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COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE SEEKING MASTER GARDENERS

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSRoutt County Extension is accepting applications for people to become master gardeners.

The master gardener program is sponsored by Colorado State University where horticulturists train community members in all aspects of gardening over a 10-week period.

Training includes soils, plant identification, proper planting techniques, common diseases and insects, pesticide use, wildlife pests, etc. Master gardeners who complete the course then turn around and assist the community by giving back 40 hours of horticultural expertise to the community. Past projects include assisting the botanic garden, establishing an enabling garden at the Doak Walker Care Center and providing weekly gardening tips in Steamboat Today.

Classes begin Jan. 10 and run all day every Thursday through March. Cost for the program is $80, which includes reference materials, coffee breaks and room.

To sign up for the program or for more information, call the Extension Office at 879-0825 and request an application packet. Class size is limited to 40 people and there are only 20 spaces left. This program only comes to Steamboat every other year.

ROTARY TO SPONSOR LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE FOR LOCAL STUDENTS

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSThe Steamboat Springs Rotary is once again sponsoring two students to attend the Leadership Conference in Estes Park.

The Rotary club will pay the $325 fee for the camp running from Aug. 4-9 at the YMCA of the Rockies near Estes Park. To qualify, a student must be a sophomore or junior in a Routt County high school. At the camp, students will be trained and gain experience in how to be a responsible and effective leader. The weeklong conference also features lectures, panel discussions, peer group rap sessions, search for excellence, brainstorming, the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Olympics, a volleyball tournament, hiking, dancing and skits. To pick up an application for the camp, students can go to their high school counselor or online at http://www.rotary5450.org/ryla.

All applications can be sent to Olive Morton at P.O. Box 771948, Steamboat Springs, 80477.

For more information call Morton at 879-8154.

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR LYLE LOVETT, BIG HEAD TODD SHOWS

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSTickets are on sale for two Lyle Lovett performances at 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Steamboat Grand Hotel Ballroom. Reserved seating tickets are $45; general admission seating is $35. Tickets are also on sale for Colorado band Big Head Todd and The Monsters at 9 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Steamboat Grand Hotel Ballroom. Tickets are available for general admission at $25 at All That Jazz, Gondola Square Sports Stalker, Mount Werner Sinclair or by calling Ticketmaster at (303) 830-TIXS.

The shows are 21 and older only.


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