Steamboat briefs: Hector Lopez recognized as Rotary’s Student of Month |

Steamboat briefs: Hector Lopez recognized as Rotary’s Student of Month

Hector Lopez

Hector Lopez was named the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs’ Student of the Month for November. He is a senior at Steamboat Springs High School.

According to high school counselor Danica Moss, who nominated Lopez for the award, he began elementary school not speaking any English and has grown into an exceptional student, varsity athlete and talented artist.

“Hector is a stellar young man, who has strong leadership qualities, a driven desire to learn and a smile that lights up a room,” Moss wrote in her nomination letter. “He has worked hard to assimilate into the Steamboat culture. He is an intelligent young man that takes life for all it is worth.”

Lopez is a member of the boys varsity soccer and basketball teams at Steamboat High School, and he also loves to draw. Last year, he completed Advanced Placement art, the highest art class offered at the high school. He also was chosen to be a counselor for the sixth-grade Yampa Valley Science School.

When Lopez enters college to pursue architecture next fall, he will be the first member of his family to attend college.

“I believe that his dream of a college education is equally for him as well as the rest of his family,” Moss said.

Christmas Alive drive-thru nativity is Friday, Saturday

Heritage Christian School will host Christmas Alive, its annual drive-thru nativity scene, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Participants will be able to enjoy the nativity scene while listening to the Christmas Story CD from the comfort of their car. There also will be complimentary hot cider.

Sew Steamboat stocking contest awards party Friday

Sew Steamboat is sponsoring its annual Christmas stocking contest, and crafters are invited to bring in their homemade stockings and fill out an entry form. The stockings will be on display, and people will be invited to vote on the stockings in several categories including yarn, fabric, other, kids and people’s choice. Winners will be announced at an awards party from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Sew Steamboat, 929 Lincoln Ave.

Thane Joel Anderson earns degree from Colorado Mesa

Thane Joel (TJ) Anderson, a 2008 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, graduated from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction with a Bachelor of Science degree in sports management in May 2014. He currently is employed at Steamboat Ski Area.

Tennis Center hosts night of appreciation Saturday

The Tennis Center at Steamboat is hosting an appreciation night for snow sports instructors and educators from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the center, 2500 Pine Grove Road. The free event will include a green drill court, a blue/black diamond drill court and a play-only court. Refreshments will be served, and demo rackets will be available for use. For more information or to make a reservation to attend, email

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