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CDOT, contractor paving on U.S. Highway 40 west of Steamboat Springs

Paving operations on U.S. Highway 40 west of Steamboat Springs are underway. Crews will be doing storm pipe work at mile marker 128.5 from 8:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with paving occurring from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night. During paving operations, entry onto and off U.S. 40 may be restricted for about one hour while the pavement is compacted in front of a given business or residential access.

Dog owners invited to walk in Fourth of July Parade

Steamboat Digs Dogs, a new dog advocacy group in Steamboat Springs, welcomes dogs and their owners to walk in the Fourth of July Parade. Those who are interested in participating should call Lynne Miller at 970-879-1776 for more information.

Hayden to spray for mosquitos starting Wednesday or Thursday

The town of Hayden is planning to aerial spray mosquitos Wednesday or Thursday, June 29. All spraying is contingent upon wind and weather conditions and will take place during the evening hours.  Call Town Hall at 970-276-3741 for more information.

Steamboat library film puts new perspective on Syria

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free preview of the new documentary “The War Show,” a film by Andreas Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon, at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Library Hall.

A Syrian radio DJ documents the experiences of herself and her friends as their dreams of hope and liberation in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring give way to the grim realities of repression, forced emigration and extremism. Syrian radio host Zytoon and her friends are caught up in the euphoria of the 2011 Arab Spring.

Camera in hand, these artists and activists take to the streets to protest Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and record their experiences. They talk about art and relationships as much as politics. But, as they film themselves over the next several years, their hopes for a better future are tested by violence, imprisonment and death.

Zytoon and friends have worked with veteran Danish director Dalsgaard to shape, narrate and edit years of footage into a deeply moving personal narrative. Rather than dwelling on scenes of bloodshed, it focuses on what the revolution meant to everyday people.

Zytoon takes road trips to the center of rebellion in Homs, to her hometown Zabadani near Lebanon and to the north of Syria, where they meet struggling rebels and witness the rise of extremism.

This special community screening is part of the library’s collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Visit for more information.

LED rebates available for Oak Creek Electric customers

Oak Creek Electric customers are eligible for rebates to cover the purchase of up to 10 energy-saving LED bulbs up to $100. Funding for the rebate program is made possible by Routt County with assistance from nonprofit Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, as funding lasts through early summer.

Rebate forms can be found at Oak Creek Town Hall, Bonfiglio Drug in Oak Creek and Flat Tops Ranch Supply in Phippsburg. Bulb receipts and rebate forms should be submitted to Oak Creek Town Hall or YVSC. For questions, pick up a rebate form or contact

Hayden Library selects 2nd summer Reader of the Week

Hayden Library has named Maxwell Hospodar, 5, as Reader of the Week for the second week of the summer reading program. Max’s parents are Brigit and Allan, and he has an older sister, Erika. The family has lived in Hayden for six months. They also have two dogs named Brandy and Peppy.

Max’s favorite color is red, and his favorite food is watermelon. He likes to go to the library and play with all the toys. He has attended story hour and other library programs since moving to Hayden. Max plays T-ball and also loves to ride his scooter, bike and Big Wheel.

Dr. Seuss is his favorite author. In the fall, he will start kindergarten and is looking forward to “learning about school.” This summer, the family will be driving to Michigan to visit his grandparents.

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