Briefs for April 19 |

Briefs for April 19

Several community garden plots are available

Several garden plots at the Community Garden on the corner of Fourth and Oak streets are available through LIFT-UP of Routt County. The plots will be rented on a first come, first served basis. Potential renters should bring $30 to the LIFT-UP Thrift Store, 718 Oak St., and fill out an agreement form. No plots will be reserved over the phone. Call 870-0727.

Learn to assess riparian, wetland conditions

The Colorado Riparian Training Cadre, an interagency, interdisciplinary team, is inviting private landowners, government employees and other interested residents to attend a two-day training session, July 27 and 28 in Steamboat Springs, on how to assess riparian/wetland condition. A primary objective of this training is to develop a common vocabulary and understanding of riparian areas among people who work on the land. The session includes one day in a classroom setting and one day visiting streams in the field. There is no tuition, but space is limited. The class size will be kept to a maximum of 30 students to facilitate meaningful interaction. To register, call Jay Thompson, Colorado Riparian Cadre coordinator, at (303) 239-3724 or e-mail him at jay_thompson@

CMC presents opera appreciation course

Registration is under way for the Colorado Mountain College opera appreciation course, “What’s Opera Doc?” Classes run from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, May 6 to June 10, at CMC. Prepare for this summer’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme by the Emerald City Opera. The cost is $39. Call 870-4444 to register.

CattleWomen providing information for teachers

Routt County CattleWomen has agriculture curriculum available for teachers appropriate for all grade levels from preschool to secondary. Topics include Colorado history, beef by-products, wheat, eggs, dairy, nutrition, safe food handling, body image and food and recipes.

Call President Jeannie Jo Logan at 871-1149.

Spruce-up Clean-up Day scheduled for May 18

Steamboat Springs High School is holding its annual Spruce-up Clean-up Day on May 18. Students will pick up trash in various places around town. If you have suggestions on where we should clean, call Lucianne Myhre at 871-3656 or e-mail

Touring education program available through opera

The Emerald City Opera’s touring education program, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” is now available to perform for groups. The western-themed, short program is perfect for young audiences. Call the opera at 879-1996.

SummerArt 2004 exhibit entries being accepted

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking entries for SummerArt 2004, a multimedia juried fine-art exhibit and sale to be held July 8 through Sept. 5 at the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot Art Center. Entries should be submitted as 35 mm slides by Friday. A complete prospectus can be downloaded at or send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope to SSAC/SummerArt, P.O. Box 774284, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

Information on veterans’ benefits available

Veterans can receive information on veterans’ benefits by calling 879-3547 or stopping by the Routt County Veterans Affairs Office in Sundance at Fish Creek, next to the driver’s license office. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Bring Discharge Form 214 for registration with the county and application for VA programs. For more information, e-mail Veterans Affairs Officer Michael Condie at

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