Steamboat briefs: Steamboat tennis center offers discount court rentals |

Steamboat briefs: Steamboat tennis center offers discount court rentals

The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs offers half-price court rentals through Sunday. There will be not leagues or junior academy programs this week, but the center will have weekly drills.

Call 970-879-8400 to register for a drill.

History Colorado seeks nominations for farm award

History Colorado invites families who have owned and operated their Colorado farm or ranch for 100 years or more to nominate their properties for the 2016 Colorado Centennial Farms Award. Qualifying farms and ranches will be honored at the 30th annual Centennial Farms Celebration on Aug. 26 at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.

Farmers and ranchers nominating their properties must submit an application providing information about the history of the farm and its buildings by close of business April 29.

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Nominees must meet the following requirements to be selected as a Colorado Centennial Farm.

■ Farming or ranching properties must have remained in the same family continuously for at least 100 years.

■ Each property must still operate as a working farm or ranch.

■ Farms or ranches must have a minimum of 160 acres.

■ Properties with fewer than 160 acres can qualify if they gross at least $1,000 in annual sales.

To nominate, download and complete a Colorado Centennial Farms application at histo and mail it to History Colorado State Historical Fund, Colorado Centennial Farms Program, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203.

For more information, contact Jennifer Deichman at 303-866-2896 or

Volunteer artists needed to decorate yard art cranes

The Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition is seeking volunteer artists to decorate yard art cranes for the fifth annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival crane yard art exhibit and silent auction.

Blank wood and metal cranes will be distributed to participating artists in April and must be returned fully decorated by Aug. 15. Diverse and creative decorating motifs are encouraged, but artists are requested to consider materials that withstand the outdoors, since the cranes are designed as yard ornaments.

Decorated cranes will be displayed with credit to the artists on the Bud Werner Memorial Library lawn during the Yampa Valley Crane Festival, which will be held Sept. 8 to 11. All proceeds from the crane yard art silent auction 4 benefit the Yampa Valley Crane Festival and the new Crops for Cranes conservation program.

Call Karen Kellogg at 970-846-2559 if you are interested in volunteering to decorate a crane or have questions.

Parkinson's exercise class offered twice weekly

Parkinson's exercise classes are held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Fridays at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, Eighth and Oak streets. The class consists of exercises developed by neuroscientist Becky Farley ( and Gary Sobol, who has Parkinson's and is the founder of GZ Sobol's Parkinson's Network ( to specifically address Parkinson's symptoms, including dexterity, rigidity, balance, bradykinesia and voice softness.

Class participants warm up their muscles, focus on big, powerful movements and loud voices and work together as a group to encourage one another, share tips and revel in good humor.

Classes are free. For more information, call Jacqueline Teuscher at 303-829-2869 or Eva Gibbons at 970-846-9887, or email