Steamboat briefs: Routt County Sheriff’s Office awards scholarship to Ellicia Fuller

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Soroco High School senior Ellicia Fuller stands with Sheriff Garrett Wiggins after she received the County Sheriffs of Colorado scholarship award for Routt County.

Soroco High School senior Ellicia Fuller has been announced as the recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado scholarship award for Routt County.

According to a news release from the Routt County Sheriff’s Office, the $500 scholarship is one of 32 that are awarded to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher-level educational expenses for the 2012-13 academic year.

A citizens’ committee selected the winner for each county. Committees made their selections based on criteria established by County Sheriffs of Colorado, including leadership, merit, character, involvement, purpose and need.

This is the 33rd year for the scholarship program. It is funded in part from the County Sheriffs of Colorado honorary membership fund, which consists of contributions from individual citizens and businesses each year.

Habitat workday at site in Riverside canceled Wednesday

Habitat for Humanity is canceling its regular workday at the duplex site in Riverside Wednesday. Habitat is in need of volunteer skilled framers at this location during the next one to two weeks of the project. Volunteers work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays, weather permitting. Sign up at www.routtcohabitat.org, or show up at 2750 Honeysuckle Lane.

N-CTRL conducts survey about youth tobacco use

The N-CTRL coalition led by Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is conducting a public opinion survey to gather information about youth tobacco use in Craig, Hayden and Oak Creek. Access the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/5S3H3N9. The survey is open to youths and adults in Hayden, Oak Creek and Craig. For more information about N-CTRL or to get involved in youth tobacco prevention, contact Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Community Health Educator Vicki Barron at 970-875-1883 or vbarron@nwcovna.org.

BookTrails seeks local art submissions for fundraiser

BookTrails, a new organization that promotes reading and writing through outdoor exploration, is seeking artists to submit pieces for the Green Squad fundraiser. Artists are asked to create environmental superheroes out of recycled materials to be displayed at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore during May. The superheroes will be the template for third- to fifth-grade students to compete in a writing contest for stories behind the lives of the superheroes. All proceeds will go toward the BookTrails Tuition Assistance Fund, which helps local children attend camp. For more information about the Green Squad fundraiser, visit www.steamboatbooktrails.org or email emily@steamboatbooktrails.org.

Routt’s annual Highway Cleanup Day is May 19

Routt County’s sixth annual Highway Cleanup Day is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 19. Register at hsavalox@co.routt.co.us or 970-870-5588. A barbecue and prizes follow at Howelsen Hill from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Early pricing deadline for season ski passes is June 1

Season passes to Steamboat Ski Area are available at preseason pass rates through June 1. A $99 deposit is required to reserve a pass, and full payment is due by Sept. 17. The adult pass is $959 through June 1, $1,069 from June 2 to Aug. 15 and $1,279 starting Aug. 16. Passes are available at www.steamboat.com or by calling Steamboat Central Reservations at 970-879-0740.

First aid, CPR certification class sign-up ends Wednesday

A first aid and CPR certification class is from 6 to 10 p.m. May 1 and 3 at Yampa Town Hall. Students must attend both classes to earn the full certification. The cost is $60 and includes the textbook. To register or for more information, call the South Routt office of Colorado Northwestern Community College at 970-736-2323, or email julie.hoff@cncc.edu. The registration deadline is Wednesday.

Free weed management seminar set for Thursday

Routt County Weed Program and the Routt County CSU Extension office present a free weed management seminar from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Routt County Courthouse annex. The half-day seminar will cover the noxious and obnoxious weeds of Routt County, control measures and sprayer calibration. New students and experienced weed warriors are welcome. Contact Greg Brown at 970-870-5246 or gbrown@co.routt.co.us.

Community Youth Corps applications due Thursday

The Community Youth Corps application deadline is 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The Community Youth Corps offers Yampa Valley youths the opportunity to earn while they learn by contributing to community improvement projects. Participants must be 14 to 16 years old. Applications are available at www.steamboatsprings.net/rec by clicking on “Recreation,” “Teen Programs” and “Community Youth Corps.” Completed applications can be emailed to jhamm@steamboatsprings.net, faxed to 970-870-0173 or dropped off at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office, 245 Howelsen Parkway. For more information, call 970-879-4300.

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