News briefs for Jan. 19

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CNCC nursing student's daughter headed to Olympics

The daughter of a Colorado Northwestern Community College student is headed to Turin, Italy, for the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Caroline Lalive, 26, of Steamboat Springs, will compete in the downhill ski event in February. She also will soon try to qualify for the Olympic super-G event at a competition in Switzerland.

Her mother, Fran Lalive, a fourth-semester Craig campus nursing student, will be in Italy from Feb. 12 to 21 to cheer on her daughter. She will take with her a sign printed for her by the nursing students and staff with the message: "Go Caroline."

Fran Lalive said she is touched by their gift.

"It's so sweet, and it's just such a show of support," she said.

She said she is thankful that the nursing staff scheduled her clinical requirements around her trip to Europe.

Caroline began skiing at age 2 while living in Switzerland. Her father, Francois, is Swiss. Caroline began racing at age 6.

This is Caroline's third trip to the Olympics.

She also competed in Nagano, Japan, in 1998 and Salt Lake City in 2002.

Caroline is a 10-year member of the U.S. Ski Team.

She has competed for a long time, Fran said. Fran said she thinks her daughter will do well in Turin.

"She's paid her dues, and I think she's going to be awesome," Fran said.

There was much more pressure and expectation for Caroline in the past. But Fran said she thinks her daughter now has more room to compete with less stress.

"She's more free to be the stealth bomber, undetected, so she can do what she needs to do," Fran said.

Youth wrestling topic of today's public meeting

Moffat County Youth Wrestling will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. today in Room 110 at Moffat County High School. The meeting could determine the future of the youth wrestling program.

At issue are conflicts and disagreements among parents and coaches and some board members about how to run the program.


Moffat County students to perform in Honor Choirs

Several students in the Moffat County High School Choral Music Department have been selected to perform in Honor Choirs for the winter/spring 2006 season.

Laurel Luke, David McClellan and Robert McClellan will represent Moffat County High School at the annual Colorado All-State Honor Choir from Feb. 5 to 7 in Fort Collins.

Luke will perform in the mixed choir, and David and Robert McClellan will perform in the men's choir. Thousands of juniors and seniors from across Colo--rado auditioned for the 600 spots.

From March 5 to 7, 12 Moffat County High School students will perform in the Western Slope Honor Choir in Gunnison.

Kadi Cattoor, Amanda Cutler, Holly Firestone, Deidra Gray, Emily Hepworth, Luke, Robert McClellan, Wyatt Pacheco, Tanya Rinehart, William Schneegas, Paige Terry and Katie Zwernik were selected to perform in the choir.

The students will join others from more than 30 Colorado high schools for two days of practice with nationally renowned directors. They will perform in a concert March 7.

Victim support program looking for volunteers

The Moffat County Victim Assistance Program of Advocates Crisis Support Services has openings for volunteers to serve as on-call victim advocates.

Volunteers work in with area law enforcement and emergency personnel to provide assistance to victims and survivors of crime and trauma. Volunteers offer crisis intervention, emotional support, resources and referrals.

Volunteers are required to complete at least 20 hours of advocacy training, beginning in February.

Call Anngela Jenkins with the Moffat County Victim Assistance Program at 826-2329.

Orientation set for Horizons ski, snowboard volunteers

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteers from Craig to teach its clients how to ski, snowboard and snowshoe.

The nonprofit organization serves people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation in Northwest Colorado.

Volunteers who spend seven Saturday afternoons skiing or snowboarding with Horizons clients will receive free lift tickets from Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.

Volunteers who spend eight Thursday afternoons cross-country skiing or snowshoeing with Horizons clients will receive free trail passes from the Steamboat Ski Touring Center.

Orientation for Horizons Volunteer Ski and Snowboard Program is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, in the Roundup Room at Gondola Square in Steamboat Springs.

To register as a volunteer, call the Horizons volunteer coordinator at 879-4466, ext. 116.

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