Steamboat briefs: Hayden High School girls basketball makes donation |

Steamboat briefs: Hayden High School girls basketball makes donation

— The Hayden High School girls basketball program dona­ted $500 of the proceeds from the third annual Spaghetti Dinner and Auction on Dec. 8 to the Hayden Community Fund.

The Hayden Lions Club administers the community fund, which provides funding to Hayden residents, who may need food, clothing, shelter and utility assistance.

“The community has been so unbelievable supporting us,” Hayden High School girls basketball coach Eric Hamilton said. “We just decided we’d do something to give back to the community to help people in need.”

Congressman-elect Tipton to serve on 3 committees

Congressman-elect Scott Tipton, a Republican from Cortez, announced Thursday that he’ll serve on three committees in the U.S. House of Representatives: Natural Resources, Agriculture and Small Business. House leaders have not yet made sub-committee assignments for the incoming Congress, which will be sworn in Jan. 5.

Tipton defeated three-time incumbent U.S. Rep. John Salazar, a Democrat from the San Luis Valley, in last month’s election.

Routt County 4-H program recognizes best of 2010

Routt County’s 4-H program held its annual awards banquet Nov. 21 at Steamboat Springs High School. The annual awards program recognizes 4-H members who excelled in their 4-H projects throughout the year. County 4-H agent Cassidy Kurtz said the banquet is the culmination of 12 months of hard work, dedication and commitment to their clubs, their communities, their country and their world.

The following awards were handed out during the evening celebration:

■ 2010 Corporate Friend of 4-H — Flat Tops Ranch Supply

■ 2010 Individual Friend of 4-H — Don Hayes

■ 2010 Outstanding 4-H Club — Elk River Wranglers

■ 2010 Outstanding Volunteer/Leader — Forest Yeager

■ 2010 Outstanding 4-H members: Juniors Morgan Palyo and Hallie Myhre; Intermediates Brandon Yeager and Belle Horn; Seniors Josie Rossi and Mallory Hoots

The Routt County 4-H Livestock Judging Team also was recognized for its top finishes at the National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest in Louisville, Ky. The team won the beef contest, placed third in reasons, and finished eighth overall out of 36 teams from across the country.

Routt County Community Spelling Bee set for Jan. 22

The senior service providers of Routt County invite spellers of all ages to participate in the first Community Spelling Bee from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

Each team of three spellers must have at least one member 60 or older. Each member of the winning team will receive a trophy.

The community is welcome to watch the event. There is no admission fee for spectators, but donations will be accepted at the door. Refreshments will be served.

The fee for registrations submitted to Routt County Council on Aging by Jan. 15 is $50 per team. The fee for registrations received after Jan. 15 is $60.

For more information, rules and registration forms, contact Routt County Council on Aging by calling 970-879-0633; e-mail; visit 1605 Lincoln Ave. (Steamboat Springs Community Center); or visit its website at

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