Steamboat briefs: Groups partner to offer student activities training |

Steamboat briefs: Groups partner to offer student activities training

RMC Health, the Colorado Department of Education and The Colorado Education Initiative are partnering to present a training session for school-level staff to foster healthy student choices outside the classroom, according to a news release.

The training, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 29 at the George P. Sauer Human Services Center, 325 Seventh St., will provide attendees with solutions to many of the obstacles currently faced by schools when trying to impact students' health outside the cafeteria, according to the release.

The training will also help staff and parent advocates understand the basic components of creating a shift in the school food culture that aligns with current efforts and has lasting effects.

Implementation guides and resources are among the tools that will be provided to help attendees take the first steps in providing healthier student opportunities and environments.

The training is free, and $100 per participant is available to offset substitute teacher pay. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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To register for the training, visit


Nominations due Friday, April 29 for philanthropist of year

Yampa Valley Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the philanthropist of the year award.

Each year, the foundation recognizes an individual, business and youth, each of whom demonstrates notable charitable giving and volunteerism and inspires communities to live with generosity and integrity.

Nominees must be current residents of Routt or Moffatt counties.

To review past recipients and access a nomination form, visit

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, April 29.

For more information, contact or 970-879-8632.

'Peace Officer' documentary to screen Monday at library

Bud Werner Memorial Library's Indie Lens Pop-Up season continues with a free advance screening of "Peace Officer," a film by Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 2. in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Winner of both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards for Best Documentary at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, "Peace Officer" is the story of William "Dub" Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained Utah's first SWAT team — only to watch in horror as that same unit killed his son-in-law, Brian Wood, in a controversial standoff years later.

Driven by an obsessive sense of mission, Lawrence uses his investigative skills to uncover the truth about that incident and other officer-involved shootings in his community, while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a film screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations about films from the award-winning PBS series "Independent Lens." Formerly known as Community Cinema, the long-running screening series has been renamed Indie Lens Pop-Up and continues as it has for the past six years to be part of the library's programming through the 2015-16 season.

The community is encouraged to stay for a discussion after the film. Visit for more information about this film and upcoming Indie Lens Pop-Up events.

Steve Swanson featured in National Astronaut Day

The inaugural National Astronaut Day campaign will be celebrated Thursday, May 5, and among the featured astronauts is Steamboat resident Steve Swanson, according to a news release from uniphi space agency, a division of uniphi good LLC.

Though born in Syracuse, New York, Swanson considers Steamboat his home. He was selected as an astronaut in 1998 and made his first space flight in June 2007.

National Astronaut Day is intended to celebrate astronauts and inspire others to "reach for the stars" in their own endeavors.

"uniphi space agency is grateful for the opportunity to establish National Astronaut Day as a celebration of these true heroes," said Annie Balliro, president and CEO of uniphi good LLC and uniphi space agency. "In keeping with the true astronaut spirit, it was mission critical to include a cornerstone of philanthropy for National Astronaut Day … through awareness and fundraising opportunities, with a diverse range of 20 charity partners as part of the overall campaign, all of which were personally selected by participating astronauts.

For more information, visit

Inaugural Cyclofemme Ride set for Mother's Day

The inaugural Cyclofemme Ride is set for Mother's Day.

The group will ride together to celebrate bikes and momentum beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 8.

Those who wish to participate should meet by the Routt County building at Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue near Ski and Bike Kare.

This is a casual, no fee, no drop ride that is woman-friendly, but anyone is welcome to ride. Plan to go about 20 miles.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page at

Volunteer tutors sought for Integrated Community

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is seeking volunteers for its adult and youth English tutoring programs.

Volunteers are trained and matched with either an immigrant student in need of academic support or a limited-English speaking community member, depending on preference.

Pairs are asked to meet for one hour per week. No foreign language experience is necessary. Email or call Erin at or 970-819-3720.

Supplies available to local art educators at Depot

Local arts educators now have access to recycled or donated art supplies through the new Create Space program at the Steamboat Springs Arts Council at The Art Depot. For more information, email, call 970-879-9008 or visit

Steamboat Springs Arts, Culture grants up for grabs

Applications for the Steamboat Springs Arts and Culture Coalition 2016 Common Grant grant program are now available. Any 501(c)3 organization that provides arts and cultural services to benefit Routt County residents is eligible to apply for funding. Contact Steamboat Springs Art Council Executive Director Kim Keith at 970-879-9008 or for more information or application assistance.

CDC issues international travel warnings about virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending women who are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant consider postponing travel to areas where there is ongoing risk of Zika virus. This includes Mexico and countries in the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

Zika virus is spread by mosquitos and is potentially associated with birth defects. The virus is usually mild with symptoms including fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The mosquitoes that carry Zika virus are aggressive daytime biters.

Travelers can protect themselves by covering exposed skin, using insect repellent containing DEET and sleeping in air-conditioned or screened in rooms.

Those who think they might be ill with Zika virus should contact their healthcare provider. For updated travel warnings and Zika virus information, visit or call COHelp at 877-462-2911.

Free food boxes available for area 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 LiftUp of Routt County to area senior2s, contain a variety of nonperishable food items and cheese. If you or someone you know may benefit from this program, call the LiftUp Food Bank at 970-870-8804 for more information.