news in brief for april 27 |

news in brief for april 27

After-Prom Committee seeks help with cleanup

The Steamboat Springs High School After-Prom Committee is looking for volunteers to help with decorating and cleanup associated with the May 1 prom. Volunteers interested in decorating can report to the high school after 4 p.m. Friday or from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Cleanup volunteers can report to the school from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Call 879-3030.

Arts Council accepting ‘gently used’ donations

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is accepting drop-off donations of “gently used” items for their Shabby Chic Garage Sale. Drop-off times are from noon to 4 p.m. May 22 and 23, or at other times by appointment. The Shabby Chic Garage Sale takes place June 5. Call 879-7125.

Community Foundation

to award $5,000 grants

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In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation is making a gift of $25,000 to the community by recognizing one nonprofit organization in each of five fields of interest with a $5,000 grant each. A Sterling Anniversary Award will be given to one organization that has made a significant impact to improve the community in recreation; education; health and human services; arts and culture; and environment. The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. was the co-sponsor of the recreation field of interest, which was presented to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club on March 3.

The public is invited to participate by nominating nonprofit or charitable organizations and groups that exemplify the principles that guide the mission of the Community Foundation to honor tradition and maintain the character of the Yampa Valley. Nominees will be selected by the grant committee of the foundation based on the organization’s exemplary work in its particular field. Nominations should include the name of the organization/group, its mission statement and a brief description of why the organization is deserving of the award.

Nominations will be accepted through the Steamboat Pilot & Today and may be e-mailed to or dropped off at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. The deadline for nominations for the four remaining awards follow.

n Education, sponsored by Alpine Bank, has a deadline of May 3 with the award to be presented in late May.

n Health and Human, sponsored by First National Bank, has a deadline of June 1 with the award to be presented June 22 at Hospice Golf Tournament Dinner at The Chart House.

n Arts and culture has a deadline of Oct. 15 with the award to be presented the week of Nov. 15 during National Philanthropy/Community Foundation week.

n Environment has a deadline of Nov. 20 with the award to be presented Dec. 15 at the YVCF annual holiday lunch.

Workshop offered on assessing wetlands

The Colorado Riparian Training Cadre, an interagency, interdisciplinary team, is inviting private landowners, government employees and other interested residents to attend a two-day training session, July 27 and 28 in Steamboat Springs, on how to assess riparian/wetland condition. A primary objective of this training is to develop a common vocabulary and understanding of riparian areas among people who work on the land. The session includes one day in a classroom setting and one day visiting streams in the field.

There is no tuition, but space is limited. The class size will be kept to a maximum of 30 students to facilitate meaningful interaction. To register, contact Jay Thompson, Colorado Riparian Cadre Coordinator at (303)-239-3724 or

Registration open for opera-appreciation class

Registration is under way for the Colorado Mountain College opera-appreciation course, “What’s Opera Doc?” Classes run from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, May 6 through June 10, at CMC. Prepare for this summer’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme by the Emerald City Opera. The cost is $39. Call 870-4444 to register.