Steamboat Briefs: Rotary Club youth, senior grant requests due today |

Steamboat Briefs: Rotary Club youth, senior grant requests due today

Rotary Club youth, senior grant requests due today

The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs will receive grant requests for its next grant cycle through today. Grants are available to nonprofit organizations in Routt County. The focus of grant activity are youth and senior programs. Grants will be awarded around April 15. The grant application and grant information can be found at Click on the “Community Grant Application” on the right side of the home page. Call Karl Gills at 970-846-4326 with questions.

Penguin Plunge fundraiser set for Saturday at noon

The 12th annual Penguin Plunge will be held at noon Saturday at the Catamount Lake House pool. Groups will be “freezin’ for a reason” by jumping into the pool in costumes to raise money for Yampa Valley Medical Center’s new Cancer Care Center. To participate, donate or get more information, visit or call 970-871-0700.

Free mulch available at Howelsen Ice Arena

The city of Steamboat Springs has mulch from recycled Christmas trees available for local residents on a first-come, first-served basis. The mulch is located to the right of the entrance of the Howelsen Ice Arena at 285 Howelsen Parkway. The city is asking that only residents and homeowners participate. Call Parks and Community Services at 970-879-4300 for more information.

High schoolers invited to ‘Nothin’ But Nerf Wars’

The city of Steamboat Springs’ teen programs and the Steamboat Springs Teen Council will host a high school “Nothin’ but Nerf Wars” capture the flag event from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday in the Steamboat Springs High School commons area. A $3 entry fee per participant will be charged and teens are asked to bring their own Nerf gun and ammo. There will be random prize drawings for Wildhorse movie tickets. Visit for more information.

Flower barrel fundraiser for downtown underway

Summer is right around the corner and flower barrels can now be ordered through the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs’ annual flower barrel fundraiser, which helps beautify downtown while generating funds for Routt County nonprofit organizations. Annually, the fundraiser produces about $7,000 that goes directly back into the community.

Anyone who would like to purchase a flower barrel or barrels can place an order at The number of barrels available is limited, so they will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Delivery is currently scheduled for the evening of June 9 and pick up will be in early to mid September, weather depending.

Call Kathy Elliott at 970-846-8544 or Gillian Morris at 970-846-1953 for more information.

Teen council accepting applications for 2015-16

The Steamboat Springs Teen Council is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. The all-teen organization works to “give teens a voice in our community” by promoting leadership and team-building skills while helping to guide community decisions that affect teens. Students who are currently in eighth through 11th grades are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is April 15. Download an application at Contact Kate Warnke at or 970-871-7054 for more information.

The teen council, in its eighth consecutive year, works to increase positive leadership development, involve teens in the community at large and provide substance-free and alternative activities for youth. The program is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs, Routt County United Way, the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation, the Civic Canopy and the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health.

To learn more about the Steamboat Springs Teen Council visit

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