Motor Vehicle Division without computer services Aug. 1 to 3 |

Motor Vehicle Division without computer services Aug. 1 to 3

The Motor Vehicle Division of the Routt County Clerk and Recorder’s office will be unable to provide motor vehicle services next week from Aug. 1 to 3 as the Department of Revenue will be converting existing data for all 64 counties in the state to move to a new Windows-based operating system. The office will be open to answer title and licensing questions only.

New vehicle owners who have a temporary permit that expires anytime from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 have been mailed a letter from the Department of Revenue to provide to law enforcement officers during this period should they get stopped for an expired permit.

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles has announced that 15 new online services will be available on Aug. 6, which is the go-live date for the new operating system.

For a list of new services, visit

Art musuem, bookstore to host first-ever ekphrasis event

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Steamboat Art Museum and Off the Beaten Path bookstore invites writers to participate in an ekphrasis event, “The Painted Words,” in honor of the late Susan deWardt. 

Writers can compose an ekphrasis, which is defined as the use of words to comment on a piece of visual art, on one of the paintings in the 27th annual Exhibition of Oil Painters of America.  The piece should be between 500 to 750 words on a selected painting. Finished pieces should be submitted to the Steamboat Art Museum by 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Prizes include cash, a handmade journal by Susan deWardt and Off the Beaten Path gift certificates. 

There will be an awards ceremony reception and selected readings at the museum at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Judging will be led by Sue Krall and the bookstore staff. Visit or for entry forms or more information.

Tickets go on sale next week for bull riding, demolition derby

Tickets for Jake Booco Invitational Bull Riding and the Hill Petroleum Demolition Derby on Aug. 17 will go on sale Tuesday, July 31 at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden. Both events are held in conjunction with the Routt County Fair. No credit or debit cards will be accepted. Tickets must be purchased by cash or check.

Adult tickets are $15 for one event or $25 for two. Children’s tickets for youth 9 and younger are $10 and $15. A derby pit pass can be purchased for $25. Tickets include access to the beer garden for those of legal age. Visit for more information.

Hayden Library selects 6th Reader of the Week

Kyson Manzanares

Kyson Manzanares has been chosen as Hayden Library’s sixth Reader of the Week. The 4-year-old is the son of Tyler and Leslie Manzanares. He has a sister Kelbee who is 7. His best friend is his cousin Karsyn, but Kyson said “everyone is my friend.”

Kyson’s favorite color is orange, and his favorite foods are carrots, deer and bear. Kyson was born in Fort Collins and has lived in Hayden since May. His favorite book is “How to Babysit a Grandma” by Jean Reagan and Lea Wildish. His favorite movie is “Captain Underpants.”  The family has two dogs, Sadie and Sassie, and a bunny named Cee Cee Chocolate Chips. When Kyson grows up, he wants to become a fireman and a veterinarian.

He enjoys playing with dirt trucks, especially his Tonka truck that his dad used as a boy, and he likes playing football and soccer. When asked if he had any advice for other kids about reading, he said, “I can’t read yet, but you can look at the pictures instead.”            

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