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Hayden speech students earn awards in state championships

Students representing Hayden High School's speech and debate team competed in the recent State Speech and Debate Championships in January and came away with numerous awards. Caroline Zirkle finished third in the state in original oratory, and Cassidy Crawford also finished third in original oratory. Chris Carrouth placed eighth in creative story telling and Dan Earley finished 12th in same discipline. Opal Opila also qualified for the state tournament and competed in one-on-one value debate. These students begin competing in September, and the championships are held in January.

Winners announced for 105th Winter Carnival Street Events

Winners of the Street Events at the 2018 Winter Carnival in Steamboat Springs were announced Monday and are listed below by event.
Saturday street slalom, age 10 to 14: Nicole Nolting, 14, first, time of 8:19; Kaelyn Radway, 12, second, 8.41; and Ian Heydon, 14, third, 8.90.
Saturday skijoring, age 6 to 9: Reed Van Ness, 9, first, 8.91; Anya Chadbournes, 8, second, 9.09; and Vivian Sloop, 8, third, 9.60.
Saturday skijoring, age 10 to 14: Ivy Ladrow, 10, first, 7.75; Joseph Lowell, 11, second, 8.0; Owen DiBiaso, 13, third, 8.31.
Saturday ring and steer, age 6 to 9: Davis Audrey Brosterhous and Manning Finn, 9, tied for first place, 14.66; Jackson Shutt, 8, second, 15.56; and Parker Seidel, 8, third, 16.85.
Saturday donkey jump, age 6 to 9: Nathan Rind, 8, first, 33'6"; Hudson Merlina, 9, second, 29'6"; and Oliver Dalzell, 6, third, 29'.
Saturday shovel race, age 18 and older: John Piret, first, 10.35; Jared Hoeflich, second, 11.53; and Scott Bosset, third, 11.55.
Sunday ring and spear, age 6 to 9: Will Hall, 9, first, 12.7; Nolan Holfhausen, second, 13.8; and Cole Anderson, 8, third, 16.25.
Sunday street slalom, age 6 to 9: Griffin Harvey, 8, first, 7.5; Bridger Lawton, 8, second, 8.5; and Shay LeMaster, 8, third, 8.6.
Sunday donkey jump, age 10 to 14: Teddy Haupt Tourigny, 10, first, 37'11"; Dylan Kuntz, 14, second, 37'; and Joseph Lowell, 11, third, 36'7".
Sunday shovel race, age 18 and older: Dalton Romick, first, 9.0; Kelly Philips, second, 9.3; and Justin Meeder, third, 9.7.

Produce drives in Steamboat, Hayden held to benefit LiftUp

A pair of produce drives for LiftUp of Routt County will be held this week. The first one, hosted by Colorado Mountain College students, will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at City Market in Steamboat Springs. The second, hosted by Bear River Young Life, will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at The Hayden Mercantile. People are invited to donate produce for LiftUp's food banks.

Steamboat junior selected as Teen of the Month for January

The Steamboat Springs Teen Council has chosen Miri Frasier as its Teen of the Month for January. The junior at Steamboat Springs High School was selected for the honor because she demonstrates that teens are valuable community assets; acts as a leader and/or a positive role model amongst his/her peers; and is committed to community service.
Miri is a member of the cross country and tennis teams and is involved in the National Honor Society, Interact, Prom Committee and Model UN. After high school, Miri plans to attend college and she has already begun taking med-prep classes and hopes to intern at UC Health Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat during her senior year.
In 10 years, Miri said she hopes to be conducting research in life sciences or attending grad school to further her career in medicine.
Miri said the most influential people in her life are her mom, dad, older brother and her dog Willow. She has a very caring family that support her in all things she does.
Outside of school and activities, Miri enjoys yoga, and on weekends, she works at Fringe Boutique, hangs out with her great friends or hits the slopes with her dad.
Frasier said she believes it is important for teens to be valued in the community because, "It is easy to overlook how hard this age group works. With college in mind, teens go to school every day, play a sport or two, work a job and still find time to be a kid and have fun. Balancing all of this can be overwhelming, but support from the community and the hope for a bright future makes it worthwhile."
Steamboat Springs Teen Council is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and is funded through a grant from Routt County United Way and Yampa Valley Community Foundation.

Free developmental screenings offered to children in the area

The 2018 Child Find program, which offers free developmental screenings for children birth to 5, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 6 and 7 at the Steamboat Springs School District Administrative Building, 325 Seventh St. The screenings are for children who will be 3 by Oct. 1 as well as children birth to 2½ years old.
The screenings are offered through a collaboration of the Steamboat Springs School District, Northwest Colorado BOCES and Horizons Specialized Services. Children will be screened in the areas of vision, hearing, concepts, social, motor skills and speech/language. Information and applications for the Colorado Preschool Program will be also be available at this time.
To make a screening appointment, call 970-871-3198.

Local students named to dean's list at Fort Lewis College

Several Steamboat Springs students were named to the dean's list at Fort Lewis for the Fall 2017 semester. These students, who took at least 15 credits of gradable hours and achieved a grade point average of 3.6 or higher, include: Tyler Scott, business administration; Samuel Rossman, business administration; Jackson Perry, business administration; Erik Summers, computer engineering; and Spencer Petersen, economics.

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Advocates Building Peaceful Communities seeks volunteers

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is recruiting volunteers to become victim advocates to provide on-call services for the 24-hour crisis line. Thirty hours of training is provided and will take place in early February according to participant schedules.  Advocates is a nonprofit agency providing free and confidential services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in Routt County. Those who are interested may call Molly or Diane at 970-879-2034 for more information.