News briefs for July 3 |

News briefs for July 3

Courage Classic race to benefit Children’s Hospital

Cyclists in Steamboat Springs and across Colorado are gearing up for the 17th annual Courage Classic, a benefit for The Children’s Hospital. The event is July 22-24. Last year’s Courage Classic raised more than $1.6 million for the hospital. Race events include the traditional three-day, 157-mile bike ride; the Century Option, during which advanced cyclists head up Ute Pass to tackle an additional 100 miles; and the Taste of Courage, a one-day ride for cyclists of all ages. Riders are encouraged to register online at

LIFT-UP in need of food bank donations

LIFT-UP of Routt County is in need of food donations for its food bank. The nonprofit organization is urging community members to donate food to the Steamboat food bank. Needed items include tuna, canned vegetables, canned beans, canned fruit, pancake mix, syrup, tomato sauce, canned tomatoes and personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner. Donations will benefit struggling local individuals and families. Donations can be dropped off at the food bank at Seventh and Aspen streets. For more information, call Erika at 870-8804.

Artifacts needed for businesses exhibit

The Tread of Pioneers Museum is looking for artifacts from historic Steamboat Springs businesses to display as part of an upcoming exhibit. Anyone who would be willing to lend an iconic object from a notable local business is asked to call museum curator Kelly Bastone at 879-2214 or e-mail

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