Steamboat briefs: Online voter registration for election ends Monday |

Steamboat briefs: Online voter registration for election ends Monday

The last day of online voter registration at for the 2014 general election is Monday. Voters also may register in person through Nov. 4 at the Routt County Courthouse annex from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 4 (Election Day).

Children’s class on safety awareness starts Monday

A safety awareness and self-defense class for 4- to 7-year-olds will be offered on Monday nights at the American Legion Hut in Hayden beginning Oct. 27. The classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and continue through Nov. 24.

The sessions, which will be taught by Adam Peck, will focus on stranger awareness and will offer an introduction to the martial arts in a fun exercise-based format. The cost is $15 for all five sessions and $10 for each additional child in the same family.

For more information and registration forms, visit or call Carolyn 970-846-9083 or Adam at 970-646-2579. Registration forms can be returned to Hayden Valley Elementary.

Heritage Christian School 1st-quarter honor roll

Seventh grade

■ High Honor Roll: Clinton Bradt, Micah Clark, Amie Cooke

■ Honor Roll: Lily Archuleta, Emma Cooke, Bailey Iacovetto and Jada Krieger

Ninth grade

■ High Honor Roll: Mya Archuleta and Christina Hathaway

■ Honor Roll: Justin Peretz, Grace Sarikelle and Karly Lanning

10th grade

■ High Honor Roll: Jared Clark and Katelynn Stone

11th grade

■ High Honor Roll: Jackie Poirot

12th grade

■ High Honor Roll: Andrea Houston and Andrea Clark

Steamboat Kiwanis service club seeks new members

Steamboat Springs’ Kiwanis club is looking for new members who would be interested in providing service to the community as well as attending weekly meetings on Tuesdays at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Annual dues are $180. Kiwanis was chartered in 1948 and is Steamboat’s oldest service club. For more information, call Bud at 970-879-0064 or Johanna at 970-879-0211.

Election ballot drop-off boxes available in county

Routt County voters now have access to a secure 24-hour ballot drop-off box, which is located in the alley between the Routt County Courthouse and annex. Drop-off boxes are also available during regular business hours at the Clark Store and the Oak Creek, Yampa and Hayden town halls. Ballots also may be voted by mail; however, to ensure delivery by Nov. 4, the latest recommended mailing date is Tuesday.

Anyone who did not receive a ballot in the mail or who needs to register to vote, change their mailing address, replace a lost or damaged ballot or vote in person can do so at the Routt County Voter Service and Polling Center, which is located in the Courthouse Annex, 136 Sixth St. in Steamboat Springs. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. It also will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 4. VSPC services also will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Oak Creek and Hayden town halls. Ballots must be received by the Routt County clerk and recorder no later than 7 p.m. Nov. 4. Call the county clerk at 970-870-5558 for additional information.

Horizons provides free screenings for children

Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children. If you’re a parent and are concerned about your child’s development, call Kathy Northcutt at 970-871-8558. The screenings can answer questions such as “Should he be walking by now?” “How many words should she be saying?” and “Is her hearing and vision what it should be?”

¿Tiene usted preguntas como estas con respecto al desarrollo de su nina/o? ¿Deberia estar caminando a esta edad? ¿Cuantas palabras deberia mi nino/a estar diciendo? ¿Es su vision y audicion normal? Podemos contestar sus preguntas con un chequeo gratuito. Llame a Natosha al 970-756-5014.

Members sought for Young Professionals Network

The Young Professionals Network is looking for additional members. The group focuses on networking, professional development, volunteer opportunities and social events. An annual membership is $45. For more information or to join, visit or email Glen Traylor at

Free online carpool service offered in Routt, Moffat

Residents of Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties have access to a free, online carpool matching service sponsored by Yampa Valley Data Partners, according to a news release.

Organizers hope the website,, will be a resource to help Northwest Colorado residents save on transportation costs. The project was created as part of the Northwest Colorado Energy Education Plan, which was funded by a grant from the Colorado Energy Office.

Leaving unattended vehicle idling is against state law

As part of the anti-idling education campaign Spare the Air, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council would like to remind drivers that leaving an unattended vehicle idling is illegal under Colorado law. A state law approved in 2011 also limits idling of diesel engine vehicles of more than 14,000 pounds to 5 minutes per hour.

Join the Spare the Air initiative to save money, engine wear and air emissions by limiting unnecessary idling to 30 seconds. According to the Consumer Energy Center, idling is not an effective way to warm up a car engine. On winter days, the best way to warm an engine is to drive after idling no more than 30 seconds.

Learn more at

Apply for Steamboat Board of Realtors scholarships

The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors again is awarding renewable college scholarships to past Board of Realtors scholarship recipients to continue their college educations.

Visit the Board of Realtors website at for application guidelines, or call Jody at 970-879-4663 for more information. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is July 18.

Forests’ Resource Advisory Committee seeks members

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are seeking members to serve on a citizens’ Resource Advisory Committee. The RAC reviews and recommends projects that benefit natural resources on the national forests in five counties.

The committee was established in 2009 to serve Jackson and Routt counties in Colorado as well as Albany and Carbon counties in Wyoming. In 2011, the RAC volunteered to assist Rio Blanco County (White River National Forest) to solicit and select projects so that a separate RAC did not need to be formed.

The Medicine Bow-Routt RAC has slots for 15 members representative of a variety of interests and expertise. There currently are several open positions for voting members and alternate members. Nominees will be recommended by the U.S. Forest Service and approved by the Secretary of Agriculture.

Applicants must live in Colorado or Wyoming. Members will serve a four-year term without compensation except possible travel expenses. For an application, email, or call RAC Coordinator Aaron Voos at 307-745-2323.

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