News in brief for Dec. 14 |

News in brief for Dec. 14

Street performers needed for Lincoln Avenue

— Main Street Steamboat Springs is looking for performers who want to help add ambiance to Lincoln Avenue for the Christmas shopping season. Often, groups like to get together to sing carols for a fun winter activity. In the past, performers have included Girl Scouts troops, church groups, school classes, musicians, singers and jugglers. Performers could provide entertainment on weekends, in the evenings or during the week. Call Tracy Barnett, Main Street manager, at 846-1800.

Students sending packages for troops

Steamboat Springs Middle and High School students are putting together care packages to send to U.S. military troops stationed overseas. Dubbed “Operation Sending Smiles,” the students are seeking donations of money, prepackaged snacks, hot chocolate, coffee, beef jerky, trail mix, nuts, socks, long-sleeve shirts, blankets, movies (DVDs), music (CDs), magazines and prepaid calling cards (so troops can call home).

Donations can be dropped off at Johnny B. Good’s in downtown Steamboat Springs. The students also plan to hold bake sales to raise money for the project. For more information, call Ashton or Sheila Palmer at 736-8379.

Kids can ‘pay’ off fines through food bank work

Do your kids have overdue fines at Bud Werner Memorial Library? During December, kids can “pay” off their fines while helping local families in need by participating in the library’s annual Food for Fines Program. For every can of food kids bring to the library, the library will cancel $1 of their overdue fines, up to $10. All food will be donated to the LIFT-UP Food Bank. This program is for children and teens 17 and younger.

Soroco organization publishes cookbook

The Soroco Parent Teacher Organization has published a cookbook called “A Taste of History.” The hardbound book includes five pages of South Routt history, 280 recipes from local residents and historical photos. The $15 book will be sold Fridays at South Routt Elementary School in Yampa. For more information, call Kelly Gates at 638-4475 or Wendy Palyo at 736-1013 or e-mail

Landscapes of the state on display at Art Depot

“25 Colorado Landscapes,” an exhibit of artwork by Bonnie McGee, is on display through Dec. 19 at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. Call the Steamboat Springs Arts Council at 879-9008 for more information.