Steamboat briefs: 2 local students graduate with MSU’s highest honors |

Steamboat briefs: 2 local students graduate with MSU’s highest honors

Two students from Steamboat Springs were among the 1,522 Montana State University undergraduates who received diplomas during MSU’s 2015 spring commencement ceremonies held May 9 in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

Cassady Daley and Kyle Swoyer, both of Steamboat, graduated with highest honors, which requires students to maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.7.

Robert E. “Bob” Lee, a rancher from Judith Gap, Montana, and respected leader in the agricultural community, received an honorary doctorate in science at the ceremony and delivered the charge to the graduates during the morning ceremony.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock delivered the charge to the graduates attending the afternoon session.

Hayden churches sponsors vacation Bible school

Hayden Congregational Church and Mission of Grace are sponsoring a vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. July 27, 28 through 29 at the Hayden Congregational Church. The sessions are for kids entering first through sixth grades. Those interested in attending can register online at or by picking up a registration form at either church or the Hayden Library.

Hepatitis A, B and other vaccines available at clinic

Hepatitis is a liver disease that can sometimes lead to long-term liver infection or liver cancer. The most common types are hepatitis A, B and C.

Hepatitis A is spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the virus. Hepatitis B is spread through blood, semen or other bodily fluids. Hepatitis C is spread through infected blood.

Vaccines are available to prevent hepatitis A and B. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C, but it can be treated if caught early. Travel and/or some behaviors may increase hepatitis risk. Hepatitis A and B and other routine vaccinations are available during drop-in immunizations clinics, which are held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. They are also available by appointment by calling 970-879-1632.

Steamboat Spring’s Kiwanis Club seeks new members

Steamboat Springs’ Kiwanis Club is looking for new members who would be interested in providing service to the community as well as attending weekly meetings Tuesdays at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Annual dues are $125. Kiwanis was chartered in 1948 and is Steamboat’s oldest service club. For more information, call Bud at 970-879-0064 or Johanna at 970-879-0211.

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