Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Mountain School raises money for STARS |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Mountain School raises money for STARS

Students at Steamboat Mountain School helped to raise $6,000 during the past week for Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports.

Students at the school who are part of the National Honor Society chose STARS as their cause for an annual charitable fundraiser at the school.

They held two bake sales at the school and hosted a talent show last Friday, collecting an admission charge and numerous donations from students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the school to give to STARS.

President of Steamboat Mountain School’s NHS chapter Paige Eivins, class of 2015, and faculty sponsor and academic dean Joanne Lasko met with Craig Kennedy, STARS director of outreach, to present their donation Tuesday.

“We raised a lot more than we thought we would,” said Marta Miskolczy, director of marketing and advancement for Steamboat Mountain School.

STARS is hoping to raise $100,000 by the end of March to continue its many programs helping individuals with disabilities participate in adaptive recreational activities.

Open gym archery program extended through April 15

The city of Steamboat Springs will be extending its open gym archery program for adults and children. This program will run from 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at Soda Creek Elementary School gym through April 15 and will cost $5 per participant each session.

The program is open from 6 to 7 p.m. to youth, ages 7 and older with a parent or guardian present and then adults 18 and older from 7 to 9 p.m. Children younger than 7 will not be permitted in the gym during archery hours.

The range will be set up at 10 yards until 7 p.m. and then adjusted to 15 yards from 7 to 9 p.m. for the adults.

Genesis compound bows and arrows will be available for the public and are appropriate for adults and children to use, but it is highly recommended that adults bring their own equipment.

Trained staff will be on site to help facilitate the range activities and provide helpful hints, but this is not an instructional class. Contact Alexis Wolf at or 970-871-7053 for more information.

Board awards scholarships to Routt County students

The Steamboat Springs Board of REALTORS is again awarding scholarships to Routt County high school students wishing to continue their education. For application guidelines, contact local high school guidance counselors or visit Call Jody at the Board of REALTORS at 970-879-4663 for additional information or assistance. The application deadline is April 3.

Office on Aging hosting Meals on Wheels open house

Routt County Office on Aging will host a March for Meals 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.

Transportation department upgrading bicycle maps

The Colorado Department of Transportation is upgrading its Statewide Bicycle and Scenic Byways map, giving local governments an opportunity to provide cycling information specific to their area.

Initially, bicyclists could go online and review and select state routes to ride throughout Colorado based on shoulder width and traffic volumes. It also included a search capability for lodging, bike shops, restaurants and other areas of interest. Now, local jurisdictions can add similar cycling information to the site.

“This upgrade is adding another complete dimension to the map,” CDOT’s Bicycle/Pedestrian and Byways Manager Betsy Jacobsen said. “Users will be able to zoom in and find much more detailed information than was originally available. It will also allow local jurisdictions to update their information as they make physical changes to existing facilities.”

Local agencies can access the site and request to be a “trail editor.” Once approved, they can upload their GIS files showing their local trails, routes, bike lanes, etc. Trail editors must be associated with a government agency to be approved.

To access the map, go to

Groups offer drop-off points for recyclable electronics

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and partners offer four drop-off locations in Steamboat Springs for the public to safely and responsibly recycle used small personal electronics for free. An expanded list of items, ranging from laptops and smaller, now can be taken to the YVSC office at 141 Ninth St.

Accepted electronics include: old cellphones, smartphones, cellphone batteries and chargers, iPods, MP3 players, digital cameras, tablets, AirCards and Bluetooth, ink and toner cartridges, laptops, GPS devices and headphones. Additional drop-off locations for all these items include the Steamboat Springs middle and high school front offices when school is in session.

All of the smaller items, aside from tablets and laptops, also may be deposited in the existing cellphone collection box in the Wells Fargo Bank lobby in downtown Steamboat. In addition to providing a service to the community, the collections help fund the YVSC Sustainable Schools program. For more information, email

For larger items such as monitors, televisions, computer terminals/towers, and hard drives, please contact G&S Mountain Recyclers at 303-682-3171 or visit for local pickup days. There is a fee for these items to be recycled, so do not bring these items to the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s office.

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