Steamboat briefs: Memorial Day service set for 11 a.m. Monday at cemetery
Veterans of VFW Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 will conduct Memorial Day services to honor the memory of those who have served in the armed forces at 11 a.m. Monday in front of the Veterans Memorial at Steamboat Springs Cemetery.
The public is invited to attend and help honor the devotion of service men and women.
This year, the memorial service will honor local veterans who have died through the past year. Traditional military honors will be rendered to remember the sacrifices made by these veterans.
Steamboat Springs Transit will provide bus service to the cemetery from the transit center west of town. Buses will begin running at 9:40 a.m., with the last bus leaving at 10:40 a.m. Buses will return immediately following the service. Traffic control personnel will assist vehicle travel and parking.
For more information, call Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936.
CPW requests proposals for wildlife protection program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is requesting proposals for the 2016 Colorado Wildlife Habitat Protection Program, according to a news release from CPW.
CWHPP is a statewide program that supports CPW’s mission by offering funding opportunities to private landowners who wish to voluntarily protect wildlife habitats on their property and/or provide sustainable wildlife-relatd recreational access to the public.
A conservation partnership with Great Outdoors Colorado and revenue generate from the sale of habitat stamps has generated more than $9 million available for this year’s qualified projects.
Applications will be evaluated according to the CPW Commission’s priorities, which include the following.
■ Protection of big game winter range and migration corridors.
■ Acquiring public access for wildlife-related recreation (including fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing.
■ Protection of habitat for species of concern.
■ Preserving wildlife diversity.
Successful applicants will be notified following the CPW Commission’s November meeting.
Study abroad language grant available to students
The Dring Language Fellowship will provide up to $2,500 for a Routt County high school student to study a foreign language abroad. Previous fellowship winners have studied French, Spanish, Norwegian and other languages while they stayed for up to a year abroad. The fellowship emphasizes individual immersion in a language.
The program, sponsored by Jan and Bill Dring for the past five years, is administered through the Yampa Valley Community Foundation and Routt County high schools. Visit dringfellowshipyampavalley.weebly.com for an application or more information.
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