Summit Giving: CASA of the Continental Divide offering training program |

Summit Giving: CASA of the Continental Divide offering training program

CASA offering next training session

CASA of the Continental Divide is a nonprofit organization that trains and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of victims of child abuse, neglect and severe domestic conflict. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court and in the community. The desired result is that children be placed in safe, loving homes where they can thrive. April is National Child Abuse prevention month. Child Advocate Volunteer Training begins April 16. Visit or call (970) 513-9390 for details.

FIRC offering health insurance enrollment

People who are losing insurance through their seasonal employer or turning 26 and getting kicked off their parents’ insurance qualify for a life change and are eligible for new insurance coverage through Connect for Health Colorado or Medicaid. FIRC is hosting enrollment sessions Thursdays, April 16 and 30 from 2-6 p.m. and April 23 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Breckenridge Library’s Tip Top Room. Please contact Danielle at (970) 455-00214 or email with questions or visit

P.E.O. Chapter IB presents ‘Through my Lens’

Summit Daily News contributing photographer Bill Linfield will be presenting a slideshow called “Through my Lens.” The photos will highlight Summit County wildlife and landscapes, most of which have never been published before. The slideshow will be at Dillon Community Church on Thursday, April 16, from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or by calling Alicia at (970) 389-6915. This slideshow is a fundraiser for the P.E.O. chapter to raise money for scholarships for local women to continue their education. All proceeds will go directly to scholarships.

Elks sponsor Summit High School boys lacrosse fundraiser

On Sunday, April 19, the Summit County Elks are sponsoring a fundraiser for the Summit High School boys lacrosse team at the Elks Lodge #2562 in Silverthorne. Breakfast runs from 9 a.m. to noon and it’s all you can eat. Tickets are on sale now for $10 and can be obtained through any SHS boys LAX player or at the SHS front desk. Tickets at the door are $12, children under 12 are $5.

Free food for qualifying seniors

The Commodities Supplemental Food Program is available through the Summit County Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco, for seniors 60 and over. At the time of certification/sign-up you must bring: Picture identification, proof of income (no bank statements) and proof of recent address (utility bill mailed within the last 30 days). Income guidelines to qualify: one household member, $1,265; two household members, $1,705; three household members, $2,144; four household members, $2,584; five household members, $3,024; six household members, $3,464; seven household members, $3,904; eight household members, $4,344. For each additional household member add $440. For more information please call Emilie Matthaei (303) 375-5861 or toll-free: (877) 460-8504 ext. 300.

Library presents free grants and loans workshop

Learn about grants and loans available through the USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America (REAP) Program on Thursday, April 16 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the North Branch Library (Silverthorne) — Blue River Room, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne. Lunch will not be provided (feel free to bring a brown bag lunch). The REAP program can assist small businesses, farmers and ranchers with energy efficiency, and renewable energy projects. Not applicable to residential, governmental or nonprofit agencies. This program of the USDA Rural Development can cut costs for businesses and help revitalize the rural economy. Space is limited so register today. For more information contact Rachel Lunney, NWCCOG, (970) 468-0295 x106.

Become a Peak Steward

The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative ( is seeking volunteers for service as Peak Stewards. Peak Stewards are Forest Service volunteers who go out on Colorado’s 14ers to aid and educate hikers. They provide advice about weather, proper clothing and footwear, food and water, wildlife, and safety issues. But, more importantly, Peak Stewards urge hikers to follow practices that encourage respect for the mountain and its community of life. To become a Peak Steward, you’ll need to attend a one-day training class. There are two opportunities to do that: Silverthorne (May 2) or in Denver (May 16). To sign up for the training or get more information, contact Len Shipman, CFI Peak Steward Coordinator at

Volunteer for the Breckenridge Film Festival

The Breckenridge Film Festival is seeking extra helping hands to review films due to an overwhelming number of submissions. Interested individuals may send an application containing the following information to Dianna at Applications are due April 20, and the time commitment is at least eight hours of reviewing, to be completed by June 8. Answer the following in your application: why would you like to review, can you commit to at least eight hours of reviewing and do you have access to a computer with a good Internet connection (Most films are submitted online). Please also send a 30-50 word critique of one of your favorite films (mention the film in the critique).

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