News in brief for Oct. 25, 2003 |

News in brief for Oct. 25, 2003

Ski and Sport Swap is today at middle school

The annual Ski and Sport Swap, hosted by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, takes place today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Steamboat Springs Middle School.

Residents can get great deals on equipment and apparel sold by local and regional vendors or check out consignment items.

Call 879-0695, Ext. 104 or 116.

‘Messiah’ first rehearsal set for 7 p.m. Nov. 11

The first rehearsal for the Dec. 14 community performance of “Messiah” is at 7 p.m. Nov. 11.

Because of the limited rehearsal time, it will be necessary to attend at least three rehearsals to sing in the performance.

The event is sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council in cooperation with members of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra.There is no fee to participate and auditions for the chorus are not required.

Call Dr. Robert Ritschel at 870-4414.

Colorado Mountain College holds ESL classes

English language learners of all levels and native languages are invited to enroll in ESL classes at Colorado Mountain College. Classes are offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays in Willett Hall, Room 300. Register today through Wednesday by calling 870-4534.

Over the Hill Gang offers athletic scholarships

Steamboat’s Over the Hill Gang is once again offering scholarships of up to $1,000 to 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 be a graduate of a Routt County school or be a Routt County resident. Applications are available at all Routt County high schools, 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. Call 870-2912 or e-mail

Bud Werner library marks National Teen Read Week

Bud Werner Memorial Library celebrates National Teen Read Week this week. Teens are encouraged to visit the library and check out what is new in teen books. Information is available on the library Web site,

Health and Rec offering free swimming tips

The Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Center is offering patrons one free session of swimming tips from the swim team coaching staff.

The free sessions will take place from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Mondays and Fridays in October. Swimmers must be able to swim laps continuously. Each additional session is $5 per swimmer. Call 879-1828, Ext. 22.

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