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Hayden Library names Kaylee Johnson Reader of the Week

Hayden Library’s second Reader of the Week is 12-year-old Kaylee Johnson, who is the daughter of Lauren and Jerry Johnson. She has lived in Hayden for two years and is homeschooled. The family, which includes brother Isaac, has two dogs, a Pomeranian poodle named Porter and a border collie/heeler mix named Boone, and a grey tabby cat named Fifi.

Kaylee’s favorite color is purple, and her favorite food is pepperoni and cheese pizza. Her favorite show is “Heartland,” and when she grows up, she would like to work as a veterinarian with farm animals and pets. Her favorite book is “Black Beauty” by Anna Sewell. Her favorite subject is earth science.

Kaylee enjoys drawing, riding horses, painting rocks, playing soccer and being with her friends. She likes riding her bike to the library and recently became a mentor for the Bradley’s Book Buddies program at the library.



Free Family Cast, Blast N’ Twang will be held July 14 in Craig

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in cooperation with the Wyman Museum, Northwest Colorado Outfitters Chapter, Mule Deer Foundation, RTS Hunting LLC/Visintainer RFW and A-1 Rooter, will host a free Family Cast, Blast N’ Twang event from 4 to 8 p.m. July 14 at the Wyman Museum in Craig.

CPW officers and volunteers will help moms, dads and kids interested in learning the basics of shooting, archery and fishing in a fun, family environment.



All angling equipment will be available free of charge; however, participants can bring their own fishing equipment if they prefer. CPW will provide all firearms and archery equipment. No personal firearms or bows are allowed.

Participants can enjoy a free meal. Anglers age 16 and older must have a current fishing license to participate in any fishing event.

Contact the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Meeker Service Center at 970-878-6090 for more information.

Steamboat council member named to state executive board

Kathi Meyer, Steamboat Springs City Council president pro tem, was elected to the Colorado Municipal League executive board by municipal officials from across the state during the 96th annual CML conference held June 19 to 22 in Vail. Ashley McMurray, Hayden Town Council member, was also re-elected to the board.

The CML executive board is composed of 21 elected officials and key municipal staff members who are elected by the membership at an annual business meeting. The board is responsible for overall finances, management and policy affairs of the organization, which represents the interests of 270 cities and towns in Colorado.

YVSC to host monthly community meeting July 11

The public is invited to learn about local sustainability efforts at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s monthly community meeting, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 in Citizens Hall in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. in Steamboat Springs.

The purpose of the monthly community meeting is to provide updates about YVSC’s current sustainability initiatives and upcoming events, as well as those of other environmental nonprofits, individuals and local governments.

CDOT hosting Telephone Town Hall for Routt County residents

The Colorado Department of Transportation is hosting a telephone town hall at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, for residents of Routt, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Jackson, Lake, Mesa, Montrose, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Summit counties. This call will include a discussion of transportation matters in Northwest Colorado and provide a forum for people to ask questions.  

Residents will be called at random through an automated system and invited to take part in the town hall. After answering the phone, the caller will be automatically connected to the meeting. Anyone who does not receive a call but still wants to participate can call toll-free, 1-877-229-8493, PIN 112034.

For more information about this telephone town hall and others being conducted around the state, visit codot.gov/programs/colorado-transportation-matters.

Hayden Library names 3rd Reader of the Week

Hayden Library’s third Reader of the Week is 7-year-old Austin Jazwick, son of Kendra and Paul Jazwick. Austin has three brothers, Owen, 5; Donovan, 16; and Lane, 18. Austin and Owen have been coming to story hour since they moved to Hayden four years ago.

Austin’s family has two cats, Fod and Buster, and a hedgehog named Pepper. Austin’s favorite color is green and yellow for John Deere, and his favorite food is biscuits an gravy. His favorite show is “Caught on Camera” on the Weather Channel, and he wants to be a storm chaser when he grows up. His favorite books are about the weather, and his favorite school subject is physical education.

Austin enjoys playing on the trampoline, and the family loves to go camping at Yellowstone.


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