Briefs for Oct. 4 |

Briefs for Oct. 4

High school seeks cars for homecoming parade

Steamboat Springs High School needs convertibles for its homecoming parade Oct. 14. If anyone has a convertible that could be used in the parade, call Lucianne Myhre at 871-3623.

The high school also would like to invite the businesses of downtown to take part in a window decorating competition for the homecoming parade. The homecoming theme this year is Disney. The windows will be judged Oct. 14. The winner of the contest will be announced during half time at the football game against the Eagle Valley Devils and will receive a “Spirit Basket.”

Teachers fund accepting grant applications

Yampa Valley Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for the Mellam Foundation Teachers Fund. The fund provides funding, support and encouragement to kindergarten through eighth-grade public school teachers in Routt County. rants will be awarded for innovative teaching practices and projects that promote creative thinking and that are tied to Colorado content standards. he short grant applications are due Oct. 15, and forms can be found on the Community Foundation’s Web site at Call Sue Gariepy, grant writer for Routt County School District, at 871-3170.

Steamboat Springs Transit seeks winter bus drivers

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Steamboat Springs Transit is looking for winter drivers who are interested in completing a four-week class and earning their commercial driver’s licenses. The class begins Oct.17, and drivers are paid during the course. SST drivers earn $12.61 an hour and can receive a winter season bonus of as much as $1,000 if they do not get in any accidents. They also receive a pass to the Howelsen Hill Ski Area and Howelsen Ice Arena. Full-time drivers often are hired from the winter season crew. To arrange an interview, call 879-3717 or visit the Transit Operations Center, 1463 13th Street.

Applications for student exchange program due

Applications for the 2006-2007 Outbound Rotary International Youth Exchange are due Friday. Eligible students should be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade. They should not have graduated from high school at the time of application. At the time of departure from the U.S., the student shall not be older than 18.5 years old. Some countries will not accept students older than 17.5 upon arrival in the country.

Applicants must be in the top third of their class. This exchange is for one school year. Local interviews will take place the week of Oct. 10. To obtain an application, call Donna Weinman at 879-3967.

Kiwanis Club’s annual senior dinner on Friday

The Kiwanis Club of Steamboat Springs is hosting its annual Senior Dinner on Friday at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel ballroom. All Routt County senior citizens are invited to this free event. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Call 846-3333 to reserve a spot.

LIFT-UP offices offering

Ag Department food

LIFT-UP of Routt County offices in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek are distributing U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities on a quarterly basis. The distribution cycle continues through Dec. 31. Food will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 870-8804 between 1 and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays to ask about income-eligibility requirements.