Steamboat briefs: Annual Women’s High Tea set for Sunday in Oak Creek |

Steamboat briefs: Annual Women’s High Tea set for Sunday in Oak Creek

The annual Women’s High Tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Oak Creek Community Center.

This event will feature an afternoon of old-fashioned entertainment and charm with tea and delectables. Wearing your favorite hat is optional.

The event is sponsored by the Historical Society of Oak Creek & Phippsburg.

Tennis association to host Uno de Mayo Social on Sunday

The Steamboat Tennis Association will host the Uno de Mayo Social from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. The event will include food, drinks and tennis and is free to STA members. Cost for non-members is $10.

To register, call 970-879-8400.

Flower barrels sale raises funds for local Rotary grants

The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs is offering flower barrels for summer to adorn homes or businesses.

The sale of the flower barrels generates funds which Rotary grants to local nonprofit organizations in Routt County. Annually, Rotary raises approximately $7,000 from the sales of flower barrels.

Set for delivery June 14, weather permitting, the barrels cost $110 each and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, and quantities are limited. The barrels will be picked up in the fall after the growing season ends.

To order online, visit and complete the order form.

For more information about the program, contact Gillian Morris at 970-846-1953 or

Rotary Club holds drive for mobility device donations

The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs is spearheading a drive for mobility devices in conjunction with Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7.

The club will be collecting crutches, ski poles, braces, walkers, prosthetics, wheelchairs, joggers, strollers and bike trailers.

Donations will be accepted from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at City Market and Safeway; from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Sports Med; from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Rex’s American Grill & Bar; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at City Market and Safeway.

In addition, drop-offs will be accepted anytime prior to the drive at Sports Med in Steamboat and Hayden; the Boys and Girls Club in Steamboat and Craig; and at Rex’s American Grill & Bar and Johnson & Johnson Physical Therapy in Steamboat.

Those who are unable to deliver their donations can call 970-819-2200 to arrange a pick up.

CPW requests proposals for wildlife protection program

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is requesting proposals for the 2016 Colorado Wildlife Habitat Protection Program, according to a news release from CPW.

Application materials are available at, and applications may be submitted to through 5 p.m. May 30.

CWHPP is a statewide program that supports CPW’s mission by offering funding opportunities to private landowners who wish to voluntarily protect wildlife habitats on their property and/or provide sustainable wildlife-relatd recreational access to the public.

A conservation partnership with Great Outdoors Colorado and revenue generate from the sale of habitat stamps has generated more than $9 million available for this year’s qualified projects.

Applications will be evaluated according to the CPW Commission’s priorities, which include the following.

■ Protection of big game winter range and migration corridors;

■ Acquiring public access for wildlife-related recreation (including fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing;

■ Protection of habitat for species of concern, and;

■ Preserving wildlife diversity.

Successful applicants will be notified following the CPW Commission’s November meeting.

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