Steamboat briefs: Water roundtable in need of applicants to fill vacancy |

Steamboat briefs: Water roundtable in need of applicants to fill vacancy

The Yampa-White-Green Rivers Basin Roundtable is seeking applicants for one board vacancy. The at-large position may represent environmental, agriculture, recreation, domestic water provider, industrial or community interests. Applicants must reside in the geographic area defined by the rivers basin. Applications must be submitted by Friday. Contact Ren Martyn, roundtable member, at 970-879-4546 or for more information.

Steamboat Rotary Club offers grants to nonprofits

The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs will receive grant requests for its next grant cycle through April 15. Grants are available to nonprofit organizations in Routt County. The focus of grant activity are youth and senior programs. Grants will be awarded around May 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.

Emerald Mountain School offers after-school programs

After-school Inspiration Programs are being offered at Emerald Mountain School during the months of March and April. They are open to students in the community in third through eighth grades. Jiu Jitsu and Cribbage Club will be held on Mondays after school. The cost to participate is $120 for Jiu Jitsu and $50 for Cribbage Club. Visit for more information and sign-up forms.

Applications needed for Youth Corps crew leaders

The city of Steamboat Springs’ Community Youth Corps is seeking seasonal crew leaders and assistant crew leaders who want to supervise crews of 14- to 16-year-olds on various conservation projects on public lands and within the community. Candidates must be available to work from May 18 to Aug. 10. Applications are available online at Contact Kate Warnke at 970-871-7054 or for more information.

Volunteers needed to serve on Board of Adjustments

The Routt County Board of Commissioners is soliciting applications for open positions on the Routt County Board of Adjustment. Experience in design, engineering or construction is helpful but not required. The Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board that reviews requests for variances of the Routt County Zoning Resolution. The board meets no more than two Monday evenings per mont, but usually only about four times per year. The positions are voluntary, but travel expenses are reimbursed. Applicants should submit a letter of interest to the Routt County Planning Department, Box 773749, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Call 970-879-2704 for more information. The deadline to apply is March 9.

Development screenings for kids planned in South Routt

South Routt Early Learning Center in Yampa will hold its annual child development screenings on March 9 and 10 for children 2 1/2 to 4 who live in South Routt. Children will be screened in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech, hearing, vision and dental. Call 970-638-1065 for an appointment.

Volunteers are needed for Mainstreet design team

The Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Design Committee is looking for volunteers. The committee focuses on how downtown Steamboat looks and functions. Some of the projects of the committee have included the downtown bus shelters; adopting Eagle Scout Park for cleanup, plantings and ongoing maintenance; assistance with the design and execution of the streetscape plan on Lincoln Avenue; and flower baskets. Upcoming projects will include the Yampa Street revitalization and advocacy for sidewalks on Oak Street. The committee meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. Call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800 for more information or to sign up for a meeting reminder email list.

Parkinson’s exercise group aims to improve balance

A Parkinson’s exercise has started for people with Parkinson’s disease or those who would like to improve balance. The class includes seated warm up, standing exercises for balance, strength and agility, and group camaraderie.

The classes run from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 1:15 p.m. Fridays at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs at Eighth and Oak streets. Use the alley entrance.

Costs are $10 for drop in, $80 10-punch card, and care partners are free.

Contact Jacqueline Teuscher at 303-829-2869 or or Eva Gibbon at 970-846-9887 for more information.

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