Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Today seeks editorial board members

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— Steamboat Today is accepting letters of interest from readers who would like to serve as community representatives on the newspaper’s editorial board. Individuals selected for the board will be asked to serve a four-month term beginning in May.

The editorial board includes two community representatives and four members of the newspaper staff.

Newspaper staff members on the board include Publisher Suzanne Schlicht, Editor Lisa Schlichtman, Assistant Editor Jim Patterson and veteran reporter Tom Ross. Current community representatives on the board are Ed MacArthur and Enimie Reumaux.

The editorial board formulates the Our View opinions expressed on the ViewPoints page of the newspaper Wednesdays and Sundays. The editorial board meets at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays for one hour.

Readers interested in serving on the editorial board should email a letter of interest and resume to Schlichtman at lschli

chtman@SteamboatToday.com or mail it to Steamboat Today, P.O. Box 774827, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Letters also may be dropped off at Steamboat Today’s office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Call Schlichtman at 970-871-4221 with questions.

Integrated Community set to host ‘Dinner and a Movie’

Integrated Community will host its annual Dinner and a Movie fundraiser beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 at Cugino’s Italian Restaurant. The meal will feature a choice of three entrees, green salad, bread and a non-alcoholic beverage.

This year’s movie will be “McFarland USA,” which stars Kevin Costner and tells the story of a coach at a predominantly Latino high school in California’s Central Valley who guides his runners to use their strong family ties and incredible work ethic to become champions.

Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple and are available from Integrated Community staff and board members. Funds raised will be used to support Integrated Community’s work.

To order tickets, call Millie Beall at 970-846-4126 or visit Integrated Community’s office, located at 443 Oak St.

CFL bulbs, electronics drop off set for 9 a.m. Saturday

Alpine Bank in Steamboat Springs will host an electronics and CFL bulb collection from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30. Visit yvsc.org for a complete list of items accepted and fees associated. Alpine Bank customers will receive a discount on their electronics recycling costs. Cash and checks only, and there will be no commercial drop-offs. This event, sponsored by the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, is for residential electronics and CFL bulbs. Enter and exit Alpine Bank off Pine Grove Road due to construction.

Applications being accepted for Center for Visual Arts

The Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts is accepting applications for mid-year membership opportunities beginning June 1 in the nonprofit’s emerging artist gallery located at 837 Lincoln Ave.

The organization supports the local artist community by offering year-round exhibition space, professional guidance and sales support for artists at varying stages of development. All mediums are welcome. For more information, visit steamboatartcenter.com or contact Linda Laughlin, executive director, at linda@steamboatartcenter.com or 970-846-7062. Application deadline is May 15.

Community business plan competition launches for ’16

The Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center at Colorado Mountain College is hosting the fifth annual Community Business Plan Competition for 2016. This program promotes effective planning for new business startups.

With a well-written plan, entrepreneurs have a better chance of finding funding, recruiting talented employees, addressing the needs of customers and solving operational challenges.

Past winners have included, Grasssticks, a bamboo ski pole manufacturer; Balance Rider, a patented equine training device; Nelson Colorado, an outdoor wear company; and Mountain Pine Manufacturing.

As part of this competition, two free business plan-writing workshops will be offered May 25 and June 15. Topics covered in these workshops include, identifying target markets, defining products or services as customer values, financial forecasts, operations, marketing and sales strategies.

To register for either workshop, call 970-870-4491.

The competition, sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs, Alpine Bank and Colorado Mountain College, offers a first prize of $10,000 and a second prize of $5,000, in addition to other benefits.

Plans are due by Sept. 19. Finalists will present their business concept to a panel of judges from Yampa Valley SCORE in October.

For guidelines and rules, visit coloradomtn.edu/yvec.

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