Steamboat Briefs: Family Ranch Rodeo is scheduled for Saturday |

Steamboat Briefs: Family Ranch Rodeo is scheduled for Saturday

The sixth annual Family Ranch Rodeo and fundraiser for the Routt County 4-H Exchange Club is set for Saturday.

The event will begin with Gymkhana, which will include barrels, poles and stakes, from 9 a.m. to noon. Events are $5 each to enter, and prizes will be available for those who compete in all three.

Gymkhana will be followed by the sixth annual Family Ranch Rodeo. Teams will consist of four people and at least one female and one child between the ages of 8 and 17, and $200 in team prizes will be awarded

Both beginner and experienced riders are welcome.

Emerald Mountain School offers summer classes

Emerald Mountain School is now enrolling students for Summer Inspiration programs. Classes are open to all students in the Steamboat Springs community.

Programs include:

■ Instructor Dave Marrs will offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays from through Aug. 10 for students entering second through fourth grades and from 5 to 6 p.m. for students entering fifth through eighth grades. Cost is $200.

■ In Focus, a creative writing class inspired by students’ own photography, will be taught by Kim Schulz from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays from June 24 to July 29 for students entering fourth through eighth grades. Cost is $150.

■ The Stock Market Game will be taught by Emerald’s Head of School Sharon Mensing. Students will invest an imaginary $100,000 while learning investment strategies and how to buy and sell stocks. The classes are for students entering fourth through eighth grades and will meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from July 1 through July 22. Cost is $80.

All classes will be held at Emerald Mountain School, 818 Oak St. Registration forms are available online at Call 970-879-8081 for more information.

Food boxes now available for low-income seniors

Commodities Supplemental Food Program boxes are designed to supplement the diets of low-income seniors 60 and older. The boxes, distributed monthly by LIFT-UP of Routt County to area seniors, contain a variety of nonperishable food items and cheese. If you or someone you know may benefit from this program, call the LIFT-UP Food Bank at 970-870-8804 for more information.

Steamboat Springs Kiwanis Club seeks new members

Steamboat Springs’ Kiwanis Club is looking for new members who would be interested in providing service to the community as well as attending weekly meetings Tuesdays at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Annual dues are $125. Kiwanis was chartered in 1948 and is Steamboat’s oldest service club. For more information, call Bud at 970-879-0064 or Johanna at 970-879-0211.

Volunteers are needed at Steamboat Art Museum

Steamboat Art Museum is looking for volunteers to assist in greeting visitors, assisting in special events or working in the museum’s store.

Shifts are 3 1/2 hours, one day per week Tuesdays through Saturdays during the summer and winter exhibits. 

Perks include getting to enjoy the art exhibits, meeting exhibiting artists at exhibit openings, free admission to all Saturday lectures during exhibit opening and meeting visitors from all across the country and world.

Those interested in volunteering may call Dottie at 970-870-1755 or email

LIFT-UP of Routt County in need of items for food bank

LIFT-UP of Routt County is in need of personal items for its food bank. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, dish and laundry soap and razors are currently in short supply. Donations can be dropped off at the LIFT-UP offices at 2125 Curve Court.

Guide provides resources for Colorado home seekers

The Colorado Housing Financial Assistance Guide provides an array of resources to those across the state who face challenges staying in their home or finding a new place to live. 

The comprehensive guide provides information about more than 100 organizations across Colorado that offer financial support for those in need of housing help. The guide is available in both English and Spanish at under resident resources.

The resources are organized by region, covering the Denver metro area, Southeastern Colorado, Northern Colorado, Boulder and the Western Slope.

The guide is provided as a public service by the Colorado Apartment Association, along with additional support from the Colorado Association of Realtors, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Colorado Housing Connects and the Colorado Division of Housing.

“Fortunately, there are many organizations doing great work to provide housing assistance but tracking them all down may be hard,” Nancy Burke, vice president of government and community affairs at the Colorado Apartment Association, said in a news release. “This guide pulls all these resources into a single source, organized by geography, to help Coloradans access them quickly and conveniently to find the help they need.”

Two statewide helplines can provide a good place to start for those seeking help. They are the Colorado Housing Connects Hotline at 844-926-6632 and the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline 877-601-4673.

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