Steamboat briefs: College to offer off-site registration at three places |

Steamboat briefs: College to offer off-site registration at three places

Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs will offer off-site registration for its summer classes at three different locations and times Wednesday and Thursday. Registration will take place at Bud Werner Memorial Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at City Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at Wells Fargo downtown from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. For additional information, visit

Application deadline for teen council is set for Wednesday

The Steamboat Springs Teen Council is accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. The all-teen organization works to “give teens a voice in our community” by promoting leadership and team-building skills while helping to guide community decisions that affect teens. Students who are currently in eighth through 11th grades are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Wednesday. Download an application at Contact Kate Warnke at or 970-871-7054 for more information.

The teen council, in its eighth 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, Routt County United Way, the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation, the Civic Canopy and the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health.

To learn more about Steamboat Springs Teen Council visit

Business plan competition launches with workshops

The Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center is hosting the fourth annual business plan competition for 2015. This program promotes effective planning for new business startups. With a well written plan, entrepreneurs have a better chance of finding funding, talented employees, customers and a greater chance at business success.

As part of this competition, two free business plan writing workshops will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. April 22 and June 17. Topics covered in these workshops will include identifying a target market, defining a product or service as a customer value, financial forecasts, operations, marketing and sales strategies. To register for either workshop, call 970-870-4491. Planning tools and a handout will be provided

The competition, sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs, Alpine Bank and Colorado Mountain College offers a $10,000 first prize and a $5,000 second prize. Plans are due by Sept. 14.

Finalists will present their business idea to a panel of judges from Yampa Valley SCORE. For guidelines and rules, call 970-870-4491 or visit

Students can participate in Hike and Bike to School

Steamboat Springs elementary and middle schools will be participating in Hike and Bike to School Fridays.

Students can be dropped off by the bus at the high school at 8 a.m. Fridays. From there, community service officers and volunteers will be present to safely manage street crossings as students walk along Butcher Knife trail to Soda Creek or Strawberry Park campuses.

Call 970-879-3446 for more information or to volunteer.

Photo contest added to festival celebrating cranes

The Yampa Valley Crane Festival is adding a photo contest to its event offerings this year. Photographers are invited to enter photos of sandhill cranes and/or sandhill crane habitat in the Yampa Valley. Entrants should not submit images that involve willful harassment of wildlife or damage to the environment. Trespassing on private property is prohibited.

Submitted photos must be taken in the Yampa Valley between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 15. All submissions must be sent by email to no later than Aug. 15. Three submissions per person are allowed. Each photo must be accompanied by the photographer’s name, age, phone number, the location of photo, the date photo was taken and an optional title for the photograph.

Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Yampa Valley Crane Festival, which will be held Sept. 10 to 14 in Steamboat Springs and Hayden. Visit for more information about the fourth annual festival.

Local resident selected for youth exchange in Germany

Wilson Horner, of Steamboat Springs, has been selected to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, a year-long, federally funded fellowship for study and work in Germany. Horner has studied at Reed College and was selected as one of 75 participants from more than 700 applicants.

Since 1984, approximately 2,000 Americans have been awarded this opportunity to gain cultural, academic and practical work experience in Germany. While in Germany, Horner will attend a two-month intensive German language course, study at a German university or professional school for four months and complete a five-month internship with a German company in his career field, which is biology/biotechnology.

Conceived by members of the United States Congress and the German Parliament [Bundestag], the CBYX program is financially supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act, and by the Bundestag. Participants come from a wide variety of career fields, and from all over the United States.

For more information on the program, visit

Grasshopper workshop is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday

CSU entomologist Bob Hammon will present a grasshopper and grasshopper control workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

The session is free and open to the public.

Visit or call the office at 970-879-0825 for more information.

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