Briefs for August 8 |

Briefs for August 8

Applications for grant funds are due Sept. 6

Applications for Routt County Purchase of Development Rights Program are due to the Routt County Board of Commissioners’ Office by Sept. 6. Qualified projects must relate to protecting agricultural operations, natural areas, and open lands. In general, they should protect the Western heritage of the Yampa Valley for its residents and visitors. For more information or an application, call Helena Bond at 879-0108, ext. 315.

Information needed for fall ceramics class at CMC

Anyone interested in enrolling in a fall ceramics class to be taught at Colorado Mountain College is asked to call Dr. Kerry Hart at 870-4414 or e-mail Respondents are asked to state their preference for throwing or hand-building and their experience levels.

Girls fast-pitch softball registration is open

Registration for girls fast-pitch softball is ongoing at the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation office. Girls between the ages of 10 and 14 are eligible for the league, which runs from mid-August to mid-October. Registration is ongoing until Wednesday or until program fills. The $60 registration fee includes uniform top, hat, participation medals and use of equipment and fields. Call 879-4300 with questions.

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps needs volunteers

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is searching from professionals willing to share life stories and lessons to teens and young adults. Interested adults, who are called Field-Based Workshop Volunteers, meet RMYC crews in an outdoor setting for a fireside chat. The crews will develop questions for the volunteers, so workshop presenters should be prepared to provide answers on how he or she came to be an expert in a particular field and what education choices were made in the process. Volunteers also should come prepared to be outdoors by bringing appropriate clothing, gear and water.

To volunteer or for more information, call Sheila Wright at 879-2135 or visit

Newborn Network needs volunteers for home visits

The Newborn Network is looking for volunteers to spend between two and four hours each month helping local families with newborn children. Volunteers, at the request of interested families, will visit homes to provide information about community resources and child development, as well as give a gift bag to the family. The program is free to local families. Call 879-0977 for more information.

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