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Steamboat briefs: School district seeks input for facility master plan

SlaterPaull/Hord Coplan Macht Architects has been retained by the Steamboat Springs School District to develop a district-wide facility master plan. As part of the effort, the team is seeking input from faculty, staff, parents, students and the Steamboat Springs community through a survey. 

The survey questions are designed to help understand the community priorities for learning environments and to create visions for the district’s future. The district is inviting all members of the community to participate.

The survey can be found at or through a link on the school district website at

Annual Penguin Plunge benefits cancer care center

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.

Foundation opens 2015 scholarship program

Yampa Valley Community Foundation announces the opening of the 2015 scholarship program for Routt and Moffat high school students. Interested high school seniors should visit to learn more about a number of available scholarships, which each have specific criteria. Online applications and essays are due no later than 8 p.m. April 8. Scholarship recipients will be announced at local awards nights and graduation ceremonies. Contact Susan Petersen at or 970-879-8632 with questions.

March Meals on Wheels open house is Friday

Routt County Office on aging will host a March for Meals on Wheels open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The event is open to the public with a free lunch and door prizes. Those attending will have the opportunity to learn about the programs and activities available to senior citizens in Routt County. Call 970-879-0633 for more information.

High schoolers invited to capture the flag event

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.

Students raise money for American Heart Association

Students at South Routt Elementary School in Yampa raised $4,465.97 for the American Heart Association through the annual Jump Rope for Heart campaign. “People of South Routt and the surrounding area should be proud of their children,” said Artie Weber, South Routt Elementary physical education instructor. “The kids understood the true meaning of the program (to help people), and they went out and gave it their all  during the fundraiser.”

Library to host community talk on historic agriculture

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Community Agriculture Alliance and Tread of Pioneers Museum will present a free community talk, “Historic Agriculture in the Yampa Valley,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Library Hall. The panel discussion will showcase longtime perspectives on farming, ranching and gardening in the Steamboat Springs area in honor of Celebrate Agriculture Week. Featured panelists include Routt County native Dean Look, a rancher and outdoor enthusiast; Routt County native Rita Herold, a rancher, educator and historian; and three generations of Routt County CSU Extension agents, Sam Haslem, CJ Mucklow and Todd Hagenbuch.

Several city committees in need of new members

Steamboat Springs residents are invited to apply to serve on the following city committees:

■ Planning Commission: One regular three-year position. Members of this commission receive a Howelsen Hill ski pass and a Haymaker golf pass.

■ Board of Adjustment: One regular three-year position; one alternate three-year position. Members receive a Howelsen Hill ski pass.

■ Historic Preservation Commission: Two regular three-year positions. Members receive a Howelsen Hill ski pass.

■ Local Marketing District board: Two regular three-year positions.

■ Parks and Recreation Commission: Three regular three-year positions. Members receive a Howelsen Hill ski pass.

■ Ice Rink Advisory Committee: Three regular two-year positions. Members receive a Howelsen Ice Arena punch card.

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. April 17. Applications and position information are available at City Hall, 137 10th St. or on the city’s website at

Contact City Clerk Julie Franklin at 970-879-2060, ext. 248, or at for more information.

Tread of Pioneers Museum seeks new volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum needs front desk volunteers to work three-hour shifts. Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones, collecting admissions and gift shop sales.

The museum also needs help with upcoming special events and is seeking school tour guides.

Contact the museum’s volunteer coordinator at 970-879-2214 or for more information.

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