Briefs for July 21 |

Briefs for July 21

Lightning sparks fires in Hayden

A heavy dose of lightning sparked two small fires north off Hayden on Wednesday night, officials said Thursday.

West Routt Fire Protection District Chief Bryan Rickman said the lightning storm started two fires north of Hayden in the 4700 block of Routt County Road 78.

Both fires started on private property. One of the fires burned about an acre of land, and the other burned about half an acre of land, Rickman said.

The fires were reported by a private landowner around 7:39 p.m.

By the time fire fighters responded to the fires, the fires had already been extinguished by rain that fell with the storm, Rickman said.

No buildings were threatened by the fires, he said.

Fair officials are accepting applications for vendors

Routt County Fair officials are accepting applications for vendors. The fair, from Aug. 11-20, has relocated its vendor space, and the midway is almost full. A few spots remain for interested vendors, including sellers of arts and crafts, home-based businesses or political parties.

To reserve a space, call 276-3068 or visit for vendor applications and information. Applications are due Aug. 5 or when the space sells out. There also is limited space for nonprofit, educational booths. Call for information.

Fair organizers also are accepting requests from groups such as school clubs and sports teams, youth groups, etc., willing to take tickets and sell T-shirts at the fair in exchange for a donation to their group. Call Jill at 276-3068.

Relay for Life fundraiser is from Aug. 4 to 5

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraiser is from 6 p.m. Aug. 4 to noon Aug. 5 at the Steamboat Springs High School track. The event honors cancer survivors and victims while raising money for research. Call Sarah Catlin at (970) 640-9309 or Pam Williams at 870-7424.

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