Steamboat briefs: McCoy fire receives donation from class |

Steamboat briefs: McCoy fire receives donation from class

— Chief Brita Horn, of Rock Creek, Fire Department returned in June from a six-day comprehensive class of Leadership and Administration at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md., with a $500 donation and a plaque. The program gathers chief officers across the country to meet and exchange ideas and information while learning standards designed for volunteer and combination fire departments.

Each class has the opportunity to donate to an organization that is fire-related and needs funding, and they chose Rock Creek in McCoy. Horn said she went to Flat Tops Ranch Supply in Phippsburg and ordered a heat gun, extension cords, bolt cutters, tarps and free-standing lights for on-scene lighting.

For more information or to donate to the nonprofit fire agency, go to or find the group on Facebook.

Arizona State scholarship honors artist Harvey Begay

The Arizona State University Foundation for a New American University has announced the creation of a new scholarship designed to help Native American students attend ASU and honor the memory of a prominent Native American artist and ASU graduate, according to a news release.

The Harvey A. Begay Schol­arship Fund recognizes Harvey Begay, who passed away March 2, 2009, in Steamboat Springs. Begay was a 1961 grad­­­uate of ASU’s aeronautics program and a U.S. Naval flight officer, who was named an Ari­zona Living Indian Treasure in 2005. He was internationally known as a practitioner and teacher of metalwork and jewelry design.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Donations to the Harvey A. Begay Scholarship Fund can be made through the ASU Foundation online giving website,, or by contacting Roz Abero at the ASU Foundation by calling 480-965-6586 or e-mailing Gifts can be mailed to ASU Foundation Cash Receipts, P.O. Box 2260, Tempe, AZ 85280. Make checks payable to the ASU Foundation and include “Begay Scholarship — 20004820” on the purpose line.

Integrated Community seeks French speakers

Integrated Community is looking for French-speaking volunteers and interpreters to help work with the West African community in Steamboat Springs. Call 970-620-1513.

Slow Food Western Slope festival is Aug. 14 and 15

Marsha Grant, former Steamboat Springs resident and former Homesteader owner, is involved with the Slow Food Western Slope chapter, which is hosting its second annual Food, Farm, Film and Wine Festival in Paonia on Aug. 14 and 15.  The festival features local foods, winery and farm tours and films that inform and celebrate the global food movement.

The two-day ticket price is $125, Saturday only is $100, and Sunday only is $35. Tickets are available at the Slow Food Western Slope website,, or by calling 970-872-4628.

Steamboat Clay Artisans seek nonprofit for benefit

Steamboat Clay Artisans are seeking a nonprofit organization to be the beneficiary of their 2010 fundraiser.

Since 2002, members of SCA have created handmade, one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls that are given to ticket holders who fill the bowl with soup, breads and desserts donated by local restaurants and bakeries.

Other locally made ceramic items are auctioned during the fundraiser, which is expected to net at least $5,000 for the beneficiary.

During the past 10 years, SCA has donated more than $55,000 to local nonprofit organizations through this event.

For information on recipient responsibilities and how to submit a letter of interest, visit

Questions can be directed to Jody at 970-736-2629 or 970-819-9453.

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