Steamboat briefs: Inspiration classes set at Emerald Mountain School |

Steamboat briefs: Inspiration classes set at Emerald Mountain School

Inspiration classes set at Emerald Mountain School

Registration is open for Emerald Mountain School’s next series of Inspiration Classes. All classes are held at Emerald, 818 Oak St., and are open to Steamboat Springs community members.

Classes include:

■ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu — Helps students build confidence, discipline, strength and agility. Instructor Dave Marrs holds classes from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays for students in grades two through four and from 5 to 6 p.m. for students in grades five through eight. Classes run Nov. 2 through Jan. 25 and costs $200.

■ Holiday Arts — Meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays for students of all ages. Local mixed-media artist Keri Searls will work with students to make fun Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday arts and crafts using recycled materials and found objects. Class runs Nov. 4 through Dec. 16 and costs $120

■ Cribbage Club — Meets from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. Tuesdays for students in grades three through eight. Have fun learning a classic game while enhancing math skills, as well as learning about odds and probability, how to strategize and how to apply critical thinking. Terry Brown, lifelong cribbage player and math aficionado, will teach the group. Class runs Nov. 3 through Dec. 15 and costs $50

■ Stock Market Game — will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays for students in grades four through eight. Invest an imaginary $100,000, and learn investment strategies, research company financials and track investments. See who has the most valuable portfolio at the last session in February. Taught by Head of School, Sharon Mensing, a mathematics education expert with a healthy interest and background in finance. Class runs Nov. 11 through Feb. 10 and costs $180.

Registration forms are available online at For more information, call 970-879-8081.

6th annual YVSC Recycling Drop-Off Day successful

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council hosted its Sixth annual Community Recycling Drop-Off Day on Saturday with partners from around the state, including Twin Enviro Services, Routt County Environmental Health, Electronic Recyclers International, Post Net, Ski Haus, Lightworks of Steamboat, NAPA Auto Parts, Safeway, Axis Steel, Copper Magnate, and New Horizons Ministries.

The event moved from Howelsen to Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp’s “Meadow’s Lot” this year, and the flow of the event moved more smoothly and was a quicker process for the 409 cars that came through the event.

More than 60 volunteers also helped make this event a success, including a large group from the Steamboat Springs High School National Honors Society.

Highlights in recycling numbers include 300 pounds of clothing, 25 yards of scrap metal, 19,500 pounds of electronics, 40 yards of materials for the Milner Mall (including 128 skis and 34 bikes), 40 yards of traditional recycling, 30 yards of yard waste, 1,857 pounds of household hazards waste, 296 various light bulbs and 795 gallons of paint, which is lower this year because of the new Paint Care Act recycling program, which has drop off locations Ace Hardware and Sherwin Williams.

For complete numbers form this year’s event, visit

Veterans Services offers information about benefits

Anyone wanting information on veterans benefits or who needs assistance filing a claim for veterans benefits can contact Michael T. Condie, Routt County veterans service officer, at 970-870-5469 or His office is in the second floor of the Routt County Courthouse Annex, 136 Sixth St. Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.

LIFT-UP seeks donations of personal items for food bank

LIFT-UP of Routt County is in need of personal items for its food bank. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, dish and laundry soap and razors are currently in short supply. Donations can be dropped off at the LIFT-UP offices, 2125 Curve Court.

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