Steamboat briefs: 6 dancers earn scholarships at annual dance convention |

Steamboat briefs: 6 dancers earn scholarships at annual dance convention

Marty St. Pierre and Maggie McElhiney also earned dance scholarships at last weekend's JUMP Dance Convention in Denver along with four of their classmates who traveled there with Steamboat's Elevation Dance Studio.

St. Pierre earned his scholarship in hip-hop, and McElhiney earned a Studio Scholarship. The Studio Scholarship sponsors one dancer from each studio to return to another JUMP workshop, and the class scholarships in various styles, like St. Pierre's, also invite recipients to return to a future dance intensive for free.

Elevation brought 18 students to the convention, attending for the second year in a row.

T.J. Williams, Olivia Satkiewicz, Oliver Cardillo and Liam Catterson also earned scholarships during the event.

Beef Quality Assurance program available online

The Colorado Cattlemen's Association has announced that a free online Beef Quality Assurance certification program is available through Friday at The certification has customized programs for cow/calf, stocker, feedlot or dairy operations, according to a news release. For more information, contact Colorado BQA Coordinator Travis Hoffman at 970-491-2333 or

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Medical center appoints 9 to Ethics Committee

The following people recently were appointed to Yampa Valley Medical Center's Ethics Committee: Dr. Nathan Anderson, Catherine Swan, Esq., Carla Arce, Vicki Barron, Meg Firestone, Katie Keller, Dr. Bob Kirchner, Marchele McCarthy and Kim Phillips. Current members include Kathy Baucke, Jan Fritz, Dr. Jo Anne Grace, Faith McClure, Dr. Carole Milligan, Dr. Charlie Petersen, Susan Richey, Laurie Voit-Perry, Shannon Winegarner, Judy Zuccone and co-chairwomen Sue Heiner and Stacey Sandvik.

The committee serves as an advisory body and resource to the hospital's board of trustees, its medical and administrative staff, the Doak Walker Care Center and patients and families, according to the release

Also at the meeting, attorney Sally Claassen resigned after 10 years on the committee.

"Sally's service to the committee over the past 10 years has been invaluable. She has been a great resource on many of the complex issues we've dealt with. We cannot thank her enough for her service, and she will be missed," hospital CEO Frank May said in the release.

For more information about the Ethics Committee, call Sandvik at 970-875-2743.

Civil Air Patrol attend staff selection event in Denver

Steamboat Springs Civil Air Patrol cadets attended the Colorado Wing Encampment staff selection in early February in Denver, according to a news release.

The interviews will examine the cadets' knowledge, professionalism, public speaking, critical thinking and instruction skills for jobs ranging from organizing supplies and data to training new cadets.

The Civil Air Patrol Colorado Wing Encampment is the Civil Air Patrol's annual summer training exercise at the U.S. Air Force Academy Prep School in Colorado Springs. First-time attendees learn about respect and teamwork. The cadets who return as staff members will improve their leadership skills by running the encampment at various levels, according to the release.

After the February interviews, the following Steamboat Springs cadets were given positions at the encampment in June:

■ Cadet 2nd Lt. Joshua Heald: standardization and evaluation officer in charge

■ Cadet 2nd Lt. Aidan Gibbs: flight commander

■ Cadet 1st Lt. Noah Gibbs: executive officer

■ Cadet Airman 1st Class Wilder Gray: flight sergeant

■ Cadet Staff Sgt. Andrea Houston: administration officer in charge

The Steamboat Springs Composite Squadron sent eight cadets to encampment last year and expects 10 or more to attend in June.

"It gives people an actual feeling of what it would be like if you were to join" the military, Gray said in the release. He and two other cadets from Steamboat attended the Kansas Wing encampment in Salina, Kan., during Christmastime.

The Steamboat Springs Composite Squadron, for youths ages 12 to 18 and senior members ages 18 and older, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Steamboat Springs Airport to ensure mission readiness.

For more information about the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program, email Deputy Commander for Cadets Major Dennis Kinder at

Talk on social justice, sustainability at CMC

A free talk titled "Partnering Social Justice with Sustainability" is at 6:30 p.m. March 27 at the Colorado Mountain College auditorium.

Jordana DeZeeuw Spencer, Ph.D., will lead the discussion about social justice, sustainability and the challenge to expand the understanding of inclusivity, according to a news release. DeZeeuw Spencer's work centers on social justice education and focuses on gender and sexuality as well as antiracism studies.

For more information, call Tina Evans at 970-870-4517.

Auditions for Cabaret show are March 24, 25

Auditions for the annual Cabaret performance are from 4:20 to 7:20 p.m. March 24 and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 25. Actors, dancers, singers and comedians are needed to create and perform skits for the show, which will be May 9 to 11. For more information, call Paula Salky at 970-819-2170 or the Steamboat Springs Arts Council at 970-879-9008.

Nominations for Senior Awards are due April 12

The Routt County Council on Aging is accepting nominations for its Senior Awards, which will be presented at the organization's annual Spring Fling from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

The Senior Citizen of the Year award will be presented to an adult 60 or older who has dedicated him or herself in the past year to helping other older adults and whose service, relationships and contribution of leadership, knowledge and skills have made a difference in the community. Two people, such as a couple, can be nominated. Nancy Stahoviak was the 2012 Senior Citizen of the Year.

The Friend of the Seniors award will be presented to an individual, business, agency or organization whose relationships and contributions have positively impacted older adults in the community in the past year. Barbara Bronner was the 2012 Friend of the Seniors award recipient.

For a nomination form, call 970-879-0633 or visit the Council on Aging office at the Community Center. Nominations are due April 12.

4-H clubs host St. Paddy's dance at Routt fairgrounds

The Goodtimes and Ranch House 4-H clubs are hosting a St. Patrick's 4-H dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Routt County Fair Grounds Exhibit Hall in Hayden. Admission is $2 per person, $3 per couple or a nonperishable food donation.

Upcoming Hayden Public Library book club meetings

■ Ladies Tea Time book club will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. March 20. The book is "Mr. Churchill's Secretary" by Susan MacNeal.

■ Book Discussion Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. March 28. The books are "In the Moon of Red Ponies" by James Lee Burke and "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed.

Participants can pick up their books or audiotapes at the library, 201 E. Jefferson Ave., Call 970-276-3777 for more information.

Private, shared rooms are available at the Haven

The Haven Assisted Living Center, 300 S. Shelton Lane in Hayden, has private and shared rooms available. For more information, contact Karen Burley at 970-875-1888 or visit

Steamboat Little League seeks volunteer coaches

Steamboat Springs Little League is in need of volunteer coaches for girls fast-pitch softball, ages 8 to 18. For more information, call 970-819-0485.

Spindle 1 Bike Tours offers a weeklong training camp

Steamboat's Spindle 1 Bike Tours is offering a weeklong training camp with coaching from Dr. Jon Freckelton, of Steamboat's Aspire Performance, from April 21 to 27 in Santa Barbara, Calif. The cost is $599 per rider. Find more information at

Church hosts conference Thursday, Friday, Sunday

The Christ Covenant Reformed Church and First Baptist Church of Steamboat Springs host the Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. Conference on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. International speaker and author Sproul will lead biblical teachings. The program "Biblical Economics," about what scripture says about money and wealth, is at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. "Relationship of God's Sovereignty to Man's Suffering" is at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday. All events are free and held at First Baptist Church, 3200 Divine Way. For information, call 970-846-9712 or visit

Registration now open for Satkiewicz Relays

Registration is open for the Satkiewicz Relays, a new swimming competition created by SmartWool President Mark Satkiewicz. Teams of one to four swimmers will swim 200 yards each, tagging off to a teammate, for one hour. The cost is $50 per team, and proceeds benefit the Wayne Kakela Scholarship Fund, which provides swim lessons and memberships for needy families in Routt County. Prizes will be awarded to the team with the most yardage. The event is at 5:30 p.m. April 4 at Old Town Hot Springs. For more information, contact Program Director Jill Ruppel at 970-879-1828, ext. 311, or

Har Mishpacha hosts to host a Passover Seder

Har Mishpacha, Steamboat's Jewish community, hosts a Passover Seder at 5:30 p.m. March 26 in the Priest Creek Ballroom at The Steamboat Grand. The cost is $32 for adult members, $50 for adult nonmembers, $18 for children ages 6 to 12 who are members, $28 for children who are nonmembers and free for children 5 and younger who are sharing an adult's plate. RSVP and send payment by March 23 to Susan Handloff, P.O. Box 771214, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. For more information, email Handloff at

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