Steamboat briefs for Feb. 26 |

Steamboat briefs for Feb. 26

Dr. Iversen to discuss ‘No Mountain Too High’

Book clubs are invited to read “No Mountain Too High” by Andrea Gabbard, the story of breast cancer survivors and supporters who climbed Mount Aconcagua, the Western Hemisphere’s highest peak, to raise funds for The Breast Cancer Fund. Dr. Rosanne Iversen, of Steamboat Springs, will discuss the book with clubs and share her own experience with breast cancer and the 2008 “Climb Against the Odds” of Mount Shasta. Books may be borrowed from Epilogue Book Co. For information, e-mail Iversen at

Teacher of the Year nominations sought

Nominations for the 2007-08 Colorado Teacher of the Year are being accepted through April 30 by award sponsor Teachers’ Insurance Plan, a car insurance program for members of the educational community. The award includes $1,000 to the winning teacher and a $500 grant to the teacher’s school. The Colorado winner also will be eligible for national recognition.

Teachers, students and parents can nominate any of the state’s more than 58,000 accredited teachers, with nomination forms available at Nominees will be judged on their ability to motivate students, special talents and contributions to their school, students and educational community. Winners will be announced at the start of the 2008-09 school year. Call (203) 634-7251.

Food assistance available for eligible households

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USDA commodities are being distributed for the first quarter of 2008 at LIFT-UP of Routt County offices in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek. The service is part of the Emergency Food Assistance Program.

Each eligible household can receive food once a quarter. The distribution period for the first quarter ends March 31. Food will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 870-8804 between 1 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for more information.