Steamboat Briefs: Whiteman Primary plans parent information sessions |

Steamboat Briefs: Whiteman Primary plans parent information sessions

Lowell Whiteman Primary School is hosting parent information sessions this week and next for parents of prospective students. The first session is at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 2 for parents of prospective kindergartners and first-graders. The second session is at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 4 for parents of kindergartners through eighth-graders. The third session is at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 for parents of kindergartners and first-graders. The final session is at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 for parents of prospective kindergartners through eighth-graders. For more information, call Debbie at 970-879-8081.

Sonja Macys appointed to state environmental board

Yampatika Executive Director Sonja Macys was appointed to the board of dir­ectors for the Colorado All­iance for Environmental Education.

The group is working on a statewide environmental literacy program, something Macys has developed in Steamboat. Yampatika is in the first year of an environmental literacy pilot program with the Steamboat Springs School District.

Macys said in a news release that her appointment would benefit Northwest Colorado.

“As Colorado’s Statewide Environmental Education Plan develops, it must be relevant and accessible to small rural communities,” she said. “Working with the CAEE Board, Yampatika will lead the charge for implementation in rural areas. It is a task I shoulder with pride.”

Yampatika is a nonprofit group that promotes environmental stewardship through youth and adult education.

Hayden library to forgive late fees for food donors

The Hayden Public Library will forgive past late fees and fines until Feb. 14, but there’s a catch.

Those wanting to have late fees reduced or eliminated must bring in a nonperishable food item, which will given to the LIFT-UP Food Bank in Hayden. The library will forgive $2 of late fees for each food item.

Hayden Public Library Director Ana Lash said the two-week campaign would allow the library to collect overdue books while benefiting the Hayden food bank.

“It’s kind of an incentive to get some of the long-overdue stuff back,” she said.

Lash said she hopes the campaign helps the library get back an estimated 150 overdue books.

To check your account, have your library card number and call the library at 970-276-3777 or go to

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