News in brief for Thursday, Oct. 23 |

News in brief for Thursday, Oct. 23

Commissions to meet

to talk about area plan

The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission and the Routt County Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. today to discuss the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan.

Before that meeting, at 5 p.m., the city Planning Commission will look at a proposal to subdivide parcels near the Steamboat Springs Airport.

The Patricia Ann Scott Family is asking to subdivide four parcels into 22 industrial zoned lots, ranging from 0.4 to 0.7 acres. The proposal also requests to rezone part of the property from residential estate to industrial and to annex one parcel into the city.

Both meetings will be held at Centennial Hall.

Strawberry Park to hold

a book fair Oct. 30-Nov. 7

Strawberry Park Elementary will hold a book fair from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 30 to Nov. 7 in the school library. Books for preschool through adult readers are available. Call 871-3490.

9News Health Fair will be in Steamboat on Nov. 18

The annual 9News Health Fair, sponsored by 9News and the Lowell Whiteman School, will return to Steamboat Springs on Nov. 18. Professionals in fields ranging from psychology to dentistry to massage therapy will be giving 10-minute presentations throughout the day, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the school. Call 879-1350.

Beginning English riding lessons offered to kids

Beginning English horseback riding lessons for children will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 25 through Nov. 22, at the indoor arena at the Routt County Fairgrounds, sponsored by the Hayden Recreation Department. Helmets will be provided, and the lessons should prepare children to join Pony Club. The cost is $86 per child, with scholarships and multiple-child discounts available. To register, call instructor Becky Thayer at 824-0311. An informational meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds.

Former smokers, chewers asked to help others

Former smokers or tobacco chewers who quit successfully at least one year ago are asked to help with Grand Futures Great American SmokeOut events. People who remember the difficulties of quitting and would like to inspire others to do the same are asked to call Grand Futures at 879-6188 by Oct. 31.

Optimist Club, TIC host annual Pumpkin Festival

The Steamboat Optimist Club and TIC will host their 13th annual Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 25 at the Soda Creek Elementary playground. Pumpkin painting will begin at 10:30 a.m., and refreshments will be provided. Call 879-5283 or 879-1086.

Kaleidoscope accepting registration for workshops

Kaleidoscope Art Exploration for Kids is accepting registration for after-school and school-break art workshops for children ages 6 to 12. Call the Steamboat Springs Arts Council at 879-9008.

County begins accepting LEAP applications Nov. 3

The Routt County Department of Human Services Low-income Energy Assistance Program will accept applications Nov. 3 through April 30. LEAP helps low-income households meet winter home heating costs; it does not pay the entire cost of home heating. The maximum monthly income for a one-person household is $1,384; for four people it is $2,837. Call 879-1540.

‘Sound of Music’ family

to perform in Steamboat

The von Trapp children, third generation descendants of the family featured in “The Sound of Music” will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium. Tickets are $25 for reserved seating, $15 for general admission and $8 for youth and are available at All That Jazz, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore and through Strings at 879-5056, Ext. 104.

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