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Steamboat briefs: Noon Rotary Club to offer scholarships to local seniors

Steamboat Springs Noon Rotary Club is offering scholarships for Routt County graduating high school seniors who are planning to attend a university, college or vocational program in the 2016-17 school year.

Applicants should demonstrate leadership skills, community service, scholarship achievement, character and demeanor and scholastic achievement. Applications will also be reviewed based on need and the student’s future educational plans. Students are encouraged to apply by Tuesday, March 15. Applications can be found at

Education Fund Board calls special meeting today

The Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the Human Services Center boardroom.

The meeting will include a public comment segment, followed by a second reading of a revised grant request from Partners in Routt County.

The board will also discuss board vacancies and review contracts.

To view the full agenda, visit


LiftUp extends Wednesday hours in month of March

LiftUp of Routt County food bank will hold extended hours on Wednesdays during the month of March. Each Wednesday, the food bank will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

CMC SKY Club, Steamboat Today host astronomy night

Colorado Mountain College Alpine’s SKY Club and Steamboat Today will present a free public astronomy night program at 7 p.m. today in the Allbright Family Auditorium on the CMC campus

The program will feature CMC astronomy Professor Jimmy Westlake’s “Jupiter — Giant of the Solar System” and include telescope viewing of Jupiter, weather permitting.

First Impressions to offer parenting session Thursday

First Impressions of Routt County will sponsor a “Got Kids?” parenting session for ages birth to 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at South Routt Community Center, 227 Dodge St. in Oak Creek. The parenting discussion will be led by a panel of local experts, including Dan Smilkstein, MD, South Routt Medical Center; Rita Rhodes, South Routt Elementary School counselor; and Tamara Bereznak, Soroco preschool director. Free child care and dinner will be provided. To register, call 970-870-5270 or email by today.

VNA cannot process birth certificates through Friday

Birth certificates will not be available at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Steamboat Springs through Friday, March 11. Birth certificates can be processed at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell St. Call 970-879-1632 for more information.

Steamboat sets preschool, kindergarten registration

Steamboat Springs School District is currently accepting preschool, kindergarten and new first grade registration at both elementary schools from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Thursday, March 10. Please bring immunizations records, birth certificate and notarized proof of residence form and proof of residence in the form of a utility bill, lease/rental agreement or tax bill showing name and physical address. Contact Barb Hurley, at Strawberry Park Elementary School, at 970-871-3498 or Tam Farrell at Soda Creek at 970-871-3397 for more information.

Howelsen Hill Nordic trails to be closed for weekend

The Howelsen Hill Nordic Center is hosting the 2016 National Collegiate Skiing Championships, and more than 125 athletes will be using the Nordic trails for official training and racing through Saturday, March 12.

As a result, several of the Nordic trails will be closed to users to ensure skier safety and to protect trail conditions.

Rodeo Loop, Haakan Spar and Bluff Loop trails will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10, from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 11 and from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12.

Hobo Park and the ballfields will remain open; however, there will be no access to higher elevation trails from the front side of Howelsen Hill, and Long John will be closed until approximately noon on Saturday, March 12.

In addition, there will be an Alpine slalom race Friday, March 11, which will close The Face from approximately 6 to 10 p.m.

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