Steamboat briefs: Montessori charter school seeks letters of intent

Montessori charter school seeks letters of intent

A steering committee for a proposed Mountain Montessori Charter School has presented its proposal to the Colorado Charter School Institute and is now seeking letters of intent for parties interested in serving on the school’s governing board or applying as head of school or as a lead or assistant teacher.

Those interested should submit a letter of intent to by 5 p.m. May 25.

If you are interested in serving on the governing board, include in your letter any skills, experience or talents you have that would be significant to enhancing our proposed school.

If you are interested in applying to the proposed school as the head of school, include your experience with Montessori education/philosophy including any certifications you hold, your experience implementing Montessori in the public sector and your experience with working in a charter school, if applicable.

If you are interested in applying to the proposed school as a teacher, include your experience with Montessori education/philosophy including any certification you hold, your desire to teach a the primary level, lower elementary level or upper elementary level, your desire to be a lead or an assistant teacher and your experience working in the public sector, if applicable.

The steering committee’s next governing board meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 21 at PaddleWheel Coffee & Tea Company, 720 Lincoln Ave.

Tread of Pioneers will be closed all day Wednesday

The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be closed Wednesday for cleaning as participants in the United Way’s Day of Caring. Regular hours will resume May 21. Visit for more information.

Hofman receives physical therapy PhD from Emory

Alan Hofman, son of Jacki and Steve Hofman, of Steamboat Springs, was awarded a doctorate in physical therapy with honors May 11 from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Alan received his bachelor of science degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 2011. He currently resides in Atlanta where he will shortly begin his practice.

Deadline for sand painting designs for library is June 1

Bud Werner Memorial Library is seeking design idea submissions for the 2015 community sand painting, which will take place during the time six Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery take up residency at Bud Werner Memorial Library from July 29 to Aug. 2 to construct a sand mandala in Library Hall.

As the monks create their sand mandala, the community will have an opportunity to try the ancient art of sand painting, using the same tools and techniques that the monks employ, on an adjacent community sand painting.

Design ideas must be submitted to the library by no later than 5 p.m. June 1. The winning design will be revealed before the monks arrive, in mid-July. Designs can be delivered in person to the library front desk or via mail to 1289 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. Clearly mark submissions with name, phone number and email address.

Important elements to consider for design submissions can be found at

Forest Service seeks proposals to protect lands

The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting Forest Legacy Program proposals from Colorado landowners.

The program authorizes the USDA Forest Service or the CSFS to purchase permanent conservation easements on private forestlands to prevent those lands from being converted to non-forest uses.

The application deadline is 4 p.m. July 24 for federal fiscal year 2017 funding. Proposals must be submitted by mail.

The purpose of the Colorado Forest Legacy Program is to protect environmentally important private forest areas that are threatened by conversion to non-forest uses. The program provides an opportunity for private landowners to retain ownership and management of their land, while receiving compensation for unrealized development rights.

The Colorado State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee will evaluate proposals and recommend to the state forester those proposals that have sufficient merit to forward to the USDA Forest Service. Forwarded proposals will then compete at a regional level; those selected at the regional level will compete nationally for funding.

For additional information or to obtain an application packet, contact Naomi Marcus at 970-491-6303. Applications also are available online at

Life-changing events may be qualifiers for insurance

Have you had any of the following life-change events in the past month? If so, you may qualify for health insurance coverage through Connect for Health Colorado outside of the open enrollment period:

■ Marriage, birth, adoption and placement for foster care.

■ Your insurance plan or Medicaid coverage was canceled or ended.

■ You changed jobs and lost your employer-sponsored insurance.

■ You gained citizenship or immigration status.

■ You experienced a change in incarceration status.

■ You moved to Colorado.

For more information or to meet with a health coverage guide, call 970-871-7664 in Moffat County or 970-871-7638 in Routt County.

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