Steamboat briefs: CMC students get chance to study abroad in Volterra |

Steamboat briefs: CMC students get chance to study abroad in Volterra

Colorado Mountain College’s restaurant and culinary management and resort management programs are extending an opportunity to study in Volterra, a historic hilltop town in the Tuscany region of Italy during the summer. An informational session to discuss the trip will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in room 308 at CMC’s Academic Center.  Two classes — wines and spirits and Italian cuisine — will be offered during the trip. Call Jess Guarnero at 970-870-4518 for more information.

John Pietig named to dean’s list at Heider College

John Pietig of Steamboat Springs, a sophomore in the Heider College of Business at Creighton University, was named to the university Dean’s List for fall 2014.

Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the honor.

Kids’ Dance Party is at Bud Werner Memorial library

Bud Werner Memorial Library is hosting a Kids’ Dance Party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 6 in Library Hall. There will be a baked goods table, raffle drawing and a dress up like your favorite book character costume contest. Rocking dance music for all ages will be generously provided by DJ Gato Bueno, from Rock the Boat Entertainment. The cost to attend is a suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family. Children 9 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds from the event will support the Children’s Book Feast, a completely free literary arts extravaganza for all ages to be held May 9 at the library and Depot Art Center.

Resort Association to host business outlook breakfast

The Steamboat Springs Resort Association will host a business outlook breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. Feb. 24 at Rex’s American Grill & Bar. Speakers will be Stephany Traylor, Young Professionals Network, Rod Hanna, Local Marketing District, and Larry Mashaw, Lodging Association. The cost to attend is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. To RSVP, email or call 970-875-7000.

Scholarship due date draws near for CMC students

More than $600,000 in scholarships are available for qualified students attending Colorado Mountain College, and the deadline to apply for many of the scholarships is March 1.

The CMC Foundation offers and administers more than 300 scholarships. In order to apply for these, students must be pursuing either a two-year or four-year degree or working toward a certificate of occupational proficiency. 

Applicants only need to fill out one online application for all scholarships administered by the CMC Foundation. Once an application is submitted, applicants are automatically matched to qualifying opportunities. To get started online or find out more, go to

For more information in the Roaring Fork Valley, Rifle and Steamboat Springs areas, contact Carol Efting at 970-947-8355 or

VNA offers program to help new mothers quit smoking

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the Baby and Me Tobacco Free Program.

This free program offers four prenatal smoking cessation sessions. Expectant moms who quit smoking, stay quit during their pregnancy and stay smoke-free after their baby is born will receive a monthly voucher for free diapers, for as many as 12 months.

For more information, call Hope Cook, RN, at 970-871-7622.

Heartbeat of Steamboat to help those who are grieving

Heartbeat of Steamboat, a support group for those who have lost a loved one or friend, will meet the first and third Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rollingstone Respite House, 480 Rollingstone Drive. Call Ronna at 970-819-2232 before attending.

District seeks substitute teachers, paraprofessionals

The Steamboat Springs School District needs eligible substitute teachers and substitute paraprofessionals (aides) for the 2014-15 school year. Contact Deb Ginesta at 970-871-3193 or to learn how to become a substitute. 

Civil Air Patrol Cadet now is accepting applications

Civil Air Patrol Cadet program now is accepting membership applications from boys and girls ages 12 to 18.

The program focuses on aviation, aerospace technology, leadership, fitness and character, and it meets Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Steamboat Springs Airport.

Those who join this winter may be eligible to participate in the Colorado Wing encampment held at the United States Air Force Academy Prep School in June.

Call 970-846-9586 for more information.

VNA offers help to those who want to quit smoking

Counseling is available through the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association to help tobacco users quit, according to a news release. Counseling can help tobacco users set quit goals as well as receive support for weight management, nutrition, heart health and stress control. The free service is available in English and Spanish. Call 970-871-7634 for more information.

Planned Parenthood offers to help with exam costs

Planned Parenthood can cover the cost of an annual exam for women who are uninsured or underinsured, according to a news release. Call 970-879-2212 for information or to make an appointment or stop by the health center on 11th Street between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.

Group gives tips to avoid drunk-driving tragedies

The Grand Futures Prevention Coalition would like to remind readers that impaired driving crashes killed 10,228 people in 2010, accounting for 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S., according to a news release.

Grand Futures is encouraging people to take a few steps to ensure their celebrations don’t end in tragedy.

■ Designate a sober driver before the festivities begin.

■ If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. If you are impaired, find another way home: Use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation.

■ If someone you know is drinking, do not let him or her get behind the wheel. If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement by calling 970-879-1090.

Visit to download an impaired driving prevention flier as well as the R-U-Buzzed BAC Calculator App for iPhone and Android.

Parkinson’s exercise class offered at Methodist church

A Parkinson’s exercise class has begun for people with Parkinson’s disease or those who would like to improve balance. The class includes seated warm-up, standing exercises for balance, strength and agility and group camaraderie.

The classes will run from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs at Eighth and Oak streets. Use the alley entrance.

Costs are $10 for drop in, $80 10-punch card, and care partners are free.

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