Briefs for July 13
Dry weather leads to drop in Yampa River flow levels
The dry weather that arrived in the Yampa Valley last week has produced a corresponding drop in streamflow in the Yampa River in downtown Steamboat Springs.
The river was flowing at 89 cubic feet per second early Monday morning. That compares to the median flow of about 265 cfs for the date. That statistic is based on 96 years of records.
As recently as July 6, the river was flowing above 180 cfs.
The U.S. Geological Service was reporting Sunday that the Yampa was carrying 54 cfs where it flows into Stagecoach Reservoir, upstream from Steamboat. The dam at Stagecoach is releasing 40 cfs. Fish Creek, where it flows into the Yampa near Anglers Drive and U.S. Highway 40 in Steamboat is contributing 15 cfs to the river.
‘Back stabilization’ class offered by SportsMed
SportsMed at Yampa Valley Medical Center is offering a summer “back stabilization” class. Classes start at 6:30 p.m. July 20. Call the Wellness Program at 871-2500 for more information and to sign up.
First Aid, CPR class held July 23 on CMC campus
A Medic First Aid and CPR class will be held at from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 23 at Colorado Mountain College. The cost is $20.50. Register by calling 870-4444.
Information on benefits available to veterans
Veterans can receive information on veterans’ benefits by calling 879-3075, ext. 104, or stopping by the Routt County Veterans Affairs Office in Sundance at Fish Creek, next to the Driver’s License Office. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Bring Discharge Form 214 for registration with the county and application for VA programs. For more information, e-mail Veterans Affairs Officer Michael Condie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Six-week family program begins today at 6 p.m.
“Creating Lasting Family Connections,” a six-week, research-validated family enrichment program geared toward parents and children entering sixth, seventh or eighth grades, is being offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, starting today and ending Aug. 17. Learn how to build better relationships, make better decisions and create a stronger family. The cost is $50 per family. Call Grand Futures Prevention Coalition in Routt County at 879-6188.
Rally for a Cure tourney accepting registration
Registration is under way for female golfers interested in playing in the fifth annual Rally for a Cure golf tournament, to be held July 20 at the Steamboat Golf Club. The cost is a $15 donation, plus greens fees, with all proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Drawings and an auction will be held, too. Sign up at the pro shop or call 879-4295.
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