to include a catered meal that must be paid for before June 15. Contact Wayne Rossi at for details.

Nicotine quit kits available from Colorado Quitline

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.

Homemaker Guild offering 2nd chance scholarship

The Colorado Master Farm Homemaker Guild is offering a $500 scholarship to a Colorado woman with an agricultural background. Known as the “second chance scholarship,” the gift is awarded to someone whose college education was interrupted or postponed. Homemakers are encouraged to apply. Applications are due May 15 and are available at the Routt County Cooperative Extension Office in the Routt County Courthouse Annex on Sixth Street.

VNA offering screening for breathing problems

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is now offering free screenings for people experiencing breathing problems or diagnosed with asthma, COPD or other related respiratory illnesses in Routt, Moffat and Jackson counties. Spirometry testing, pulmonary functions studies, prescription medications and disease management are available at a reduced charge based on income. For details or to schedule a screening, contact Victoria Barron, RN and Community Health Educator, at 970-875-1883.

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Library offering space to show collections

Bud Werner Memorial Library has display space available to feature your unique, historical or artistic collections. Share a story about your trip around the world, your community project or your nonprofit organization. For details call Karen at the library at 879-0240, ext. 306.

Youth hockey group needs parent volunteers

The Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association is looking for parents interested in serving on the Board of Directors for the 2009-10 season. Nominations will be accepted through the beginning of April. If interested, check the SSYHA Web site at or call 871-0063.