Steamboat briefs: Clue No. 4 for 2016 Yule Log Hunt available
The second clue for the 2016 Yule Log Hunt has been released.
Clue No. 4
In 1964 he rose to glory.
See him now, he’ll tell his story.
Grab a drink or meet for fun.
Don’t stop now, you’ve just begun!
For a list of all the clues to date, visit SteamboatToday.com/news/2016/dec/05/2016-yule-log-hunt-clues.
The 37th annual hunt, sponsored by the Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, starts at the site of last year’s hiding place — the “Welcome to Steamboat Springs” sign on U.S. Highway 40 in front of the Mountain Fire Station.
Each weekday’s clues will be printed in the Steamboat Today and posted online at SteamboatToday.com as well as on the museum’s website and Facebook page. A new clue will be released each weekday for up to 10 days, unless the log is found sooner.
Unless the log is found sooner, the 10th and final clue will be released Dec. 16.
When the log is found, the lucky winner should immediately call the Tread of Pioneers Museum at 970-879-2214 and ask for Candice or Katie.
Steamboat Springs sales tax rate to decrease Jan. 1
The sales and use tax rates within the city of Steamboat Springs will decrease by .25 percent Jan. 1, going from 4.75 percent to 4.5 percent. Referendum 2B was passed by voters in November 2011 and it is set to expire Dec. 31. The online sales tax filing system and paper forms will be adjusted to accommodate for this change. Contact the city’s sales tax department with questions.
Local Charlie Harrington named Teen of the Month
Members of the Steamboat Springs Teen Council have selected Charlie Harrington as Teen of the Month for October,. The Steamboat Springs High School senior has been chosen for this honor because he embodies the following values of Teen Council, which include demonstrating that teens are valuable community assets; acting as a leader and a positive role model among his peers and being committed to community service.
Harrington is a very involved member of the community. This year, he was voted captain of the football and basketball teams by his teammates. He is also an active member in the National Honor Society and participates in the Steamboat Springs drama troupe.
Since his freshman year, Harrington has been a Colorado Model UN officer and attended West Point’s Summer Leadership Experience, Colorado Boys State and the Rocky Mountain Rotary Youth Leadership Academy. This past year, Harrington also became a member of the Sexual Assault Awareness Club.
“One thing that motivates me to be involved is essentially the fear of missing out,” Harrington said. “Through the involvement that I have had, I have met incredible people, had amazing experiences and felt that I have made a positive impact on those around me.”
For fun, Harrington enjoys woodworking, reading, singing and hanging with friends and family. Harrington hopes to attend a U.S. Service Academy or a university in the future with dreams of serving in the military or pursuing a career in mathematics and science.
Harrington’s mentors and role models are his parents and siblings.
The Steamboat Springs Teen Council, in its 10th consecutive year, works to increase positive leadership development, involve teens in the community at-large and provide substance-free and alternative activities for youth.
The program is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and funded through a grant from Routt County United Way and the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation.
Registration now open for city youth programs
Registration for session III of the city of Steamboat Springs’ youth and middle school programs opened Monday, Dec. 5. Session III runs from Jan. 9 to March 10, 2017. This includes Afterschool Action, School Days Off, Pee Wee Adventures, Kids Night Out, Middle School ASSET Clubs, Teens on Tour and ASSET Clubs.
ASSET Clubs for kindergarten through fifth-grade students include Intro to Bowling, Daisy Girl Scouts, Intro to Hockey, Gymnastics, Kids Yoga, Learn to Skate, Indoor Rock Climbing, Steamboat Springs Art, Archery and Snow Fun and Snowshoeing. Middle School ASSET Clubs include Pottery, Indoor Rock Climbing, Cooking and G.R.O.W, a mentoring program for girls.
Pee Wee Adventures runs from Jan. 10 to April 20, and is open to all potty trained 2 1/2 to 5-year-olds. The program takes place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Igloo.
Registration materials can be found at the Parks and Community Services office, 245 Howelsen Parkway. or online at steamboatsprings.net/youth.
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