Steamboat briefs: Improvisational Tribal Style dance class taught Mondays |

Steamboat briefs: Improvisational Tribal Style dance class taught Mondays

Steamboat residents have the chance to try UNMATA’s Improvisational Tribal Style. The class, taught by Heidi Meshurel-Jolly, of Jasmir Belly Dance Troupe, is Mondays starting Aug. 4 (no class Sept. 1). The class runs from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Depot Art Center and costs $12 for drop-in or $70 for the session.

Always danced in a group, ITS relies on a series of cues and combos to create a group synergy through improvisation. All levels are welcome.

ITS Intro Level 1 will be taught as a 10-week course. Drop-ins are welcome, but to fully grasp the Hot Pot ITS format, it is recommended that students complete the full session.

For information or questions, contact Heidi at or visit

Medicinal Herb Walk is Sunday at Spring Creek

Herbalist Mary O’Brien will lead a Medicinal Herb Walk on Spring Creek from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Registration is required and can be completed by calling 970-871-9151. The program, sponsored by the Over the Hill Gang, is free.

National forests seeking members for committee

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are seeking members to serve on a citizens’ Resource Advisory Committee. The RAC reviews and recommends projects that benefit natural resources on the national forests in five counties.

The committee was established in 2009 to serve Jackson and Routt counties in Colorado as well as Albany and Carbon counties in Wyoming. In 2011, the RAC volunteered to assist Rio Blanco County (White River National Forest) to solicit and select projects so that a separate RAC did not need to be formed.

The Medicine Bow-Routt RAC has slots for 15 members representative of a variety of interests and expertise. There currently are several open positions for voting members and alternate members. Nominees will be recommended by the U.S. Forest Service and approved by the Secretary of Agriculture.

Applicants must live in Colorado or Wyoming. Members will serve a four-year term without compensation except possible travel expenses. For an application, email, or call RAC Coordinator Aaron Voos at 307-745-2323.

Local students achieve recognition at colleges

Kathleen Diane Lyon, of Steamboat Springs, was named to the Washington State University spring 2014 dean’s list. Lyon is getting a bachelor’s degree in Humanities.

Aubree Askins, of Steamboat Springs, was named to the Montana State University spring 2014 dean’s list. Haskins is studying in the College of Arts and Architecture.

Nate Ragan, a 2014 graduate from Soroco High School, has been awarded a Dean’s Scholarship for $8,000 to Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture for the 2014-15 academic year.

Ragan is enrolled in the Agriculture Production Systems program beginning the fall 2014 semester.

Website now available to help veterans find jobs

A website has been designed to help military veterans find jobs in the transportation industry. According to a news release, the site allows former members of the armed forces to enter their specific military work experience and see how it translates to civilian jobs in five categories:  aviation pilot, aviation maintenance technician, air traffic controller, commercial motor vehicle driver and emergency medical services. Job seekers can find what training and certification is needed for civilian jobs, determine what career fits best with their backgrounds and search for available jobs in their field. Learn more at

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