News in brief for Nov. 6 |

News in brief for Nov. 6

Financial assistance available for local athletes

For the ninth consecutive year, Steamboat’s Over the Hill Gang is offering financial assistance of up to $1,000 each to local athletes for their education and/or skill improvement in their area of competence. Only athletes involved in winter sports are eligible.

Applicants should be attending or a graduate of a school in Routt County or be a Routt County resident for a minimum of two years. Applicants also must be between 14 and 22 as of Nov. 15.

Applications are available at all Routt County high schools, Steamboat Springs Middle School, Whiteman and Christian Heritage Schools, Colorado Mountain College and the Winter Sports Club.

Applications must be completed and submitted by Nov. 15. Awards will be announced in December. If you have questions, call Phil Durian at 879-9302 or e-mail or Pat Aljanich at 879-5784 or

Methodist church holds annual Fall Fair on Friday

The United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. The event includes a bake sale and a $5 lunch of homemade vegetable soup, bread, pie and a drink. A drawing for a queen-size quilt also will be held.

Wyatt fund to help

family with medical costs

A fund has been established in the name of Ryan David Wyatt to help his family with expenses incurred because of medical complications the newborn has developed.

Wyatt is the son of Rod and Carol Wyatt of Steamboat Springs. The infant was born Oct. 27 at Yampa Valley Medical Center but had to be flown to Denver last Saturday because of heart and lung complications. The infant is in stable condition at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Hospital. Anyone wishing to assist the family may do so through contributions to the Ryan David Wyatt fund at Vectra Bank in Steamboat Springs.

Medical center celebrates its first five years Nov. 13

Yampa Valley Medical Center is celebrating its first five years with an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 150 adults. Free injury screenings, blood pressure checks, paraffin hand dips and 5-minute massages at SportsMed will be offered, as well as face-painting and children’s activities, refreshments and tours. Other events include a visit with Heeling Friends volunteers and the firefighters of Truck 62 from the Steamboat Springs Fire Department and a demonstration of “Pat,” the new patient simulator. Call Christine at 870-1119 for details.

Walden Teens Fund will benefit families of victims

Donations are being taken to help the families of the four victims of a rollover accident in Walden last week that killed three teens and left one in critical condition at Children’s Hospital in Denver. Checks can be made payable to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Write “Walden Teens Fund” in the memo line of the check. Call Stephanie Curd at 846-6800.

Feathered friends event

to be held Nov. 20

“Feeding our feathered friends,” a family event sponsored by Elk River Farm and Feed and hosted by Yampatika, is from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 20 at Yampatika.

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