Steamboat briefs: Discounted area season golf passes deadline Saturday |

Steamboat briefs: Discounted area season golf passes deadline Saturday

Season passes are now available for purchase at Haymaker Golf Course, and early season prices will apply to those who purchase a pass by Saturday.

Season pass perks include 10 percent off golf shop merchandise, 10 percent off food at Haymaker Patio Grill and the ability to bring three guests for a round of golf at resident prices.

To purchase season passes or a loyalty card, visit Haymaker Golf Shop from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 970-870-1846.

For rate information, visit

Colorado LEAP application period set to end Saturday

Colorado residents behind on home heating bills still have time to apply for help. The Low-income Energy Assistance Program encourages Coloradans in need of financial assistance with home heating costs to take advantage of the program and apply for LEAP benefits before Saturday’s deadline.

LEAP is a program of the Colorado Department of Human Services that helps eligible Coloradans from November through April with cash assistance for home heating bills. The program pays the highest benefits to those with the highest heating bills and lowest incomes by family size.

Applicant income must not exceed 165 percent of the federal poverty index, which equals a maximum income of $3,334 per month for a house of four people.

To date, LEAP has helped 70,736 Colorado households with their heating bills, however, there are still thousands of people who are eligible for the program but have yet to apply.

Those interested in applying can call 866-HEAT-HELP (866-432-8435) to order a mailed application or visit the Routt County Department of Human Service. Applications can also be downloaded at

LEAP applicants must be Colorado residents and U.S. citizens or legal aliens. They also need to provide a copy of a valid identification and a completed affidavit to comply with Colorado Revised Statutes regarding documentation of lawful presence.

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Steamboat association to host Beers with Peers

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association will host Beers With Peers, a twist on the Chamber’s Corks & Connections networking event, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at Cuginos, 41 Eighth St.

The event will include appetizers, beer tastings and an opportunity to make business connections in a casual after-hours setting. 

Cost is $10 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members.

Space is limited. Those wishing to attend are asked to reserve a spot by contacting or 970-875-7000.

Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain seeks volunteers

Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain is in immediate need of volunteers to help lead a JA program for sixth- and seventh-grade classes at Steamboat Springs Middle School the week of May 23 through 27.

The program, JA Economics for Success, provides practical information about personal finance and the importance of identifying education and career goals based on a student’s skills, interests and values. 

Fun and engaging student activity materials, facilitator session plans, training and support will be provided.  

Email Sally Messinger at for more information or to volunteer.

Local student accepted into scholars honor society

Spencer Stuart Peterson, of Steamboat Springs, has been selected for and accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, according to a news release.

NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students.

Membership is by invitation only and is based on grade point average and class standing.

NSCS has more than 1 million lifetime members and 300 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, according to the release.

Peterson is completing his freshman year at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. He is currently completing transfer applications to return to Colorado and attend either Colorado State University or Fort Lewis College.

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