Briefs for March 5 |

Briefs for March 5

State congressmen host town meeting Saturday

As part of the 2004 Listening Tour, Sen. Jack Taylor, R-Steamboat Springs, and Rep. Al White, R-Winter Park, will host a town-hall style meeting from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Centennial Hall.

Taylor and White will provide a legislative update and discuss with constituents issues at the Capitol. Some of the major issues include the state budget — the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights and Amendment 23, in particular — the senior property tax exemption, the removal of the business personal property tax and water.

Members of the public are invited and encouraged to ask questions.

The Listening Tour is a statewide effort to gain feedback on issues of importance to Coloradans. This is an opportunity for Colorado legislators to listen to the concerns of their constituents and deliver those concerns to the Senate and House.

Borvansky hosting tourney as part of senior project

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Steamboat Springs senior Devin Borvansky is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament as part of his senior project at the Steamboat Springs High School.

Borvansky, a senior starter for the Sailors basketball team, is organizing the tournament to learn how to fund-raise.

All profits from the March 20 tournament will benefit the Chris Stillwell family. Chris Stillwell suffered a brain injury in a Dec. 15 fall at his downtown motel. Stillwell’s son, Tanner, is a member of the Steamboat basketball program.

Cost to enter the half-court, self-officiated tournament is $45 per team. The final game will be called by officials.

There will be two eight-minute halves with a three-minute halftime.

Register by calling Borvansky at 879-8370 or e-mailing

Heuga Snow Express

is seeking volunteers

Jimmie Heuga’s Snow Express for Multiple Sclerosis needs skiing and nonskiing volunteers March 14. Call 879-7860.

Great North Routt Chili Cook-off is March 14

The second annual Great North Routt Chili Cook-off will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. March 14 at Steamboat Lake Outfitters. Organizers are looking for entries of red or green chili, cornbread and brownies. The deadline for entering is Wednesday. Contact Roxanne Lange at 871-6385 or e-mail

Group of women forming bible study group

A group of area women is forming an international, nondenominational community bible study group. Interested participants can call Patti at 879-7883.

High school to hold

international evening

Steamboat Springs High School, in conjunction with National Peace Corps Day, will host an international evening to celebrate the international diversity in our area and support those organizations that help foreign nationals. There will be educational and service booths, as well as music, food and a silent auction. The free event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. March 16 in the high school commons area.

People interested in volunteering, either by playing instruments such as the Andean flute or African drums, cooking ethnic foods or providing entertainment from different cultures, are asked to call Nicole Goode at 870-1698.

Information on veterans benefits is 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