Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley Community Band starts Monday |

Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley Community Band starts Monday

Pilot & Today staff

The first rehearsal of the Yampa Valley Community Band is from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Steamboat Springs Middle School. The group will be open to all musicians who have some level of playing experience and will rehearse from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, band organizer Mark Rasmussen said.

There is no cost to join the band, and there are no auditions. Yampa Valley Community Band is open to students and to residents of any part of the Yampa Valley, Rasmussen said. The group is in its planning stages, but Rasmussen said the band could play a holiday concert depending on how rehearsals go.

For more information about the band or to join, call Rasmussen at 970-291-1254 or e-mail

Cultural integration group needs bilingual volunteers

Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers must speak Spanish, enjoy helping the immigrant community, and be respectful and mature. Training is provided. Call Tatiana at 871-4599 or e-mail

Support group starting for grieving children

A support group for children ages 7 to 10, who are grieving the loss of a loved one, is forming in Steamboat Springs. The group will use art and play to help children learn healthy ways to express their emotions after a loss and will use peer support to help normalize their feelings. If you have a child who would be interested in participating, call Katy Thiel at 871-7628.

Care providers needed for autism Respite Program

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The Yampa Valley Autism Program is seeking care providers for its Respite Program. Respite Program care providers are made available to families of children with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities, for hire to help as needed. Care providers also can participate in programs such as Kid’s Night Out.

The Yampa Valley Autism Program is looking for individuals who have experience with children of special needs. CPR and first aid certifications can be provided if not certified. An hourly rate is provided to all caregivers. Call Kristin at 870-4263 or e-mail

Tread of Pioneers Museum looking for volunteers

The Tread of Pioneers Museum is seeking volunteers. The Steamboat Springs museum needs front desk volunteers to work three-hour shifts. Duties include greeting visitors, answering phones, and collecting admissions and gift shop sales. Friday and Saturday afternoon shifts are especially needed. The museum also needs help with upcoming special events and is seeking school tour guides. Contact Katy Taylor at 879-2214 or for more information.

Donations of pink scarves will benefit breast cancer

Donations of pink scarves are appreciated to benefit the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Coalition, which will sell the scarves at Epilogue Book Co. to raise funds for the annual Bust of Steamboat event. Donations of pink scarves can be dropped off at the bookstore. Scarves will be for sale at the bookstore and then at the Bust of Steamboat, which is Oct. 30 at Three Peaks Grill. Call Marilyn at 870-3262 for details.

Horizons seeks volunteers to help mentor clients

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to individuals with developmental disabilities. Volunteers spend at least three hours a month with Horizons clients. Activities can include hiking, biking, bowling, swimming, fishing, walks and more. If interested, call Rebecca Hanson at 879-4466, ext. 111.