Steamboat briefs: LiftUp announces temporary donation center closure
The LiftUp Donation Center will be closed Wednesday, June 22, to July 5 while the organization prepares for the store’s expansion. The center will reopen at 10 a.m. July 6.
Electric vehicle event to be held Saturday at roundup
Residents and visitors are invited to stop by a local Electric Vehicle Ride-n-Drive event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the city of Steamboat Springs’ electric vehicle charging station on 10th Street near City Hall. This EV Ride-n-Drive is a new side event at the annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, giving people an opportunity to check out not only the classic Mustangs, but also some currently available options in energy-efficient, plug-in hybrid and fully electric cars
EV owners will offer information and rides and some test drives. Steamboat in now home to four public electric vehicle charging stations, with a fifth one slated to come online at Steamboat Resort this summer. Steamboat Sheraton recently installed a fast-charging Tesla station in its parking garage. For questions about the EV event, contact email@example.com or 970-871-9299 ext. 101.
Hospital to hold Miner’s Clinic in Craig on Thursday
National Jewish Hospital will conduct a Miner’s Clinic at The Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Craig on Thursday, June 23. The clinic will offer free and confidential health screening exams. These screenings are available for current and retired miners; uranium miners, millers and ore transporters; and people who worked or lived downwind of the Nevada Test site during nuclear weapons testing. An appointment is required. To schedule, call 1-877-255-5864.
Nominations open through Aug. 1 for FSA committees
The nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees began Wednesday, June 15, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice. Their opinions and ideas get to be heard on federal farm programs,” said FSA Administrator Val Dolcini in a news release. “I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers across the spectrum of American agriculture, to get involved in this year’s elections. We have seen an increase in the number of qualified nominees, especially among women and minorities, and I hope that trend continues.”
To be eligible to serve on a FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an FSA-administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which they are nominated.
Farmers and ranchers may nominate themselves or others. Organizations representing minorities and women also may nominate candidates. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign an FSA-669A nomination form. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at fsa.usda.gov/elections.
Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business Aug. 1. FSA will mail election ballots to eligible voters beginning Nov. 7. Newly-elected committee members and alternates will take office Jan. 1, 2017.
To learn more about county committees, contact the Routt County FSA office or visit offices.usda.gov.
Graduate earns degree from College of the Holy Cross
Jonathan William Milne, of Steamboat Springs, received a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, from the College of the Holy Crossin Worcester, Massachusetts, at its May 27 commencement.
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